4x8 footprint Gypsy wagon or A.S.S.

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4x8 footprint Gypsy wagon or A.S.S.

Postby OmniTech » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:49 pm

After much debate this is what I decided to build. If things go well, I will have a gypsy wagon. If they do not go well, I will have Another Storage Shed A.S.S.

Goals for this build:

Light enough to pull with the old Dodge wagon.
Insulated enough for moderate Oregon temps.
Sturdy, and hopefully long lasting construction.

I've made several drawings, modeled it in 3D, and I'm a few days in to building the base and ledges now.

I'm using 2x2 (with the occasional 2x4 used in critical areas) framing with 1.5" EPS foam and plywood sandwich. I've used 1/2" and 3/8" plywood so far to get a sturdy base. The rest will be luan, maybe some 1 ply, and I'm going to waterproof with canvas / titebond / paint. I also have small CNC router so I plan on adding some cool appliques later in the game.

The plan is to use a harbor freight trailer, this may change. It's a 4x8 base with 12" ledges. The side walls will be 4x8 similar to the floor but lighter weight, and angled out 7 degrees which puts the bed height 3ft off the floor.

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Re: 4x8 footprint Gypsy wagon or A.S.S.

Postby OmniTech » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:54 pm

I would appreciate if anyone has some measurements for a 4x8 harbor freight trailer, I need the length from the corner of the 4x8 box to where the fender starts. It looks centered but I can't tell how long that fender is.

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Re: 4x8 footprint Gypsy wagon or A.S.S.

Postby Graniterich » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:50 am

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Re: 4x8 footprint Gypsy wagon or A.S.S.

Postby OmniTech » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:55 am

Graniterich wrote:A=43,b=30


Thank you.

Today I made another ledge sandwich, and some ledge brackets. It's been hovering at 100F so I didn't spend as much time as I wanted on it. The 2x4 brackets are basic and they work, I can make them look good later.

You can see the layered construction on the front edge. It's stronger than I thought, and will only get stronger once the front and rear sections are screwed to it.

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Re: 4x8 footprint Gypsy wagon or A.S.S.

Postby nhstt » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:34 am

I'll be starting one of these soon also. Gathering info and material now.
looks like your off to a good start :D
How far have you gotten?
Do you have any drawings of what you're going for?
can't wait to see what you come up with 8)
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Re: 4x8 footprint Gypsy wagon or A.S.S.

Postby alchemist77 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:46 am

What is the old Dodge wagon?

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