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Crawler Addict
02-21-2016, 11:15 AM
I decided that my D90 Truck needs a trailer and I would like to build it as a utility trailer/adventure trailer. Something to haul the sand boards, highlift, water tanks, etc...... oh and possibly a pop up tent which will be removable for hauling fire wood season.......LOL

I am starting with a brass frame which I have never worked with, all my metalwork so far has been brazed stainless. I really like it though it is very simple, quick and produces a very clean joint with little solder. Brass is much easier to work with as far as shaping, drilling, etc, as compared to stainless. Also the finished frame seems quite strong.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2447_zpsdubbjqk9.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2447_zpsdubbjqk9.jpg.html)

Here is another first (for me), I was struggling with holding the pieces in place, now I know this isn't a new trick but man it sure is invaluable!!

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2448_zpskbqewoos.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2448_zpskbqewoos.jpg.html)

Lifted everything up a bit to get good clean joints all the away around.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2449_zpsg3ivtuf9.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2449_zpsg3ivtuf9.jpg.html)

Tires are just for reference, probably going to use 1.7's or 1.55's

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2450_zpspf3fjbtv.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2450_zpspf3fjbtv.jpg.html)

Decided to give making leaf springs a try and removed this from a pocket bike pull start. This proved to be quite difficult, very fine line between not enough heat and too much. Also I was using tapered needle nose pliers which was not producing a straight eyelet.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2451_zpsbs6wk9ta.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2451_zpsbs6wk9ta.jpg.html)

With the help of these fancy pink handled pliers I found at the local craft store I was able to produce these!!

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2452_zps0qwuxaph.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2452_zps0qwuxaph.jpg.html)

This is it so far, need to hit the hobby store for some neoprene tube/bushing material on monday!

pardonmyn00b
02-21-2016, 11:31 AM
Great start!

Ethan Boening
02-21-2016, 02:42 PM
Sweet!


Ethan

Small Factory
02-21-2016, 02:49 PM
Wonderful so far: I was just looking at off-road trailers and there is quite a variety.

Crawler Addict
02-21-2016, 07:35 PM
Great start!

Thanks!!

Crawler Addict
02-21-2016, 07:35 PM
Sweet!


Ethan


Thanks.

Crawler Addict
02-21-2016, 07:36 PM
Wonderful so far: I was just looking at off-road trailers and there is quite a variety.

Thank you and yes there are a lot options out there and no shortage of ideas brewing in my head:hmmm:

Crawler Addict
02-21-2016, 07:39 PM
Another small update.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2453_zpsnvzlvujf.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2453_zpsnvzlvujf.jpg.html)

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2454_zpsjtn2d43e.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2454_zpsjtn2d43e.jpg.html)

Added to the shopping list 2.5mm rod and a 2.5mm die!

bonards29
02-21-2016, 08:01 PM
Looking great. I based my trailer build to chaser offroad. Decided to go all styrene bec of the weight.

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/bonards29/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/DF16F040-830F-42E6-B05C-7C185A01BBAE_zpsbh3ul9if.jpg (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/bonards29/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/DF16F040-830F-42E6-B05C-7C185A01BBAE_zpsbh3ul9if.jpg.html)

Halme
02-21-2016, 10:54 PM
Nice and educational! Making leafs is a great joy, while your in it make a few more for future use! :biggthumpup:

BadWagon
02-22-2016, 04:44 AM
Wow this trailer is really cool! Very different, and well done. I can't wait to see pics of it hooked up and out in the wild.

Ethan Boening
02-22-2016, 01:55 PM
Glad to see some more normal looking tires on this rig! Looks great with all the scale details! Are you going to add lights to this at anytime?


Ethan

Crawler Addict
02-23-2016, 03:59 PM
Looking great. I based my trailer build to chaser offroad. Decided to go all styrene bec of the weight.

http://i628.photobucket.com/albums/uu5/bonards29/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/DF16F040-830F-42E6-B05C-7C185A01BBAE_zpsbh3ul9if.jpg (http://s628.photobucket.com/user/bonards29/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/DF16F040-830F-42E6-B05C-7C185A01BBAE_zpsbh3ul9if.jpg.html)

Nice trailer, I'm planning on something similar to this, looks good.

