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Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by jpflat2a, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. Jul 13, 2005
    blevisay

    blevisay Oh Noooooooooooooooo! Staff Member Sponsor

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    beeser

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    The thing that doesn't make sense to me with the teardrop design is the wasted space particularly in the back. I know it makes for better aerodynamics but is it really worth the gas saved?
     
  4. Jul 13, 2005
    53Flattie

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    Mcruff

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    You need to take some Photochop lessons from Billy,Dan or Brad;)
    Couldn't even stay in the lines, grab your crayolas and go sit in the corner till you can do better!:D
     
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    Mcruff

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    I have the originals from the 1947 popular mechanics and a set of modern CAD drawings if someones interested.
     
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    beeser

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    I started out with the trailer and worked up to the Jeep. Ain't it getting better?
     
  8. Jul 13, 2005
    panzer

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    Mine are from the 50's or 60's from one of those types of magazines.
    My pop used to order all types of prints of sail boats, lawn furniture
    and all types of misc. stuff. And never built any of it. :rofl:
     
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    speedbuggy

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    I know we discussed this not too long ago. As a matter of fact, there was a website that showed you how to build it with step by step photos. I'll look for it...
     
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    mb82

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    had the website till my harddrive decided that it hates me :( I still would like one but I decided that this is not the time in my life to build one.
     
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    beeser

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    beeser

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    Is this it?
    http://www.westhoffdesign.com/michael/teardrop.htm
     
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    Mcruff

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    There are more than 25-30 websites that show the full construction, I have saved a few in my links page for later construction if anybody wants the link, just yell!!
     
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    Boyink

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    2+2 is still too close for comfort IMHO. I'd be happy with tossing the kids a tent...;)

    I like teardrops...but realistically it's too big a project to take on right now, and I'm not going to spend the $ to buy one.

    I am kicking around looking for a sheep M416 to purpose-build for camping tho...
     
  15. Jul 14, 2005
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    Mcruff, I'm yelling
    can you post/share what you have
    thanks
     
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    Mcruff

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    Got to leave for a few errands, will post them in about 3 hours Jim.
     
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    speedbuggy

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    I'll 2nd the yell. Deb thinks they're cool as well. Half of the battle has been won ;)
     
  18. Jul 15, 2005
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    still yelling MIKE !!!
     
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    Mcruff

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    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    Thanks Mike :JEEP:
     

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