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02-19-2020 08:22 AM
brokedana35 Oh yeah. I got plans for those.

What I have imagined was, in each pocket, a large dry cell battery. Maybe in the back, where the actual lights would have been, have some gauges, 110 AC outlets and 110 AC inlets for the battery management system. A voltmeter, air pressure gauge, compressed air quick disconnect, 50 amp 12VDC Anderson plug for jumper cables and misc.

I am also trying to find a quick disconnect for fuel lines. I need a clean way to transfer fuel from the 30 gallon tank in the rear of the Pod to another vehicle or the C3 Mutt.

Just behind the pockets, separate from the normal cargo area, will be a watertight compartment with a large AC inverter, air compressor, battery management system, 40V DC battery charger (For the chainsaw )

0h, I can't give all the surprises away....like the C3 GROM!
02-19-2020 07:42 AM
waterhorse That thing looks so cool! Are you going to make little compartments in the headlights?
02-19-2020 06:56 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

It feels good to do some "Clean up" and finish out some details. I pulled the axle and suspension out to be welded up and painted.

I also discovered a new view point that will help me finish out the wheel wells and chassis. I may even be able to flip it completely upside down.

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02-10-2020 02:43 PM
brokedana35 In Texas, you can create custom plates from Myplates.com. As long as no one else has one like it. You have to pay/rent them for them year to year even if you do not assign them to a vehicle. You can then keep them for a life time and transfer to any vehicle.

It's a crazy business. Some folks auction off for their plates for $100k. Kind of like registering a domain name for a web site.
02-10-2020 01:03 PM
waterhorse
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Originally Posted by brokedana35 View Post
Ohhhh. Sorry Waterhorse. I get so much slack about the bumpers being heavy. I thought you were talking about that.

Yes it is a real tag. Hoping to register it in a few months.
Ha-ha, yea, I was talking custom tag. So if it's real, how is it not registered? (Unless it's out of date)
02-10-2020 08:40 AM
brokedana35 Ohhhh. Sorry Waterhorse. I get so much slack about the bumpers being heavy. I thought you were talking about that.

Yes it is a real tag. Hoping to register it in a few months.
02-10-2020 08:26 AM
DMANbluesfreak I think he meant to ask if the license plate was real.
02-10-2020 08:16 AM
brokedana35 Yep a bit heavy.

3/16" plate and schedule 40 pipe
02-10-2020 08:08 AM
waterhorse That turned out nice.

Is that a real plate?
02-10-2020 06:25 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod Bumper

Did not get snow day like the weatherman stated. However, it was 72 deg this weekend. Go figure. Only in TX.

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You don't want to run in to this Badboy.

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02-03-2020 11:44 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

Another Frankenstein Bumper! The second one is much easier.

I am going to push hard to get both bumpers on the C3 Pod completed this week. It's looking like we may get some snow here in TX. That will make for a perfect extra full shop day.

Did you ever see Texas drivers in the snow. ? I was born and raised driving in the snow up north. It's best to stay off the main roads here to avoid getting hit by someone else. Or...Lockers on and up the center median.

Texas...No Snow, No Mud, No Hills, No Rocks, No trees, No lakes...What am I doing here??? Next move will be in the Oregon mountains. Maybe I can retire creating fender flairs for Bushwacker. You gotta love them. I almost made a set for the vette.

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01-31-2020 06:00 AM
brokedana35 I think I am going to stick with my second build, the good old fashion military pintle hook and swiveling ring.

You can't beet the strength and they are super easy to hook up, even off pavement. Easier that the normal ball hitch.

If the slop gets annoying, I can run a few beads of weld inside the hook and grind them smooth.
01-30-2020 05:15 AM
oldchevy4x4
C3-Mutt - 79 Corvette 4 linked 1 tons

You should build the tung of the trailer like they do hay wagons. They have a sleeve so you pop a latch and the hitch extends enough to hook up, then you back into it and the latch closes and holds the length. Here is the best picture I can find.



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01-29-2020 08:07 AM
DMANbluesfreak If you put a caster on your tongue jack, would that help at all?
01-29-2020 05:50 AM
brokedana35 Yes. The universal joint is cool. But very very hard to hook up. Even with no tongue weight it is almost a two person job. Probably near impossible with the trailer loaded up.
01-28-2020 06:41 PM
waterhorse I don't understand how you hook up that universal one unless the trailer is light enough to move by hand easy. Pretty cool though.
01-28-2020 05:28 PM
DMANbluesfreak I don't see why you'd run both. If it's on a swivel, I think the U-joint style is better, unless you're concerned with having to unhitch the trailer often?
01-28-2020 02:26 PM
brokedana35
C3 Pod C3 Mutt

Here are my two thoughts.

First is a HD 55 series yoke, capable of 90 deg bends. I am thinking this will be super smooth, no racking back and forth, just about as tight a connection you can get. I am guessing good for 10k lbs tension.


The other option is the typical military pintle ring style. Good for 30k lbs plus some. But, a little sloppy without some substantial tongue weight.

Both will be on a swivel shaft. The trailer will be able to roll over and over and land on its tires. LoL. Hope that never happens!

Maybe carry both?, U joint for the off road and pintle hook for the road???

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01-28-2020 01:57 PM
brokedana35 Yeah, I am thinking of a portable winch stashed away somewhere. If I need to scoot the trailer sideways or recover from the back, I'll just slip the winch in the receiver.

Speaking of that. I have two options I am playing with for the front receiver hitch. Let me take some pics and see what you think.
01-28-2020 12:34 PM
waterhorse Is there going to be a receiver on the back of the trailer? (For another trailer or winch or recovery point)
01-28-2020 10:59 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod C3 Mutt

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The trailer looks great. I would like to see the pieces that came out. How will you install them? (Finished painted?)
I was just goofing with ya. The trailer is still whole. I have some hidden joints on the exo thing-a-ma-jigger.

It separates in to the upper camper/tent support, the mid exo section, the lower front, and the lower rear.
I will post some pics of the exo thing disassembled for final paint.

The trailer has a long way to go for paint, inner fender wells, hood separation and hinges, bumpers etc.
01-28-2020 10:24 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod C3 Mutt

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Originally Posted by gregj50 View Post
Many people would just dream of doing a project like this.... you sir are Fkn doing it!!!!
This build is awesome.... great work!!!!!
Thanks man. Not to get all mushy, but... your comment means a lot to me.

Sure, I have friends and family wanting to help occasionally. But, it's really a one man operation. Sometimes you just get burned out, especially when the current task is dragging on forever. It's that kind of comment that keeps me going.

In fact, I have learned, when I am just stuck and demotivated on the project, all it takes is a Sunday drive thru town. All the staring, photos, and videos pump me up! Reactions from the 5 year old kid to the 95 year old man. ALL awesome. Almost better than wheeling.

Even when the local law enforcement looks at me like "WTF is that?"
Of course it's all legal, registered, safety inspected, and insured. Like it aught to be.
01-28-2020 08:31 AM
waterhorse The trailer looks great. I would like to see the pieces that came out. How will you install them? (Finished painted?)
01-28-2020 08:20 AM
gregj50 Many people would just dream of doing a project like this.... you sir are Fkn doing it!!!!
This build is awesome.... great work!!!!!


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01-28-2020 06:38 AM
brokedana35
C3 Pod

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