Peterbilt truck #13: Trailer

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 02-24-2015 09:02 PM 2345 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The “trailer” is almost ready.

Below you see the results. Only the rims still need to be made:

Those who follow this blog have already seen that I make two trucks simultaneously. So I made two tubes for the trailer. First sanded the deck to a thickness of 2,4 mm:

Sanded 3 bars:

Glued the first bar to the deck

After drying I placed the second bar. in order to determine the position I first put the drawbar in it. This drawbar must be able to slide.

Third and last bar:

Put the upper deck on it:

After drying I could saw it seperately:

Sanding the tubes on the drum sander:

And then there are two tubes. To me it looks like two organ pipes;

I also made two beams for the trailer. Below you can see the benefit of glueing the template on the wood. It is very easy to see where you have to drill:

And after this work first have to clean my bench:

Thanks for watching


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#1 posted 02-24-2015 09:22 PM

Looking good Jan.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 02-24-2015 09:23 PM

This is what I call in minute detail. Patience and desire of building things accurately. Nice job.

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#3 posted 02-24-2015 09:49 PM

Great work on this Jan. It’s coming together very nicely. Lots of small parts. It’s always a thrill to see a project taking shape during assembly.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 02-24-2015 11:03 PM

Looking good. I didn’t know it was going to be a logging truck. I logged for a while when I was much younger. Fell a tree on my daw one day and had to ride out with one on the trucks to get it fixed. I made sure that I never had to do that again. You don’t have to be crazy to drive one but it helps.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 02-25-2015 11:17 AM

G’Day Dutchy, I’ve just found your PETERBILT TRUCK project….magnificent Work In Progress, sir, thank you…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 02-25-2015 11:33 AM

Thank you all guys.

Bruce driving in this one is safe.

Crowie your welcome.


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#7 posted 02-26-2015 12:46 AM

All good things take time. Looks good.

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