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  1. Nice build but , you need some kind of stack support for in real life they would shake so much you would be hitting the sleeper but, than again this just a model.
  2. I can remember when a 2000 pete car carrier truck & trailer was $1,75000. same truck & trailer last year over 200.000.yup some things do change.
  3. Price: $95,000 Click thumbnails above to enlarge. < Prev 8 photos total Price: $95000 Description: 2009 Beall 9500 gallon, four compartment, aluminum double conical, 2-axle gasoline semi. 871/32893/U
  4. (if) it's 40' long trailer would be 9000 gal's this is a truck trailer 5th wheel combo,If a 3axle truck with a 2axle trailer this is also 9000gal's that would be 4200 in truck & 4800in the 2axle trailer,say's calif!
  5. well it was only a matter of time I think i'll just sand away at there names
  7. the revolver is a lamp from hobby lobby as a gift,but this one is real A 10" barrel
  8. Got it at hobby lobby ,same section for train things. Horses,lions ,dogs etc,etc,etc I think of it now I should of got the paint they had for it had a bridal ,but didn't like the Arabian saddle plus wasn't sure that it was in scale.
  9. The Horse. I understand this isn't a truck chopped up or stretching a frame but, it is a time assuming piece of work & what good is the tractor with out a trailer to hook to it.
  10. I know that about horse people but, how do you know I am not using it for beding:lol:
  11. I redone just about most of this trailer because of a real bad paint that seemed to never dry,it fished eyed in one section & finger prints showed nicely. out side of wheels & tires this horse trailer is all scratch built. I got a picture or two off internet & between these two horse transporters I made this one. the silver sides on trailer I had to scribe it so it looked like that diamond effect is stainless steel. I had scribed 406 lines in sides. Oh i screwed up & had to do a whole section over again that was only 116 scribes. door on right opens but horses come & go from back end . The windows are covered with two sheets of colored plastic. well clear & green. some of the windows i fixed as open & latched to trailer. Same effect as shutters. I added ladder to front of trailer so to get to hay rack & hay on top back. I made the hay bails out of dead grass & weeds plus some dirt. the doors open & close with doll house piano hinges. My better half says, it's one of your best build in trailers so far!. Well some sections did take more time. I think I spent more than 3 days on rear doors & a complete day on side door.I added red stripping to black pete so all this would all come together.I also used a section of aluminum tube to lock rear door on traile. I made brace on top of rear door drilled hole in brace & top of rear bumper tube slides down through drill holes & presto door is locked. you just have to pull up on tube 1/4 & back door will open.
  12. That is nice & it's kind of funny taking away your sleep & modeling time if that is all she takes from you & yours feel blessed, I have two & two girls first than boys & today the girls are 27 & 28 & still the baby's , & wanting, wanting, wanting, there is never an end to them.:lol:ken
  13. (toshay) I'll say one thing about this older model, they were the best & if you wanted to paint hubs they were separate section , separate frame rails I mean they had holes in rails for parts to fit but when you wanted to extend frame I found it easy with a new frame section & drill holes where you wanted things & no chance of bowing.nothing what you get today. I could care less how scarce it is, it is pure greed to ask such a price as they do because it's an out of production. this is just the way I feel about it. I think back than when they were making these there were not that many interested in modeling than as they are today . today if something isn't moving people stop making it like stores stop selling a item you can't get it any longer. just my thoughts.
  14. Right on the stemco oil hubs & the plug came that was rubber & came in black or red. The tiny dot you call it was a weep hole in the center of the rubber seal. for some reason as long as I can remember auto car had many green trucks with red axle hubs.
  15. I ran two fish lines through trailer & through two eye hooks inside trailer. added eye hooks to folding decks. also had to wd spray the piano hinge so it flops free. pull on line (1) starts to lift deck as 2nd half of 2nd deck starts to hang down. pulling on line (1) & (2) as it comes up & tucks away into trailer. was going to use a spring to pop it out but would be in way of entrance.
  16. It's ok keep anything you need what I did wrong was put the roof on the trailer,that should be the last thing done for it would be easy to build could of made roof with a edge on the side to fit like a cookie jar than take it off & on but, was brain dead at this time.now everything I need to add go's through the bottom middle section & it's only 6"long x 3&7/8 wide using watch maker screws & tools. Hands are to big sometimes .
  17. I have a opening tri fold door on piano hinge. wanted something for a ramp. I wanted one that you didn't have to pull out & than how to stow it also was a issue so, I came up with this ramp that un folds. I also am changing trailer side for rear wheels. Because of the skirting & just may be you had to work on rear wheels or change a flat I am making side panel so it comes up opening the side up.Also adding rack to top back with my also scratch bails of hay.Might also add spent 3 days just on rear doors & ramp & spent 9 hrs today on side door for trailer.
  18. Jamie, You hold this from each end & set that tank in place is this trailer going to bow bad ? Looks like you may have to add more bracing .
  19. doing better pic check out 2nd picture u can see better
  20. I had the same thing happen to me with the krylon paint it was tacky or you could finger print it a week later. the black truck I did & the single axle were painted with Dupi-color import auto spray. works fine but, my horse trailer I have been working on now is finger printed from krylon paint all ready striping it down again.
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