minor trailer(half back end car)

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minor trailer(half back end car)

Postby audi90 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:18 pm

Still building my minor trailer,looking for tips and photos please,thanks Stevie
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Postby GAS » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:06 pm

Not a minor trailer but a trailer for my minor :wink: <br>Image<br>
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Postby bmcecosse » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:29 pm

Oooooooh - nice ! Did you make it ? I can see you and Bruce Henderson (the lad with the Oxford Traveller and caravan) will be chumming up together at next year's shows! Of course - you'll need to wear your kilt.....
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Postby GAS » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:41 pm

B&Q and Ebay,what else do you need.
No kilt for me(i don't have the legs for it)

here is the link to the build.
http://s62.photobucket.com/albums/h94/2 ... sh%20Tear/
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Postby bmcecosse » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:55 pm

Amazing - great woodworking skills there Graeme! Why such a long drawbar ?
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Postby GAS » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:05 pm

I left the draw bar long to start with so i could cut it later to fine tune the weight on the hitch.
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Postby bmcecosse » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:35 pm

Like that - it will seriously cut corners behind you! You want it as close coupled as possible. Do caravans / trailers need MOT's these days ? I heard something on TV about 'How to minimise the cost of your MOT for your car or caravan" - which as usual turned out to be - "phone around for the best deal"! But the mention of 'caravan' certainly surprised me.
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Postby rv8 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:59 pm

GAS wrote:Not a minor trailer but a trailer for my minor :wink: <br>Image<br>
very nice 8)

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Postby audi90 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:48 pm

real halfs pf minors please

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Postby bmcecosse » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:13 pm

Keep it going lads - so far, this thread is all Scottish!
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Postby Rasputin » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:40 pm

[quote="bmcecosse"]Keep it going lads - so far, this thread is all Scottish
Don`t worry, someone will be along in a minute to tell you how to make a trailer for under a poond! :wink: :D

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Postby rv8 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:12 pm

fits a poond like?onybody ken?

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Postby RogerRust » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:07 pm

Here is a question I hestitated to ask a scotsman.

How much did it cost?
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Postby GAS » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:30 pm

At the moment around £500/600
Most of the stuff is new,some old and some recycled.
It does not need much to finish it,but the weather is holding me back.
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Postby RogerRust » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:36 am

It really is a thing of beauty!

I bet your pleased with it. Did you purchase some plans for it I've seen lots on offer or did you design it yourself? Will you paint the aluminium or protect it somehow to prevent oxidation? Where did you find the wheelarches?

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Postby Kevin » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:54 am

These may help
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Also Jay built one a few years ago he may be able to help
http://www.morrisminoroc.co.uk/index.ph ... t=trailers
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Postby GAS » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:54 pm

My tear drop is a combination of a lot of ideas form many other plans and other peoples builds,(http://www.mikenchell.com/forums/index.php)
The wings were form a ford model b(thanks ebay)
I still not sure what to do with the aluminium.Maybe some black rally stripes and polish the rest, or just let it weather.
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Postby audi90 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:13 pm

still looking for more picks especaially making up the towing frame,considered part of a boat trailer bolted on to suit?

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Postby GAS » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:53 pm

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