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Mike77

BJ & the Bear modern trailer - Fender work

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I'm doing an updated trailer to go with my BJ & the Bear XXL Kenworth. It's Moebius of course, and it'll be a reefer to keep with the spirit of the original. I've spread the axle and I have some parts off being chromed. I bought the trailer from the Chrome Tech guys at a recent show so naturally that's where the chroming's being done. The paint will be the biggest challenge, mainly keeping the lines as straight as possible but I think it'll be fine. Kinda tough to photograph as the whole unit is 39-1/2"-long! :D

 

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That will be an impressive sight when completed. Matching toolboxes and fenders like the truck?

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Wow wow that's impressive! !!! Can't wait to see it all painted up like the tractor , but don't rush on my behalf!  

That really makes my new lowboy project look tiny in comparison and I thought it was huge lol

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the encouragement. When I did the Kenworth I didn't want "all red" or "all chrome" hanging off the frame, so I did a mix of both. The trailer will be the same, red single-hump fenders with a chromed 48" tool box between the axles on both sides.

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Thats cool

I agree, chrome is over done,  I like the idea of mixing it up

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I have the trailer painted, and I was careful to line up the lines with those on the Kenworth. The next step is putting on the black striping, hopefully tomorrow, then clear coating sometime next week.

 

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Still working 6 days a week so progress is a little slow on this one. Originally I was going to go with regular single-hump fenders but then I had an idea. I had a set of slightly blemished triple humps so I got creative with them. I cut out the center hump and extended the remaining humps to fit the 10' axle spread. I'll fill in the center section to match the rest of the fender mold, and the open area between will be where the 48" tool box will be.

 

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Here's where I'm headed with the trailer fenders. I got the basic trim match on the existing resin fender humps, now it'll be a lot of filling and sanding to get everything as seamless as possible before paint.

 

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Slow-going on the fenders right now...I haven't had time to work on the other one lately. I'm hoping to get it done soon so I can get them both painted.

I've been tossing the idea around in my head about making some type of air deflector to go in front of the front trailer axle. I don't want the full side skirts as those have too much of a "fleet" look, so I'm considering just a small air foil of some kind. Then again, a cabover has all the aerodynamic qualities of a brick so I'm not sure how much difference an air deflector would make! :lol:

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The fenders are all done and painted. My parts are on their way back from Chrome Tech so I'm getting close to the finish line on this one. I think having a chrome 48" tool box between the humps will look nice.

 

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That tool box and fender combination will be awesome. It’s a great idea.

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