Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Double-decker car hauler

MM has been a mighty busy boy, working out an engineering design for a double-decker car hauler that will haul both the ATV and the “toad” (our car) behind the moho (mainly…it could also be pulled by a truck, of course.  Be prepared!).

This particular trailer (that he already owned) didn’t quite work, so he went back to the drawing board and figured some more.

Dick, 4 wheeler trailer

And back to online shopping, where he found a trailer in Atlanta that he could easily modify. 

First, he had it sandblasted by a local guy to rid it of salt and rust:

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Then, MM welded on some more braces, added a tool box, and then painted it all over with black gunk (a rust preventative):

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This guy hates, HATES, to paint, but it was a necessary step for rust prevention.  Git-er-done!

He made the upper rack for the ATV…and more painting:

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Here is the mostly finished product, ready to use whenever we need to haul both items!

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Ramps attach to the back end to drive up onto the bed, but they were still wet and drying up at the shop after having the gunk applied, so they aren’t shown.  They store somewhere (I think he said UNDER the trailer.  Anyway, he has it all figured out.  At last.

MM’s happy. 

His hands are still speckled with black gunk.

Did I mention he HATES to paint?

Happy trailering, honey!  Good job.

6 comments:

Sandee said...

There's no doubt that MM can do anything. He does it all the time. We're all used to it too.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to the babies. ♥♥♥

Haley D. said...

Tell him that I would be even more impressed if that trailer only had one axle to save on the tolls! LOL I can't wait to see this contraption in action. Now where will he store it in WPB? I am sure there are a few friends who would be honored to have it gracing their shops.

Joy said...

MM is mighty clever. I'm not real sure how this works but I'm sure it will. :-)

Barbaclaus said...

He's one handy dandy fella, for sure! So what are you caling this contraption? ...how about the Toad Stool?

Carry on. big hugs xoxo

Jean(ie) said...

Score! Handy guys rule! Good job! (we hate painting too!)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

That is one smart guy you have there honey! See you soon!

Smiles, bee
xoxo