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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:45 pm 
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I think anybody that would tow a 356 in the Rockies with a VW bus would be crazy enough to push it with a tow bar. I like it!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:56 pm 
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How about this one, wish it was my day, it wasn't.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:15 am 
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Interestingly, I was going through old picture files and found the attached! (Please pardon the lack of proper rotation of them. I can't get the pdf versions to rotate!)

It was at a car show at Dunkle's back in the late 90s! Quite a set up!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:58 pm 
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Wayne Arny wrote:
Interestingly, I was going through old picture files and found the attached! (Please pardon the lack of proper rotation of them. I can't get the pdf versions to rotate!)

It was at a car show at Dunkle's back in the late 90s! Quite a set up!


Hi Wayne

That is Larry Markham's custom built trailer. It is still in use today. He just towed it up to the recent Emory Campout with the same 61 T5B Cab. Went from Somas, Ca to McMinnville, Or. and back.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:40 pm 
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My dad drove east from San Francisco to Boston in 1959 using a small utility trailer similar to what Pascal shows above. The hitch was a triangular affair that mounted to the transmission hoop, and then to the bumper mounts. These parts were around the back yard for many years. I admired the diamond tread Goodyear tires on the small trailer.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:42 pm 
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Hitches were out there.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:49 am 
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I wonder why the hood and doors on that red tow car in the picture of Adam’s have what looks like duct tape on them?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:22 am 
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Steve Harrison wrote:
I wonder why the hood and doors on that red tow car in the picture of Adam’s have what looks like duct tape on them?

The car was a rollover, but still ran and drove. So they rigged it to make it home from VA to CA, lots of hammering and tape. It was probably a fun ride home!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:39 am 
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Makes sense.

Hey,...didn’t Otto Mathe drag his fetzenflieger around with a Gmund?

(Now there’s an esoteric phrase of automobile idiosyncrotosity if I’ve ever heard one, haha.)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:44 am 
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Steve Harrison wrote:
Makes sense.

Hey,...didn’t Otto Mathe drag his fetzenflieger around with a Gmund?

(Now there’s an esoteric phrase of automobile idiosyncrotosity if I’ve ever heard one, haha.)


According to Weldon the buyer George Valerio came out to buy the cab and then made a deal for the Spyder too, they hustled and made the cab driveable and a tow vehicle in a couple of long days. I wish I had been around in those days, pick up a Spyder, you know, just cause....

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:50 am 
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Wayne Arny wrote:
Interestingly, I was going through old picture files and found the attached! (Please pardon the lack of proper rotation of them. I can't get the pdf versions to rotate!)

It was at a car show at Dunkle's back in the late 90s! Quite a set up!

Here you go Wayne.

Chuck


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:22 pm 
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Maybe it’s just me, but that red cab looks like a C to me. The front hood looks kind of “squarish”, looks like twin grills and the hubcaps look rather flat. Just sayin’...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:04 am 
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I used to tow my Lotus S7 with my 1962 356B 1600S Coupe from Boston to Bridgehampton to Bryar to Lime Rock in 1965--67. It meant full throttle in third going up some of those freeway hills but the temp gauge never got beyond half way. I've often wondered what it takes to get the temp gauge over to the red. I've still got the engine, and it was clean with everything in spec when I took it apart at 95K miles years ago. Since then it's got about 35K miles on it. My trailer hitch was a copy of the factory one.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:40 pm 
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The Great Jenks towed his motorcycle on a trailer behind his 356A using a transverse bracket with right angle arms extending into the rear bumper bracket openings. Photo on request from his book, Porsche 356

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:48 pm 
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The little Eriba Puck trailers weigh under 950 lbs loaded with gear so its not inconceivable. I towed mine all over the southeast with my diesel Land Rover.


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