|05-03-2019 09:26 PM|
|Lumberj4ck||This thing is rad! Always cool seeing 4x4 cars|
|04-30-2019 07:57 AM|
|04-30-2019 07:51 AM|
Showed my wife and daughter the pics!!!!
They asked, why????
“That’s why”, I said!!!!
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|04-30-2019 07:38 AM|
I get it. Could be something to consider if sway becomes an issue, though.
|04-30-2019 07:32 AM|
|04-30-2019 07:09 AM|
|ky scrambled||Yer a sick, sick man. Love it!|
|04-30-2019 07:02 AM|
So, the body... Yes it is SCABBED up. But only to make the general shape and length. Actually looking forward to some fiberglass work.
|04-30-2019 06:59 AM|
|DMANbluesfreak||If you're not using the same links at the Vette, why not do radius/trailing arms for the trailer? Inherently they will have some anti-sway characteristics and since you have articulation in the hitch, you don't need the trailer to flex a ton. Just my $.02.|
|04-30-2019 06:58 AM|
|04-30-2019 06:48 AM|
I tried to make some links the same but could not. Too many other things to juggle. Not interrupting cargo space was one. Controlling axle wrap and side sway were some others.
I am a bit nervous about how it will track on the highway. the geometry is not perfect. Pushing down on one side makes the axle move back on that side, like most (4) links. That might make trouble. It may turn into a horrific dog tail wagging trailer. Time will tell.
The axle is a 4" 7k lb drop axle (with no camber) turned upside down. Gives me lots of clearance. I still need to box in some brackets and possibly move them some. All in all the height came out great with an old pair of TJ springs.
|04-15-2019 06:20 AM|
|waterhorse||Are the links going to be the same length as ones on the car? Be nice for spares.|
|04-15-2019 06:06 AM|
Worked out some 4 link details. Trying here to fabricate some pieces upside down before final placement.
The four link does cut in to some cargo space just as in the vette. The links are 2" x 1/4" wall to easily handle some rock grinding.
|04-11-2019 05:45 AM|
Damn cool project. The trar turned out awesome. Looking forward to the trailer build.
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|04-11-2019 05:19 AM|
Added some removable leveling jacks in the rear. It sucks being on a big slope when you are sleeping...or other things
OK so they are a little heavy duty, but it matches the rig. I'll have to make a slot somewhere to store them.
|04-11-2019 05:03 AM|
|04-10-2019 02:23 PM|
In your case, you will have two full size spares on the trailer. So you might be able to get a tall/skinny tire to put on the trailer if you needed one of them to go on the car.
|04-10-2019 10:30 AM|
And yes, I do plan on making the C3 Pod just as rugged. It will have the same steel bumpers and brush guards, maybe even the same spare tire holder.
Going for a style that will look like I can drag it through the trails with or without wheels.
Trying to find a nice hard shell roof top tent that I can protect well on a rack.
|04-10-2019 06:11 AM|
Fantastic job on the bumper. I didn't realize you were going to make it so finished. With that project, it would be fine a little rough around the edges. But it looks great finished too.
Good start on the pod. Cant wait to see how it comes out. Using the hood is cool, but I think you will need to make it extend back and down to the bottom of the rear bumper. Otherwise, it will be hard to load/unload. Not sure if that can be done. Is the pod going to be built as rugged as the car? I don't think you would need it quite that serious.
|04-10-2019 05:55 AM|
Love the bumper.
And digging the pod!!
|04-10-2019 05:53 AM|
C3 Pod is on its way.
Here is a quick mock up to figure best overall length and wheel location.
I think these body lines should be easy to clean up. Not sure what to do in the inside yet. Part of me want to use an old hood to close it up.
|04-10-2019 05:42 AM|
|brokedana35||The filler could have been moved down, but it would involve cutting up the tank and loosing half it's capacity.|
|04-09-2019 01:31 PM|
|conwaymuddy||Maybe it's been asked, but why not relocate the filler opening to the bumper, between the taillights? Still be accessible and you could lower the tire carrier.|
|04-09-2019 01:19 PM|
Finished the rear bumper for now... needs a little sanding and paint. But I wanted to make room for the C3 POD.
Not as nice as Grendel's armor, but strong as a tank.
|03-22-2019 09:07 AM|
Grendel! That is flipping cool as shit! Awesome.
I can really appreciate that. I actually head up the custom forming department at work. Mostly lots of heavy ASME vessels components, water towers, ship bulbous bows, and some crazy proprietary parts.
|03-20-2019 05:14 PM|
Haven't made armor in over 20 years, but this is sitting in my office.
Sandbags work well for a firm enough surface to "dish" against.
Many different shapes, all in stainless. I used to fight in this.
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