Teardrop Trailer

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Project by Juneaudave posted 01-11-2010 12:57 AM 100230 views 89 times favorited 72 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stripping the sides of the Teardrop trailer was alot of fun…and there are so many creative ways that you do it. I did a lot of searching and staring a a blank piece of plywood before deciding. I found inspiration and ideas, for instance, looking through collectable cars magazines. While one might not recognize them…there’s a little bit of a 57 Chev in the fins, and I looked real hard at some old Pontiacs, Buicks and Fords.

The Yin and Yang of this trailer is the use of many contrasting woods…starting with purple heart to anchor the bottom, the main body with western red cedar, and accents of ash and alaska yellow cedar.
When doing a stripper design, you want to make sure that you preserve the long sweeping lines of full strips running front to back. That adds style and makes the shape flow.

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#1 posted 01-11-2010 12:58 AM

Very nice!!!

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#2 posted 01-11-2010 01:04 AM

that´s a buty
well done

thank´s for sharing


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#3 posted 01-11-2010 01:08 AM

That looks great!
Did you make the trailer?

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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#4 posted 01-11-2010 01:15 AM

All that comes to mind is WOW!!!!!

-- Tim - Austin, TX

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#5 posted 01-11-2010 01:46 AM

Looks very good, like Bob I would like to know if built or bought the frame. Nice work on a tough job.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#6 posted 01-11-2010 01:48 AM

Super cool !!!

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#7 posted 01-11-2010 01:52 AM

Yes, definitely WOW!

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#8 posted 01-11-2010 01:56 AM

Do you have anymore pics on yhe construction? JIM

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#9 posted 01-11-2010 02:10 AM

That is awesome!! Would love to see the inside.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#10 posted 01-11-2010 02:21 AM

Super Nice Dave! Absolutely fantastic. Details, we want details.

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#11 posted 01-11-2010 02:23 AM

One of the nicest tear drops I have seen! Do you have any idea as to the final weight?

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#12 posted 01-11-2010 02:43 AM

AWESOME! Any photos of the interior?

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#13 posted 01-11-2010 02:44 AM

One of a kind, great job.

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#14 posted 01-11-2010 02:46 AM

So retro, wunderbar

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#15 posted 01-11-2010 03:01 AM

Thanks all…it was fun to build!!!

Rick and Bill…I ordered the 2000# Dexter torsion axle and welded the trailer myself. The 5’x9’ frame is built from 1/8” – 2” box steel. The jacks, coupler and parts are Fulton.

Jim and all…There are some pics of the construction at the build website The trailer is fiberglassed and then shot with Dupont Chromaclear auto clear for UV.

Steve…The trailer is definately overweight and overbuilt…so it porks out at about 1200 dry with 125# tongue weight. But it pulls fine behind a Honda Element rated at 1500#s.

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