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#1 Rebal442

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:56 AM

has anyone built a grain trailer to haul with trucks?  I want to build one, but would like to see if someone has already done this to get some ideas as to how to approach it.

 

I attached a picture of what I am going for.

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#2 Gramps2u

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 10:16 AM

Looks like an old Wilson 45'.  A Tempte 48' wouldn't be too hard if one started with the Italeria  48'Refer. ( the one with the Greatbend KS processer decals)  Perfect for the corrugated sides panels and made it a 10.2 spread. Scratch build the bins. shouldn't be too hard except picking up the Italeria 48' modern refer off of ebay.

That's my thoughts...



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:51 AM

I'd also like to add to Bob's statement, you could also use this version, the regular dry van:

 

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:00 PM

Ah! so that's how Italeri is spelled. LOL English spell check didn't have a clue LOL.

That would be an excellent choice as well.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:51 PM

Ah! so that's how Italeri is spelled. LOL English spell check didn't have a clue LOL.

That would be an excellent choice as well.

 

LOL Bob, that's funny right there, I don't care who you are!! :lol:



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:38 AM

I scratched this one from sheet stock, Evergreen half round for the ribs and wheels, tires, etc from a tractor kit100_1844.jpg



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:42 AM

I scratched this one from sheet stock, Evergreen half round for the ribs and wheels, tires, etc from a tractor kit100_1844.jpg

 

That is one classy Lonestar you have there... Nice paint scheme.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:13 PM

Thank you sir. It's Testors Fiery Orange and DupliColor Santa Fe Tan with Testors clear.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:12 AM

Did you make some bows for the top tarp supports and a rag to roll over & cover the load?



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:28 AM

I have gotten started on them, but got derailed when I got busy. Too many things going on at once, work, kids, new business, wife, you name it.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:53 PM

hey I built a 2011 Wilson grain trailer about 2 years ago here is a link to the photos of it done and if you look down to left you"ll see 10 or so of it in progress

 

http://s1204.photobu...r?sort=3&page=1

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:03 PM

The new Great Dane trailer would also work for a starter kit. The rib pattern isn't exactly the same to replicate a Wilson, but it would work for a Tempte. I'm not familiar with the brand that is depicted in your picture, I noticed that the ribs are vertical not horizontal, like the box van kits that are available. Hope this helps some.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:02 AM

Styrene sheet and properly placed half round stock could replicate the side panels. 1:1 they wasn't  one complete sheet as they are panels. Add some Rivets . Available in sheet decal form from Micro mark  and that issue solved.   Just time & patience.


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Posted 02 August 2013 - 06:00 PM

I used a old van trailer and cut the sides down