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#1 1tim1

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:09 AM

hey all, i'm not very active on here but i do enjoy reading everyone's posts and seeing the awesome builds you guys do. i thought i would show off my car trailer that a friend gave me, i didn't like how it looked. it was painted a light blue, had a broken tongue, broken axles, the wheels he used on it didn't look right, and it had an ugly tire rack on it. so, i stripped everything down to just the trailer frame and fenders, made a custom triangulating suspension so that no matter how high or low the vehicle was that i hook it to, all 4 wheels would be on the surface. i also redone the tongue from styrene, made a functioning jack (can be raised or lowered), put a wooden floor made from popsicle sticks, wheels are from an old toy i had about 20 years ago and painted silver, the trailer itself is flat black. the tail lights are old cell phone buttons that i painted stop light red, tag plate and tag decal from parts box, safety chains is jewelry chain. here are a couple of pictures, sorry for the poor camera phone quality, hope you enjoy!Attached File  model car trailer 2.jpg   477.97KB   152 downloadsAttached File  model car trailer.jpg   478.32KB   186 downloadsAttached File  model car trailer 3.jpg   462.98KB   116 downloads

Edited by 1tim1, 12 February 2012 - 05:07 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:34 AM

Great Job. it resembles the 1:1 car trailer I drag behind my F250 SuperDuty.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:08 AM

This is awesome, I wish I had 3 or 4 of these! Beautiful job. Any idea where I could get one?

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:15 AM

Great job! Any shots of the underside? Also, how was the Jack accomplished? Curious minds and all.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:54 AM

very nice!

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:51 AM

This is awesome, I wish I had 3 or 4 of these! Beautiful job. Any idea where I could get one?

i have no idea where to get one like this, it looked like it had some age to it

Great Job. it resembles the 1:1 car trailer I drag behind my F250 SuperDuty.

thanks

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:52 AM

Great job! Any shots of the underside? Also, how was the Jack accomplished? Curious minds and all.

no shots of the underside yet, i will work on getting some though, and i will try to explain how i made the jack with pictures when i get a chance

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:58 AM

Nice salvage job! Sometimes that's where you get the best stuff. I would be proud to own it. Now it needs a car on it and a hauler.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:27 AM

Judging by the dovetail, the fenders and the ramps I'd say its the Revell race car trailer. I have one on my shelf and I must say, I like the look of the wood deck better than the untextured strips that come with it...

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:27 AM

Looks great. I need a few of those.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:22 AM

VERY NICE!

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:51 PM

This thing is rad, It doesn't even need a truck to pull it or a car to sit on top of it. Its a master piece in its self.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:06 AM

GREAT ideas to improve a piece that's already pretty neat!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:32 AM

Nice job Tim.

That is the race car trailer from Revell they did sometime ago.

I am working on one right now and I love the wooden floor on yours. I hope you don't mind if I steal your idea and do the same with the flooring on mine. I am keeping the front portion of the trailer as mine will carry a race car.

Rob

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

Nice save on the trailer . I actually did a story on building car trailers for a local I P M S a good twenty years ago along with a history of trailers that were part of A M T , Monogram, Revell and Auroura kits . Ed Shaver

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

Terrific looking trailer. I have 1 or 2 of the AMT Blueprinter trailers I have to build someday and I hope they look half as good as yours.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:06 PM

thanks everyone for your comments, i really appreciate them.
Rob, feel free to use my idea, i don't mind at all.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

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1. cut a piece of styrene tube about 3/8" long
2. cut a piece of styrene sheet the same diameter as the tube, glue it on one end (i use superglue gel)
3. file the piece smooth
4. the black piece i used was a piece of sprue, insert it into the tube then drill a hole in the center
5. i used a paper clip, bend it to simulate the shape of a trailer jack handle (i used a surgical staple removal tool to bend the paperclip, it's much easier)
6. use superglue gel to glue the paperclip to the black piece (or whatever color you use). don't glue it to the tube if you want it to slide up and down
7. cut a square piece from styrene sheet to use as the foot for the jack
8. paint, test and install, enjoy!

note: the black piece can be cut to any length, so can the tube depending on however long you want your jack, the only downfall is the "handle" will look unproportioned to the rest of the piece

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

underside
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:06 PM

Tim thanks for sharing the little how to and showing how easy it is with some styrene and imagination. I love how the ramps slide up underneath. Really cool project.