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Old 05-21-2020, 04:12 PM   #1
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Sorry, I couldn't resist on the title. The latest build is just that, a wedge trailer. Here is a pic of one version, this trailer build will be a fusion of a few different ones I've seen pics of.







Here is what it looks like so far.....


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I need to fab a few more pieces (I have lefts and rights completed of everything made so far) and then its time to put it all together.
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Old 05-21-2020, 06:03 PM   #2
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Looks good so far!

What kind of a rig are you going to use to pull it?
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Old 05-21-2020, 06:19 PM   #3
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Pull rig started life as a Traxxas Summit......
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Old 05-25-2020, 12:00 AM   #4
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That is nice work.

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Old 05-29-2020, 01:13 PM   #5
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That is nice work.

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Thanks, Nate. I have this thing about 60% done, and am working out what to use for axles. I have 3/16" rod, which I need to turn down to 3/16" for the bearings to slide on, or have tube that I threaded the ID for #10 machine screws. Leaning towards the rod, or perhaps shaft stock, then I don't have to mess with it dimensionally, but its harder material to cut threads. Hopefully I get a chance to mock it all together this weekend, and throw the Bomber and 1 car on for perspective.


Tow rig will be this @Mike Flea when done:


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Old 05-29-2020, 01:39 PM   #6
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Very cool! The tow rig looks amazing too, that cant be easy.

For some reason my first thought was ramp truck, I've been watching too much of Finnegan's garage I guess lol
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Old 05-29-2020, 06:48 PM   #7
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As promised:


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That's good, it'll be great when you finish it. since you're making the body yourself, will the doors on the utility bed open?

Will you be brazing the panels together or TIG?
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Old 05-30-2020, 02:03 PM   #9
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Tig for assembly, as for the doors, sides will probably be just panels that look like doors but won't open, simply because microscopic piano hinge doesn't exist. Doors on top will open, they can pivot on the ends.
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Old 05-30-2020, 11:13 PM   #10
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Super cool
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Old 06-05-2020, 08:42 AM   #11
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Thanks
A little more progress, it almost stands on its own 4 (I guess 6) legs without the aid of vise grips. The axle unit is gripped here to allow about 1/4 of wheel travel, I am thinking not, and just go rigidly. Kinda looks like the last pics, but lost about 5 lbs to vise grip weight. I was so desparatley wanting to copy the bed of a car houler tow truck bed, like the 1:1 trailer has, but can't pull that off with thin material, so two strips of grey grip tape for traction is going to be what it is unless someone has a better idea that would work. The trailer deck seen is a temporary piece, the real deal is coming soon, a proper looking ramp connection/storage is the holdup there.




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Old 06-10-2020, 07:39 AM   #12
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Slowly but surely getting there. There will be a door in the rear where the ramps will be stowed away. About 10" long ramps!! A front bulkhead, then there is the "working" jack arrangement for the front and lighting to work out. A coworker found me the gooseneck hitch stuff I need, gets 30* of articulation every direction. Enjoy.



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Old 06-13-2020, 11:39 AM   #13
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A couple more concept pics. I think the truck bed needs to be 1/2" or so taller after seeing these pics. Yea or nay?



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Old 06-13-2020, 01:48 PM   #14
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Yea
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Old 06-19-2020, 10:00 PM   #15
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Homeless has a little progress.

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Hood as is won't be, its needed for perspective.
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Old 07-11-2020, 09:35 PM   #16
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A little progress today "Homeless".

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