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Old 09-19-2013, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb Boat tail project based on a single wheel trailer...

About to go retrieve a single wheel (swivel) trailer and will try build a boat tail on that platform. The trailer is in okay shape but needs some work to git it to a level of safety and function. Only 1000 of these were made in the 1990's for Sears catalog sales and was called the Shadow. The company closed after 9-11.

Here's a couple of quick piccies of the trailer.




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Old 09-19-2013, 03:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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These single-wheel trailers look interesting. I wonder if I could get exempt of road fees with one where I live.
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Got the trailer today and it needed a lot of work just to git back to my friend's house. Angled the trailer so it was close to the exit angle of the aero cap. Replaced the worn tire with a new rim and tire from Harbor Freight. Loaded the trailer with my tools so it wouldn't hop and buck on the trip home
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Well...the hitch adapter is bent at an angle which causes the trailer to track with too much profile. I'll have to git a new hitch adapter built in 2" and make sure it's not at an angle. Also, the 1.25" insert has too much slop which causes the trailer to flop side to side as I'm driving down the road. Makes to be a little hairy at times.

When I git time to snap some piccies and tear down the trailer fer corrosion control and updates, I'll take care of all those issues that currently plague this trailer.

I got an indicated mileage of over 24mpg coming back with the trailer and an extra 200lbs of groceries. I got an indicated mileage of just over 22mpg going up before I did my local driving.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Here's a quick overlay with the online template tool...


My aero cap isn't as fast as the template but it should play out with its current angle. I'll git more piccies from the top and from behind later today or this week.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My aero cap isn't as fast as the template but it should play out with its current angle. I'll git more piccies from the top and from behind later today or this week.
Is there any way that you could move the coffin forward? While more on my hypothetical Civic HX than on Bacon, I have thought about building a boat tail off of a trailer hitch--on Bacon, I could secure the top to the rear gate hinges, but I do not have any idea what I would do on a coupe. A single-wheel trailer, though, which only articulates on one axis, I would think that you could do a great trailer like what Aerohead is doing, but it would seem far simpler!

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