Build 3 - Scenic Solo (Camping On the Blue Ridge)

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Re: Build 3 - Scenic Solo (Camping On the Blue Ridge)

Postby Mark72 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:25 pm

John, I really like your lightweight build. I am curious about the tires you have on there. The size looks like a lawn mower tire. Do the wheel bearing stay cool? The small diameter of those tires make the bearings spin at a high rate of speed. Just curious.

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Re: Build 3 - Scenic Solo (Camping On the Blue Ridge)

Postby JeremiahO » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:00 pm

I am sorry this is off topic but where did you get those fenders on your first build (Scenic 1) I love them!
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Re: Build 3 - Scenic Solo (Camping On the Blue Ridge)

Postby john » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:47 pm

Mark72 wrote:John, I really like your lightweight build. I am curious about the tires you have on there. The size looks like a lawn mower tire. Do the wheel bearing stay cool? The small diameter of those tires make the bearings spin at a high rate of speed. Just curious.

Mark


They are 8" wheels for road use. The original wheels and tires were narrow but I upped them to the wider ones for aesthetics. Now I have two narrow spares.
Build I -- Scenic ---
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Build II -- Scenic II ---
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Build III -- Scenic Solo---
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=50324

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Re: Build 3 - Scenic Solo (Camping On the Blue Ridge)

Postby john » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:54 pm

JeremiahO wrote:I am sorry this is off topic but where did you get those fenders on your first build (Scenic 1) I love them!



I found them on Ebay. They had been cut to fit a different application, one with a curve. Being fiberglass, however, allowed me to reconstruct them and such that I could mount them to the side of my flat tear. That was all 6-8 years ago at this point.

Some of the hot rodder types might recognize what they were originally modeled after. Some 30's model truck is as close as I can get.
Build I -- Scenic ---
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8121727@N04/
Goto the Tear Build file

Build II -- Scenic II ---
viewtopic.php?t=29603

Build III -- Scenic Solo---
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=50324

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Re: Build 3 - Scenic Solo (Camping On the Blue Ridge)

Postby brx017 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:59 pm

Hey, Cool build. I noticed you were from Eden, NC... I'm about a hundred miles from you, in Taylorsville, NC. I was wondering where you sourced your aluminum sheeting from.

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Re: Build 3 - Scenic Solo (Camping On the Blue Ridge)

Postby dogscats » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:39 pm

You could not ask for better. HAS GREAT LOOKS . It's has the space for every thing you need to go camping. The first tear drop that looks fantasist with small wheels I have ever put my eyes on.
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