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Old 02-26-2014, 08:55 PM   #11
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:25 PM   #12
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Hi Ron

Looks like you are building a LoCost Super 7, is that what the frame is for?
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You're right, looks like there's more than one Escapee car guy. Three years of sometimes beating my head against the wall, fabricating everything from the windshield frame, roll bar and pretty much everything else made from metal and 4 years of having an absolute ball blasting around in it.

I posted this photo on FGRV as an April fool's joke. I said I'd found the perfect fun tow vehicle Not sure I fooled anyone. At 1260lbs., even with trailer brakes, it could have been dicey.

Thanks for the table leg info and the website link. I'm going to ask EFI not to install the table. I'd like to eliminate the bulky and wobbly double pedestal. Since I don't expect to ever have to make the table into a bed my solution might be even simpler. Since I seem to have a bit of square tube around I might just weld up a fixed version first and try it out.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:25 AM   #13
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Nice car, always like the 7.

If you go to my website check out the Volvord link, that is my car (which I call my Mid-life crisis) and it will work to tow my Boler.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:14 PM   #14
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it will work to tow my Boler.

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No kidding

What's the yellow badge? At first I thought it was a take-off of the prancing horse of Mananello with moose horns to make it Canadian

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Old 02-27-2014, 12:42 PM   #15
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What's the yellow badge? At first I thought it was a take-off of the prancing horse of Mananello with moose horns to make it Canadian
The "Raging Moose" is a Volvo thing, discussed in Volvo forums such as this one: Raging/Prancing Moose stickers, and explained in this post from a VW forum:
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Understanding how this whole moose thing evolved.
Moose History 101: When the XC90 debuted in 2002, Volvo organized several test drive events, where quite a few Volvo fans came out to see and drive the new SUVs on fast cone slalom courses. Volvo was showing off their new and advanced Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC), a first of its kind for an SUV. One of the courses was a special slalom, where a professional driver would take a carload of folks, accelerate to a high speed (60 mph if I recall correctly), keep his foot firmly planted on the gas... to the floor, and then crank the wheel as fast as he could one direction, then the other. This dangerous maneuver simulated the avoidance of an obstacle in the road, such as a moose (even though it was really just some cones). The DSTC was truly an amazing feature. Many other tall vehicles would have certainly become very unstable and possibly lost control, spun out or even rolled over during such an extreme maneuver, but the Volvo's DSTC took over and kept the SUV in perfect form without a hint of trouble. Volvo was calling this course the "Moose Avoidance Test," which seems to be a fairly common and useful test in places that might actually have mooses running out in front of cars.

Later, when Volvo began showing their new SUV at various places, such as car expos, one of them was sporting a pair of moose stickers on its fenders, although it was a cartoon-like standing moose profile (see photo), not a prancing moose. This concept inspired me to design the Volvo Prancing Moose. So if you own a Volvo and have a sense of humor, these stickers are a must for your car. And as you can see, they are also available for our SAAB cousins and many other worthy makes of cars. Moose stickers are turning up on many cars and trucks. Maybe the moose will insire world peace one day.
A member of my family has a Volvo C30 with these stickers... and a small toy moose on the dash. Perhaps tacky (the toy part), but done with restraint and thus amusing. You may need to drive in an area where moose roam across rural roads to appreciate the importance of moose avoidance. The Raging Moose is Swedish, but given the number of moose in some parts of Canada (and likely some northern U.S. states), it is relevant here, too.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:50 PM   #16
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Thanks Brian

Yes in short the original Raging Moose was a tongue in cheek which was a take-off from the Lamborghini Charging Bull, was developed for the SEMA show. The following year the Prancing Moose was used as a parody to the Ferrari Prancing Horse.

The Moose logo is synonymous to Sweden because of their very high population of the animal.
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:53 PM   #17
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It has been a long time since my last posted, but I have been lurking in the background especially enjoying the "It's Friday" thread. But also reading other posts, threads to get ideas. The production date for our 19 is still almost 5 months away but our build sheet is almost set.

I stopped in to ETI today in our Boler on our way down to the Oregon Gathering, I want a visit and to seriously look at what we would and wouldn't include on our 19...all I can say is there were not too many blank lines on the build sheet, and we even added a few extra lines at the bottom.

The ETI team was great, helpful and cheerful. I am now back at the camp reviewing what we discussed and getting ready to sign it.

Our Boler waiting for her new companion:
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:06 PM   #18
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That looks like a pretty spiffy Boler!

And I just checked out your blog and it's one of the best I've seen.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:14 PM   #19
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That looks like a pretty spiffy Boler!
Thanks Karen
The Boler has been a 3 year ground up rebuild, a very unique project, but also lots of fun
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:42 PM   #20
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Sure looks great, Ian.
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