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PostPosted: October 29, 2018, 8:43 pm 
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Hi Steve,

I did very little on this wrap project, mainly just helped but did watch it as it got done. This was a brand new Camaro that he wanted flat black but not as permanent as paint so the shop wrapped for him.

As far as wrapping a 7 it should be a breeze. The vinyl is very forgiving and really follows contours and the 7 doesn't have any really tough contours. The nose cone would be the hardest I think. I have been considering giving it a go myself. But I'll check out a couple of You Tube tutorials first and perhaps spend the night in a Holiday Inn Express.

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PostPosted: October 29, 2018, 10:08 pm 
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benny_toe wrote:
Hi Steve,

I did very little on this wrap project, mainly just helped but did watch it as it got done. This was a brand new Camaro that he wanted flat black but not as permanent as paint so the shop wrapped for him.

As far as wrapping a 7 it should be a breeze. The vinyl is very forgiving and really follows contours and the 7 doesn't have any really tough contours. The nose cone would be the hardest I think. I have been considering giving it a go myself. But I'll check out a couple of You Tube tutorials first and perhaps spend the night in a Holiday Inn Express.

Cheers

Thanks. Looks nice. You know those Holiday Inns can work wonders

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Thanks for sharing your trip! I love to see classics being driven instead of being polished with a diaper. :cheers:

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PostPosted: June 29, 2019, 12:00 pm 
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Hey guys. Man it’s been a long time. Hopefully everyone in the northern hemisphere is having a great summer so far. I have to get back on here. When I get back from vacation next week I’ll show a couple updates. So I am looking at some trailers. What would you guys buy. Purpose built. Their all 82x16 or 80x14. I’ve been looking at these things for 2 months. See you in a week, off to Telluride,CO.


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PostPosted: June 29, 2019, 1:22 pm 
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Just thinking out loud. Has anyone ever run a 7 on a Uhaul car trailer?

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When I moved to the new place a while back, I used a U-Haul Auto trailer to move the locost (book chassis). It was almost too narrow (the locost), could have easily dropped through the opening between the right and left deck. I would measure inside wheel distance and check any open deck trailer before purchase.


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I found that most store-bought trailers were too wide for my liking, they simply took up too much space, not to mention their unnecessary-for-the-job weight. And many didn't come with electric brakes, which I desired. Those are the main reasons that I built mine by modifying a pop-up camper. It was a 2-rail trailer that worked really well for the Locost. Not so well with the Cushman with it's 3rd wheel and no rail for it to ride on. Think about if the trailer will be a dedicated one for the Locost or you would use it for other functions. That might rule out the Econo-Trailer style (or maybe not).

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waltj wrote:
When I moved to the new place a while back, I used a U-Haul Auto trailer to move the locost (book chassis). It was almost too narrow (the locost), could have easily dropped through the opening between the right and left deck. I would measure inside wheel distance and check any open deck trailer before purchase.


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I found that most store-bought trailers were too wide for my liking, they simply took up too much space, not to mention their unnecessary-for-the-job weight. And many didn't come with electric brakes, which I desired. Those are the main reasons that I built mine by modifying a pop-up camper. It was a 2-rail trailer that worked really well for the Locost. Not so well with the Cushman with it's 3rd wheel and no rail for it to ride on. Think about if the trailer will be a dedicated one for the Locost or you would use it for other functions. That might rule out the Econo-Trailer style (or maybe not).

Thanks Chuck. I did run through a price quote for building my own. It’s the same as buying one. Just kills me to build it but I do see what your saying. Everything is overkill. I like the single axles but then no brakes. I’ll have to go over an measure a rental. I have a Knoxville run coming up first weekend in August.

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Hey Steve.

If you're thinking of building have you looked at the Stalker trailer design? If I were to build a trailer I would do one like theirs.

First saw one at a Midwest Gathering in Wabasha. Jack Banker's Stalker was on one. I was impressed with it a bunch.

You built the car so the trailer shouldn't be much of a task;<) . Take a look.

http://stalkercars.com/trailers/

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benny_toe wrote:
Hey Steve.

If you're thinking of building have you looked at the Stalker trailer design? If I were to build a trailer I would do one like theirs.

First saw one at a Midwest Gathering in Wabasha. Jack Banker's Stalker was on one. I was impressed with it a bunch.

You built the car so the trailer shouldn't be much of a task;<) . Take a look.

http://stalkercars.com/trailers/o built

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That’s really cool. I saw one similar to that a couple weeks ago that lowered with hydraulics so you didn’t Ramps. Defiantly slick design with the tilt. It’s in the price range. In all reality should be able to build it around $2200.

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The Brunton trailer is a nice, simple design. They occasionally come up for sale on the used market around $1,500, give or take. The tilt with built in ramps is a nice feature. But it comes at a price of being longer than necessary for driving and storing. Also it is a basic trailer with no sprung axle. If I were to build a similar one, I'd look into modifying the design for some form of elastic suspension. I know some don't feel the need for it.

Steve, FWIW, here is the start of my trailer re-build. http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=4145&hilit=trailer&start=683. Maybe you can learn something from it. Use it as inspiration or as a bad example, your choice.

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rx7locost wrote:
The Brunton trailer is a nice, simple design. They occasionally come up for sale on the used market around $1,500, give or take. The tilt with built in ramps is a nice feature. But it comes at a price of being longer than necessary for driving and storing. Also it is a basic trailer with no sprung axle. If I were to build a similar one, I'd look into modifying the design for some form of elastic suspension. I know some don't feel the need for it.

Steve, FWIW, here is the start of my trailer re-build. http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=4145&hilit=trailer&start=683. Maybe you can learn something from it. Use it as inspiration or as a bad example, your choice.


Thanks Chuck.
There are some good ideas in the thread as well. All pretty much pointing to, I should build my own to get what I need. I know because I want powder coat and nothing comes coated, just paint. I guess i'll rent again this trip and start making my own.

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So the tonneau cover is done, headrests are on, I love the look now. The trailer I bought looks like this one except a bifold ramp 5’ long. It should work the trailer sits low.


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Hi Steve,

Tonneau looks great. The headrests look good and functional. Just hope you never need them.

And that looks to be a good buy on the trailer. Only complaint I would have is there is no wheel on the tongue. With a 2X6 floor it might be a bit heavy to move by yourself. Would be for me but I'm old. Like the length of the tongue. Helps when you back up.

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