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PostPosted: October 4, 2016, 11:01 pm 
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It was $350 for the pair I think plus shipping in aluminum. I needed 12" wide fenders in the rear and all I could find off the shelf was 11" or 13"

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PostPosted: October 18, 2016, 7:54 pm 
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I decided to build a trailer to haul my locost. I think it took me longer to decide what type of trailer to build than it did to actually build it.

The deck is 76" x 10' + a 2' beavertail. Overall, the trailer is 15'-11" to keep it under 16', which is easier to get licensed in Missouri. The main structure is 3" channel, with a 3500lb axle and springs.

I strongly considered a tilt trailer, but I couldn't build one at a low enough angle with only a 12' deck without a drop axle. I couldn't find a wide enough drop axle on short notice (less than 2 weeks before the Missouri Sevens Gathering) so I built this instead and used some modified HF ramps that I already had. The upright brackets on the front hold the ramps sideways for storage and to act as a sort of rock guard for the car.

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Edit: Thanks Russ for the photo of the car on the trailer:

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PostPosted: October 18, 2016, 8:01 pm 
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I forgot to actually take pictures of the car on the trailer, but it made it to the Sevens Gathering and back just fine.

Having never seen a locost in person before building mine, I found the size comparison between my 442 and trialsmangasgas' book chassis very interesting:

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PostPosted: October 18, 2016, 8:03 pm 
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I saw this trailer over the weekend and it was real nice. Prefect for a se7en. The two ramps store where you see the two uprights in the front. They make good rock guards to protect the front of the car. Nice work. Russ

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PostPosted: October 18, 2016, 10:14 pm 
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Here are a couple vids FieroReinke took from the passenger seat





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PostPosted: July 16, 2017, 10:40 pm 
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1,000 miles!

Been driving the 7 to work once or twice a week all season. Slowly isolating rattles here and there but overall good. Planning to hit an autocross in STL later this summer, so I'm adding a forward brace and connecting the roll hoops.

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PostPosted: July 16, 2017, 10:47 pm 
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Headrests too


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