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Ken Martin

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Hi Friends

I wanted to share this new Easy Basics Car Carrier that we just finished for a client in Texas.

Below are several photos.

While building I turned the trailer around to make it slant back from the front.
Not sure I like it this way, but it is what it is until the next one.
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I built the ramp for this one as well.  Usually I don't build the ramp because the angle to the top is to steep, but it works great for the bottom.
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This set calls for 4 vehicles, but I had a couple of older ones from other builds, so I included them as a bonus to this customer.  She was a really nice lady.
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I also widened the cab of the truck to 1" instead of 3/4" because I wanted the truck to be as wide as the trailer.  I did not think about this ahead of time, but making the truck wider made the trailer less tipsy. 
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Let me know what you think.
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Ken - Wonderful colours and finish. The wider cab looks good. I like this toy with the balloon tires, they just suit it. Changing the direction of the trailer slant, certainly gives it a unique look.
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Kenny;
Why did you turn the trailer around? maybe I lost the point of what you were saying but if it was for clearance on the cab them maybe a little longer wheelbase kind of like what needed to be done on the KW with the reefer a bit longer wheel base just makes getting it into tight turns a bit harder but with practice they will perfect that turn, but that is my two cents and BTW I love the build and the colors ..... can hardly wait to get out to the shop the mowing is done for this year, the gold pans have been for the most part packed away except for a few that I always carry and the wood is started for another year of wood burning Look out shop here I come!!!
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Thanks Don
I turned the sides of the trailer around because I wanted to see what it looked like.
I wanted the trailer to have an easy contour for the wind.
Never know until you try.

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Ken nice work and I love the colours
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   Ken now I see what you were getting at it was not a criticism for if anybody on here I follow your work closely and that that is on esty I was just confused with the configuration .... I think that in that light the truck and trailer look like they could out run the wind kind of like a real aerodynamic form. What ever you are doing keep it up we are learning with your help.
Don
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