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#1 DailyGrindCustoms

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:52 AM

Anyone built custom trailers that arent kit supplied? I have a idea of what I am gonna do for mine, But I'd like to check out what you guys have come up with.



#2 Platerpants

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:54 PM

i used popsicle sticks and shelby wheels to make mine.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

I made one from Plastruc to match a 454SS pickup. Don't have it any more though. Not hard to make.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:07 PM

I've been bashing a car-hauler trailer from other stuff...

 

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

Wow Bill,That's a lot of wheels!

I see an Orange Hauler with a Corvette top,a Silhouette trailer,and is that the blowers from the 53 Sude?

 

Very cool!



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

i have just started my 1st trailer the other day nothing really nice just something a everyday shady tree mechanic/weekend warrior would be towing i started with rectangle stock and I-beam/H-beam and just cut and paste until it looked ok lol most fun i have had in a bit modelin now i'm workin on the wood bed where i'm take balsam wood and .060 H-column should be ok lol we'll have to see

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:08 AM

A junk mans trailer.

 

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:37 AM

Rob, your Junk Man trailer looks really good ,Im lovin all the details in it.   Bill 



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:06 AM

I don't remember which kit it is nor do I remember what company it was,but I do recall a kit having the parts trees molded so you could build a trailer out of them I even believe the kit include the blue prints to do so.Sorry I'm not much help but maybe this will jog someone else's memory and can give more info on this kit.It may have been made by  Johan not sure though 



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

Thom, I think you're referring to an article I wrote for Car Modeler 14-years ago. Wow, what a flashback, thanks for remembering. The kit was the Lindberg Dodge 330. The sprue sheet was not provided in the kit with the intention of making the trailer and the fender patterns are not in the kit but I provided drawings  in the article to assist interested builders. But one look at that sprue sheet and it just has trailer written all over it. I'll see if I can dig that out and post photos...



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

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Not quite finished but a bit further along than in this photo.. but it's the last photo of I took of it mocked up.  



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:36 AM

really cool stuff Tom, Rob, Jamie and Bill.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:39 PM



I don't remember which kit it is nor do I remember what company it was,but I do recall a kit having the parts trees molded so you could build a trailer out of them I even believe the kit include the blue prints to do so.Sorry I'm not much help but maybe this will jog someone else's memory and can give more info on this kit.It may have been made by  Johan not sure though 

 

This may be what you're referring to Thom. It's the article I wrote regarding a sprue tree from the Lindberg Dodge 330. The build quality is so-so but the idea's pretty cool.

 

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This is how the tree looks after all the parts are off.

 

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If you enclose the risers and add axles, you can build it up almost any way you want. I patterned this after a trailer at a local rental yard.

 

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And this is the car the sprue tree comes from with all the pieces together.

 

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

Here are a couple I scratch built. The rusty old utility trailer is made from Evergreen channel and sheet with 32 Ford wheels and fenders.

 

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The teardrop is 1/12 scale, and hooks up to a 1/12 scale 57 Chevy in a campground diorama. It's made of plywood, basswood, aluminum flashing, and some styrene. The fenders are steel, from an old Tonka toy trailer.

 

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I've built a couple teardrop in 1/25, too. One is a model of the full size teardrop I built in 2006.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:31 AM

I've been bashing a car-hauler trailer from other stuff...

 

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are those wheels from a hotwheels car case hauler?



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:34 AM

 

This may be what you're referring to Thom. It's the article I wrote regarding a sprue tree from the Lindberg Dodge 330. The build quality is so-so but the idea's pretty cool.

 

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This is how the tree looks after all the parts are off.

 

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If you enclose the risers and add axles, you can build it up almost any way you want. I patterned this after a trailer at a local rental yard.

 

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And this is the car the sprue tree comes from with all the pieces together.

 

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Yes sir that's the one I am referring to thanks for the walk down memory lane  



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:45 AM

i have a 330 wonder if i threw away the sprue tree? i still got the box. this sound interesting i may have to try it if it still exists in my closet. 



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:46 AM

Here’s a race rig I did in January. The trailer is scratch built from various styrene sheet, strip, rod and channel. The fenders are AMT ‘25T double kit rear cycle fenders and the springs are from an AMT ’37 Chevy kit, the modern rear axle. The trailer wheels and tires are also from the ’37 Chevy kit. Trailers are simple and fun to scratch together and race sets look cool on my shelf.

 

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:00 AM

 

This may be what you're referring to Thom. It's the article I wrote regarding a sprue tree from the Lindberg Dodge 330. The build quality is so-so but the idea's pretty cool.

 

LeadPage_zpsb12de2da.jpg

 

This is how the tree looks after all the parts are off.

 

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If you enclose the risers and add axles, you can build it up almost any way you want. I patterned this after a trailer at a local rental yard.

 

TrailerRear3qtr_zps35e0f5e9.jpg

 

TrailerUnder_zpsaa4adb20.jpg

 

And this is the car the sprue tree comes from with all the pieces together.

 

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This very article came up yesterday at the Cincy show. My friend I was with seen two of the Dodge kits, bought both of them, and GAVE me one just so he could have that sprue tree. Great deal for me since I don't build trailers, and YES that tree just screams trailer!!!



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:52 AM

Got this one on the things to finish list. 18 ft. utility, wide enough to haul a vehicle.

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