So I thought Id do something with all these past builds for a big rig 18 wheeler to race at Mid America this year!
has talked me into sharing some more of my build photos as he really enjoys seeing all the builds come together.
So Speedster.. do you recall the concept semi truck build from this topic that you really liked ?
do you recall that bobcat loader build i did some time back ? ( I never raced it.. so here is it's chance to be seen.)
Well guy's I thought all these builds coming together for one big rig build might be fun for the kids to see at this years Mid America race.
So here it is the lowboy trailer build iv been working on for all of these builds to come together as one.
The open ladder frame design lowboy trailer I'm working on.. is still a work in progress however.
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Been thinking of a way to keep the bobcat loaded on to the trailer that looks like its chained down.
So it looks like i'll be headed to Walmart sometime soon today to find some small chain in the craft & jewelry department.
You wouldn't happen have any good idea's on how to make small chain binders would ya!
Just got back from Walmart with some small scale chain to use on holding the loader to the trailer.
And speaking of the small scale chain binders and trying to make some of my own for this big rig build..
I just ran across some small scale working chain binders at kitformservices.com
And some ratcheting looking chain binders at
https://zyconmodels.com/oc/index.php?ro ... uct_id=531
So they are out there if your looking for something like this for your big rig projects.. or scale models.
However ill be making my own out of some thin sheet metal and scroll saw.
Well it took some doing with the sheet metal and scroll saw and a fine #2 blade.. 1 out 3 cut outs worked! ( very small and very hard to cut out!)
The chain binder scratch made:
Hope you like the few new design changes I did to the truck for this build.
Some changes made one single pen strip .. air ride type cab.. different stacks.. and grill.
Front end view:
Still have lots of little details to add to this build before it's race ready however!