Sunday, October 4, 2015

Half Camper: 1975 Audi Fox Trailer

Building a custom trailer from half of an old car is a hit and miss game where the end result can be range from a fantastic BBQ to something straight from a horror movie.  This next feature is oddly well executed and looks like the perfect trailer for a classic Fox owner.  Find this 1975 Audi Fox Trailer offered for $400 in El Paso, TX.  Tip from Johnny.


This Fox based trailer might be as aerodynamic as a grandfather clock, but it looks surprisingly well executed.  The rear hatch and side doors open to reveal a flat area similar to the Fox with the rear seats folded flat, but it would be nice if the seats are still intact...not that you'd want to ride inside...perhaps if the front opened you could have a nice area to sit and eat while parked...but as is you could probably sleep in the back and haul a bunch of junk around.


If you need a bit of extra cargo space on trips but have a low, low budget and also like to have conversations with random strangers at gas stations, this could be the perfect solution.

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10 comments:

  1. True, this Fox trailer is nicely finished, I suspect it is too short to sleep in, since at 6ft tall, I can't even do that in the back of my 2003 Focus wagon.

    Here is a similar project, with even nicer finishing, and it would actually be (just) long enough to sleep in.

    [img]http://lyon2cvclub.free.fr/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=1720&sid=7dfdddeb89c0c8810b12813821b56b2e[/img]

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    1. Oops, I just read the ad for the Fox. It says the interior length is 5'11", so it would be sleepable for many folks. That is much monger than I imagined.

      I suppose my Focus might be sleepable, if I removed the rear seat squab (instead of folding it forward), and then moved the front seats ahead. If the economy keeps on like it is, maybe I will get a chance to test this out :-)

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  2. Aerodynamics are largely in the back, especially on a trailer like this. The angle to the back window makes it better than a regular cargo trailer. The tow vehicle is already pushing the air out of the way, and the trailer is living in the turbulence. If the tongue was shorter it'd be a bit better. Looks like it was attached to a Toyota PU with a squared off topper, and since it's not as big as that, this might actually improve the aerodynamics a hair.

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  3. Aerodynamics are largely in the back, especially on a trailer like this. The angle to the back window makes it better than a regular cargo trailer. The tow vehicle is already pushing the air out of the way, and the trailer is living in the turbulence. If the tongue was shorter it'd be a bit better. Looks like it was attached to a Toyota PU with a squared off topper, and since it's not as big as that, this might actually improve the aerodynamics a hair.

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  4. "I've got nothing to do today so I think I'll take the sawzall to that damn Audi that's sitting out back" Make me a trailer! Then saell it!

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  5. Maybe a local coyote will buy it to transport his "cargo" in style.

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  6. That is the better half of a fox

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  7. Maybe if a Camry driver tows it the trailer will be Grounded to the ground.

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    1. And I forgot to include the tip from Johnny part...! Sorry about that, fixed it above, keep the good tips coming!!
      -Vince
      DT Editor-in-Chief

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