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#41 cdnmodman

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:41 AM

Awesome scratch build !!

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 06:43 AM

this is a craftmans work
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

Very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see it all painted and decaled!

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:18 PM

Aaron,
What an incredibly CLEAN build! Your work is nothing short of SUPERB! Look forward to your next update.

#45 Aaron Corey

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:03 AM

Thanks guys

Right now I'm waiting for an order of grey paint to arrive. I'm still debating whether to add extension boards around the top of the trailer - they're an option offered by the manufacturer.

Anyway, here's the paint/decal scheme I plan to go with:

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:34 AM

Well, after taking a bit of a break I've finally completed this build. Here are a few shots:

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:25 AM

Very nice !

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:15 AM

Wow! That turned out really nice!!!!!!!!! That S series tractor looks perfect in front of it!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:56 AM

Fantastic!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:31 AM

Very nice scratch build.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:36 AM

Inspiring!!! I will build one..... someday.....maybe...after numerous other projects get done... Well, maybe sooner. I have a Paystar 5000 tractor that'll need an appropriate trailer and this would be appropriate! Very well done! Thank you for posting your drawings and decal artwork and for posting such a well detailed build tutorial! I think we'll see more of these trailers in the future.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:07 AM

Thanks guys

The build went quite smoothly overall. Creating the drawings first really helped me plan everything out.

Aaron

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:05 PM

What a Fantastic Scratch Build, you Nailed it!!!!!

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

that is cooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I WANT ONE!!!


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:25 PM

nice dump



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:53 PM

Awesome work....I really like this one.....I might have to try my hand at one of these....Awesome work on this, Man....



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:58 PM

wow}}}}}}}}}



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:01 PM

Darn nice job! 

 

Gotta save some pennies and get one of those miter rite boxes....  Probably would pay for itself in reduced  material, sandpaper, and certainly would reduce less than optimal verbal outbursts.  Especially for a bonehead like myself that cant measure or cut worth a hoot despite measuring over and over.

 

Thanks also for the info on the oscilating fifth wheel.  Didn't have those in my day.  Nice.  But is the trailer more likely to lean if unevenly loaded?

 

Impressive job friend.  Are you gonna have the door operate?



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:45 PM

Great build ,and thank you for the plans. Maybe some day I will try to build one.Hope it will turn out half as nice as yours.

#60 Aaron Corey

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:41 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys.  Originally I thought about making the hopper doors and fifth wheel workable, but I ultimately decided to keep them fixed in place.  I'm not sure if these things are prone to tipping... but a lot of the load sits down at the bottom of the hopper so it probably has a low center of gravity.

 

Aaron