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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rrivera1833 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar. 2011 at 7:48pm
Finally got some work done on the Bantam.



















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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Longhunter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar. 2011 at 7:18am
First class work!!
I like your whole set-up. Especially the box on the tongue.
 
Will you be keeping your Bantam in a garage when finished or will it stay out in the weather?
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rrivera1833 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar. 2011 at 7:43am
Thanks Longhunter

I keep it inside most of the time, pull it out when I need to do some major work on the jeep ( it's a one car garage).  I can do just about everything I need to on the jeep with both of them in the garage (benefits of a small vehicle :)


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Very close to being done, missing some Velcro and a few snaps, ran out and I they had no more in the store :(






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Night0wl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar. 2011 at 2:52pm
I know you said you wanted to make this a camping trailer....
Have you pulled it yet with the top on it?  How does it do with the drag or wind?
Do you pan on hauling it with the top off and then putting it up at the camp site?
Just curious about the top and stability.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rrivera1833 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar. 2011 at 3:38pm
Valid concern
   The skeleton of the top  is very sturdy.  When I grabbed any part of the skeleton with the top off and shook, pulled, or lifted it, the top did not move independently of the body, the springs were the only thing moving that I could discern.
   I am also thinking that it won't be getting very much drag on the top since it will mostly be cut by the tow vehicle .  
   The only way to tell what will happen is by road testing it.  We use high back hummers on a regular basis at work and I would put the strength and stability of my top up with them.  That was one of the things that gave me this idea.
   I will be doing a test run with it tomorrow and will let you know how it goes (keep your finger crossed)
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Anyone interested in the chains I pulled off the Bantam, they looked original.  I don't need them but don't want to throw them away.  One looks perfect, the other is missing part of the S.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote canorisa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar. 2011 at 9:13pm
Robert:

How much would shipping be to Murrieta, CA  92562?  Let me know.

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So.............. Took her on the maiden voyage, didn't go so well, the front window kept getting blown open and that just wont work, makes it like a sail  Unhappy

Maiden Voyage


Plan B, change 22, I made a cover for the front to keep out the rain and air.


Took it down about 20 miles to see All4jpn and pick up a roll bar from him.  Had no problems, got her up to just under 60mph   Smile


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"Plan B,  Change 22".  LOL
Looks really good, Riv.!!!  Clap
Congrats on a successful (2nd) maiden voyage!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rrivera1833 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar. 2011 at 8:34pm
Thanks Kilroy, still have lots to do, but I have to put a hold on it with training getting ready to ramp up here in the next two weeks.  

Probably wont be able to start again until the end of the year, very depressing.
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     ---- Thanks for the warning about the top strength, I was more cautious during my first trip, and wasn't as perturbed as I think I would have been at the results.  Thanks for the heads up.
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No forward vision on my part.  I just thought that there was a lot of area that may create drag. 
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If not Joel take the chains, I will gladly take them
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Roger, I am actually sending them to him today, sorry bout that.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jeepinkyle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Mar. 2011 at 6:26am
did i miss it but what size are the tires? i run 32's on the tow vehicle and was wondering if they would fit without SOA or mods

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Those are 31".  I have no lift and the trailer sits on original springs, don't think I would be able to go any bigger without any mods.
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