Crawler Addict
02-23-2016, 04:01 PM
Nice and educational! Making leafs is a great joy, while your in it make a few more for future use! :biggthumpup:

Thanks Halme, and I did ::2thumbs Made a bunch while I had the rythm going!

Crawler Addict
02-23-2016, 04:02 PM
Wow this trailer is really cool! Very different, and well done. I can't wait to see pics of it hooked up and out in the wild.

Thank you for the kind words. I will make sure and post some pics of it in the wild once it's done;)

Crawler Addict
02-23-2016, 04:04 PM
Glad to see some more normal looking tires on this rig! Looks great with all the scale details! Are you going to add lights to this at anytime?


Ethan

Thank you.

I will definitely be putting lights on it for sure.

Crawler Addict
02-24-2016, 08:10 PM
A few updates and a few lessons learned.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2463_zpsqph7se9e.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2463_zpsqph7se9e.jpg.html)

You can see the original bearing carrier I made and the final product. I never accounted for the distance between the outside edge of the spring and the back of the wheel hex.......doh! All in all the full tube is basically the same design. A tube within a tube, to space the bearings out. I drilled a couple small holes in the outer tube so I could solder them together without gumming up the ends where the bearing sits. Its also much stronger.

Lesson 1 - not a bad idea to draw a picture and put some measurements to it, save time and material.....

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2464_zpskcndezo6.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2464_zpskcndezo6.jpg.html)

Here is a pic with one wheel hex off. There is about ten lessons within this axle shaft.....grrrrr I used 4mm music wire and drilled holes for the hex pins. Broke about $50 dollars in drill bits drilling two holes. Started with high speed steel bits and oil, No go. Spring steel = hard to drill. Picked up some carbide bits, drilled the two holes, broke the bits doing it. End result holes not straight.

Lesson 2 - using a hand drill for precision drilling such as this, amateur hour! Canadian Tire has drill presses on sale this weekend, it is time to purchase one!!
Lesson 3 - good idea to drill through your material into a backer so you don't wreck all your bits.
Lesson 4 - use carbide bits when drilling spring steel
Lesson 5 - spring steel sucks to work with.......LOL
Lesson 6 - tapping spring steel also very difficult - probably try annealing the ends before tapping next time I do this, soften the metal up a tad first.

All lessons learned when the wheel nuts are tight it pulls the hexes flat against my sloppy hex pins and the axle spins beautifully straight.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2457_zpsix3kwjge.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2457_zpsix3kwjge.jpg.html)

Shackles and mounts done. Used black neoprene fuel line as bushings in the spring eyes, works perfectly! May need a helper spring installed later once the weight adds up, we will see.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2466_zpskkv0kutj.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2466_zpskkv0kutj.jpg.html)

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2467_zpsflny1kq4.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2467_zpsflny1kq4.jpg.html)

I was planning on making little U bolts and I picked up 2mm steel rod and a 2mm die. Rook move, apparently a 2mm die requires a much smaller than 2mm rod. Spent awhile and a precision machining forum doing some reading. I may still make some or I may not. At least I know better for next time.

Anyhow thats it for now, hope some of you can learn from my mistakes and hope the rest have had a good chuckle at them.......LOL

Halme
02-24-2016, 11:02 PM
Backlashes are important part of this hobby, especially when you need some real accuracy. For me, learning new methods and tricks is a big part of a hobby so I appreciate this kind of educational and honest posts!
Everyone busts tools once in awhile or do damage to their builds, but not so many tell about it! :biggthumpup:

Crawler Addict
02-25-2016, 03:17 PM
Backlashes are important part of this hobby, especially when you need some real accuracy. For me, learning new methods and tricks is a big part of a hobby so I appreciate this kind of educational and honest posts!
Everyone busts tools once in awhile or do damage to their builds, but not so many tell about it! :biggthumpup:

Learning new ways certainly is a big part of the hobby if a guy wants to progress. Im pretty new to things so if my experiences can help someone else to go ahead and try thats great. Looking at all these amazing builds from everyone else is what inspires and gives me the ideas so without interaction who knows. Anyhow glad you appreciate it!! Cheers.

