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#21 tbill

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:45 AM

it's looking great so far, nice job.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:59 AM

that is gonna be sweet! 



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:09 PM

Made some progress on the trailer,  the sides and front have been joined to the frame/floor
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:45 PM

And with this, the interior is done, I added a bed to replace the sofa
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:55 PM

Don't know how l missed this. Very very nice build so far Jonathan. The semi and trailer work looks excellent. Keep up the good work...



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:02 PM

Looking good....I like that Italeri bunk you put in...Fits right on in there....Nice work....



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:52 AM

That's looking great. I'm going to start mine soon. I'm going to build mine out of the box and paint it tamiya metallic orange from the 86 Toyota colour option.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:05 PM

Looks great.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 11:19 AM

Looking good. I am really interested in how you are going to do the doors. Where I am stuck with mine at the moment..



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 11:36 AM

Looking good. I am really interested in how you are going to do the doors. Where I am stuck with mine at the moment..

After building three , I am still stuck at doing the curbside door, but I did figure out how to do the compartment doors ,  the lift gate is auctally pretty easy, I just started on, I will get pics soon



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 09:36 PM

Got a little bit of work done on the trailer,  roof is cut, but I had a hard time getting a straight line traced so, I have some work still left to get it even with the sides, and added strip styrene to the sides as well
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and the track for the lift gate, dont mind the un evenness, I will take care of that, and dont mind the cardboard, just there to give some support for the sides
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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:09 AM

Jonathan this is a really nice scratch built trailer you have going. Keep up your excellent work on it. I'll be checking back to see more progress.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:02 AM

Interesting build.

I'm planning to do a Featherlite type 53 foot race transporter trailer myself in the future so I'm following this with great interest.

What are you going to use for the trailer suspension?



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:57 PM

Interesting build.

I'm planning to do a Featherlite type 53 foot race transporter trailer myself in the future so I'm following this with great interest.

What are you going to use for the trailer suspension?

Probably wont to be honest, I am just going to attach the wheels to the frame rails, I have not figured that part out,  I will try and find the picture that I found that shows some of how the axle's are attached.

Did some work on the interior, borrowing the idea, I used two different thickness of sheet plastic, I used .15 to make the cabinet doors
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and most of the work is done on the lift gate, this all in mock up , so excuse the masking tape, it is fully functioning up/down/closed position
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:08 PM

Cool.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:20 PM

I need this trailer in my life. LOL

 

 

VERY nice work.



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:25 AM

piece of round tubing and a wooden scewer makes great axles. you can ask kilrathy on here about them he can give you more details. he has built a couple for me and thats what he used and they work out pretty well. his name is jt so check with him and maybe he can send you some pics. trailer is looking amazing keep up the good work.



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:42 AM

Dude, I really like your lift gate work....I never really knew how to approach that part of my trailer builds....I like this....I'm gonna have to "borrow" that one for my next trailer build....And I'm with you on the suspension....Doesn't really seem necessary when everyone is only gonna see the interior.....And thanks Jeremy for the "shout out"....



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:24 PM

no problem sir just passing along some info to another fellow modeler and giving credit where it is due.



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 02:52 PM

Making a good bit of progress, re did the roof, and starting to get the all the interior bits ready to go in, also cut the piece's for the lower level ceiling/upper level floor,  no pics yet, but will soon, but I do have pics of the extension part of the lift gate,
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