Trailer for use with Model T (build on my own)

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Velling, Germany on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 03:33 pm:

I builded a small trailer for use with my T. Made from a front axle and a lot of other T Parts. Selfmade wheels and so on. Building time 1 year (200 hours)

See pictures and a video on my website

www.ford-t.info

Translation available in 60 languages.

And here just 3 "appetizers":








Enjoy it

Michael Velling
Germany


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By EDGAR R MINNIE II on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 04:02 pm:

Very well done. I like it!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 04:17 pm:

Very nice!

The videos aren't playing for me. "An error occurred. Please try again later."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Dufault on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 04:59 pm:

Very good Michael !

Steve, it works now....

Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 05:16 pm:

Michael,

Great job! And just a reminder to anyone using the front axle for a trailer -- be sure to keep the correct spindle on the correct side. You want the outside wheel bearings to loosen as the trailer goes forward. So if you flip an already correctly assembled front axle around, you need to swap the spindles so the bearings do not tighten as you go down the road. It doesn't do it every time (if it did -- that would be easy for all of us to remember. But I've seen hubs spilt by the bearing being tightened onto the hub when the wrong spindle was used.

From memory - not as good as it once was. I think another alternative would be to use the Model A 1928-31 outer roller front wheel bearing. It is not threaded. (I would not recommend that for use on a car although some folks use those -- but on a lightly loaded trailer they should work fine.) I may have remembered that incorrectly -- so if someone knows for sure -- please chime in.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Zahorik on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 05:16 pm:

I like it! Have you weighed it? How easy is it to pull? The video's don't work for me either. I get the same as Steve. Anyway very nice.
Mike


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls, WI on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 05:39 pm:

Sehr gut. Es ist schön.

Video came through fine for me. I am sure others would like a picture of the trailer hitch you made.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tyrone Thomas - Topeka KS on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:24 pm:

Great trailer, love the rider.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Zahorik on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:28 pm:

Dave is showing off, speaking German. We were at GermanFEST yesterday and he couldn't help it.
Mike


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Greg Whaley, Georgetown Ontario Canada on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:30 pm:

Very nice!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls, WI on Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 09:24 pm:

Rob would have loved coming for the beer and brats and riding a Model T in the parade. Nebraskan's are welcome. Perhaps some day Michael can come to Milwaukee too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Velling, Germany on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:34 am:

Hi guys,

thanks a lot. All people have a look at Paul (the rider at the trailer). The newest is that Paul have a Budweiser can and drinks good american beer :-))) I will post some pictures the next time.

Maybe at another stay in the USA we will go to Milwaukee :-)

Michael


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Dufault on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:41 am:

Yes, Michael - more pictures, please - especially the hitch mechanism - trailer AND car.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Velling, Germany on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:12 pm:

If you like to see the hitch mechanism got to my website. There are all pictures:

Trailer:

http://www.penserjoch.com/velling/2014/bildergalerie/IrfanView/Anhaenger/anhaeng er.html


Hitch mechanism:

http://www.penserjoch.com/velling/2014/bildergalerie/IrfanView/AHK/ahk.html

The hitch is simply removable so that you only see it if the trailer is used. For that i turned the sparewheel holder 180 degrees.

If there are any questions....mail me :-)

Michael


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Dufault on Monday, July 28, 2014 - 02:13 pm:

Thank you !


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