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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) Old Busted Hotness is offline
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      Started: 08-07-09 Build Revisions: Never  
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      This time it's a 70-foot lowboy trailer.

      You may (or very well may not) remember, when I built the 53' dry van, I tore apart a Tamiya Nother scratchbuild.... trailer kit, which left me a bunch of semi-useful bits and pieces.

      Some of it became a deck for this rig:



      Hint: If you want a good wood stain to simulate old, weathered wood, used motor oil and BBQ ashes works a treat. It stops smelling after a couple days.

      A good deal of the rest has gone into this hog:



      Shown in progress, still a ways to go. The trailer is about five feet long.



      The front section will feature a wood deck, and you can see the trailer-mounted fenders, which will grow some mudflaps. You don't normally see these fenders on a flatbed, but I had the aluminum so what the hey.



      Brass walking-beam suspension, with the world's worst airbags shown. I've since replaced them with coil springs wrapped in tape. Not ideal, but they're hidden behind the tires anyway. The shocks are telescoping brass tubes.

      The boat is a Chinese RC, picked up in a trade so I'd have something to haul.
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  1. Nortley's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Beautiful work, OBH, I do like them old corngrinders. Here's an idea for your airbags. My 93 BMW bike has a couple of little rubber accordion boots at the ends of its cables. One would make about 4 airbags. Other bikes use these too, to keep dirt out of the cables, so take a look around a bike shop.
    Scorpio - Builds models the way the prototype should have been built.
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  2. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Great work as usual OBH. Thanks for the tip on the ashes and oil treatment. I;ll try that on the TDR Nother scratchbuild.... 426 engine box.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  3. Nother scratchbuild....
    Thanks for the tip, Nortley I'll see if I can find some. Gotta hit the craft store for some yellow ribbon (tie-down straps) and a bike shop will restore my manhood.


    Front mudflaps:



    Diamond plate to protect the prop:



    Homemade king pin:



    #8-32 screw with a couple layers of brass tube

    DOT bumper:



    Beveled taillight openings:

    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  4. Nother scratchbuild....
    Almost done.



    Stain on the front deck, mudflaps also shown.



    Rear deck in place and stained, bumper/taillights/mudflaps installed.



    Overall progress. It's a long 'un.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Do some fancy photography and no one will suspect it's a model. Your sense of realism is astounding. Great work.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    More details:



    Headache/chain rack, with chains from the craft store (five feet for a buck!)



    Oversize banners front & rear



    Straps



    Ratchets
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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  7. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Absolutely first rate. You got the touch OBH.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  8. Nother scratchbuild....
    Some outdoor pics:







    Yeah, it's long



    Storage :lol:

    Turned out pretty good for a found-materials build. Considering I've got maybe 70 bucks in it, and PMD's lowboy (admittedly with hydraulics) sells for 3 grand, I'm feeling pretty good about it.

    Video:

    Last edited by Old Busted Hotness; 08-09-09 at 02:05 PM. Reason: video
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    THAT WAS IMPRESSIVE! Liked the shot of the u-joint and riding on the back of the truck but really - the detail and realness was breath taking.
    Syd
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    Loved watching them perform.......
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    I was looking for something to put on the front deck so the boat wouldn't get lonely. The old 1/12 Mini Cooper fits nicely:



    Some flatbedder's laughing his butt off at my securement, I'm sure.
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    It just gets bigger and better. Where did you get the Mini?
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    It looks like the 1/12 scale one that Tamiya Nother scratchbuild.... made.
    You can have any color you want, as long as it's black. Henry Ford
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  14. Yep, that's the one. Been sitting on the shelf for years. About time it got some fresh air
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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