Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Radius Teardrop Trailer..... A Few More Details

I have been working with Fusion 360 the last few days and have managed to get a few more details worked out on the design of my Radius teardrop trailer.  I wanted to get these images out to everyone to let you see what has been crawling around in my head for the past 20 years or more.
  I worked out some nice details with the tail lights and the rear hatch.  In the images below you will see what I am talking about.  The tail lights are from a 1959 Cadillac that I found online.  These I recessed or as the custom builders would say "Frenched" into the body and it looks very doable. Also just below the rear hatch is an insert molded into the body.  I think this will be a nice detail that will eliminate the need for an external handle on the hatch.  The hatch could also be electrically raised or lowered with this setup.  Another idea that would be pretty trick if I could pull it off. All the hardware.... lights, doors, windows, wheels, etc. I can purchase online so I could actually get this off the ground with the detail that you see here. Something to plan for anyway. 
  One last thing again that I have to make mention of is that the images here are all computer generated in Fusion 360 design software that is freely available from Autodesk.  I am quite impressed by the software and what I am able to design with it.  The fact that I can create images like these alone helps me better convey  what I have in my head and planning on building in the future.  Enjoy the images.


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