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Old 08-04-2017, 03:11 PM   #931 (permalink)
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I was thinking more like a fender/shell setup where the top is static and the trailer/platform is allowed to pivot into the fender/shell.

I'll have to determine the range of motion that it will need to have to see how viable this direction will be.

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Old 08-04-2017, 04:39 PM   #932 (permalink)
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There's still a pickup bed in there? You could fabricate a vertical 4-bar linkage off the back edge of each bed-side. \_(ツ)_/
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Old 08-06-2017, 02:01 PM   #933 (permalink)
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Yes, I stll have my stock bed on the truck. I still need the truck to do pickup truck stuff.
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:30 PM   #934 (permalink)
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Took the wheel pant off today so I could brace the other side of the air hose going to the air bag spring and work on an easier mounting system fer the wheel pant. I'm thinking of a sliding system that locks in place with a couple of fasteners. The front nose will be attached to a separate vertical pillar system which will allow fer flexibility during impacts.

Maybe I'll make a quick and dirty wheel cap/cover fer the wheel in the interim.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:46 PM   #935 (permalink)
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Looks like my best mileage during my summer trip out to California was my best ever at a calculated 31.84mpg!

I will not be pressing on with my static mount of the boat tail body to the truck and allowing Dark Aero to articulate underneath it. I estimated I would lose a significant amount of articulation and the back end of the boat tail would impact the driveway just as the rear wheels got to the dip in the road. Going over humps would be fine...it's the dips that would git me.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:20 PM   #936 (permalink)
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I posted a thread called I've got your inflatable boat tail right here. for people in exactly your position. So I draw your attention it.



The whole thing devolved into a discussion of how to load MDF into shipping containers.

Maybe you could de-zombify the thread. It uses a flexible spine instead of a trailer. I'm thinking: Trolley Winch. ...and using trampoline mesh for the membrane.

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