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05-03-2019 09:26 PM
Lumberj4ck This thing is rad! Always cool seeing 4x4 cars
04-30-2019 07:57 AM
fredycruger
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Fk yea!!!!
Showed my wife and daughter the pics!!!!
They asked, why????
“That’s why”, I said!!!!



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04-30-2019 07:51 AM
gregj50 Fk yea!!!!
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
DMANbluesfreak

I get it. Could be something to consider if sway becomes an issue, though.
04-30-2019 07:32 AM
brokedana35
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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.
Symmetry man. I wanted it to look the same. Just like the two more trailers that will be attached behind it, like a long centipede... JK
04-30-2019 07:09 AM
ky scrambled Yer a sick, sick man. Love it!
04-30-2019 07:02 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

So, the body... Yes it is SCABBED up. But only to make the general shape and length. Actually looking forward to some fiberglass work.


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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
fredycruger fking awesome
04-30-2019 06:48 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

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.

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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
brokedana35
C3 Pod

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.

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04-11-2019 05:45 AM
Aggie06 Damn cool project. The trar turned out awesome. Looking forward to the trailer build.


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04-11-2019 05:19 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

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.

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04-11-2019 05:03 AM
brokedana35
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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.
True, the trailer can handle some odd ball tires for a while. I am still keeping my eye out for some skinny tractor tires.
04-10-2019 02:23 PM
waterhorse
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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.
I use to have an old Scout on 33's. I bought an old jeep wheel/tire that was about 4" wide, but was 33" tall. It didn't take much room and I never had to use it. It would have looked really stupid on the truck if I did, but was a spare nevertheless.

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
brokedana35 Thanks!

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
waterhorse 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
whitneyj Love the bumper.

And digging the pod!!
04-10-2019 05:53 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

C3 Pod is on its way.

Here is a quick mock up to figure best overall length and wheel location.

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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.
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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
brokedana35 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.

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03-22-2019 09:07 AM
brokedana35 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
Grendel
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Waterhorse, I'd like to see pics also, sounds cool. Never even thought of sand bags. Thick stack or rubber maybe.
ok, not derailing your thread then

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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