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10-21-2019 11:01 AM
brokedana35
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Originally Posted by waterhorse View Post
Just day dreaming. Wouldn't it be cool if you had electric wheel motors on the pod? You could have a heavy cable/plug between the pod and the car so you power the motors with the alternator. They would freewheel most of the time, but if you ever got stuck, you just hit a switch and get an extra push from the trailer.

Don't mind me, carry on.
That is funny because I did a little day dreaming about that at one time myself. You would not need a lot of HP. Could be gear reduced to go 10mph max.

I think I would almost have the electrical supply needed for a few minutes of pushing. The pod will have (2) big dry cell batteries and (3)100w solar panels along with the alternator help from the C3-Mutt.

As far as getting stuck, I think I'll be OK having a 9k winch on the front of Mutt, and another one on the rear of the Pod. Plus, MAX tracks, high lift jack, chain come-along, shovel, and all that recovery jazz.

Getting out of being stuck is the fun part, right? It's the mechanical or electrical failures that are no fun. A silly fuel pump could mean a long walk...oh wait , no, I can jump on the C3-Grom and go get some parts.

Now I am rambling. Still a lot of work to do. It sometimes feels like a life time away.
10-21-2019 09:21 AM
waterhorse Didn't realize you were going to do the exo thing on the pod, especially on the front. Wouldn't think you could hurt the front to bad towing. I guess it ties it in visually.

Just day dreaming. Wouldn't it be cool if you had electric wheel motors on the pod? You could have a heavy cable/plug between the pod and the car so you power the motors with the alternator. They would freewheel most of the time, but if you ever got stuck, you just hit a switch and get an extra push from the trailer.

Don't mind me, carry on.
10-21-2019 08:53 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

Thanks Waterhorse.

I did nibble at it some this weekend. It is still pretty rough.

My neighbors kid wanted to help, so I gave him a grinder and I said "have at it". His response was......... go figure.


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10-15-2019 07:06 AM
waterhorse The pod is turning out nice.
10-15-2019 05:06 AM
brokedana35
Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone. Enjoy some quiet time before that holiday rush gets here.

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09-30-2019 06:05 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

Just a little progress on the rear bumper this weekend.

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09-24-2019 09:14 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

The shop needed a good cleaning and I am sick of the dust. So I thought it was time hook the Pod up and get a visual on things.

All in all. Not bad. I am disappointed in an unsymmetrical rear lower corner panel. One side is an inch lower. Don't now how I missed that! I will have to cut it off to fix it or it will drive me mad forever.


But for now...I am a little tired of the fiberglass/filler game so it can wait. I waaaay underestimated the hours on that part of the project. I am itching to start the bumpers. and some tube work.


I can see I will have a pretty good challenge cutting the hood loose and creating some hinges that work well. It can wait also.

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09-07-2019 08:12 AM
waterhorse I was at an air show and saw a fold up mini bike that fit in a nice rectangle duffle bag. It was really cool. It was heavy to pick up, but not real big. When folded out, it was a comfortable to ride. I saw it years ago and never again. They were trying to sell it to plane owners. Probably to heavy to carry in smal planes.
09-06-2019 08:56 PM
oldchevy4x4 Glad to see I’m not the only one that thinks about a little 2 wheeled escape pod! I want one on the DD for in case of accident, bad blow out, yada yada yada...

Oh and hello, I’ve been quietly observing the awesome work for, well whenever this thing started. Keep it up!


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09-06-2019 01:51 PM
brokedana35 I'm trying, The problem is the ideas come to my head way faster than I can make it happen.

Check this out... this guy thinks like me. I can call it a Bumper Grom. It's a 125cc street legal bike and has a 300 mile fuel range! Just in case shit goes bad.

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shhhh. Ordering nobbies for it now.
09-05-2019 04:42 PM
Jay5.9L You sir are a crazy bastard, keep up the good work!
09-05-2019 03:37 PM
Lugnutt
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Originally Posted by brokedana35 View Post
Great stuff, great stuff! I can't say enough. I can shape things with a light DA sander (with no dust) rather than a grinder on fiberglass.

I did learn a few things using it...

Before you put a layer of fiberglass on it, put some masking tape over it. The resin tends to melt and distort the foam some.

Also, after sanding it to the shape, put the fiberglass on it within a day or two to hold shape. Because after sanding half of the foam away it wants to shrink up and pull a little bit after sitting for a while.

I could not get something I liked for the rear hood transition. But... easy to rip off and try again! and again.
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OK... after 4 attempts, I came up with this. I think I'll run with it.

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nice wrk, in comin along good
09-05-2019 12:42 PM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

Great stuff, great stuff! I can't say enough. I can shape things with a light DA sander (with no dust) rather than a grinder on fiberglass.

I did learn a few things using it...

Before you put a layer of fiberglass on it, put some masking tape over it. The resin tends to melt and distort the foam some.

Also, after sanding it to the shape, put the fiberglass on it within a day or two to hold shape. Because after sanding half of the foam away it wants to shrink up and pull a little bit after sitting for a while.

I could not get something I liked for the rear hood transition. But... easy to rip off and try again! and again.
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OK... after 4 attempts, I came up with this. I think I'll run with it.

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09-05-2019 12:25 PM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

A little change in pace the last few weeks. I decided to get further on the body of the Pod so I can comfortably lift it off and weld out the trailer.

I did some major surgery on the body of the pod to try and get some shape to it. It took a little practice to lay down the first layer of fiberglass. But by the second side I got it. The first side may just be a little heavier

I quickly realized that "Great Stuff" really is great stuff!

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My first attempt with no Great stuff.
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I started to mock up the hood a bit meanwhile. I wanted to keep some of the shape of the rear window if I could.
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08-06-2019 08:03 AM
waterhorse
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Originally Posted by brokedana35 View Post
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
Aparently, your brain wonders like mine. LOL.

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Originally Posted by brokedana35 View Post
Lot's of clearance to drag this trailer over anything.
Almost makes you want portals on the Mutt.


Thanks for sharing.
08-06-2019 05:29 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

I was itching to get a feel for what I can carry so I mocked up the floor with a piece of plywood.

The important stuff fits...
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Plenty of room left for a grill, a small table, and some misc gear.

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08-06-2019 05:18 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

I have some long overdue pics I should have shared of some progress on the Pod.

Trying to set up a shock tower that handles the same shocks as the vette. Problem is it is eating up some cargo space.

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Limit strap fully stretched. Probably will never need it. But always good to plan on holding everything together if in a nasty roll over.
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Lot's of clearance to drag this trailer over anything.
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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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Originally Posted by gregj50 View Post
Fk yea!!!!
Showed my wife and daughter the pics!!!!
They asked, why????
“That’s why”, I said!!!!



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tits or STFUG
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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Originally Posted by DMANbluesfreak View Post
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.
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