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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:00 pm

bonnie wrote:Do you have a plan for your spare mount in the back?


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I plan on running a 2" square tube from the hitch location to the rear. The 2" square tube is the same dimension as a 2" hitch. That way the hitch can be changed out to different hitch styles and the rear can accept different components as well. One being the spare tire/Gas can setup. Or could be removed for bike carrier or cargo carrier and so on. If you do not go too heavy you can use this tube and mount it to the rear of the trailer http://www.harborfreight.com/class-iii- ... 69815.html .
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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:19 pm

With #1 nearly ready for the road I began #2. This is a very simple trailer body, designed to be quick,simple and economical to build. Certainly a no thrills design.
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Re: #2

Postby amandacreiglow » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:13 pm

ghcoe wrote:With #1 nearly ready for the road I began #2. This is a very simple trailer body, designed to be quick,simple and economical to build. Certainly a no thrills design.


Good luck! I'm having trouble fighting the scope creep monster myself, but since you've already got a trailer under your belt, I imagine you'll be able to keep on mission easier. :-) look forward to watching this develop!


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Re: #2

Postby GPW » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:49 am

We explored this earlier ( 2011) and came up with the Foamie #1 , that Bonnie now owns . Being pragmatic , it’s the best and easiest we could think of and worked out beyond expectations . The lightweight Foam shell had less recoil and bounce than a heavier trailer over bumps ( my rural dirt road is like an off road course test track .. Tows like nothing’s there empty , plenty of cargo potential without exceeding axle weight . :thumbsup: 75264

Glad to see we all end up on the same page … essentially :thinking:
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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:36 pm

Working on it yesterday and 1/2 of the today so far I have all walls cut! 3 interior walls canvased. Should have the 4th interior wall canvased and hopefully the ceiling by tonight. Then It is glue up tomorrow sometime... :thumbsup:
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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:42 pm

A bit of info on #2.

In a attempt to cut down hours and hassle I decided to apply the interior canvas first before gluing up the walls.

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The roof being readied for gluing.

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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:43 pm

I am 18 hours in on this build and it is ready for exterior canvas. :thumbsup:
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Re: #2

Postby GPW » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:48 am

Looking Good !!! :thumbsup:
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Re: #2

Postby aggie79 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:40 am

I agree!
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Re: #2

Postby amandacreiglow » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:50 pm

Holy smokes! Turns out these things can go up quick when you keep it simple and know what you're doing. Well done, looks great so far.


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Re: #2

Postby GPW » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:05 pm

JMHO, George’s Foamie efforts have been exemplary , displaying the very Best of Foamie construction methods and understanding !!! … :thumbsup: 8) :applause:

Amanda , it goes QUICK after the first one ;) …. Foamies are like Potato chips !!! :frightened:
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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:17 pm

Thanks all!

Yes #1 was a proof of concept for me. The main problem with a foamie is that it is a new idea. There really is no set way to construct a foamie as of yet. I guess that is why I chose to build a foamie in the first place, it was a challenge. Since I have started #1 I have seen some of my ideas incorporated into other builds. I do think a standardization is starting to come about and one day a foamie will be just as easy to build, if not easier than a traditional built trailer. Even with that I still am coming up with new challenges and ideas to try and tackle and tame the fickle foam . :thinking:

KC get busy we have a date at Poet Creek...... :D
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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:18 pm

I am just under 30 hours so far. Still have the roof and back wall to canvas. Shooting for under 40 hours. I just might make it.... :thinking:

A short video of the progress so far.

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Re: #2

Postby amandacreiglow » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:22 pm

Awesome! Man, under 40 hours feels like a beautiful dream on the total newbie side of things... but it's looking great. I'll sub to your channel when I'm at my computer/logged in. :thumbsup:


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Re: #2

Postby GoTurtleGo » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:37 pm

#1 looks terrific! And now #2 is going strong. And I really enjoyed that video. it is very instructive. Thanks for posting it.
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