trailer in the making

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  1. brisbane_boy

    brisbane_boy New Member

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    Hey guys. well for my half year project for skool i have decided to make a trailer for my chopper.
    Here are pics.

    Ill post newer pics wen i get them.
     

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    the checker plate is goin to be the floor and i plan on using mesh for the walls.
     
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    few more pics. got the floor in and readdy to start puttin wheels and walls on.
     

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    Norman LORD VADER Moderator
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    looks good!
     
  5. Motoschwinn

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    I was kinda looking at a trailer idea too. Something simple. Big enough for a 30pack and 4 grocery sacks. I was thinking about a simple axle and a base that I could put something in wicker on.
     
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    Looking very good. Keep in tune with your vision. Look at other examples to fine tune you creation. You'll be pulling it in no time.
     
  7. brisbane_boy

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    some more pics. I have strengthen the frame and hav now made the wall but havent riveted them on yet. the walls are going to be made from galvabond sheet metal.
     

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    Great job BB, coming out nice. Solid and clean.
    What is the plan for the hitch?

    I have been thinking of doing some thing like that with a removable passenger seat. Like Moto says, 30 pk and groceries. (Keg's? That would be funny and make a great pic)
     
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    hey dan. the trailer will hitch onto the axel of the back wheel and have a serier of bearing to help when rideeing.
    cant be to much longer.
     
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    finihsed the box part.
    hope u like it
     

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    lookin' solid BB. (make a great cooler/trailer, snork)
     
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    make sure you take some good pictures on the axle and hitch part. Ive been keeping track of this thread for your updates. looking good so far , I like the elight weight materials you have decided to use. One thing I know you will have issue with and that will be the noise factor, since you have riveted the sides rather than weld it. there will be a noticeable rattle effect going down the road once the rivets loosen up a bit. Alot will also depend on your axle and tires you will use.

    Good job so far on this project
     
  13. brisbane_boy

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    Bump.

    Well due to our holidays i havent done to much, but iv got the hitch made and bolted on. All it needs now is the wheels welded on. that will be next weeks project.

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    i bought 2 small black plastic wastepaper baskets and im going to mount them like saddle bags to carry grocerys,beer,etc.i use to have a metal bicycle basket in the front but too much weight on the handle bars,not good for steering.
    i tryed regular saddle bags but they went up in air like wings when riding and they tryed to get in wheels,so i think the plastic baskets were a good choice.they will hold a 12pack or grocerys in each one.
     
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    I have been toying with the idea of combining running gear from a bike trailer with the box from a Radio Flyer wagon to make a retro-trailer. Cones in handy when you need to get more than one six pack from the store.
     
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    FINiSHED

    Well i took the finished project for a spin today. went slow made sure nothing bad happened. corning was different but works fairly well.
     

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    Awesome brisbane_boy, that looks great!
     
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    Thanks fairracing. I went for a long ride today (without the trailer) because i havent had to much time lately. So its good to be bak on the bike. nothing like it.

    Keep rideing!!!
     
  19. Dan

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    GO BB! Looks great!
     
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    very cool design :)
    looks really strong
    how does it swivel ?
     

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