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Old 29th July 2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

While waiting for my SLC roller to be ready in early September, I can't help daydreaming about it. Then this Jalopnik article caught my eye:

Parking lot mechanic News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Jalopnik

My mind started wandering. In the comments section is a TD behind a Ford GT. I don't know if its a legit photo, a Photoshop, or a pic of a GT parked in front of an unattached trailer.

Could this be done without too much trouble?

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Old 29th July 2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

Sure John, the only problem is the hitch set-up to tow it.
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Old 29th July 2012, 04:46 PM   #3
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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

This is a Ford GT pulling a trailer

http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/sh...behind-trailer

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Old 29th July 2012, 05:52 PM   #4
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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

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Sure John, the only problem is the hitch set-up to tow it.
Jack, you have a firm grasp of the obvious! You have accurately rephrased my question! ;-)

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Old 29th July 2012, 05:59 PM   #5
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This is a Ford GT pulling a trailer

GT pull behind trailer
Perfect! Now I've got to remember what the back of a completed SLC looks like to see if this would be feasible.

Fran, if you're reading this, Tom and I would like to drive up again August 5th and 6th to see you and Brian Thomson, and maybe give you some more money...

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Old 29th July 2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

Hey how about a pick-bed ?
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Old 29th July 2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

I seem to recall Hershal used to tow a teardrop trailer he could sleep in behind his roaring forties
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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

This does look like Hershal's car and trailer. The colors look correct.
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Old 29th July 2012, 10:38 PM   #9
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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

WTF would you want to pull a trailer with a super car?
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Old 30th July 2012, 12:26 AM   #10
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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

Yah, I never understood why some would want to tow a trailer behind exotic cars. I guess if you wanted to do a long road trip but I dont think an exotic would be my first choice for that either.
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Old 30th July 2012, 02:08 AM   #11
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Yah, I never understood why some would want to tow a trailer behind exotic cars. I guess if you wanted to do a long road trip but I dont think an exotic would be my first choice for that either.
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Old 30th July 2012, 05:51 AM   #12
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WTF would you want to pull a trailer with a super car?
A fair question. Here's the scenario I'm envisioning, and keep in mind that this is idle daydreaming at this point:

I'm in a position now where I make my own hours, and can take off for long stretches if I choose. I imagine taking an extended trip, alone or with a friend, and seeing friends sprinkled around the country, always having plenty of clothes, books, laptop, and a comfortable bed to sleep on, with the ability to unhook the trailer in one minute and take a drive in areas with fun roads.

Power Tour is another obvious answer.

As an aside, I am already in the process of putting a 17' rollback on an N-series Isuzu truck to have a hauler for my SLC and other track vehicles to hit racetracks, so that's another option. (This vehicle has to fit in my garage, as where I live won't allow me to park a tow truck outside at my house.) But the Isuzu won't be much for sleeping in...

Maybe my idea of a teardrop camper for my SLC will turn out to be unrealistic, and I will have ended up "wasting" $3000 and a few weeks time building the thing. Except I have friends and relatives that would LOVE to hitch a little camper behind their econobox and see the country on the cheap. My daughter is in college and she is already asking if she could use it some summer.

Again, just daydreaming for now. But isn't that the first step for anything good?

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Old 30th July 2012, 08:38 AM   #13
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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

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Have Hoosiers, will travel!
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Old 30th July 2012, 09:07 AM   #14
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WTF would you want to pull a trailer with a super car?
So you can show off your premium rig in front of the neighbors:


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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

The pic posted of the tear drop trailer is in fact Hershal's and not a Photoshop. I remember when he posed it, exactly 8 years ago to the day, this Wednesday and the story can be found here:
Overnight Touring with a GT40

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Old 30th July 2012, 12:01 PM   #16
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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

There was also another person on here that towed a trailer on a "one lap" tour of USA

Details, Cannonball CAV


All about covering long distances overnight then doing track sessions each day.

He used the trailer for spares, slicks etc

Also in that thread is a couple of pictures of Hershalls caravan

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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

On page 1 of that post Buzz shows(with pics) how he hooked a trailer hitch to his GT40.

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Old 30th July 2012, 06:05 PM   #18
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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

See that is why I think having a trailer for a super car is a great idea, I am not sure that I would like it on a long trip, but to use for a track day hauler, that sounds like a great idea. Somewhere to keep spares, and tires etc. Not a bad idea if you ask me and besides how cool is it to see a trailer and super car pull up to the track with matching paint schemes?

Just my .02

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Old 30th July 2012, 09:10 PM   #19
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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

It would be fairly straight forward to fabricate a bolt-on hitch setup to the rear of the SL-C for a lightweight trailer/tire-hauler. Something that would tie in the two upright billet suspension supports and the lower crosstube. I wouldn't want to use the crossbar alone though.
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Re: Crazy idea for SLC: Teardrop trailer?

Be easier to buy a flatbed trailer and load the car and supplies onto it.
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