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Thread: Scale Oregon Trail’R Terradrop Alpha Off-Road Teardropish Trailer

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    Well, had a bit of time and made a door kit today. Two actually.
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    Bit of plywood, Acrylic, Polybak and a sticker all fit together like so. I love the close tolerances.
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    It'll look something like this. But with hinges, which are lost in the mess of the bench.
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    I also cut a chassis out of 6mm plywood and painted it black. I may still 3D print it or make it out of brass. This was quicker and easier though.
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    Tried the front box. It'll look better when it's glued on.
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    Here's the bottom view. Needs a couple of more screws at the back.
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    Also put in a couple of pieces of veneer on the top shelf of the galley to cover up the joints.
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    Axles and leaf springs are up next.
    Cheers eh!
    Todd

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    Looking good! So what is the veneer made from? Is that really thin MDF?
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    Thanks Noob. The veneer is is just a really thin piece of birch. About 1 mm thick. You can get veneers from most wood types.
    Cheers eh!
    Todd

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    This is a really cool project. Great use of the laser to create something awesome.
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    Thanks Jeff. This is trailer prototype #2. Lots of little things that need to be fixed for Mk. III. Still definitely a work in progress but lots of fun.
    Cheers eh!
    Todd

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    A bit of Tamiya Smoke PS-31 and I have tinted windows. Here they are mocked up.

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    Cheers eh!
    Todd

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    And now the wait is on. Need M1 X 8 bolts and nuts for the hinges. Hurry up mailman!
    Cheers eh!
    Todd

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    While waiting for the tiny door hardware I decided to recut the chassis.
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    Here's V2 but the holes for mounting the suspension are too big.
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    So, on to V3, smaller holes, still bigger than they need to be though but they'll do for now. Trimmed the chassis up a bit to match the shape of the suspension brackets.
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    I 3D printed the suspension. It's not going to last as all I had was PLA but I'll redo it using PTEG most likely. I modified the suspension that Ossum posted to Thingiverse for his M416 Trailer. Basically just made it wider.. We'll see how that goes.
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    A view underneath.
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    Didn't have any threaded rod for the axle but a bamboo skewer will work for now.
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    The fender is also from Ossum's trailer. Need to redo the galley hatch as it's not quite square.
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    Cheers eh!
    Todd

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    Busy week so I didn't get too much done. I narrowed the fenders by 10mm and reprinted them. Prototyped a side using white mat board (it cuts so nicely on the laser) to get the bolt holes for the fender in the right place. Looks a little better with the narrower fenders I think. I'll recut the plywood sides with the bolt holes for the fenders and hinge screw holes in V3.

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    Cheers eh!
    Todd

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    Still waiting on the 1mm hardware for the hinges. Got the nuts but no bolts. I printed some new fenders that are more in the style of the TerraDrop Alpha. Here they are right out of the 3D printer. A bit of cleanup and some sanding and paint and I think I've got it. Spent some more time redesigning a few little bits for V3. Hope to cut it this week. It will also have pre-cut holes for the fenders.

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    Cheers eh!
    Todd

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