VW trailer rear section

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VW trailer rear section

Post by Prtexx » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:20 pm

Latest project a 74 VW rear end trailer. The hard part is done now to finish it.
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Re: VW trailer rear section

Post by Steve Arndt » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:35 am

Very cool. I haven't seen it done that way before. Put an engine in it and you could have extra power for hill climbing!

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Re: VW trailer rear section

Post by Prtexx » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:52 am

I didn't want it to look like a bug cut in half. Could be a chariot for parades lol
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67 VW roadster
36 Buick 3 window coupe blown 350
73 Beetle 2.2 Subaru
74 Bay 2.2 Subaru
77 Westy 2.5 5 speed

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Re: VW trailer rear section

Post by Steve Arndt » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:58 am

How did you roll the sheet metal for the front corners?

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Re: VW trailer rear section

Post by Prtexx » Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:29 pm

Just built a tubing frame and wrapped the sheet metal around the curve since I don't have a slip roll big enough.
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67 VW roadster
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73 Beetle 2.2 Subaru
74 Bay 2.2 Subaru
77 Westy 2.5 5 speed

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Re: VW trailer rear section

Post by aircooledtechguy » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:01 pm

I like it! Nice job!!

That is one trailer that looks like a trailer and not like a chopped-up car gone wrong. Mission accomplished I'd say. . .

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Re: VW trailer rear section

Post by risk » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:29 pm

Very nice! Are you using a regular trailer axle and leaf springs?

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Re: VW trailer rear section

Post by Prtexx » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:34 pm

Yes I will be using the 74 super front spindles bolted to a home made axle with leaf springs. That way we can match the wheels. The rear section used was from a rusted convertible.
Steve
67 VW roadster
36 Buick 3 window coupe blown 350
73 Beetle 2.2 Subaru
74 Bay 2.2 Subaru
77 Westy 2.5 5 speed

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Re: VW trailer rear section

Post by Prtexx » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:09 pm

Finally had time to get back to this project. Ready for body work and paint.
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67 VW roadster
36 Buick 3 window coupe blown 350
73 Beetle 2.2 Subaru
74 Bay 2.2 Subaru
77 Westy 2.5 5 speed

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Re: VW trailer rear section

Post by creber1951 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:19 am

Fantastic build.

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