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1/25...scratch built 53' Featherlite Race car trailer build...


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#41 Dirt Demon

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 05:57 AM

Hey guys.... I will be starting another Featherlite trailer soon. Just waiting on a big order from Scalehobbyist to arrive.The new trailer will be a tri axle Donny Schatz TSR Racing World of Outlaws Replica. The only difference is that it will be pulled with another LoneStar like the one I used for this build. I'd love to get my hands on a Volvo VN 780 tractor kit if I could find one that I didn't have to take out a loan to buy!..lol.... But it will look good with the LoneStar pulling it.

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 10:46 AM

Don't worry.... http://www.plastic-models.com will have some more Volvos come January....They had a few last week and I got one coming soon for song....Only $54.99 after coupon codes and free shipping.......But they're out until January.....

Gonna be working on a Featherlite style rig for next year, myself....

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 10:53 AM

Im gonna start on 1 myself, JT may know the trailer. Im undecided on a truck. I may end up with a 379. I REALLY need to do 1 of them.

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 07:31 AM

Do it up Clayton.... I'll be doing a full build log of my new Trailer. I have a fiber optic light kit just waiting to be used!....

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 07:38 AM

Ill really be looking at how you do the rear ramp, making it operate. My problem with building 379 is i cant decide how i want to build it. I think for the transporter i have an idea, but colors keep racin in my head.

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 11:20 AM

The working ramp isn't that hard to do really. I will go into detail about it in the build with plenty of photos. I've had others ask about that very same thing. So you all will have an understanding of how it works. I'm glad I can help you guys with your questions.

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 11:48 AM

Ill really be looking at how you do the rear ramp, making it operate. My problem with building 379 is i cant decide how i want to build it. I think for the transporter i have an idea, but colors keep racin in my head.

Pete 379...are you using the Italeri 378 with a modified hood or a resin hood.



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Posted 31 December 2014 - 01:07 PM

Pete 379...are you using the Italeri 378 with a modified hood or a resin hood.


Yep. Extended hood 379 from Bill Drennen

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 01:56 PM

Okay...that's what I got also...I bought mine from P&P while he still carried them.


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Posted 31 December 2014 - 02:03 PM

Unless bill has made more, i got the last 1 he had till more is casted.

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 02:10 PM

Absolutely fantastic workmanship.  BTW where did you obtain the chain you used.  I have been looking for some.



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Posted 31 December 2014 - 02:20 PM

Hey Mike... Thanks for the kind words. The chain I used I got frm Scalehobbyist.com..... It's actually 1/35 scale chain they have two sizes.... Small and large. It's made by Verlinden. I used the large and it's perfect for what I used it for. Price is good as well. I'm probably one of their better customers,,,,, I order from them all the time!

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:19 AM

Could you give some pointers on how you build the trailers? Such as material size so on and so forth. I'm wanting to try it myself but not sure on where to begin what what material to order . Thanks!

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 05:40 AM

Not a problem Stan.... I'm getting ready to build another trailer as we speak. I will do a thorough build log... So you guys can get an idea of how I build mine.. I will answer any questions you guys may have if I can..lol

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 06:31 PM

Sounds great!

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 07:42 AM

Hey Stan....I've been working on some truck builds getting ready for some upcoming shows. I will be holding off from posting any photos or build logs until after the shows. Don't want to let the cat out of the bag yet......so to speak :lol: :o :lol:



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 10:12 AM

Sneaky sneaky. you sure know how to build anticipation.

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 12:46 PM

Sorry....not trying to be sneaky Clayton.........I don't want everybody knowing and seeing everything I'm bringing to the show before hand. :rolleyes: lol!



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 01:13 PM

Just messing around. Somethings are better left as a surprise.

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 06:20 AM

Just wait till you boys see my new trailer! :P ...........The suspense grows............................................lol!