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GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
11/22/12 6:54 a.m.

Saw this on the way to work this morning:

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https://i.minus.com/jba8sBoYFuUTT7.jpg

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk Dork
11/22/12 7:14 a.m.

I can't tell what brand of truck the box came from.

Ian F
Ian F PowerDork
11/22/12 7:17 a.m.

Looks like a 60's flareside GM bed, but hard to tell.

This amuses you why? These kind of trailers have been around for decades.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
11/22/12 7:17 a.m.

Land Rover Defender:

I guess I thought it was funny because from directly behind it really looked like a Defender, I couldn't see the L200 towing it.

Also for those who didn't get the joke:

Ian F
Ian F PowerDork
11/22/12 7:27 a.m.

Ah. Ok, makes more sense now.

Forgive me... I'm procrastinating on digging the E30 out of the back yard... and in a less than amused mood.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
11/22/12 7:51 a.m.

That's the Urpeen version of the most common Southern trailers. Honestly, I have seen some SCARY homebuilt pickup bed trailers down here. Some of them look like the tongue was made of electrical conduit.

Lesley
Lesley PowerDork
11/22/12 9:13 a.m.

Yeah, last time I was down your way, I saw a guy with a freaking LOG for a front bumper, bark and all.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
11/22/12 9:23 a.m.
Lesley wrote: Yeah, last time I was down your way, I saw a guy with a freaking LOG for a front bumper, bark and all.

Was his license plate nailed on or was the number carved into the log?

DoctorBlade
DoctorBlade SuperDork
11/22/12 11:59 a.m.

I've seen homebuilt trailers like that for eons. Yes, I live in redneck central. Most are good enough for what they do.

SillyImportRacer
SillyImportRacer HalfDork
11/22/12 12:28 p.m.

I so want to make one out of a 79ish Chev w/ a lift to match my K10.

Edited for stupid predictive text.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
11/22/12 12:42 p.m.

I think it would be best to make one from the same model pickup that you tow with

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
11/22/12 2:14 p.m.

Hey look I found some! Behold, the two-assed pickup:

Works with turtle tops too:

fast_eddie_72
fast_eddie_72 UltraDork
11/22/12 2:50 p.m.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
11/22/12 3:33 p.m.

My God, that car has three asses! What a work of genius!

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
11/22/12 7:21 p.m.
fast_eddie_72 wrote:

Brilliant

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
11/22/12 7:24 p.m.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
11/22/12 7:58 p.m.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon MegaDork
11/22/12 8:06 p.m.
Lesley wrote: Yeah, last time I was down your way, I saw a guy with a freaking LOG for a front bumper, bark and all.

Shucks, they all start that way. He just wadn't threw whittlin' yet.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo UberDork
11/22/12 8:09 p.m.
GameboyRMH wrote:

WANT!

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle New Reader
11/22/12 9:10 p.m.

I saw 1.5 Chevy Astros yesterday, same idea. Looked pretty useful.

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic HalfDork
11/22/12 9:35 p.m.

Its a cheap and easy way to make a very heavy duty trailer. You just fold the frame horns of the now cab, drive train, and front suspensionless truck to an A shape by cutting and welding and weld on a hitch, wire the lights to a plug, weld on some safety chains and done.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg UltimaDork
11/22/12 11:18 p.m.

OK now I need a photoshop idea done, 1st gen RX7 tail to tail, retain the wheelarch on the back half.

Jay
Jay UltraDork
11/23/12 1:09 a.m.

This is absurdly common in Eastern Europe. I blame the fact that anyone who has a communist-era car that runs inevitably has four more that don't in his backyard.

( ^^ Also, if this rig ever reaches 80 km/h, I will eat my shoes in spaghetti sauce.)

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH PowerDork
11/23/12 6:59 a.m.
aussiesmg wrote: OK now I need a photoshop idea done, 1st gen RX7 tail to tail, retain the wheelarch on the back half.

Here you go:

After photoshopping (Actually GIMPing) that I can tell you it would take A LOT of fab work. Not just sawzall in half & weld together.

petegossett
petegossett UltraDork
11/23/12 6:59 a.m.

In reply to Jay:

It looks like the driver had to stop and gather his/her nerves before attempting to negotiate the roundabout. :D

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