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#21 Kris Morgan

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 06:18 AM

Very cool Brad. sent you a PM.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 06:45 PM

I think I see one of these in my future. It definitely looks small enough to be pulled by a Corvair! B)

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:36 PM

:D

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:40 PM

I'm very impressed with your planning on this.

For your upholstery, etc., check a fabric store or a local tailor.They might have some remnants for free or cheap that'll scale out nicely.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:49 PM

oh man i love vintage trailers!

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 08:19 AM

Brad.... this is just awesome man!! you have some skills buddy. I look forward to seeing more on this for sure!

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 03:43 PM

Thanks for all of the comments guys. This has been a different kind of build and I'm really enjoying working with the wood

Still waiting on my order from Larry G Scale for the propane tanks. I need to make the base and hold down rod and crossbar before I can paint the frame. I'd really like to get this done soon so I can start mounting to the frame and floor.

I've been scouring the internet for marmoleum colors and patterns for the floor. May just go black and white checkerboard since its so 'soda fountain' looking but I never really care for it in a vintage trailer so probably not. I think it draws too much attention away from the beautiful cabinetry. I've drawn up some boomerang style pattern for the countertop and table surface that I'll probably just print out on photographic paper and mount it up.

The curbside booth is now done and I worked on the water tank under the streetside booth.I'll post some pictures later tonight.

As always, thanks for following along and comments welcomed.

Edited by gasser59, 26 September 2011 - 03:45 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2011 - 04:23 PM

This thing is cool different form most builds....

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:39 PM

I like this!! B)

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 08:12 PM

Hey, Brad. Check out Smilin' Jack's and Auntie Em's (one store), 5625 W. Glendale (SE corner 57th Ave & Glendale). Or, check their website, http://smilinjackstoys.com

It's a toy/pedal car/doll house emporium extraordinaire. If they don't have a flooring pattern/material to suit you, no one will. That's not even to mention the most extensive selection of detailing goodies (pots, pans, dishes, silverware, appliances and cupboard/cabinet stuffing items) you'll ever hope to see. They'll have cans and boxes of groceries, etc. You name it, they'll likely have it.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 08:31 PM

Ok, as promised, a bit of an update. The curbside (door side) of the trailer now has the the booth seat cabinet made. The streetside has the the fresh water tank along with the 12 volt water pump installed. For the tank, I used an old gas tank from a gas powered RC car that I've held onto for over 30 years. Can't believe I was finally able to put it to good use. Both of these booth seats have removable wooden covers with a scale finger hole. Not sure if I'll attempt to fabricate some small piano hinges or just have them lift off. They'll be covered under the seat cushions eventally. Inside the curbside booth seat cabinet will be the 12 volt battery or I may put it on the tongue. This will depend on how much room is left once I get those propane tanks in from Larry G Scale.

Here's a couple of pictures.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 10:48 PM

Nice, can't wait to see it finished.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 03:29 AM

Brad this is looking great. This is so aweome and you are doing an awesome job. So cool to see something totally different. Sometimes we need those breaks from other builds. Keep up the great work on this.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 04:07 AM

Looking great so far. I have only one question....where does one go to tend to the call of nature?

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:47 AM

Looking great so far. I have only one question....where does one go to tend to the call of nature?


One goes where one has gone for thousands of years, by out visiting nature. That's why they call it the call of nature. :D

Hopefully, they are in a campground that has bathrooms.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:25 AM

Hey, Brad. Check out Smilin' Jack's and Auntie Em's (one store), 5625 W. Glendale (SE corner 57th Ave & Glendale). Or, check their website, http://smilinjackstoys.com

It's a toy/pedal car/doll house emporium extraordinaire. If they don't have a flooring pattern/material to suit you, no one will. That's not even to mention the most extensive selection of detailing goodies (pots, pans, dishes, silverware, appliances and cupboard/cabinet stuffing items) you'll ever hope to see. They'll have cans and boxes of groceries, etc. You name it, they'll likely have it.


Thanks Danno. I'll go and check them out this week sometime. Sounds like just what I need. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:43 AM

Brad......man oh man......this is just so ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!!!!..........WOW!!!!!!!

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:53 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys. Having a bunch of fun with this build. Got the fridge cabinet built but still needs to be stained and spar varnished. I'll post a pic or two once that is done. The two cabinet doors below the fridge got a different treatment from the rest of the doors. Stay tuned...

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 10:09 PM

Finally, some concentrated bench time and was able to get the fridge and cabinet comleted although I still have the magazine rack and a couple of coat hooks to do yet. I also picked up the Open Road camper kit along with a '55 Chevy Pickup for the resin Suburban body which came in the mail yesterday. Now all that's left is the propane tanks and a bunch of bench time.

Suppose I should get going on the exterior which is why I picked up the camper kit. I am going to use the exterior water heater cover and a few other items and will try to get them cast in resin for another trailer down the road.

Here's a couple of progress pictures. Thanks for following along.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:53 AM

Beyond cool! Excellent work.

David G.