Thanks guys, I'm building this for someone and I am going to send it to him unpainted per his instructions, so he can paint it. I hope to see it after painting. If it was mine, I think I would either use the foil on it or maybe send it to be chromed. Maybe chrome would be too much. But I would have to invest in some kind of machine if it was a next time to build one of these. Those holes were tough. But it's good that they are done. Kerry
Hello guys, I've made some progress with my trailer and here is picture of the back door area. This is a roll-up type door and even though it has slats, in the picture their hard to make out. I have only two sets of duals to do mock up but you get the idea.
Next I worked on scratching out the air-ride suspension. This was interesting because it was my first to do this so your opinion of this would be helpful. I think I got it right.
Today I hope to get started on the landing gear and finish up the nose piece. Thanks for looking guys Kerry
So I take it from you guys comments, that the suspension looks correct. But thank you all for your comments and yes Gator the hard part is behind me now. I did get my supplies in today so tomorrow I can finish up the other side and wrap this one up real soon. I was worried about the suspension. So later I will update and till then thanks guys. Kerry
hi iam thinking of building a 53ft cattle trail what size of sheet plastic you used to make thefloor of the trailer and what you used for the bracing on the under the floor of the trailer thank you from william
Hi William, I'm really sorry to keep you hanging like this as I did have a few things going on and now I can get back to things. I hope your still interested in knowing what you asked about. But just incase you are I used 1/4 inch I beams (#277 Evergreen) for the ribs and the floor is the 1/16 thick Evergreen sheets. I used the thicker for the floor because I wanted the support there.
But what happened with this build is really kinda sad. The guy that ordered it kept making promises to pay for it as I wasn't going to ship it till I got my money and it went on for a while and I was getting prepared for the move so I pulled the plug on the deal and kept it. Now where I made my mistake was being in a hurry to see what it was to look like painted so I thought I would first lay down a gloss black base in preparation for the chrome coat. I thought I had enough of the chrome to do the job but I was wrong and it didn't finish the job. But the combination of the two paints in my opinion took away too much detail. It looks like you dipped it in a tub of paint. I was heart broken and with the move happening I had to just put it aside and pack it up. I have to find a way to strip the paint and try something different. If I can get that paint off..I feel I can still turn it around. But I was thinking about a idea I had while waiting to get the time to do anything and my idea is to take the foil wrap material and breaking the trailer down into pieces and one at a time putting the foil wrap and the piece in a strong bag of some sort and pulling a vacuum on it. What do you guys think about my idea? When I uncover my camera I will take a pic of it and show you. But I did get my building table up and running this weekend and started on some repairs to my other builds AND putting some thoughts together about some of the new ones. But if you have started on your 53ft cattle trailer and I assume you posted some pics, I'ld love to see it. Kerry