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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6285 on: May 10, 2017, 05:27:22 PM »
I know Doc's intelligent enough to have done it himself, but I also know he's wise enough to hand it off to someone else.

man, I hope the Colonel doesn't see that..... :roll:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6286 on: May 11, 2017, 12:03:53 AM »
Disguise the trailer to look and function as a deck?
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6287 on: May 11, 2017, 03:25:45 AM »
Nice work Chris. They say if you want it done right>>>>>>>>

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6288 on: May 11, 2017, 05:44:24 AM »
Jack said:  "...Disguise the trailer to look and function as a deck?"

A bar here did it -- sorta.  It's a popular live music venue that, during nice weather, has live outdoor music Friday evenings.  Complaints were made so the city enforced the zoning and told 'em they couldn't have a permanent outdoor stage.  Solution?

Build a stage and bolt wheels to either side - so that it COULD be moved to prove a point, but isn't really moveable.

Converse:  Build a trailer that can be parked solidly for deck-style use.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6289 on: May 11, 2017, 08:55:52 AM »
I HAVE actually used it as a rolling stage -



Disguise the trailer to look and function as a deck?

While Kate was born at night, she wasn't born last night . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6290 on: May 13, 2017, 11:50:44 AM »
As promised - http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,16649.0.html

I know there are a few sports racers out there who run Black Hawk Farms, Road America, Brainerd, Mid Ohio.  This would look GORGEOUS in YOUR back yard.  :wink:

Direct link . . .

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/tro/6130076249.html
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6291 on: May 13, 2017, 05:24:49 PM »
Jack said:  "...Disguise the trailer to look and function as a deck?"

A bar here did it -- sorta.  It's a popular live music venue that, during nice weather, has live outdoor music Friday evenings.  Complaints were made so the city enforced the zoning and told 'em they couldn't have a permanent outdoor stage.  Solution?

Build a stage and bolt wheels to either side - so that it COULD be moved to prove a point, but isn't really moveable.

Converse:  Build a trailer that can be parked solidly for deck-style use.

Q.E.D! :lol:

Ha!
My brother is a president of a regional YMCA. They have a thrift store and received a complaint from the local council made by a nearby resident about a shipping container they used for storage. (Turned out to be a council member involved in an effort to take over the tender on the local fitness complex that the YMCA had) My brother was telling a local builder about the problem, the builder had suffered the same problem when he was served with a notice for a "permanent structure without permit", he attached two wheels to it, solved.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6292 on: May 13, 2017, 10:56:03 PM »
Trailer will be sold in the blink of an eye, at that price... :-)

I'm sure you'll regret this later. :-(
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6293 on: May 13, 2017, 11:32:57 PM »
Chris, I'm sure you already considered this, but do you have the room to store the Midget on the trailer in the garage?

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6294 on: May 14, 2017, 12:23:30 AM »
Chris, I'm sure you already considered this, but do you have the room to store the Midget on the trailer in the garage?

  Don

My garage was built in 1928.  It's 208" from the wall to the garage door.  For context, if I leave the receiver on my F-150 - short bed, standard cab - the garage door doesn't close.

The trailer is longer than the truck.

Trailer will be sold in the blink of an eye, at that price... :-)

I'm sure you'll regret this later. :-(

It's a lot nicer looking now than when I bought it, but the previous owner had it on the market for about a year at the same price with no bites, and he knew everybody who raced SCCA in Wisconsin.

My regret is that I have to move the damned thing every time I mow the lawn.

This is an honest, good faith effort on my part to clear out the back yard.  I can always rent a trailer.
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6295 on: May 14, 2017, 10:51:26 AM »
All is good in the 'hood!

Just got off the phone with Dick Luening.  He's got a space for the trailer, and the occasional need of one.

http://www.mgbracing.com/

It stays with him, he uses it as necessary for his business and customers, and I grab it when I need to tow the Midget.

Best of all, Kate can unpack her bags . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6296 on: May 14, 2017, 11:04:46 AM »
That is a great solution, Chris!  :cheers:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6297 on: May 14, 2017, 11:08:01 AM »
That's perfect Chris. It should work well for everyone.  :-D :-D :-D :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6298 on: May 15, 2017, 12:35:22 AM »
Great! :-D
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6299 on: May 15, 2017, 07:38:26 AM »
Chris, now that you have a mutual solution, my comment is moot. I was going to say all that was needed to make your trailer suitable for nearly all LSR cars is another sheet of steel down the middle.

John