karnyman
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Wednesday, December 15, 2004 3:31:13 PM
Looking for info and pictures of different ones as we are purchasing a ride this winter and a trabant/casino is one of the rides we r considering. Remember seeing pictures of Hoffas all refurbed and am interested in doing something along the same lines. What are the times like for set-up and tear-down. Also any tips for things to watch out for would be appreciated
alibiguyny
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 5:57:36 PM
ask joe fritz he has one he has been refabing.
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Carnie_Joe930
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 6:21:16 PM
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karnyman Posted - 12/15/2004 : 3:31:13 PM

What are the times like for set-up and tear-down. Also any tips for things to watch out for would be appreciated


karnyman....e-mail me with your phone #, and I'll be glad to help you out. Joey Fritz
Rkey2000
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 7:32:49 PM
If you hump it on a trabant and the ride is racked decent you can teardown a trabant in 2.5 hours. It's a simple ride and easy to up and down. I never had to bust it setting one up but four hours is about right. Because you got the trailer and the floor to level and set. I did one for three seasons, it was easy money.
Carnie_Joe930
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 9:14:24 PM
Mine takes about 3.5hrs up and 2.5hrs down.....with only 2 guys at a "la-di-da" pace. But it's been totally re-racked. No more platform halves to lift, air ratchet on the seats, that monstrosity of a scenery/fence rack gone, doghouse instead of front platform, stairs narrowed and welded together, etc.
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Thursday, December 16, 2004 12:43:20 AM
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Rkey2000
Thursday, December 16, 2004 8:00:11 AM
Hey Carnie Joe. What do you mean when you say, that monstrosity of a scenery/fence rack gone? Did you dump the panels and go to canvas?
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Thursday, December 16, 2004 2:31:53 PM
Somebody told me that there is a place on the frame that cracks & Chance wont do anything about it. Also it wouldnt pass any inspections if it was cracked. I dont really know much about them but I thought I should pass it along in case its true.
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Thursday, December 16, 2004 9:31:58 PM
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Rkey2000 Posted - 12/16/2004 : 08:00:11 AM

Hey Carnie Joe. What do you mean when you say, that monstrosity of a scenery/fence rack gone? Did you dump the panels and go to canvas?


Nope, still use them. I moved the rear part of the rack back to the fence and made it permanent to the trailer. The front part of the rack drops into two trailer hitch receivers that I welded into the trailer frame, thus eliminating the large bottom section.
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Greg Posted - 12/16/2004 : 2:31:53 PM

Somebody told me that there is a place on the frame that cracks & Chance wont do anything about it. Also it wouldnt pass any inspections if it was cracked. I dont really know much about them but I thought I should pass it along in case its true.


The older Trabant had frames made from square tubing. These were always cracking. I don't know of any problem with the "newer" version cracking. They're made from manufactured I-beam. There was a problem with the bearing area cracking on older Trabants. An upgrade was added with extra gusset plates in the center bearing area.
Rkey2000
Friday, December 17, 2004 6:28:27 AM
Carnie Joe I think I know what your saying but I'd have to see a picture. You must have a newer one, with the dog house mounted on it permanent.
I ran a 1968 Chance and the only cracks we developed were on the top surface of the boom. We welded them and that was the end of the problem. The ride inspectors had no problem with this fix either. We also had some problems where you clip the rim irons to the sweeps.The doubles where the two rim irons join had to much slop between the irons and the sweep, and the clips were always bending up and falling out. To fix this we drilled through the rim iron and sweep end and bolted the rim iron to the sweep in addition to clipping it to the sweep. This stiffened every thing up where the rim irons joined together. And got rid of all that clickity clack sound you get when it was running from the pins working in the titties on the rim irons.
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