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    Red faceostfriesisch translations

    Hope it comes not to a big bang.
    I will do my very best to.
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    Develop fueltank

    Stop train device in both rear frame rails keep, besides, to the measure shown in the drawing of 5 mm. Tear four fastening holes.

    Bore four holes 10.5 mm by frame rail and prop fuel tank.

    Drill out bored holes in the frame rail only below on 18.0 mm.

    Use four fixing bolts from above.
    Distance shells from below start and screw on train device with four nuts.
    Pull nuts on 10 nm.

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    You accomplished a creative project that was well thought out and fabricated!
    Last edited by Lindsay; 08-28-2012 at 12:46 PM. Reason: Post #68 & #70 pictures now visible.

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    Go ahead, call me crazy

    Today I finished my special surprise front end treatment.

    Yup. I put propellers on it.

    I made them from two 16” wood propellers from the hobby shop and pivot shafts from a machine at work. I was going to have smaller propellers in all 4 holes with no lenses there at all, but the scale wasn’t right and it looked too “busy”. Bigger is always better, so I bought the biggest props the store had. No, sorry, they’re not motorized. I won’t be chewing up any pigeons as I’m driving down the road. I’ll show you how I made them in the next post.





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    ur nucking futs... jk

    but always good for a laugh
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    Quote Originally Posted by thescifiguy View Post
    Go ahead, call me crazy"
    Don't have to...You already said it..
    Last edited by wrench459; 08-27-2012 at 09:28 PM.

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    The rotating shaft assemblies from the machine at work had some weight to them and they were the minimum 7” long I needed to clear the top edge of the trailer. Sticking out so far, I needed to make sure that they were really fastened good and sturdy to handle road vibrations. Initially, I wasted a lot of time and thought on trying to mount them only to the fiberglass panel lense holes with no lenses in them at all, just flat discs with the shaft assemblies screwed to them. That just didn’t kick enough azz. So then I thought “ How about attaching them to the inner box/core and have them stick out the holes from there?”. But they weren’t long enough to do that. So I built up a base by stacking scrap pieces of wood until they came flush with the bulb-holding grounding plate behind the lense bezel. Okay, so far so good. Now, how am I gonna cut big holes in the brittle ancient lense/bezels without busting them into a million pieces. I had a bunch of different sized hole saws, but one snag and they’d bust the lenses for sure. So I tried running the drill and hole saw in reverse, so that the saw teeth wouldn’t dig in. That worked GREAT! The hole saws just melted and scratched their way through the plastic.

    The pics below show the cuts and what the stacked up wood blocks, lense/bezel, shaft, and propeller would look like if you could see them. I used giant screws and ¼” x 20 bolts to hold everything together good and solid. I could probably stand on those propeller shafts and not break them loose.




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    Pretty cool idea, how did you come up with that?

    Couple of machine guns and you'll be set.
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    you should have used 1 clockwise and 1 anticlockwise prop's to avoid torque steer
    you will need to add trim to keep it tracking straight now
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    Quote Originally Posted by baz View Post
    you should have used 1 clockwise and 1 anticlockwise prop's to avoid torque steer
    you will need to add trim to keep it tracking straight now
    I can't stop laughing. There is more than one crazy guy here (including myself). This is why I like this Forum.
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    I think you need to put an adapter on it so you can insert baseball cards in the wheels or props to make a machine gun sound.

    I can't wait until a NJ trooper see this and says "What the hell was that?"
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    Well, I guess it’s time to tally up the cost of this little project and thank all the people who gave me trailer technology info, parts and ideas. If I forget someone, please feel free to call me a dumbass knucklehead.

    First, there’s the guy who started this whole thing off, JLThunder, who debutted his trailer to us a few years back and it was such a hit that I shamelessly ripped off his idea. Thank you for all your wise advise and encouragement!

    I also received much needed advice from MiniCorvette69, Norbert, Gene, Randy, Lindsay, Opelnut, zook, and Mike Notigan and others who commented in this thread and the other one about using an Opel rear to make a trailer.

    I want to thank Gary for the trailer hitch, Jersey Dave for the propeller idea and donated lenses, Jambalaya who also donated lenses and ballbusts(Ha!), and yellaopelgt for a gas cap. I hope I didn’t forget anyone.

    Mostly, though, this project, and even my Red Baron car, wouldn’t have happened without the support of ALL OF YOU, the Opel Community! If I didn’t have you guys for an audience none of what I’ve done would ever of happened. Entertaining you guys is my primary motivation and I definitely wouldn’t have done any of this kooky stuff without your encouragement!

    Stop kissing everyone’s azz and tell us what it cost!

