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should i mount a couch in the back of my ute? Poll ended at Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:32 am
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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:32 am 
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hey guys, i got a XE ute which is nick named the boonga ute, for obvious reasons, now currently im thinking about mounting a couch in the back for a bit of a laugh, but would quite possibly be used when i head out bush chasing wild life :D i was thinking about making the back rest fold down too so i can still put the cover over the top which would stop the rain getting in etc. Its not going to cost me anything to make it so i want your thoughts on it, vote away.

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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:03 am 
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DONT do it dude

it is damn dangerous to any passengers you may carry

especially if u are going bush bashing.

the chances of a roll over/debri hitting them is too high
there has been a few cases around where ppl have been on seats/couches in the back of utes tthat have been killed

now it it was a panalvan (with metal rear cover not fibreglass )
id say go for it and add a roll bar for safety

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:32 pm 
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i should probably mention that it will be gettig roll bars fitted too, for the main part the couch will only be used for car shows etc where either me or my mates are showing so gives us some where to chill, i would no be driving at any kind of speed with passangers in the back, im really not that stupid, more putting it there to complete the boonga look if that makes sence.?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:42 pm 
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oh i also got seatbelts i was thinking about mounting to the tray its self too.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:36 pm 
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Sticking an ouch in the back of a cute will be more fun than sticking a couch in the back of a ute :lol:
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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:15 pm 
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who needs a ute... we just used some old water skis and a mates patrol wagon...

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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:53 pm 
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much better idea

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:19 pm 
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Someone say "Couch in the back of the ute"?
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Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:39 pm 
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i remember we saw some guys in a simular setup at the spit meet one day.

if it floats your boat, go for it.
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Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:48 am 
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holy crap the yes's have exploded, i grabbed a couch on my way home tonight, gonna start pulling it apart tomorrow, and ill sus the best way to mount it and bolt on seatbelts etc

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:33 am 
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pictures or it didn't happen !
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Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:39 pm 
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it sucks the one i was going to get was already gone, so i ended up with this one, i think it should work just as well... pictures soon

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:53 pm 
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this is working suprisingly well, i pulled off the arms of the couch and it fits inbetween the wheel arches on the back going to start cutting the back up tomorrow to make it fold over, had a pew today rather comfy and im getting questions from my mum about why there are bits of chair all over the yard lol any way time for some pictures.

when i first grabbed the couch
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one i pulled off the arms
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and showing how much room i had to move
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also put more lights on the bar :D

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:06 pm 
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cut the arms up and slot them back down the side
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Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:08 pm 
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na, going to make a box to go around, which will have cup holder on each side, and when i get the sports bar fitted ill attach handles or something for people to hold when sitting.

 

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