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#21 Tom Geiger

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:05 AM

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I used to have a 1:1 tear drop trailer back around 1981.  I towed it behind my '65 Barracuda.  I didn't keep it that long because my girlfriend, now wife, didn't like it, and it really wasn't all that safe on the road.  The trailer was home built so the center of gravity was wrong, putting too much weight on the tongue.  That led to having air shocks fully loaded, just to get the car to sit straight. The Barracuda 6 cylinder brakes weren't good enough for this load either!



#22 knarf

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:51 PM

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

 

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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better get some chains on that trailered ride before the scale cops bust ya :rolleyes:



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:17 PM

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Here's my scratch built trailer

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

Some really nice stuff here. I remember the article on the Lindberg sprue. I'll have to dig my sprue out of the box and see what I can do with it. Thanks for the inspiration.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:22 AM

Finished my 18' utility trailer yesterday.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:49 AM

The larger Galaxy trailer kits come with a second set of ramps that make into a nice flat trailer with the addition of some fenders and wheels. Here's one I made sitting between the Galaxie trailer and the AMT Display case trailer.

 

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The bottom of my trailer showing the construction.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:51 AM

A short Jeep hauling trailer cut down from the Revell bass boat trailer.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:07 AM

The larger Galaxy trailer kits come with a second set of ramps that make into a nice flat trailer with the addition of some fenders and wheels. Here's one I made sitting between the Galaxie trailer and the AMT Display case trailer.

 

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The bottom of my trailer showing the construction.

Very cool and well executed.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:38 PM

heres one i have been working on for a little while the welder is a scracth build along with the guages and torch tip

 

 

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:05 AM

A junk mans trailer.

 

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wow nice work



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:33 PM

Here is the Brass tube frame for the Dodge "Pumpin' Iron" pickup box;

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Springs are from the Parts box. Don't remember what kit they are from.

Axle tube is brass.

I think rims are from AMT 70 ford Police. Tires are Revell Super soft Firestones in most Vanagon kits,

and the Skip's 57 Chevy Nomad.

 

And with the box in place;

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Here are parts of a Copied AMT Utility trailer from either the 63 Nova Wagon or 61/62 Buick Special Wagon

Simple scratchbuild copy!!

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Edited by Edsel-Dan, 15 May 2013 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:39 PM

I drew the plans for this flat bed in 1/32 and built it.

Tow hitch on Lindberg Charger is also scratch-built.

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The pickup box trailer is similar to the 1/25 build, but from an MPC Chevy Stepside "Trail Patrol" kit that got a

Squad 51 type utility box added.

Tongue 'A' frame is Plastruct 'I' beam

 

Tires on the Pickup box trailer are from Lindberg 1/32 kits (Like the Charger & Cordoba in the picture)

while the rims are from an IMC slotcar stock car kit.

 

Tires on the flat bed are MPC 2pc from 77/78 Trans Am Pursuit Patrol,

rims I think are from Monogram Malibu Police


Edited by Edsel-Dan, 15 May 2013 - 07:43 PM.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:47 PM

Slapped one together out of Legos. Haha enjoy.
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