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02-09-2017, 09:56 PM
So I built a 1/6 RC TJ Jeep with WWII M100 (like) trailer.
as well, an 1/6 RC quad I want Joe to drive/load on top of the M100 trailer.

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z465/DellTaco00/Nylint%20Wraith%20800%20X%20600%20pictures/tj%20m100%20quad%202_zpsvgtycbbu.jpg (http://s1191.photobucket.com/user/DellTaco00/media/Nylint%20Wraith%20800%20X%20600%20pictures/tj%20m100%20quad%202_zpsvgtycbbu.jpg.html)

But I need to construct or purchase two loading ramps. Or maybe use something I could alter.
They need be 12" long and about 2" wide (X2) and be rigid enough to support the quad's chassis/Joe.
The quad is a 1/18 mini RC converted... maybe weighs 1.5 lbs W Joe but not sure.

I have a Lincoln 180 for any weld work.
But I'm concerned that using steel would make the trailer too top heavy
when the ramps and quad are all loaded on top the trailer.
It's already top heavy with just the quad on top.

I realize I could make them from wood. And that might hold up.
But thought I might inquire here before attempting my own approach.

Some options available for 1/10... But they're too short/narrow for 1/6

Got any ideas that can be shared with me ?

my 1st post here, so go easy on me. Lol

If I screwed up and posted this in the wrong folder...
feel free to move it where it belongs.


edit: 2/11/17

Guess this is not the correct folder to look for information or inquire of others opinion ?

Guessing this isn't a forum for asking... but doing and showing those results ?

So I made up my own loading ramps using peg board I cut into runners.
I'll post a picture up once it stops raining here and I can paint those.

Should look ok once painted and work acceptably.

02-11-2017, 05:09 PM
Loading ramps...

~ and yes they work very well and stay in place when driving the quad atop the trailer ~

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z465/DellTaco00/Nylint%20Wraith%20800%20X%20600%20pictures/IMAG0753_zpssdacvlae.jpg (http://s1191.photobucket.com/user/DellTaco00/media/Nylint%20Wraith%20800%20X%20600%20pictures/IMAG0753_zpssdacvlae.jpg.html)

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z465/DellTaco00/Nylint%20Wraith%20800%20X%20600%20pictures/IMAG0754_zpselwrbylt.jpg (http://s1191.photobucket.com/user/DellTaco00/media/Nylint%20Wraith%20800%20X%20600%20pictures/IMAG0754_zpselwrbylt.jpg.html)

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z465/DellTaco00/Nylint%20Wraith%20800%20X%20600%20pictures/IMAG0755_zpsvrnwuxjy.jpg (http://s1191.photobucket.com/user/DellTaco00/media/Nylint%20Wraith%20800%20X%20600%20pictures/IMAG0755_zpsvrnwuxjy.jpg.html)

They will stow flatly underneath the quad when it is loaded (between it's wheels)

Though I may fab up some brackets and stow them underneath the trailer
if I get around to doing that.

02-12-2017, 05:37 AM
They came out great! How about a little black or brown colour wash for the trailer, would give lots of depth in details. Nice combo!

02-13-2017, 12:37 AM
thanks for your suggestions/participation

Was going to spray the trailer with orange PD so it matches the jeep hauler.
Maybe I can paint some details on top of the PD. Possible I'd think ?

I like that the PD is easily peeled off when it gets thrashed or I get bored with that color.
I generally crawl slowly/realistically, rubber side down, so PD seems to hold up for me acceptably.

The ramps were PD'd black too. Mostly for the traction that PD'd surface offers.
The rubber compound/traction on the quad's tires isn't very good.

but so Long as the quad can be driven up the ramps, on/off the trailer,
with my GI Joe along for the ride ...good enough for me.
The quad is all grunt and definitely not fast, but it articulates acceptably in the rocks.

Not planning on making the hauler or trailer look rustic or in disrepair.
My 16 year old Tacoma has been wheeled hard and saw plenty off road use
and it still looks showroom clean or at least properly maintained.

I like the detailed look... just not skilled using those application techniques.

Plus I'm dealing with two different plastics
the hauler has a high nylon content whereas the trailer is made of ABS.
Think I should feel so lucky that the PD adheres and flexes well applied to the hauler's nylon/plastic body.
I'll guess PD will adhere to ABS just as well.

sorry to ramble on

02-13-2017, 05:42 PM
short video of Joe unloading and loading the quad onto the trailer.