    These are rough numbers estimated to the low end and don’t include tax:

    $400 = Two fiberglass end panels
    $50 = 4'x8' sheet of galvanized steel
    $100 = ¾” pvc 4’x8’ structural panel
    $160 = Harbour Freight trailer
    $110 = Upgrade of the crappy Harbour Freight axle and hubs
    $250 = Maaco paint job
    $40 = Aluminum trim strips
    $75 = Assorted stainless bolts, screws, etc.
    $50 = Hobby shop
    $75 = Hitch and assorted parts
    $75 = Tarp top
    $100 = Money wasted on stuff and ideas that didn’t work

    Total of $1500, plus several hundred hours of working on it or thinking about the work on it.

    I hope you enjoyed it guys, I know I did!

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    Gordy;
    You need to look at this from one last angle, yes, you have a trailer, like Jeff has a trailer, but, (not to dizz Jeff's trailer) Jeff's is a "stock" trailer painted and customized with graphics and decals, yours is a total ground up custom, one-of-a-kind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thescifiguy View Post
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    First, there’s the guy who started this whole thing off, JLThunder, who debutted his trailer to us a few years back and it was such a hit that I shamelessly ripped off his idea. Thank you for all your wise advise and encouragement!

    I
    Quote Originally Posted by BQS4 View Post
    Gordy;
    You need to look at this from one last angle, yes, you have a trailer, like Jeff has a trailer, but, (not to dizz Jeff's trailer) Jeff's is a "stock" trailer painted and customized with graphics and decals, yours is a total ground up custom, one-of-a-kind...
    Gordon, Congrats. I'm glad I was the inspiration to your project. You have many hours of sweat equity in it and you came in under budget compared to my "stock" trailer. I have about $2000 invested in mine. BTW, I added the yellow LED turnsignals to the trailer so I didn't need one of those tail light converters. It only came with one set of Red tail lights.

    Gene, Remember, I know where you live Thank goodness you took me to that Southern BBQ place a few years ago otherwise I'd have to pay you a visit.
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    Heck of a job Gordon! Gotta give you props on your creativity. I'm nearing the end of a custom trailer build myself and can attest to the amount of time it takes to put something like this together. And it always costs more than you bargain for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RallyBob View Post
    Heck of a job Gordon! Gotta give you props on your creativity.
    HAHA .... I get it - "props"
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    perfect trailer exhaust pipes

    Gordon
    here are a link for make two perfect exhaust pipes for your trailer.
    I mean its only work for two days for all,when you need pvc-or pp-pipes
    Its match perfect with the boardweapons at the Fokker DR 1. Called Spandau MG,
    the german copy from the Maxim MG.
    Greetings Norbert

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    Congrats Gordon. It really turned out great!
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    Finishing touches

    Here’s a little update of the finishing touches to the Frankentrailer(my official name for it).

    First, to balance the look of the side marker area, I attached my Opel 100,000 kilometer badges that were languishing in my display cabinet where no one could see them. I put side marker lights on the back, so the badges were mounted in the same location up front. An ebay Opel vanity plate to fill the license plate area and jazz up the front panel finishes that up:



    Mudflaps! Got’em on the car, gotta have’em on the trailer. I shamelessly stole this idea from someone at Carlisle and used GT front emblems cocked at a jaunty angle. Red, of course:




    And now, by popular demand,………MACHINE GUN EXHAUST PIPES !!!!

    I used 3” PVC drain pipe, laid over a grid of 1” squares, and used a ¾” holesaw every other inch to make the cooling barrels. Home Depot 3” floor drain grills were a perfect flush fit for the ends and the circular pattern with crosshairs just begged me to buy them. I cut and filed out the center to accommodate 1” PVC pipe gun barrels. One grill cap at each end of the cooling barrels conveniently holds the gun barrels. The caps are glued in place in the back where you see them, while the front facing ones are held in place by through-bolting the cap, cooling barrel, and gun barrel with a single 4” bolt into an 3/16" thick aluminum plate that mounts the exhausts to the trailer. A second hidden bolt in the middle and inside the cooling barrels supplements the attachment of the pipes to the mounting plate. The last pic is from just a few minutes ago as I got done spray painting them. A little later today I’ll install the assembly and give ya pics.



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    soap bubble gun

    Hi Gordon
    It can shoot soap bubbles when you drive
    The barrels over the pond are also allready drilled.It looks like the mg in the link above
    Only the watertanks for shooting must installed.I wait for the airvents
    When it is perfect they should be shoot water near 12 meters

    Greetings
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    Quote Originally Posted by norbertone.gt371 View Post
    It can shoot soap bubbles when you drive?
    No, mine shoot beer!

    I'm going to leave it to you to make guns that work. 12 METERS!!!! Wow! You'll be able to put out Opel engine fires!

    Here they are installed. They look real good. No, I didn’t put gun sights with crosshairs on them. The last shot shows the interior lined with some brown conveyor belt stuff from work.




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