Crawler Addict
02-25-2016, 03:27 PM
Backlashes are important part of this hobby, especially when you need some real accuracy. For me, learning new methods and tricks is a big part of a hobby so I appreciate this kind of educational and honest posts!
Everyone busts tools once in awhile or do damage to their builds, but not so many tell about it! :biggthumpup:

Learning new ways certainly is a big part of the hobby if a guy wants to progress. Im pretty new to things so if my experiences can help someone else to go ahead and try thats great. Looking at all these amazing builds from everyone else is what inspires and gives me the ideas so without interaction who knows. Anyhow glad you appreciate it!! Cheers.

Crawler Addict
02-26-2016, 09:36 AM
Next step, nose jack!

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2473_zpstxvuscik.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2473_zpstxvuscik.jpg.html)

Here is the drawing of the finished product, I used 3mm threaded rod and ground down 3mm nuts. Never added tube sizes or length because that depends on how high the trailer is and scale. In hindsight I may have used larger tube as the small/top tube looks a little to small, my original design was different but once I got into it my original design wasn't going to work. So as I said I would probably make the tube sizes a little larger but I am happy with it so it stays for now.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2470_zps6qk3k0he.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2470_zps6qk3k0he.jpg.html)

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2471_zpse3ok10cf.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2471_zpse3ok10cf.jpg.html)

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2469_zps2wxkrgx8.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2469_zps2wxkrgx8.jpg.html)

I am going to change the crank handle to larger diametre rod as it doesn't look right but this is where it sits so far.

Ethan Boening
02-26-2016, 03:10 PM
Nice! The jack is a great scales detail!


Ethan

Crawler Addict
02-26-2016, 03:17 PM
Nice! The jack is a great scales detail!


Ethan

Thank you!

ericdegallargue
02-28-2016, 10:00 AM
Very nice job on this trailer

Crawler Addict
03-06-2016, 03:55 PM
Very nice job on this trailer

Thank you.

Crawler Addict
03-06-2016, 03:56 PM
Very nice job on this trailer

Thank you.

Crawler Addict
03-06-2016, 04:00 PM
Well I made a couple recovery boards from aluminum sheet and then made a frame work with brass c channel to hold them. The frame was then soldered to the bottom of the trailer frame. This was super time consuming and kind of difficult to get everything soldered without heating it too much causing other joints to pop but in the end I got it.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2505_zpseiqg5fwg.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2505_zpseiqg5fwg.jpg.html)

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2506_zpshkwlbm9e.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2506_zpshkwlbm9e.jpg.html)

I then started on the styrene and this is where it sits.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2507_zpsp0kozfak.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2507_zpsp0kozfak.jpg.html)

MadMooseRC
03-06-2016, 10:27 PM
Very nice build! What does the trailer weigh?

/Tedd

Crawler Addict
03-28-2016, 04:01 PM
Very nice build! What does the trailer weigh?

/Tedd

Thank you. Not to sure at this point how much it weighs but I will weigh it when its complete and post it up here.

Crawler Addict
03-28-2016, 04:11 PM
A little bit more to show.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2533_zpseqytrmyy.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2533_zpseqytrmyy.jpg.html)

I added a thin piece all the way around so that I can conciel the wiring for the tail lights underneath the trailer and this will keep the trailer box and frame easy to separate for maintenance and re painting in the future.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2530_zpsfot6cjbs.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2530_zpsfot6cjbs.jpg.html)

Then made some tie down hooks for the side.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2531_zpsw7dzyoks.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2531_zpsw7dzyoks.jpg.html)

And I added some relief to the side, made it look 100 times more realistic. I also decided on the trail busters and used some intengy high mass wheels i had kicking around, they look pretty good with the scale hardware.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2532_zpskamqfsxy.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2532_zpskamqfsxy.jpg.html)

And that is all for now!!

