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Next Up, Autocar A64B and Logging Trailer

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Something different.

Medium blue paint scheme for both.

 

 

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Should be a cool pair, will be watching this build.

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29 minutes ago, tbill said:

Should be a cool pair, will be watching this build.

Me too! 

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Serendipity,  when I opened the tractor box, it seems that I had built the frame and engine a while back.  That saved some time.  Just had to add the logging trailer attachment points.

Assembled and painted the trailer components.  Since this is a logging truck and subject to rough service I'm not going for a show quality paint job on either trailer or tractor.

 

 

 

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Gotta love an Autocar logger,  are you planning to use the stock wheels and tires 

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6 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

Gotta love an Autocar logger,  are you planning to use the stock wheels and tires 

We're thinking the same thing.  This begs for large, nasty tires!

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You’ll need to extend the frame a bit out back to accommodate the log trailer.

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8 hours ago, Joe Thomas said:

Where would I be able to find these wheels/tires?

AITM makes several sizes and tread patterns.  They are resin but turn out nice.  I used some on this Autocar mixer build:  https://pbase.com/baywing/autocar

Moluminum has real rubber tires, be sure to get the rims as well.  Orders take a while to fill.  Dave at AITM is great to deal with, drop him an e-mail telling him what you want to do and he will suggest something.  He has a few styles and sizes that aren't on his website. 

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tbill,

Thx for the heads up. I'll mock it up before finalizing.

Warren D, will check it out.

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I'll be following this! The Peerless trailer has a soft spot heart!  

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8 hours ago, Joe Thomas said:

tbill,

Thx for the heads up. I'll mock it up before finalizing.

Warren D, will check it out.

Just fyi, my A-Car mixer is the A64B chassis, stock.  The wheels/tires from AITM aren't on his website, you have to ask for them.  Wish I could remember what he calls them.

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Clayton, yes, I think that's how the kit is designed.

Decided to use the stock wheels/tires.

Slight hiccup, the Uniroyals that came with the tractor have an inside diameter that is too large, the tires won't lock onto the dually rims but worked on the front rims.  Tried the Goodyears from the trailer and they fit the duallies.  The Uniroyals from the tractor fit the trailer rims, problem solved.

 

 

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Used elastic thread from Hobby Lobby to use as cable for the two bunks. Additional benefit is the stakes can move and hold the lowered position.

 

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