Old Volkswagens- hauling right! - Page 9 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-09-2012, 02:23 PM   #113
Senior Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 1984 13' UHaul
Louisiana
Posts: 543
Registry
Photoshop?
__________________

__________________
itlives is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 03:29 PM   #114
Senior Member
 
Name: Dave
Trailer: Bigfoot 25 RB and Bigfoot 21RB
British Columbia
Posts: 1,143
Just using European Tow ratings!

Actually it may well BE photoshopped, but it is completely do-able in the real world. No idea why someone would WANT TO do it, but....
__________________

__________________
BCDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2012, 02:02 PM   #115
Senior Member
 
CliveAlive's Avatar
 
Name: Clive
Trailer: Boler American #3104
Florida
Posts: 562
Registry
This one was hauling pretty good
Attached Thumbnails
2012 Sebring 075.jpg  
__________________
CliveAlive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2012, 02:33 PM   #116
Senior Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 1984 13' UHaul
Louisiana
Posts: 543
Registry
The only trouble is, my campgrounds are more than 1/4 mile away!
__________________
itlives is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 08:58 AM   #117
Senior Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 1984 13' UHaul
Louisiana
Posts: 543
Registry
Hey all, I'm updating this thread to include a link to my engine conversion. The little VW engine just won't be enough for a tow vehicle for my Trill.
I found a 2.3L Ford Mustang engine which will almost double my horse power.
I found a later bus transmission which let me travel 65-70 MPH.

Several people expressed interest in following this ongoing project, so here's some pics and a link.

BTW- my brakes work great with the Prodigy brake controller!
Link- 2.3 L into 1971 VW single cab - The Ranger Station Forums
Pics (from the link)
This shows my friend (in thinking pose- LOL), the engine and the hole we cut in the bed for easy access to the engine.

This is the engine lid-

The bar under the engine is a 914 Porsche engine mount (I think). We cut it and flipped the ends around, re-welded it to fit the truck's original engine mounts.

Here is my radiator which will be mounted like you see it - under the truck between the frame rails. I got the radiator set -up from two different junk-yard Mercedes. New- over $400, cost $64!

More to come - in the link... Mike
__________________
itlives is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 12:15 PM   #118
Member
 
Name: Rick
Trailer: 13 ft U-Haul
Ohio
Posts: 54
Cool!!!! Keep it coming!
__________________
RICK H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #119
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,530
Registry
We are also watching this. The single cab is just waiting in the garage.

CindyL
__________________
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 08:15 AM   #120
Senior Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 1984 13' UHaul
Louisiana
Posts: 543
Registry
Hey Rick and Cindy! I knew you two would chime in if anybody did!
We finished the engine "hanger" yesterday. I could hang a HUGE V-8 from it. It's kind of over-built ;-)
Maybe not as over-built as your hitch, Rick, But it will work . We can tie it into the bumper hitch to help it out, too. I'll put up a pic later.
__________________
itlives is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 08:49 AM   #121
Senior Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 1984 13' UHaul
Louisiana
Posts: 543
Registry



AND, DONE!
__________________
itlives is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 09:41 AM   #122
MC1
Senior Member
 
MC1's Avatar
 
Name: Wayne
Trailer: Nest fan, Airstream Sold
Ontario
Posts: 2,006
Mike, an interesting project for sure.

Back in my youth me and my pal also liked to play with the bugs too. Never did get a hitch put on them but they were great for tent camping.
Attached Thumbnails
Trike.JPG   trikes.jpg  

__________________
MC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 09:55 AM   #123
Senior Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 1984 13' UHaul
Louisiana
Posts: 543
Registry
Hey MC1, we've got three VW powered trikes in our local VW club.
We've only got one single cab - MINE !

MY friend has a 2.8 Chevy engine in his '73 Adventurewagon. He's the brains behind this project - but I'm a fast learner! I learned all I really need is a better welder!
__________________
itlives is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 10:03 AM   #124
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,530
Registry
We are the only SC in our club too. Someday it might run.

We are the only Eurovan too. It is with our Uhaul at Mt. Rushmore right now.

CindyL
__________________
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 10:19 AM   #125
Senior Member
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: 1984 13' UHaul
Louisiana
Posts: 543
Registry
The question is, are YOU with the U-Hail and Eurovan?
Cool trip if you are!
__________________
itlives is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2012, 07:02 PM   #126
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,530
Registry
Yes, sitting in the Uhaul with the Eurovan cooling off from its trip around the Needles Highway. We went to Wind Cave and Crazy Horse (our absolute favorite!) yesterday and Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park today. Saw a Scamp at Mt. Rushmore. Heading home tomorrow.

CindyL
__________________

__________________
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This is an RV Hauling Referral Michele B Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 0 07-08-2010 03:24 PM
hauling generator on Scamp 13 Dale T. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 04-21-2010 11:04 PM
Hauling with a Subaru Gerry Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 32 07-03-2007 12:49 PM
Hauling a Scamp Legacy Posts Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 32 02-22-2003 03:14 PM
Best vehicle for hauling Scamp Legacy Posts Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 17 01-20-2003 09:17 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.