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Building 1/64 th Scale Car Trailers
Building these car trailers is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the right tools, materials, and a little imigination.


Completely constructed of styrene modelers plastic

All the materials needed are available at any hobby related store, Styrene modelers plastic comes in sheets and all shapes and size strips. Testors model cement is highly reccomended for this project.

Trailer Frame Pieces

After the size square styrene strips are selected, cut several pieces as pictured to assemble the basic frame

Side Rail Holes

Drill 2 small holes in each side rail for the axles. Keep them lined up so the trailer will set level. Drill them closer to the rear so the trailer will balance later. Drill them so they go completely through the side rails to the inside of the front and rear center supports. 

Fenders

Cut two strips of the sheet styrene about an inch to an inch and a half and bend both ends downwards by wrapping around a pencil. This will have to be done a few times until the strips hold the shape. Cut two rectangle pieces for the back of the fenders. Apply the Testors cement to one edge of the bent pieces and apply to the fender backs. (X 2). You will have to play with each piece until the glue sets up and dries. After the glue has dried, cut the rectangle fender backs to the shape of the rounded fender and sand smooth. 

Deck Planks
Cut two strips from the sheet styrene for the deck planks. Paint them silver and set them aside as these will be the last pieces glued into place. Another option is to use the deck from the Hot Wheels car the Back Slider as pictured below. 
Hot Wheels Back Slider
You can use the plastic deck from this Hot Wheels car for your Trailer deck also. It is a little more detailed with a winch and cable.
Back Slider Deck
If you choose to use the Back Slider deck, you will have to build the trailer frame long enough to fit the deck.
1/64 th ScaleTtrailer Shape

After all pieces are cut, glued and sanded, and the wheels selected, your trailer should be looking something like this. Just about any wheels from any 1.64 th scale diecast car can be made to fit and roll. Hot Wheels wheels are the easiest because you can use the axles and wheels by supergluing the cut axles just on the inside of the trailer frame. (DO NOT GET GLUE ON WHEELS). Other backside axle mount wheels will need a long rod to go all the way across the trailer and into the back of each wheel. Any small metal rod such as a long finish nail. After your trailer is put together you will need to cut a small piece of the round strip styrene for the jack and cement it to the front behind the hitch so the trailer will set level. A few test assemblies will help get it right.

Primer Cotes
A good, thick cote of black or gray primer will help against paint chipping and wear. Also help the paint stick to the plastic much better.
Spare Tire Rack
Spare tire racks can be made by using the small round (dowel) styrene strips cut to size and cemented together. 
Resin Cast Trailers
I now have fabricated molds and can cast these trailer pieces from resin. it's just as sturdy as the styrene plastic and much faster to assemble and complete.
The Trailer Shop
The guys at the Trailer Shop stay hard at work in getting these trailers done. They work very hard, but enjoy every minute of it !
Busy, Busy, Busy
The shop gets quite messy and hectic at times, but the trailers keep a commin' 
1/64 th Scale Car/Utility Trailers

 I have been building and selling these trailers for over 15 years now and have completed several hundred. I do have the process down pat, after many trial and error projects. Yes 15 years in the planning, designing, and fabricating the molds, not to mention a few $$$$ along the way. These trailers are fantastic for display or just pulling across the coffee table or kitchen floor. Each trailer is packed wiith hours of "FUN"

Study the pics and have a good idea of the style of trailer you wish to build. A sharp utility knife, a tube of super glue, a tube of Testors model cement, and some sand paperand you are ready to go... Best of Luck !!!