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What kit trailer would best fit a 1949 FORD F8 SEMI

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As it says I need help on deciding on trailer. Frame of the truck is from the c 800 cabover from amt

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The truck I need help finding a good trailer for

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You could start with the Lindberg/IMC/Testor's Tank, Box or Flat bed

and build one of them Short. That is an option on all 3.

Max trailer length then was 30-32 feet. and many box vans had a rounded front,

so all kits are too modern. You will have to modify one to correct specs.

I am not sure where to go to find plans for trailers of that era

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A truck built in 1949 could easily still have been hauling cargo for a local independant operator in the early 70s which is about the period most of the trailer kits represent. I'm not positive but I think the Lindberg flatbed, tanker and van trailers are a bit older style than the AMT and Ertl trailers.

If you want it to accurately represent a semi in the 1950s you are going to have to do some scratchbuilding.

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I was thinking bout buying a l700 and tanker trailer kit, it seems most era specific

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how about the car hauler trailer from amt?

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Didnt know there was one if so wat does it look like

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Yes AMT made a 5 car hauler that resembles something from the late 40s to 60s. unfortunately it's been out of production for some time so prices are high.

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That Haulaway Hauler would be just right.

Mike

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my grandpa drove back in those days pulling a short single axle box and also pulled single axle livestock.most of those trailers had landing gear that folded rearward with a cable system. I vote for a livestock trailer if you can find or modify something out there...

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Or something like this! They were still using some of these(longer versions) into the late 60's early 70's for local deliveries of their furniture.

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I found somthing im gonna try to build but what tailer tires would work for it because lindberg ones are to big

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This trailer

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