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Take one BX estate and a MIG welder

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:shock:

Is that sh1te or not? I can't make up my mind.


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Hang on, I think it's sh1te
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I THINK I like it........but then again......I MAY be wrong! :?

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whys everybody posting messages twice?

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I don't know what happened there. :roll:
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I think it's sh1te, although I am toying with the idea of making a hydraulic car transporter using two bx rear subframes...
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Now THAT is a good idea. How would you supply pressure? Could you set up a drive from the wheels for the HP pump? You'd need a small manual pump to keep it up at a standstill or when parked. Wire an electric motor through the towbar electrics?

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Well. I was toying with the idea of suzi line and tapping a supply from the cars HP circuit, having a plug valve on the rear of the car to drive the trailor.

The other solution would be to use something like a C5 electric hp pump..

I duno, it's all in the planning stages at the mo, but I think a self levelling trailor would make towing a pleasure, and of course loading / unloading could be made easy by dropping the height!
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don't forget anti sink valves! That will save you some trouble and a half, although might look stupid when the car sinks and the trailer doesn't.

Isn't the height setting for the later XM's controlled electronically, in that there is no mechanical lever linked to the HC's? If thats the case then maybe you could link it to the normal BX lever in the car so that if you raise the BX the trailer raises too? :D

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na, shant bother with anti-sink valves, but yeah, XM's and CX's had solonoid controlled HC's, so I had intended to have a remote in the car to operate the level.

It's still in the planning process, a job for next summer when I've shifted some of the more pressing projects on the go at the mo, although I'm cracking through them, so maybe a job for the winter!
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Suppose you could swap the rear axle for a 405 and be without the BX unit altogether :?:
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

405 axles are awful, torsion bars.... so passe!

and they dont go up and doen, wheres the fun in that?!
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djoptix wrote:Now THAT is a good idea. How would you supply pressure?
Or you could graft on a C15 back subfeame as this chap has done... :wink:

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Or just use the rear arms and some clever strutwork to produce a low loading HP trailer. The pump will need to be electric so the trailer can be towed by other vehicles and RS have some good ones which look suitable..

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docchevron1472 wrote:NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

405 axles are awful, torsion bars.... so passe!

and they dont go up and down, wheres the fun in that?!
Cos it's a lot less farting about with electric pumps and stuff :twisted:
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