The starting point. See the messed up van body? It was left over from building the little purple pickup. I used the front and the rear of it to create the cab so all that was left was this center section. It did duty as a paint stand for a while. I held it up one night, squinted a little and started cutting plastic.
Very rough start here but got it up on wheels. The mags are only temporary. The trailer tongue was made from a car chassis from the parts box.
Sheet plastic was used to create the wall at either end and the little dog house roof extension.
Rear view includes the little back porch made from plastic diamond plate and the rail is actually Evergreen scale ladder. I want to put a small motorcycle back here. Just a place to stack stuff.
The front gets a scratch built window a/c unit. It was made from the side of a Model A hood and an auto radiator from my parts box. There will also be a big tool box, an electric cord reel and some other details up front.
Interior is nearly done. Cabinets were made from basswood, Knobs are brass ship nails. Bed is two layers of basswood wrapped in a white glue soaked tissue. Pillow is a small piece of folded over paper towel covered with tissue. Blankets are just painted paper towel. Floor was from Jim's Printable Mini website as is the Welcome mat. The sink was half a gas tank or something, from the parts box. We're using the inside of it.
This is where the project sits right now. There's a ton more detailing to go and then paint and weathering. It will be quite a hobbled together trailer. And the project was nothing more than a whim to use that old van body for some good!
Edited by Tom Geiger, 08 March 2015 - 06:28 AM.