mikewest

Speedster/race car trailer "Period stuff"

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I was trying to explain to my son in law what I wanted to build for a trailer to haul my race car.  I explained when I was a kid in my dads old car group there was a man Newt Sweet that had a teens Metz roadster and he hauled it everywhere  on a simple trailer with no bed , just 2 channels . It was just like this one with oversized wheels and tires and no springs. It worked great, was light and looked very cool and period. Today I found this shot and thought Id share it! I love the 37 Ford custom as well! I think these type trailers were quite common before trailers were mas produced like today.

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Tery Those are super as well! That last one is Mercedes I think WOW ...  I want to tow my rig with the Franklin service car. Im working on the chrome rails for the top of the box as we speak.

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The only car trailer I have... and I haven't used it in years, is made from an old garage lift. I added 2" T&G planks between the sides to give it a floor - made out of salvaged roofing from a semi-bomb-proof barracks at the old Quonsett Point Naval Ari Station. Years ago I helped a friend remove the engine from a 3 liter Bentley... it was delivered on the trailer, which my friend didn't have any place to keep, so he gave it to me.

 

 

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Hello Mike,

 

I forgot about your Franklin Pickup. Every time I see it I am just awe struck!

 

I am just visioning a trailer with matching wheels and those wonderful tail lights.

 

Best regards,

 

Terry

 

 

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12 hours ago, mikewest said:

What is known about the car out front??? What a STATEMENT THAT CAR MAKES!!

 

Here you go Mike.

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Yes the second pic in post #2 above does show the "truck" to be a Mercedes Benz as per the hood ornament , steering wheel , and hubcaps. Further close inspection shows the load being toted might well be the same make ! Hubcaps arouse suspicion.   - Carl 

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On 1/21/2018 at 6:11 PM, mikewest said:

Very interesting story, Its a great car , I love to see it in person.

 

I'm working on it Mike.  You know how long full restorations can take.

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What a great project!It looks pretty straight forward to me. I didn't think I was talking with the owner... smile. I hope to see it in person some day.  Thanks for reaching out! Mike  

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It looks to me the Right Guy is doing the job. I wasn't trying to minimize the work, In my mind it looked like you had what you needed in front of you  to make the car great  like it was when new. Im looking forward to seeing the progress!

 

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Hurry up! You bought that thing when I was a teenager, and I’m almost ready for social security!

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