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Old 10-29-2013, 07:33 PM   #331 (permalink)
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Thanks Bam,I'll lament its demise without ever seeing it in the flesh.
It reinforces my complete lack of expectations as to ever seeing a consciousness shift within the USA within my lifetime.

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Old 10-30-2013, 05:39 AM   #332 (permalink)
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It reinforces my complete lack of expectations as to ever seeing a consciousness shift within the USA within my lifetime.
Confirmation bias. Things are getting better. [OK, I looked at your comment at #318. Not everything is getting better, just things in general]

The link I posted has [undated] reader comments the are all buy/sell opportunities.

I started a teardrop thread that sort of went nowhere, but the chassis would work well under the 1955 German body.

skyking -- I could see a New Beetle where the hatch is removed and replaced with a pyramid consisting of 3 triangular portholes and a 5th wheel hitch up high over the rear axle line.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:04 PM   #333 (permalink)
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The single wheel trailer seems like it would make gap sealing a lot easier: only one axis of movement, rather than 3 to deal with.

Speaking of "the little Beetle that could" and 5th wheel hitches...
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:24 AM   #334 (permalink)
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The single wheel trailer seems like it would make gap sealing a lot easier: only one axis of movement, rather than 3 to deal with.
Pssst...
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ler-26997.html

Gitting closer to fabbing up the gap covers...
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new candidate for full boat tail

Here is a micro-turbine range-extender trailer for a Nissan Leaf which would benefit from a steamlined,full-boat-tailed body:
Endless-sphere.com • View topic - Leaf propane-powered micro-turbine range extending trailer
Here's another example:
http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/au...10/10/EMAV.jpg
Here's another:
http://images.technologicvehicles.co...&maxHeight=800
Here's another:
http://www.technologicvehicles.com/C...r_Zo%C3%A9.jpg
Another:
http://images.technologicvehicles.co...&maxHeight=800
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That's an awfully expensive turbine on a harbor Frieght trailer. ???
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And where is the propane?
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Why a microturbine? They are awfully inefficient. Generally 14,000+ BTU/kw output. Gas engines run around 10,000 BTU/kw. Gas engines will run on propane just fine.

Aero-trailer? Yes!
Micro-turbine trailer? Not so much.

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