Motor Car Trailer
So how do we get these motor cars around? A small trailer is sufficient for carrying one car. Here's a photo of the one that I had built. My priorities in having a trailer built were: (1) It should be as low as possible, to minimize wind resistance when towing a car with a cab, (2) It should have full-size wheels, so that I could tow at speed over long distances without worrying about a tire blowing (note-a drop axle helps meet #1 and #2), and (3) It should be multi-purpose, hence it's a flat bed made of 3/4 inch wolmanized plywood. The "rails" on it are 2 x 6 inch wood with stops where the weight distribution was ideal. Ramps are 2 x 12 inch wood with L angle steel strengthening. There's a hand-winch and a couple of ex-Army ammunition boxes for storage of extra lamps, lens plus other odds and ends. The car is chained down at front and back when in position.
For a couple more photos, click here for a front view or here for a rear view.
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Last Edited 20 December, 2002