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Car Hauler Trailer

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This is diecast Ertl farm trailer from the 70's. I didn't get a photo before I took the farm type tires off of it.

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Making brass fenders

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Nice job, Tom. Looks like one of those old U-Haul renters.

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Nice job, Tom. Looks like one of those old U-Haul renters.

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It does have that look to it

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Thanks,

First sorry about the blurry photo, it's the only one I have before it was painted.

Brass drop down ramp.

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Ramp with Styrene strips super glued on for looks and primered.

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Gluing Styrene diamond plate on the deck

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Building a working jack stand.

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Good Job with the Trailer! Very nice and clean one. Can't wait to see it completed. ;) I guess it didn't have any fenders originally?

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Here is a photo of what the trailer started as, this one is for a future project.

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Painted and ready to go

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I made a Class 3 brass hitch for the truck (well, actually a Dodge :P ). I can post that build if anyone is interested.

Thanks for following along.

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That look's great, may I ask how you do the soldering please...

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I use a Butane type mini torch, availble at most hardwares, Lowes and some hobby stores. The key is cleaning the joint area, I use steel wool. You want to make sure not to touch your cleaned area, oil from you finger will cause a poor joint.

Tom

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May I ask what kind of solder do you use also please, is it the same stuff you use for wiring...

Sorry for the dumb question's...

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Those are all good questions.

You can use solder for wiring or for a little stronger joint go with solder for plumbing. Google "How To Solder Brass" and you should get everything you need to know including U-tube videos on soldering.

Get some and start having fun.

Tom

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Hi Tom,

Many thanks for that Sir...

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Nice build on the trailer and it reminds me a bit of the trailer that Testors was offering and I usually saw them on the Hobby Lobby shelves.

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May I ask what kind of solder do you use also please, is it the same stuff you use for wiring...

Sorry for the dumb question's...

When I solder brass I use a silver solder. You can get it at Radio Shack.

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