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Homemade single wheel trailer - Coffin Style

Coffin trailer started as a thought and then I put it down on paper. Now it is in process of building.

Using 1x2 steel tubing for the frame.
2x2 steel tubing for the toung
Yokes and U joint from farm supply
Plan to skin it with pine.
building coil over shoks from old fork spring, 100# shock absorbers, and square tubing. Will cover it with bicycle tube to protect the shock seals.
using 10 inch scooter wheel
homemade swingarm that is hinged with brass bushings like the 70's hond swingarms were made.
Homemade VTX hitch from 1/2 plate. Welded it to the sub frame.










I had a few hours to work on the trailer. As you can see I am almost done with the frame. I need to finish out the swing arm. I need to find the correct size tubing and bushings that I should be able to get at the parts store. i will also have to make the spacers. I put this on the scales and it currently weighs just under 75 pounds. I am hoping to finish it out for a total of 140-150 range or possibly less.







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Very impressive.

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very cool. will you offset the tire mounting bracket? with a spacer on the non-rotor side of that wheel, the tire is off-center. might that cause a pull to one side, or uneven tire wear?

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This guy sells them made out of actual blemished coffins. Note the arm hanging out the back.


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This guy sells them made out of actual blemished coffins. Note the arm hanging out the back.


That was my first plan. I found a couple by placing a wanted ad on craigslist. I found one that was used for only $400.

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very cool. will you offset the tire mounting bracket? with a spacer on the non-rotor side of that wheel, the tire is off-center. might that cause a pull to one side, or uneven tire wear?

Yes I need to make new spacers. I originally made them and had it centered then I rebuilt the swing arm to a slightly different width so i need to make all new spacers for the swingarm and the wheel. This was just for the initil test

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That was my first plan. I found a couple by placing a wanted ad on craigslist. I found one that was used for only $400.
Used? that is just scary
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It look like easy to handle empty but if you put load in it ? In a tight area did it still easy to handle ?


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