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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Added some removable leveling jacks in the rear. It sucks being on a big slope when you are sleeping...or other things :bounce2:

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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Damn cool project. The trar turned out awesome. Looking forward to the trailer build.


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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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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.

C3 Pod Suspension.jpg

C3 Pod Axle.jpg
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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:laughing:

I get it. Could be something to consider if sway becomes an issue, though.
 

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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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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.

C3 Pod Shock Tower.jpg

Limit strap fully stretched. Probably will never need it. But always good to plan on holding everything together if in a nasty roll over.
C3 Pod Limit Strap.jpg

C3 Pod Rear Shock.jpg

Lot's of clearance to drag this trailer over anything.
C3 Pod Rear Suspension.jpg
 

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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...
C3 Pod Front Cargo ARB.jpg

Plenty of room left for a grill, a small table, and some misc gear.

C3 Pod Rear Cargo.jpg
 
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