Does an 8x4 sheet fit IN a Xantia estate??

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Does an 8x4 sheet fit IN a Xantia estate??

Post by Timmo » 04 Feb 2015, 08:25

Hi guys,
curiosity is bugging me a little here, had to do an emergency run to b&q yesterday for plasteroard and flooring, chucked the roof bars in 'just in case', turned out to be a good plan, i didn't try and put the 8x4 in the car as it was Heavy, was on my own, people were watching and i didnt want to have to go and buy another sheet!! the 8x2 slotted in over the passenger seat, but i couldn't help but think 'Would the b#gger fit'???

have any of you managed to get one in?? if so, is there a trick to it??

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Re: Does an 8x4 sheet fit IN a Xantia estate??

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 04 Feb 2015, 08:46

Timmo,

Dont know if you saw this pic from the "classics under £10K thread" but French cars can carry quite a bit of stuff

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Re: Does an 8x4 sheet fit IN a Xantia estate??

Post by Timmo » 04 Feb 2015, 09:02

Hahahahah! Thats Ace!

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Re: Does an 8x4 sheet fit IN a Xantia estate??

Post by RichardW » 04 Feb 2015, 09:51

Not possible. I just got half a sheet in, but the diagonal across the aperture is only *just* 1200mm wide - there was a small cut in the boot seal after that.... :rofl2: There would no way be enough length.

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Re: Does an 8x4 sheet fit IN a Xantia estate??

Post by Timmo » 04 Feb 2015, 10:33

Oooh, Glad I didn't try then! :-D pain in the bum tieing it down on the rack mind! ;-)

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Re: Does an 8x4 sheet fit IN a Xantia estate??

Post by isisalar » 04 Feb 2015, 15:10

Having used a few Xantia estates for this type work I can say a definite no. 6'x3' no problem but need the roofbars for 8'x4' sheets. One tip, foam 22mm pipe insulation, the split tube type, fits on the bars nicely and will protect surfaces from damage.
Something like these makes the tying down nice and secure, I had some hairy moments trying to use the elastic hook thingies.
http://www.screwfix.com/p/thorsen-ratch ... -set/83438" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Those are just the type, the quality of those is not that good.
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Re: Does an 8x4 sheet fit IN a Xantia estate??

Post by Timmo » 04 Feb 2015, 15:42

I thought about the pipe covering! But as was only one sheet of plasterboard decided is wasnt worth it, used a couple of good bungees to go out from the bars Over the front edge and back to the Other side the car front and back to try and stop forward and back and then cam lock straps for the side to side, next time if so, will go diagonally! Or, cit the board in half and put it in! :-O :-D

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Re: Does an 8x4 sheet fit IN a Xantia estate??

Post by CitroJim » 04 Feb 2015, 21:16

I know a Xantia bonnet will fit in a Xantia hatch....

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Re: Does an 8x4 sheet fit IN a Xantia estate??

Post by Stickyfinger » 04 Feb 2015, 23:55

NewcastleFalcon wrote:Timmo,
Dont know if you saw this pic from the "classics under £10K thread" but French cars can carry quite a bit of stuff
regards Neil
Well quite a lot really
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