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Old 02-18-2019, 09:13 PM
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Does that tough little Chenowth fit the trailer?

I had a funco SS in San Diego, now rockin the deer wagon, Kansas camo and all
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:10 PM
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Does that tough little Chenowth fit the trailer?

I had a funco SS in San Diego, now rockin the deer wagon, Kansas camo and all
The rails are exactly the right spacing for the front end. The back end of the buggy is wider, but the rear wheels only come up to the fenders. There is no extra length. This puts the CG at 13" ahead of the trailer axle, which translates to 250 lb measured tongue weight. All in, trailer and buggy are right at 2,000 lb.

I did leave enough angle iron shelf across the front and back crossmembers so I can deck the entire trailer if needed, and I'll register it at 2,995 GVW to keep away from needing brakes.
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Old 02-19-2019, 12:28 PM
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You will do a lot of shoveling to get a load of sand home on that trailer

Nice build and obviously single purpose.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:23 PM
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You will do a lot of shoveling to get a load of sand home on that trailer

Nice build and obviously single purpose.
I had thought of a possum belly early in the build, then thought better of it. I have two pick ups and a utility trailer to haul sand if needed.

Finally registered, plated and loaded. The inspector was thorough, looked thru all my receipts, and stuck an AZ Vin number sticker on the frame. A short time later, I paid for a one year registration and walked out with plates in hand.

Sure seems like a long time for such a short trailer...
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:55 PM
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Very nice Bill,
I whipped up an ultra light "T" trailer for my Single seater. It was built as a pre runner, but ended up plated and on the street, after self destructing half way thru the first Mint 400 qualifier.

I was moonlighting for Chenowth, in Santee, building the Seal team buggy Prototypes and breaking them every weekend, in the San Diego river bottom, the mud flats or Borrego springs. Those prototypes were tested over your way, as well, but I never got to go. (some of the parties at Glamis, were flame worthy)

Got any pictures of yours at play?

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Old 02-20-2019, 07:55 PM
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For as long as I've owned it, I have very few pics in action.

17 YO grand daughter at the wheel with her brother riding shotgun, and then raising a dust storm.

The retainer clip on the spark plug boot fell out that day and the plug wire burned on the header. Was able to use bailing wire to tie the boot to the intake manifold and keep the plug wire in place for the rest of the day.
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:59 PM
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I was moonlighting for Chenowth, in Santee, building the Seal team buggy Prototypes and breaking them every weekend,...
I had heard and read something about that, seems I saw a pic of one with a .50 cal mounted on the roof? From what I recall, the frames were not robust enough and were prone to breakage.
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:02 PM
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All that is true. The specs kept changing, when we had one strong enough, it was too heavy and light enough wasn't strong enough. Finally .080" CRMO DOM tubing was accepted, then the drop tests ripped the 'chute attachment points out of the tubing at the toe of the welds.

It was a long, expensive process. The engine suppliers had it as rough as Chenowth.

In the end, 25 or so units were completed and delievered. I was deployed by that time, so all I got was pictures and a coffee mug, both long since lost.

I heard they were very successful and some are still in inventory. There were some video's of them in action, on you tube.

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