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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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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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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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Looking to put together a trailer/rig myself.  I have a trailer I'm doing now but it will be more for long distance towing (say 1000 miles plus one way) and all enclosed so it can double as a garage.  For closer trips I plan on putting a hitch on the '38 zephyr sedan and constructing a light weight basic trailer out of a discarded aluminum boat trailer.  With this I will be able to tow the speedster I am building or my Mom's.

 

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