Prop Shaft
03-28-2016, 05:04 PM
Personally I could care less about a trailer for my scaler. But I have to say, this is the best looking one I have seen. Really outstanding job so far. The little details are really making this!

Small Factory
03-28-2016, 06:42 PM
Outstanding so far. Very fun project. Such clean work as well...

bonards29
03-29-2016, 11:00 AM
awesome details.

wsd
03-29-2016, 07:16 PM
Loving the trailer build. Really well documented and easy to understand.

Crawler Addict
04-24-2016, 03:30 PM
Thanks for the comments and kind words guys!

Here are a few more updates.
http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2606_zpsg60oif9k.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2606_zpsg60oif9k.jpg.html)
Made a bracket for the High Lift.http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2605_zpspfvp2c0i.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2605_zpspfvp2c0i.jpg.html)
Also a bracket for the propane tank and extra fuel jug, necessities while adventure trailing. The fuel tank will be painted red afterwards, just silver for weathering purposes and to remove the moulding seam.http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2609_zpsax6vd7bq.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2609_zpsax6vd7bq.jpg.html)
I made little finger screws for lack of better terminology cause I want to be able to access things without pulling tools out.

Crawler Addict
04-24-2016, 04:06 PM
The other side of the trailer looked a little bare so I built this fancy bracket.http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2626_zpsj5chzpyl.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2626_zpsj5chzpyl.jpg.html)
Which houses this.
http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2610_zpsjx76hwif.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2610_zpsjx76hwif.jpg.html)
And then I drilled some holes in the front shackle mount and used some pin heads to simulate rivets. A small detail but cool I think.
http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2607_zpsi0x0ilby.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2607_zpsi0x0ilby.jpg.html)

Thats all for know,

Cheers!

Ethan Boening
04-25-2016, 03:16 PM
Wow! Some great progress! Love all of the custom mounts


Ethan

ericdegallargue
04-26-2016, 07:28 AM
very nice work

pardonmyn00b
04-26-2016, 08:38 AM
That is a nice fancy bracket!

offroadace
04-26-2016, 10:15 AM
Awesome work. I really like the pull-pal holder. Very innovative.
Gave me some ideas for a new/next build for a trailer for my RV (http://scalebuildersguild.com/forum/showthread.php?23954-ORA-s-quot-Long-Way-To-Go-quot-Beast-II-6x6-build-%28on-going-project%29-%28PIC-Heavy%29).

bonards29
04-26-2016, 02:45 PM
Great fab work on those mounts!

imthatguy
04-27-2016, 04:01 PM
Yessir. This is a SBG approved project. :sbgpatch:

Crawler Addict
04-28-2016, 07:22 PM
Thanks guys for all the comments, I appreciate them all. I have to admit the pull pal mount was a bit of a head scratcher but once I got into it she came together pretty well.

Started painting, frame is done and trailer box is in primer and needs a few spots sanded out but things are getting closer to done. Also I added a helper spring as just one spring was kinda maxed out and I plan on hauling stuff around so that wasn't going to be any good. Anyhow, here it sits for now.

http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2634_zps8smqfpui.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2634_zps8smqfpui.jpg.html)

Cheers!

Crawler Addict
05-15-2016, 04:49 PM
Thank you all for your comments, as always, greatly appreciated!

A few more pics!
http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2674_zpspnksq0ks.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2674_zpspnksq0ks.jpg.html)http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2670_zpsp8yk2wci.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2670_zpsp8yk2wci.jpg.html)http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2675_zpstse0yomo.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2675_zpstse0yomo.jpg.html)http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2676_zps4871dm8d.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2676_zps4871dm8d.jpg.html)

I would say it was finished but are they ever finished!?!?

