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#1 wayne swayze

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:10 AM

This is yet another build sitting on the bench wanting my attention. It will be curbside, unlike the gorgeous trailer posted here a short time ago. Today, I worked on the circular windows for the sides. The "glass" is from the ancient "Hyper Hut" custom van, while the chrome rings are beauty rings from unknown source. I'll be using the wheels and caps from the Monogram '56 T-Bird, and the cycle fenders from the AMT '25 T.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:12 AM

looks rather  awsome



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 03:16 PM

Looks good. Plans for a tow vehicle?

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:51 PM

Haven't decided about a tow vehicle yet....maybe the Merc woody.... maybe the '34 pickup in this earlier photo. I'm going to attempt to make the trailer a bit like a woody, that's the plan. When I started the trailer, I was remembering the cult T.V. program called "Twin Peaks". So the fenders have peaks, the body of the trailer painted red, and the curtains sorta resemble the pattern on the floor in the surreal episode (?) And the lower portion of the trailer done in "wood". I've already built custom housings for '59 Caddy taillights. If anyone knows of a kit with Washington state license plates, please let me know. Thanks for your interest.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 11:38 AM

Got to spend some time in my little shop this afternoon. Still working on this small project, but today , I was having some FUN! Got the curtains figured out, the support rods for fenders were made from a paper clip, and I'm using the hinges and handles from a '37 Ford. I thought the 1/2 round coming off the bubble windows gave it an "Art Deco" feel. Thanks for looking.Attached File  20140805_165655.jpg   125.4KB   0 downloads

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 03:18 AM

Well, I have most of the pieces figured out. The rear bumper and brackets will likely be '32 Ford, as I have a few spares. The inner support walls will get started later today. I have the dark red paint, so it shouldn't be too much longer 'till this project is done, hopefully by the end of the month.Attached File  20140809_085841.jpg   176.39KB   0 downloads

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:24 AM

Some progress with the inner support walls. Slow progress for sure!Attached File  20140810_131547.jpg   111.58KB   0 downloads

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:00 AM

Inner walls are in place. Now able to mock up with the "roof". Chipping away at it today. Got the Stude out of the "pond" to give you an idea of the size of the trailer. Still lots to do.Attached File  20140810_155338.jpg   129.22KB   0 downloads

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:25 PM

Well, nothing really noticeable today, although I was busy for a while in the "shop". Went through my old chrome trees, and found a '37 Chevy bumper, but had to take some material away from the middle. Built a support bracket to go behind the bumper. I also removed excess length in the top, added a strip of styrene for a door threshold and placed the spears behind the bubble windows.Attached File  20140812_153746.jpg   100.63KB   0 downloads

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 12:26 PM

"Knock on Wood", but everything is fitting well so far. Today, I got the taillight mounts in and the fenders/wheels all together. I also BMF'd the sectioned rear bumper and started on the wood trim for the sides. Also prepped the curtains to be installed after paint. I believe it's time for a nap! hahaAttached File  20140814_125039.jpg   108.34KB   0 downloadsAttached File  20140814_145909.jpg   98.32KB   0 downloads

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:35 PM

Looking great.

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 01:43 AM

Thanks Mike!

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:17 AM

Because this trailer is so low.....and a woody as well, I've decided on it's name, after seeing a sign on the highway that read......

"BAGGED WOOD"


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:29 AM

Great Build Wayne!

I've got to try one of these, looks like Fun... B)



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:40 AM

Still looking good Wayne .



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:03 AM

Thanks fellas! Yes Ira, this is a lot of fun! You can design any shape or add details to your liking. Great diversion from other projects! And, there are a lot of fundamentals of modelling that you can brush up your skills also?

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:12 PM

I realize this looks like a pile of (insert appropriate noun)....lumber, but just putting a coat of poly on the balsa. I sure hope this project turns out like the picture in my head! More fun later.Attached File  20140819_185855.jpg   76.35KB   0 downloads

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:56 AM

BAGGED WOOD.....

Well, today is gluing the body together day. Sorta feels like the BIG commitment....no turning back at this point! The metal rod is supporting the taillight bracket inside the trailer. I'll leave it for a while until the glue is thoroughly dried, then remove the rod and masking tape.Attached File  20140820_124720.jpg   111.56KB   0 downloads

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:42 PM

Nice work!  B)



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 03:03 PM

Hahaha "Bagged Wood" that has so many connotations!!

I love it

I need one!!....

For behind this56nomad1_zpsbcadd217.jpg

Looks great Thnx for the tips ....mind if I borrow that idea?

Cheers