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Hot Rod FORDS #25: The C-Cab Delivery Van is pretty well finished!

01-29-2022 10:18 PM by crowie | 7 comments »

The C-Cab Delivery Van is pretty well finished! Now some final sanding then a few coats of my homemade WipeOnPoly as the finish. The wheels will be glued in last. No too bad a representation of the Delivery Van in the internet photo, if I do say so myself. And for Tony The 3/8” dowels are cut at 45deg and glued with Starbond Clear Medium Thick CA Glue; I’ve add some two pack epoxy to various areas to strengthen the setup. The 4 straight dowels ...

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Hot Rod FORDS #24: C-Cab Delivery Van has rear doors

01-24-2022 06:34 AM by crowie | 4 comments »

C-Cab Delivery Van has rear doors The doors on the vans I’ve built in the past have been problematic. I like the flush finish doors but the hinging hasn’t been acceptable, so a new approach. I saw on some of the commercial vans the door hinges are mounted on the outside of the door. I first added the rear bumper bar and a top hinge plate. I’ve used 1/4” Tassie Oak dowels glued into the doors and free moving in the top and bottom. So here goes! I still new to clean it a...

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Hot Rod FORDS #23: C-Cab Delivery Van Headlights and Exhaust Headers

01-15-2022 06:23 AM by crowie | 6 comments »

C-Cab Delivery Van Headlights and Exhaust Headers. The shop bought headlights weren’t big enough at 3/4” dia so I had to make my own. A 1” long length of 1 1/4” dia Tassie Oak with a 1” forstner recess in one end. The dome is a 1 1/4” macrame bead (very carefully) cut in half and glued to the other end of the dowel. I added a 1/4” dowel to mount the headlight to the front chassis. I’ve also made a start on the headers and exhaust. The manifold is 3-1/2” x 3/4” ...

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Hot Rod FORDS #22: C-Cab Delivery Van is taking shape.

01-09-2022 03:36 AM by crowie | 10 comments »

The HotRod Ford C-Cab Delivery Fan is taking shape. The rear mudguards/fenders have been cut with a spacer added to the chassis. Now it was time to do the setout for the wheels and check the stance. Hmmmm!I need to change the frontend widening the front wheels.

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Hot Rod FORDS #21: We have wheels for the HotRod C-Cab Delivery Van

01-01-2022 05:49 AM by crowie | 8 comments »

We have wheels for the HotRod C-Cab Delivery Van. Handy and Papa Smurf are pleased with today’s shed time. Rear Wheels are TallowWood 3 5/8” dia x 2 3/4” wide Front Wheels are Red Gum2 3/4” dia x 3/4” wide The proportions are pretty good!

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Hot Rod FORDS #20: Delivery Van Cockpit

12-23-2021 08:55 AM by crowie | 14 comments »

Delivery Van Cockpit The Dashboard done The Console with T-Bar Shifter done The Steering Wheel and Pedals done

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Hot Rod FORDS #19: Inlet Trumpets??

12-13-2021 03:07 AM by crowie | 22 comments »

Inlet Trumpets for on top of the engine block?? I need some assistance please ladies and gents. I’ve done a sample of two different styles. The first is 3/8” dowel centre drilled with the top of a wooden golf tee recessed into it. The second is 1/2” dowel centre drilled with the top of a wooden train finial recessed into it. Both are fiddly to make as I don’t have a lathe and do it all with the drill press & an engineers vee block. So with 8 to make, which one?

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Hot Rod FORDS #18: Rear Mudguards/Fenders

12-12-2021 05:38 AM by crowie | 4 comments »

Rear Mudguards/Fenders… They are made using two holesaws to create a donut of timber. After cutting the donut I clean up the inside on the bobbin sander. These are appropriately 4” I.D. x 4.5” O.D. Then I added a thin inner backing cut with a holesaw to fit neatly in the donut. This added piece allows me to sander the O.D. smooth before adding a 1/8” roundover radius to the outer edge. Using the now completed donut I cut a semicircle in the van sides to allow the mudguards/fenders to be fi...

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Hot Rod FORDS #17: Seats and Consol

12-09-2021 06:10 AM by crowie | 7 comments »

Today has been productive making a set of custom Walnut Armchair Quilted Seats along with a Blackheart Sassafras Consol. First was to cut 1/2” square strips of the Walnut then round two edges through the 1/8” roundover bit in the router. Cut the seat base and back to length before gluing four together. The back and base are glued together at about 4deg with a 7/16” thick seat support base added underneath. Finally the headrest, side supports, arm and knee cushion are glued in place. The wh...

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Hot Rod FORDS #16: Ford Hot Rod C-Cab Van

12-05-2021 03:19 AM by crowie | 10 comments »

After finishing off all the prizes for the Boys&Girls Club Christmas Raffle and a wet November “Papa Smurf” “Handy” and I were all starting to become bored. So how to fix boredom, start a new project, a challenge, Ford Hot Rod C-Cab Van, with a door way! With inspiration from some internet photos! So first was to make a template pattern along with the preparation of some timber wide enough for the van sides plus high enough for a C-Cab profile. So we’ve made a go...

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