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Pull behind trailers. by notwohorns
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I was thinking of getting a small pull behind trailer. I would like to see pictures of yours to get an ideal of what I should get. How do they pull, enough room?
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I made one like this with a harbor freight trailer. Harbor Freight is now selling their version.



http://www.harborfreight.co...g-trailer-66771.html

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I've always thought the small trailers pulled by motorcycles would be ideal for the Fiero. A mini pop-up camper.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf8KvwcRWTc

http://theusatrailerstore.c...trailers/solace.html
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for hauling or camping? I've always liked the old teardrop style camping trailers:
teardrop motorcycle trailer

you can get old style wood ones or newer/lighter aluminum ones

I just found some vids of the 2009 teardrod trailer meet:
Minden Nebraska 2009 Teardrop trailer meet

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Here is one I built back in 2005, sold it when I moved to KY.

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Originally posted by notwohorns:

I was thinking of getting a small pull behind trailer.
How do they pull, enough room?


Open trailer for hauling, closed, maybe a tent trailer? What's the purpose?

Any of the one purpose built to be towed by a small car or motorcycle would be light and tow well.
Many manufacturers mean there's a large variety of sizes and styles.





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Here is one I built back in 2005, sold it when I moved to KY.





Paul,

I would give serious $$$ for a recreation of your old trailer. A perfect travel compliment.

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Paul,

I would give serious $$$ for a recreation of your old trailer. A perfect travel compliment.

Will


Yeah, I wish I still had it... If I make it a habit to go to the LS Fest every year, then I will likely build another one (using 88 formula panels) so I can take another set of tire with me).

Building the fastback version isn't cheap - pretty much every GT body panel is used except the roof, doors skins and 1/4 panels. On the one pictured, I didn't keep any fiero structure in the center (just around the edges for panel mounting), so it was quite spacious inside:

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I’d like to make one of those someday. What did you do as far as the substructure; axel, suspension and what not?
Wondering what would be easier, making a trailer look like a Fiero or making a Fiero into a trailer??


 
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I’d like to make one of those someday. What did you do as far as the substructure; axel, suspension and what not?
Wondering what would be easier, making a trailer look like a Fiero or making a Fiero into a trailer??




I kept the perimeter structure so every panel attaches with the factory fastners in the factory location. Then I mounted this panel support structure to a 2x2 trailer frame and traler axle, then trimmed out the inside with 16ga sheet metal. So it was a hybrid of fiero structure and trailer frame.

Here are a few pics of the fiero structure:



If anyone wants a lot more pictures of the trailer build, I have them in 4 zipped files I can email you. So just PM me your email address if you want them.

This trailer was my inspiration and it was mostly fiero structure and very little trailer, but it doesn't have the storage capacity:

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Here are a few more fiero based trailers:




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hehehehe i own this trailer. course it still has the damage that was on it when delivered..........
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If anyone wants a lot more pictures of the trailer build, I have them in 4 zipped files I can email you. So just PM me your email address if you want them.


Yes please.
I’ve probably got all the extra Formula body panels in my garage to make one of those. All i need is the front frame structure and that might be coming soon too.
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For trailers like this, which is the best or most common way this is done? Trunk section added to front suspension, hood section added to cradle and strut towers, or body panels mounted on a pre-made trailer?
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Originally posted by Boostdreamer:

For trailers like this, which is the best or most common way this is done? Trunk section added to front suspension, hood section added to cradle and strut towers, or body panels mounted on a pre-made trailer?


I think there have only been 3 of these wedge trailers made, so I don't think there is a common or best approach to building one yet.

The red on grafted the whole front end to the rear trunk section after the front suspension. I think they also sectioned it down the center to make it narrower. One of the nice aspects of this style is you use the stock fiero suspension so its easy to find matching wheels and very little extra parts are needed besides the fiero parts. Since it kept a large portion of the fiero chassis, the panels attach like stock.

The red trailer was my inspiration for my trailer build, but I wanted to use the fastback panels and maximize the storage space. I used a trailer axle to free up storage space, but then finding matching wheels became a challenge (as the trailer had 5 x 4 1/2" pattern, had to find the same wheels in that pattern) and adapting FWD wheels to a trailer wheel flange was a little challenge as well. I kept enough of the outer fiero structure so the panels mounted like stock as well.

Russ544 made a white trailer like the red one and he used a slightly different approach as well.
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Ughh, what follows in this post is my opinion...

If you need to pull a trailer, buy a truck. Any truck. If you want to take your Fiero somewhere and need extra carrying capacity, buy a truck and then trailer the Fiero. If you cannot afford this option then maybe you need to rethink your choice of vehicle.

