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What kit trailer would best fit a 1949 FORD F8 SEMI


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#1 blazefox

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:55 PM

As it says I need help on deciding on trailer. Frame of the truck is from the c 800 cabover from amt

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:07 PM

The truck I need help finding a good trailer for

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

You could start with the Lindberg/IMC/Testor's Tank, Box or Flat bed

and build one of them Short. That is an option on all 3.

Max trailer length then was 30-32 feet. and many box vans had a rounded front,

so all kits are too modern. You will have to modify one to correct specs.

 

I am not sure where to go to find plans for trailers of that era



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:06 PM

A truck built in 1949 could easily still have been hauling cargo for a local independant operator in the early 70s which is about the period most of the trailer kits represent. I'm not positive but I think the Lindberg flatbed, tanker and van trailers are a bit older style than the AMT and Ertl trailers.

 

If you want it to accurately represent a semi in the 1950s you are going to have to do some scratchbuilding.



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:26 PM

I was thinking bout buying a l700 and tanker trailer kit, it seems most era specific

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 03:38 AM

how about the car hauler trailer from amt?



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:02 AM

Didnt know there was one if so wat does it look like

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:25 AM

Yes AMT made a 5 car hauler that resembles something from the late 40s to 60s. unfortunately it's been out of production for some time so prices are high.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:48 AM

That Haulaway Hauler would be just right.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

my grandpa drove back in those days pulling a short single axle box and also pulled single axle livestock.most of those trailers had landing gear that folded rearward with a cable system. I vote for a livestock trailer if you can find or modify something out there...

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:07 AM



The truck I need help finding a good trailer for

Check this out.

 

http://forums.justol...ds=Ford Fridays

 

 

Or this

 

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:52 AM

Or something like this! They were still using some of these(longer versions) into the late 60's early 70's for local deliveries of their furniture.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:50 PM

I found somthing im gonna try to build but what tailer tires would work for it because lindberg ones are to big

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:57 PM

This trailer

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