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Old 10-02-2010, 11:46 AM
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I have looked but haven't found... I want to build or maybe buy a lowboy ( Rogers, Trail King, ect..)..probably a tri-axle. I want to use aluminum. Has anyone done one of these in alum. or know anyone that builds a nice one?

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Old 10-02-2010, 11:50 AM
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This is the best one I have ever seen , can be bought in three or four axle flip.

http://www.gardentrucking.com/Tamiya...28603452130183
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Old 10-02-2010, 01:01 PM
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Wow that's beautiful! I must have overlooked it. I'd have to save a bit for that.
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Old 10-02-2010, 02:06 PM
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I built this one from scratch copying a trail king every thing was bought a Lowe’s but the tires and rims. Total I have $175 in it.



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Old 10-02-2010, 02:13 PM
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Travis- do you have build pics from it to get me going in the right direction? It looks real good. I was there this am getting supplies for another paying job I have going, scratching my head as to what to use.

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Old 10-02-2010, 02:43 PM
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Sorry Ben but I built this trailer before I knew about the forums so I didn't take any pics while I was building it. I will take some pics of it in a few and post them.
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:41 PM
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Here are some pic's.

















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alot better the $1500 or $1800!!!
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here is a 1;16 scale talbert for my wedico this trailer is bilt by m & j trailers



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Thanks Travis that will help a ton, I figured I'd prob. have to do alot of screwing as I've done on my 1st build.

15-operator-That is just plain ole' BA.....the whole thing truck trailer and trac-hoe!

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Old 10-02-2010, 05:19 PM
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anyone have a link for m & j trailers?
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check on page 3 under headache rack.
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I built this one from scratch copying a trail king every thing was bought a Lowe’s but the tires and rims. Total I have $175 in it.



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Nice looking lowboy. I have bought the odd piece of metal at Home Depot but they are pretty pricey. I have bought a fair bit of metal (all kinds) from Online Metals. Their prices seem pretty good and there is no minimum order. Not sure if they would have the size/s needed though. Of course, for smaller stuff, Special Shapes is good.

Here are the links:

http://www.onlinemetals.com/

http://www.specialshapes.com/
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:34 AM
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here is a 1;16 scale talbert for my wedico this trailer is bilt by m & j trailers

Ahhh, look at that shelf sag! I think I can hear it groaning! Nice set-up.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:34 PM
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I built this one by hand from aluminum for the main deck and rear suspension (standard tamiya axels and springs) - the neck is mostly steel.





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Old 10-20-2010, 10:11 PM
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That looks really good Izzy!!
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Great looking trailer Izzy

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Old 10-21-2010, 01:03 AM
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Wow, I second that! That is a fantastic looking lowboy, Izzy. That had to require some milling.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:13 AM
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It does look great! The transaction from the deck to bolsters over the wheels is very accurate, something very hard to duplicate and that's not even to mention the neck which is amazing in itself.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:21 PM
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Thanks guys - it was a fun build! my only oops was not paying enough attention to the deck length - it's a bit long. The neck is fully rc functional.
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