My opinion.
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Originally posted by lateFormula:

Ughh, what follows in this post is my opinion...

If you need to pull a trailer, buy a truck. Any truck. If you want to take your Fiero somewhere and need extra carrying capacity, buy a truck and then trailer the Fiero. If you cannot afford this option then maybe you need to rethink your choice of vehicle.

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Ughh, what follows in this post is my opinion...

If you need to pull a trailer, buy a truck. Any truck. If you want to take your Fiero somewhere and need extra carrying capacity, buy a truck and then trailer the Fiero. If you cannot afford this option then maybe you need to rethink your choice of vehicle.

My opinion.


You are entitled to your opinion.

Many of us who have built Fiero styled trailers do indeed have other means of transportation (including trucks). Most have built a Fiero styled trailer because we thought it would be cool. The same argument could be expanded to justify never driving a Fiero at all because there are much better cars out there for basic commuting or any other driving purpose, but there are some of us who still choose to daily drive a Fiero, because we want to, not because we have to.

I built my trailer to support taking my modified Fiero on the 2005 Hot Rod Power Tour for our honeymoon from WI to FL. Sure I could have easily trailered the Fiero (the other Fiero couple we traveled with did), or taken a more practical vehicle, but what fun is that. I would much rather road trip in a Fiero and the trailer allowed the wife to bring everything she though she needed for the 2 week trip. The Fiero that pulled it had a SBC/getrag with 282 whp and 317 wtq and 12" brakes on all 4 corners and was easily up to the task of pulling and stopping the trailer.

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I've been working on one that uses a bumperpad front and a fastback rear. My approach is mocking it up with the Fiero panels to get a mold so I can then make a fiberglass trailer from it. Then I will bolt that to a custom trailer frame with torsion stub axles with the same wheel bolt pattern as the Fiero. This will give me a lot of luggage space and a sepperate space for a built in ice chest, battery and generator .

Now if I can just have the time to finish it.

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Well quit makin so many cool items and finish the trailer! As far as trailering a fiero on a trip.....whats the point in owning one and road tripping if youre just gonna trailer it? You get a fiero cause you love driving it. Sometimes you want a little extra room so yoj make accomodations. And if you need extra space why not look good too?!
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You can buy a ready made frame with wheels from Harbor Freight for under $200, then build what you want on it or simply buy a rooftop carrier and bolt it on.
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My deal is that I've got a Fiero that will likely go to the scrap yard if I don't make a trailer out of it. To put it back on the road, it would need an engine, transaxle, interior, a rear clip, a rear bumper, new control arm bushings, and who knows how many little items on the punch list. I thought my step-son might like to work on it but he seems to have lost his interest in auto mechanics. I don't expect to be able to sell it at all. Who wants to come drag a 1987 space frame out of someone else's yard?

If I make a trailer, I'll get to do some auto body as I blend the front fenders into the rear clip. It will allow the old girl to remain useful. I will get to use some of my welding skills and I'll have a useful product that you don't see many of. Wouldn't that be rare! And at the end of my journey, I should be able to sell it fairly easily if I do a good job.
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Originally posted by NEVERDONE:

Well quit makin so many cool items and finish the trailer! As far as trailering a fiero on a trip.....whats the point in owning one and road tripping if youre just gonna trailer it? You get a fiero cause you love driving it. Sometimes you want a little extra room so yoj make accomodations. And if you need extra space why not look good too?!


Lol so true. Its not that I don't already have a trailer I just want a cooler one. As far a why I use a trailer and not a truck and trailer. I love driving my Fieros and it sure is nice to have the extra space, you don't even know its back there when driving. It looks cool to me another custom thing that sepperates it from the others. We always go shopping when we go the the shows and cruises and need the space most of he time. Oh and in case I win a big trophy at a show I can still take it home. That's why I designed my hidden hitch and put it on all my Fieros.

I've towed my Fieros from time to time in the past for one reason or another to the shows, but I would rather drive it and leave the truck and trailer at home.

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If you're talking camper type, I think this is the ultimate tear-drop style camper. It's made in Canada.
http://www.safaricondo.com/en/caravanes_R1713
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If you're talking camper type, I think this is the ultimate tear-drop style camper. It's made in Canada.
http://www.safaricondo.com/en/caravanes_R1713


Thats a huge teardrop! I've always wanted to build a teardrop trailer and take the Fiero on a long road trip
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fieroguru's trailer is what i like. awesome fiero trailer. i have a harbor freight trailer the i pull behind my honda goldwing motorcycle. thanks for all the help with my future build. i am down to one fiero know..an 88 red 5 speed gt/wingless. i sold a custom black 87 gt and an 85 gt custom . i have owned fiero's for 14 years. thank's everyone.
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