Felixx's Superleggera - It is ROAD LEGAL!

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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby Sheddie » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:34 am

Well I had just sat down and you made me go back over to the shed and get the tape out.
Domestic trailer, ball to body = 1750, ball to axle = 3500, o/a = 4150.
TD, ball to body = 1250, ball to axle = 3500, o/a = 4250. Both tow and back nicely.
My boat trailer backs like a dream, but it is 5800 ball to centre of axles.
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby dales133 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:39 am

Sounds good to me mate. 1600 isn't as long as it sounds when you see it in place.
In fact I'm probably more like 1700 if you go to ball centre.
I was going to put it on the car for a look today but the wind is so strong I was scared it would tear my walls off
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby felixx » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:43 am

Frank - 9kg a side, 18kg total
so about 40lb. Can prob put another kg or 2 out but that is getting a bit close to the wind for my measurements / loose plan so far

In other news I go get my free trailer wreck tomorrow (has good springs, drawbar and the like on it. Current owner wants the axle hubs and stubs back, but thats OK I am making a new one of them)

Also has live plates ;)
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby dales133 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:58 am

Good score Felix that saved a bomb
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby Vedette » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:51 am

felixx wrote:Frank - 9kg a side, 18kg total
so about 40lb. Can prob put another kg or 2 out but that is getting a bit close to the wind for my measurements / loose plan so far

In other news I go get my free trailer wreck tomorrow (has good springs, drawbar and the like on it. Current owner wants the axle hubs and stubs back, but thats OK I am making a new one of them)

Also has live plates ;)

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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby Ned » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:34 pm

just to put in perspective as to why i thought 1.6m was long, by last trailer project was 1.5m from tow ball to axle. draw bar was 1/2 of that. Overall length from tow ball to tail lights was 2.5m and a bit over 4' wide + wheels

not the nicest for reversing, but its perfectly doable with a short wheel base car like the Starlet
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby dales133 » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:30 pm

Ned wrote:just to put in perspective as to why i thought 1.6m was long, by last trailer project was 1.5m from tow ball to axle. draw bar was 1/2 of that. Overall length from tow ball to tail lights was 2.5m and a bit over 4' wide + wheels

not the nicest for reversing, but its perfectly doable with a short wheel base car like the Starlet

Totaly, I've got a land crusier with a 4 inch lift so it's a real monger al to reverse anything so having the longer hitch looks and performs better with my vehicle.
For a small car like a starlet might be less practicle
Gotta love the old starlets.
I had one with a Japanese import 5k motor.
Went like the clappers the rear wheel drive 323s were good to
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby felixx » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:06 am

Back on topic!
Well I picked up this beast today:
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It looks a bit rough but has some nice softish springs, a new trailer hitch and it was free!

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I have styripped the springs already, I will wire brush and hit them with some spray on zinc

I also got 2 (8x4) sheets of polystyrene for free today so It was a gooood day :twisted:
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby felixx » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:15 pm

So I removed the trailer hitch as it was a good Trojan one

I removed the springs:
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gave em a polish up then a couple of coats of zinc primer and then some wheel paint as it is chop resistant. I added some grease between the leaves and ended up with this:
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My contact for hubs, stubs and u bolts fell thru so I ordered some good (more Trojan) hubs stubs and U bolts.
(axle will come together next week!)

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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby felixx » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:17 am

back making sparks tonight!
I go back to work in 10 days and really want the trailer to be legal by then:
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Well I got the frame finished short of the plate to bolt my coupling to. (I remembered I used the last of my 6mm plate to make a BBQ hotplate for my friend's portable BBQ. I will get some tomorrow!) :worship:

I will keep the trailer as a trailer for a few weeks to pick up a couple more things and do a dump run so my garage will be able to be TD Central!
In that time I will keep accumulating things like glue, wire, battery box, etc so that I can get the interior mocked up. Then 1st weekend in March I will lock myself in my garage with a case of cocacola, a pile of potato chips and not come out until my interior is sorted! (well until my wife needs me to change a nappy (diaper) or something! :cry:
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby dales133 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:25 am

Nice job Felix. If you go to a trailer shop you should be able to get a pre drilled plate you can just weld on.
I'd give you one but it's a bit of a swim
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby felixx » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:35 am

really? Awesome! That is neat!
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby dales133 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:40 am

Yea i got one with my treg hitch but it didn't suit my draw bar design.
Should fit yours by the look of things though. You've had some good scores and made some good progress.mines all but holted until this jobs finished then I'm straight back into 3 back to back renovations, I'd hoped to take 2 weeks or so off from new years but I can't pass up an almost 10,000 dollar job....In hindsight wish I'd never done it it's a nightmare
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby felixx » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:45 am

always the way mate
Thanks for the feedback I had never even held a welder before november!

I cannot believe I built a trailer from scratch!
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Re: Felixx's Superleggera

Postby dales133 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:50 am

Yea was a first for me too.
Need to take my wall and floors off to finish the sub floor and paint it
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