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Old 08-02-2020, 09:00 PM   #1001 (permalink)
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According to [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...octahedron.svg] a 7ft edge length would have a height of 5.7ft collapsed to an octahedron.

With two wheels and a hitch on the base triangle you'd have a trailerable unit. Expanded to a cuboctahedron it would be 14ft in diameter with a 12ft ceiling. There would be a square opening between the wheels for an entry solution.

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When collapsed to an octahedron, inside would be two trapezoidal floor sections and a stair section that fold down and three roof awnings that fold up. The floor plan would be quasi-hexagonal.

Six foot edge and a single wheel dual hitch configuration? 4.8ft tall collapsed and 12ft diameter.

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Old 08-24-2020, 11:40 AM   #1002 (permalink)
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Nice bike too. My stingray seat is that far back but about 18" higher. With the step-over frame it looks to have good mount/dismount. I failed dismount on my bike oncet and it required stitches in my elbow.
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Why did I [have to] mention falling off my bike?


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I find a lot to like. The fifth wheel hitch means its close-coupled. The short touring body on a long wheelbase may have been a factory option or fabricobbled.

Max pop-outs. Double doors!

It looks like it would even do well with the touring top down (if it doesn't interfere) due to the pointed nose on the trailer.
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The short touring body on a long wheelbase may have been a factory option
I wouldn't hold my breath for that. Well, at least it's an interesting setup. On a sidenote, recently I saw a current-generation Chevrolet S10 (actually the same as the Colorado, rebadged due to conotations the original name has in most South American countries) pulling a gooseneck trailer.
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It's at least a possibility. The more expensive cars of the era had long and short wheelbase variants. Else, of course a homebrew variant. The trailer reminds me of the Curtis Wright fifth-wheel trailer, but his one is the Adams Motor Bungalow.

By 1949 they (Curtis Wright) were making something very similar to my Silver Streak Clipper.

Curtis Wright, Silver Streak, Airstream, Avion — all such an iconic shape.


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There's that mega-buck Bowlus clone, but no affordable modern replica. Extruded aluminum window frames would be less labor than those hand-formed Z-channels they used in the 40/50s. Hydro-formed end caps* and Dexter torsion bar axles.

*I'd go with five formed pieces to each end cap. One seam into the window area and a center cap piece.
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The more expensive cars of the era had long and short wheelbase variants.
It still happens on some models, not only expensive ones but also on small sedans in order to differentiate them more from the hatchback versions.
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On topic: No trailer hitch.
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