Hello from Riverside California

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Hello from Riverside California

Postby OBDGUY » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:36 am

Hi to all from Cali. David here, I began building my teardrop a year ago by demolishing an old DIY teardrop I bought. The only salvagable part was the trailer. I've done some modifying and welding to prepare for my creation. This is where I am as of 1/31/2020. The trailer has been widened, rust eliminated inside and out, sealed, painted, axle over spring conversion, new tires, and bearings.
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Re: Hello from Riverside California

Postby Sparksalot » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:24 pm

Nice foundation to start with. What are you thinking about for the cabin style?
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Re: Hello from Riverside California

Postby OBDGUY » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:33 pm

Its going to be fashioned after this guys design. My trailer is longer and wider so there will be fundamental differences, but you get the idea. I purchased his plans which are simply guidelines rather than detailed diagrams. It gives me an idea on how to build it while giving me the ability to modify it to meet my needs.
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Re: Hello from Riverside California

Postby Sparksalot » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:39 am

That’s cool! I might lean that direction if i were building now.

Be sure you check out the design library links at the top of the page here too. Many ideas you can merge into your project.
Done? Surely you jest. A teardrop is never "done".

The Compass Rose build thread: viewtopic.php?t=23213

Inspiration: http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm

It's got a cop motor, a 5.3 LS plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. ~ Elwood Blues
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Re: Hello from Riverside California

Postby Cikan Vuz » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:18 pm

Hi from Winchester, CA. I am new here too. I grew up in Riverside, but that was a loonnnggg time ago, when the town was still rural, a mile wide and 10 miles long.
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Re: Hello from Riverside California

Postby OBDGUY » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:55 pm

I'm in Menifee so we're not so far away. Tomorrow my plywood arrives and the official build begins. I'll be periodically posting progress pictures and I'd appreciate suggestions, tips, advice and responses. Keep it light please this is my first build and I'm a sensitive guy. :oops: :cry:
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Re: Hello from Riverside California

Postby Ron Dickey » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:21 pm

how is the build coming. Start over to build journal and we will help you along the way.

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Re: Hello from Riverside California

Postby Ron Dickey » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:27 pm

also join Tearjerkers. go to top and click on TD Friendly Websites. there are tons of TD owners down there. We all belong to several forums.
also was just told about pinterest teardrop trailers the more pictures the :beer: :wine: :thumbsup: marrier

give us lots of pictures as you go so we can help with the hard stuff.

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Re: Hello from Riverside California

Postby Vtec44 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:35 pm

Welcome! I'm in Big Bear and Rancho Cucamonga :)
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