[WIP] Trailmobile SuperVan 90

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[WIP] Trailmobile SuperVan 90

#1 Post by Smarty » 23 Apr 2017 21:59

This is something I started after my surgery last month; The painkillers were potent enough that I didn't want to work on anything important. :lol:

The SuperVan 90 is a Canadian Trailmobile model that was made in the Brampton, ON plant. I think it was produced mostly in the mid-late 80's, but it's extremely hard to find much information beyond when the trademark was filed, updated and expired. Maritime Ontario had a few in their fleet, and from my limited research it looks like a few outfits in Quebec had some as well. I have no idea what, specifically, separated it from the Van 80 series, but I look forward to finding out some day.

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In addition to the 1+2 configuration shown, I'm also doing a tridem on 72" centers. I'm going full Canuck on this one. ;)

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#2 Post by andrei383 » 23 Apr 2017 22:51

If its anything like your other work, this will be a great trailer! Gonna watch this for sure! :mrgreen:

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#3 Post by ShirBlackspots » 23 Apr 2017 22:51

What about also a dual axle one as well?
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#4 Post by Smarty » 23 Apr 2017 22:59

I'm considering it, but for now I want to focus on the 1+2. It should be pretty unique among the current selection of van trailer mods. ;)

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#5 Post by TruckSimChris » 24 Apr 2017 02:05

Ooooo Caaaanaaaadaaaa! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Been hoping to see some trailers with Canadian configurations from you. Just throwing an idea out there, but is there any chance in the (distant) future that you'll consider making a trailer (perhaps not this one, I'm speaking in general) with either 1+3, 1+1+3 or 1+3+1 configurations like I see in Ontario? Those trailers look awesome! :D
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#6 Post by Smarty » 24 Apr 2017 02:51

I do have plans for a SPIF 3 (1+3) although it's a little more on the French Canuck end of the spectrum... I'll reveal more in due course. :)

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#7 Post by TruckSimChris » 24 Apr 2017 03:40

Cool! :D

I've been following a guy on Flickr named Isaiah who posts Ontario truck pics almost daily and I find those configurations fascinating (I guess because I'm so used to seeing the 8-axle trucks in my state). The SPIF #6 and #7 configurations in particular look insane. :o
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#8 Post by Smarty » 24 Apr 2017 08:50

Yeah, SPIF is pretty spiffy. 8-)

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#9 Post by ''umad'' » 24 Apr 2017 14:13

I have no idea how you find all these references for the most obscure of the obscure, but I'm so glad you do. When you posted this WIP on your facebook page I had a go at finding pictures of it, and only with your help (mentioning that Maritime Quebec used them) was I able to find enough to see that they even existed. Eagerly awaiting another great trailer from you!

edit: Wow, I looked at Isaiah's Flickr and you're right, there's all kinds of crazy stuff in Toronto you never see here in BC. Until now I never realized that maybe BC with it's 5 B-trains for every normal trailer might be the exception.
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#10 Post by JESAN » 24 Apr 2017 15:15

Great job Smarty
Would you consider making in the future an american classic like the Fruehauf Z van (1965-1986) ?

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