Crawler Addict
05-15-2016, 05:03 PM
A couple pics of its first outing.
http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2691_zpscitdzz81.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2691_zpscitdzz81.jpg.html)http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2687_zpshwu5yvup.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2687_zpshwu5yvup.jpg.html)http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_2684_zpsfoec2nud.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_2684_zpsfoec2nud.jpg.html)

It worked pretty well, the terrain was fairly aggressive and I broke the nose jack off so I need to repair that and make it a little stronger. Also going down steep inclines was difficult as the trailer would push the truck pretty badly but I solved that with a bungy cord around the trailer tires to stop them from spinning. I think what I will do is put a thumb screw in the middle of the axle so I can lock the axle simply when going down steep inclines, not really scale but simple and functional. I want to be able to run this thing as it adds a level of difficulty to the experience, it won't be a shelf queen at all!!

wsd
05-15-2016, 06:09 PM
Looks right at home behind the rover.

delux
05-18-2016, 08:29 AM
That's a cracking little trailer! A great thread to with lots of useful information and nice clear photos! Brilliant work all round really!! ::2thumbs

daveb
07-10-2016, 08:32 PM
Solid brass or tubing. Been working on a cad drawing and think of 3D printing the frame and bed sides.

luckland
07-13-2016, 12:28 PM
Very nice looking! It took a while for me to notice this thread. I should have known it earlier because there are a lot to learn here, especially the making leaf springs.


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Crawler Addict
07-13-2016, 07:52 PM
Solid brass or tubing. Been working on a cad drawing and think of 3D printing the frame and bed sides.

All the metal work is from brass tube joined with normal flux and solder.

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Solid brass or tubing. Been working on a cad drawing and think of 3D printing the frame and bed sides.

All the metal work is from brass tube joined with normal flux and solder.

Crawler Addict
07-13-2016, 07:53 PM
Very nice looking! It took a while for me to notice this thread. I should have known it earlier because there are a lot to learn here, especially the making leaf springs.


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Thank you. Hope you can use some ideas. Cheers!

Crawler Addict
10-04-2016, 07:13 PM
A couple small updates, not sure if I should start a new thread or not but here goes. I decided now that the weather is starting to get a little nasty I should probably get a tarp made for the trailer; don't want the camping gear to get wet, thats no fun....LOLhttp://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_3081_zpsml6njwgx.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_3081_zpsml6njwgx.jpg.html)
I started with a piece of regular tarp material, left it long a 1/4" on all sides, applied some Shoe Goo and folded the 1/4" over and let dry. The little brass rivets I found at the local craft store. They look much better on the top side of the tarp than the bottom. I used a couple different sized nail punches to get them to flare a bit before hammering them flat, not the best way to do it but it worked.
http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_3080_zpszroy484d.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_3080_zpszroy484d.jpg.html)
Sorry for the bad pic. The black bungee doesn't allow it to lay flat. The bungee is made out of your standard hair elastic.http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_3084_zpsjrrfjish.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_3084_zpsjrrfjish.jpg.html)
The outcome I think is pretty great, one more touch of scale realism :)

Crawler Addict
10-04-2016, 07:29 PM
I've had the trailer out a few times, the first time being a 6.5hr tour through the Alberta Bad Lands and it preformed quite well, it definetly added a new level of difficulty to driving tiny trucks. Mainly the difficulty came with steep decent angles and no trailer brakes.
http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah161/CrawlerAddict13/IMG_3085_zpsxtwsaew1.jpg (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/CrawlerAddict13/media/IMG_3085_zpsxtwsaew1.jpg.html)
I added this d ring tab in the rear. It is made from a piece of 3/16" tube brazed to a 2.5mm hex head bolt and then filed down to round the end a bit. This helps getting down hills but only if you have another truck. Next I would like to come up with a brake system for the trailer, the easy way would be to put a thumb screw in the middle of the axle tube to lock it but that requires reaching under it to tighten and loosen all the time. I would like to come up with something a little better so I will ponder this one for awhile and come back to it at some point!!!

lespaul4x4
10-05-2016, 12:50 AM
This trailer is much realistic,better than some real industrial trailer i think ::2thumbs