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Old 02-07-2018, 11:33 PM
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At a meet i broke my dumptruck steering, that killed my dragline operation, and all my trailer pulling. I really wanted to practice backing trailers into the docks.

Of my cars, the VW bus is most likely to pull a trailer, so it's gotta be really light. Maybe a baby Utility trailer, motorcycle hauler, or a Teardrop camper.

https://jalopnik.com/5927898/how-to-...railer-for-two
Has a link to a 1947 Sept 'Mechanix Illustrated' pdf, Teardrop trailer for two.
http://www.samstoybox.com/teardrop/trailer_for_two.pdf

Little quick math, a xerox to get scaled patterns, and off to the garage.

Some scrap luan that i've saved for "something" for years


Some 1/8" brass. I ran out.


Quick mock up


Better make interior cabinets


Grab the VW, i want to see how it looks


Curb side entry, street side window, kitchen aft.

Lots of detailing potenital here, it's gonna be a fun build...
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:45 AM
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:05 AM
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Nice!
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:35 AM
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Very nice. I was looking at a 1:1 during the summer
Wow $$$ for not alot of space
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:37 AM
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Yeah, the manufactured ones are crazy money for a 2 person bed, some storage, and kitchen. It's better than tent, but that $$ pays for a LOT of hotel stays. Homebrew is more about how well you can scrounge and build.

My camper knowlege consists of 1 night in a pop-up. So i'm open to suggestions.

I'm planning tail, marker lights. Interior, and galley lights. Battery holder hidden in a galley cabinet, DIPswitch block to control. Hinge the galley hatch, door, maybe window. Working trailer jack. Suspended axle.

Any thoughts about sealed woodgrain with wood accents, or painted white/blue or white/green? If top bending fails, it's definately 2-tone to hide styrene.

I'm thinking the tires from frame pic with aluminum full-moon disks.

That interior's gonna be a lot of wood, i know it needs a mirror, closet doors. any picture or poster ideas?
(I don't want to do like shag, diamond pleat, tuck&roll... that's a custom van build)
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:44 AM
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How about we cut a window shutter, then grab some bamboo skewers, and sewing pins. Razor blade, file, little bit of glue...

Oh yeah, let's do an aluminum full-moon hupcap. Get some sucker to drink a big can of Monster with the screw cap, be a weirdo that asks for the cap or get out of trash, discard everything that's not a moon disk.



Push the window in at the top, it pivots open and it holds open for ventilation without a prop rod. Push it closed and the inner sill stops it flush.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:12 AM
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That just is too cool! You nailed the style dead on! Can't wait to see it finished.
Just saw a 1:1 at the Fort Wayne RV show, like bigford said, crazy $$$ for the size.

Ah .... is the GVW of the bus up for a trailer? I'd sure hate to have to impound you again! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:32 PM
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frizzy, as ALWAYS, I'm loving your build
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:39 PM
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Thanks again guys!
I'm really wanting to see just how far with details i can go with this little trailer.

https://web2.ph.utexas.edu/~yue/VW/VWBus.html
The real Type 2 should be good for an 1100 lb trailer. Now as to anybody actually *wanting* to drive a 60hp bus dragging 1100 lbs...
When i detail the vw engine bay i may need to go turbo instead of dual-carb.
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I'd go turbo for sure!
I remember in the very early 80's riding in a friends type 2. 6 adults in it and the wife and I were clear in the back headed to a Pizza Hut. I actually felt sorry for that poor little motor! All the way to Warsaw Jay was stirring the gearbox trying to keep the thing moving! It was like something out of a movie!
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:56 AM
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Gotta have a door.




That doesn't sound so bad, "After a while, it becomes automatic"
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Looking good! I like the dog!
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:47 PM
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Great work frizz
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