|10-15-2019 07:06 AM|
|waterhorse||The pod is turning out nice.|
|10-15-2019 05:06 AM|
Happy Halloween everyone. Enjoy some quiet time before that holiday rush gets here.
|09-30-2019 06:05 AM|
Just a little progress on the rear bumper this weekend.
|09-24-2019 09:14 AM|
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.
|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|
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|
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.
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|
|09-05-2019 12:42 PM|
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.
OK... after 4 attempts, I came up with this. I think I'll run with it.
|09-05-2019 12:25 PM|
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!
My first attempt with no Great stuff.
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.
|08-06-2019 08:03 AM|
Thanks for sharing.
|08-06-2019 05:29 AM|
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...
Plenty of room left for a grill, a small table, and some misc gear.
|08-06-2019 05:18 AM|
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.
Limit strap fully stretched. Probably will never need it. But always good to plan on holding everything together if in a nasty roll over.
Lot's of clearance to drag this trailer over anything.
|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.|
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