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has anyone built a grain trailer to haul with trucks? I want to build one, but would like to see if someone has already done this to get some ideas as to how to approach it.

I attached a picture of what I am going for.

thanks

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Looks like an old Wilson 45'. A Tempte 48' wouldn't be too hard if one started with the Italeria 48'Refer. ( the one with the Greatbend KS processer decals) Perfect for the corrugated sides panels and made it a 10.2 spread. Scratch build the bins. shouldn't be too hard except picking up the Italeria 48' modern refer off of ebay.

That's my thoughts...

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I'd also like to add to Bob's statement, you could also use this version, the regular dry van:

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Ah! so that's how Italeri is spelled. LOL English spell check didn't have a clue LOL.

That would be an excellent choice as well.

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Ah! so that's how Italeri is spelled. LOL English spell check didn't have a clue LOL.

That would be an excellent choice as well.

LOL Bob, that's funny right there, I don't care who you are!! :lol:

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I scratched this one from sheet stock, Evergreen half round for the ribs and wheels, tires, etc from a tractor kit100_1844.jpg

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I scratched this one from sheet stock, Evergreen half round for the ribs and wheels, tires, etc from a tractor kit100_1844.jpg

That is one classy Lonestar you have there... Nice paint scheme.

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Thank you sir. It's Testors Fiery Orange and DupliColor Santa Fe Tan with Testors clear.

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Did you make some bows for the top tarp supports and a rag to roll over & cover the load?

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I have gotten started on them, but got derailed when I got busy. Too many things going on at once, work, kids, new business, wife, you name it.

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The new Great Dane trailer would also work for a starter kit. The rib pattern isn't exactly the same to replicate a Wilson, but it would work for a Tempte. I'm not familiar with the brand that is depicted in your picture, I noticed that the ribs are vertical not horizontal, like the box van kits that are available. Hope this helps some.

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Styrene sheet and properly placed half round stock could replicate the side panels. 1:1 they wasn't one complete sheet as they are panels. Add some Rivets . Available in sheet decal form from Micro mark and that issue solved. Just time & patience.

Edited by Gramps2u

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I used a old van trailer and cut the sides down

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