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Old 12-07-2012, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by terry gt View Post
I am off to Maui for a bit, then I will get the hitch project underway. First thing I need is a dead car so I can fit it up , and later rip the hitch out to test it .
Enjoy your trip. I'd like a hitch before the Minnesota cycling season starts in May, 2013.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:23 PM
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Guys...I have an '81 euro with the factory hitch. I'd sell it considering I have no interest in trailering anything. It's clean and actually very cool looking. It tucks up under nicely also. I am a bit concerned about what removing it will do to the value of my car....my car also came with a factory telephone.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:54 PM
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Car would make a good trailer
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:01 PM
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Very '50s Airstream..
Only if you tow it backwards....
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:25 PM
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:55 AM
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I am interested. Need to pull a motorcycle trailer.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by The Fixer View Post
I'd only tow with an auto 928.

It would be very cool to find a front end wrecked 928 and build a trailer out of the rear half of it, phone dial single axle, strip the paint, bare metal and clearcoated. Very '50s Airstream..

It would have it's w. axle still and take the turns with the tow 928 beautifully.
That had crossed my mind as well. I think the complication would be that the rear axle would be way to far back and you would end up with a lot of excess tongue weight (which the 928 can't handle). So to do it you would need to relocate the axle further forward. It would probably make more sense to remove all the original rear suspension anyway so you could drop the floor to increase the interior room. Also I thought it would be ideal to have a canvas enclosure to allow the rear hatch to be popped when in use as a camper.

Also you can disregard the function of the W. axle when used as a trainer. The axle needs fore and aft thrust at the wheels to function, and a free rolling trainer will not do this.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:58 PM
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:10 AM
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Do you have the ball to go with it? If so do you know what size it is? Mine has the 50mm ball which works with standard 2" trailers. Don't know what options where originally available, but would like a ball that works with 1 7/8" hitches too.
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I don't have the ball. Sorry.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:58 PM
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Simon-is your hitch like mine?
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:45 PM
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris33ad View Post
Simon-is your hitch like mine?
Yes, it is identical to yours.

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It would be cool, my factory manual states 550lbs tounge weight i think.? Moving the axle line is too complicated in terms of the body and fender well etc.

You would just have to keep it very short (stop just a few inches beyond the hatch hinge)

or modify your tow 928 rear suspension with air support which is very doable and cheap.

Did you have to point out that the W. axle wouldn't work?
It was such a cool image

Brake lights are already there, hatch opens offering tons of extra luggage space(make sure there is a hatch key with donor), would be neat, save a junker.
I hope someone does it.
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I would love to do it, but have so many things that would take priority; I doubt I’ll ever get around to it. Not sure how one would add air support to the rear of a 928, with the coil overs on the rear. I’ve seen bags that go inside coil springs and I've seen air shocks, but neither of these would be directly adaptable to the rear of a 928. Cutting it off I front of the hatch hinge seems pretty messy to me. If it were to be done it seems to me the logical thing to do would be to cut it at the firewall. The tongue section could then attach were the front frame rails currently are and then to finish off the trailer all you would need to do would be build a fairing to conceal the firewall. the tub would already be sealed as it currently is, with the exceptioin of havine to address a few areas where electrical and hoses pass through the tub.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:29 PM
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