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semijoe
06-08-14, 10:44 AM
hey everybody

for those in the 1/14 scale hobby and wants to add a lowboy to there collection , but cant afford the 1200 and up price tag.

this thread will show a how-too for under 300.00usd using stock Tamiya wheels, tires, suspension and cross members. but once you go into the aftermarket parts, well, that where it will start to get pricey

I bought the alum channels and plate from onlinemetals. they cut the sheets down to what size you want for like 3.00usd

plastics I bought from local hobbie shops or tower hobbies

I used a standard hand saw, drill, knife, 3mm and 2mm taps. for tools

the low boy trailer I looking at is . it has a working folddown goose neck , really kool. ok lets get started

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/28.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/LOWBOY_TRAILER_CHOICE_35_TON_FOLDING_GOOSE.jpg.htm l)

semijoe
06-08-14, 10:56 AM
ive started with the suspension and rear frame . I used tamiyas trailer axles and suspension , to stay with the budget use all stock parts
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/29.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY3981.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/30.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY3982.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/31.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY3984.jpg.html)

here you need to make the mount from the suspension to the belly of the trailer, put some weight on the chassis , then mark how high you want the trailer to sit of the ground, here I put 6 pounds on it

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/32.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY3986.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/33.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY3987.jpg.html)

semijoe
06-08-14, 11:02 AM
next I started on the rear deck, here im using .080 styrene for the floor
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/34.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY3988.jpg.html)

im using the stock king hauler / globeliner rear bumper.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/35.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY3989.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/36.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY3990.jpg.html)

next ive added wooden planks
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/37.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY3991.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/38.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY3992.jpg.html)

semijoe
06-08-14, 11:15 AM
next I wanted to see how high I need to make this sit with a no load . I use 2x channel to sit under the belly . then I used a dollie up front, same as truck. leveled it out
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/39.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4013.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/40.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4014.jpg.html)
I cut the hinges for the fold down
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/41.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4015.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/42.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4016.jpg.html)

semijoe
06-08-14, 11:28 AM
heres the gooseneck folded down
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/43.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4018.jpg.html)
started to add more planking
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/44.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4020.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/45.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4021.jpg.html)
made the front ramps
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/46.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4022.jpg.html)
added the sides to the rear
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/47.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4036.jpg.html)
made the rear bumper
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/48.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4037.jpg.html)

semijoe
06-08-14, 11:33 AM
added the cover of the rear
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/49.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4039.jpg.html)
heres a view of the hinges
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/50.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4068.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/51.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4069.jpg.html)
im using shocks here, buy you can use real hydraulics or actuactors
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/52.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4070.jpg.html)

here the trailer is done
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/53.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4071.jpg.html)

semijoe
06-09-14, 05:48 PM
trailer is done, here is on back of a truck .
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/54.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4172.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/55.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4173.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/56.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4177.jpg.html)
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/06/57.jpg (http://s247.photobucket.com/user/rarearcher/media/new%202013/SANY4180.jpg.html)