How much firewood can be hauled in a Jeep pickup?

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    Here in NY we'd simply call that 1/2 a face cord and that would be that. Props to you guys that keep those old trucks running.
     
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    Is there such a thing?
     
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    Yep, that's exactly what it is, 1/6 of a real cord.
     
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    Yeah quads that's the nice thing with 16" splits...you can more easily factor them into %'s of cords.

    Around here folks may want 14", 20" or whatever. Too long or too short they don't want and are more comfortable dealing with face cords.
     
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    Around here that's a $60 truckload. However if I were ordering firewood by the truckload and you showed up in that little wheelbarrow we'd have to rebarter.
     
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    One could simply convert everything to inches, calculate it that way and then convert to cu ft.

    48" x 48" x 16" = 36864 cubic inches

    One cubic foot = 12" x 12" x 12" = 1728 cubic inches

    36864 / 1728 = 21.33

    Damn... now I'm getting a headache. Easier still is to just use this online calculator.

    http://www.maine.gov/ag/firewood.html
     
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    Here's my truck hauling a face cord:

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    Great! Looks like you got it all in!
     
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    If I stack the bed of my Ranger (6' long, 4' 8" wide) up to 14" it holds a 1/4 cord. I can load a face cord in, but the suspension is ticked at that point and I need to have the wood stacked real well and 18" high.

    Normally I don't stack it real tight, run it to 18" tall and it ends up being 1/4 cord.

    At 18-21 mpg I can't complain only moving 1/4 cord at a time. Specially when I get my datsun truck bed trailer going, that'll hold 1/4 as well. Then I can move 1/2 cord at a time just like the fullsize trucks :p
     
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    At that price, quads, you'd have my business for life if only you lived a bit closer.
     
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    He did say free delivery.
     
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    Well, umm,....... did I say free delivery?
     
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    Its a small world after all.....

    Here is my build thread. I need to update it as the 4x4 swap is almost complete. The Build Thread

    Don't have any pics of it hauling uploaded.
     
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    I keep thinking there's gonna be a punch line to this question: How much firewood can be hauled in a Jeep pickup? None, because they're all in the junkyard!

    JK, I actually saw one of these yesterday and, two minutes later, a VW Rabbit truck!

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    Looks like it's in pretty good shape yet.

    I also used to have an old Jeep with a plow on it like the one in the background of the first pic. Mine was a 1949 CJ3A Willy's with the tiny half cab/pickup box. I sold it a few years ago.

    Wife has a Cherokee Sport.
     
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    Do you stack too?
     
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    You're pretty close actually. When I bought mine new, there were 4 or 5 other people that owned them around here. Those are all in the junkyard now. Mine is the last one. Once in awhile I might see one in another town, but not very often anymore.
     
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    Yes. That's why I had the wheelbarrow along on that load, so I could wheel it back in to where their stack was. I also include an armful of free kindling to those that want it.
     
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    When I bought it the only rust (not including surface rust on the body) was the drivers floor board. It is a pretty solid truck for IN. The CJ in the background is a 12yr project that is continuously changing. It will eventually sacrafice the plow to the MJ so it will be back to playtoy status. Its an 85 that I bought my junior yr of high school and been working on ever since...
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    Very nice. I love Jeeps. They are all we own at present.
     
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    Ok here is mine shortly after I got her....



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    A math lesson and old Jeep pictures , reminds me of High School when I had a 74 CJ 5 with a 4" lift, modded 304 V8 painted 81' corvette yellow. I also had a math class where we discussed fraction to decimal conversions but never covered the problem of figuring the amount of wood in a Jeep.

    By the way nice looking truck rebuilt watchamakalit !
     
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    NICE! I saw one of those for sale last summer and the wife wouldn't let me get it. They seem wicked cool.
     
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