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Hot Rod FORDS #7: We have a radiator...

02-07-2018 09:12 AM by crowie | 6 comments »

We have a radiator… Not an easy task but a lot of guess work and sanding have proved the deal…. I’ve been working on the chassis, securing the engine in place, the positioning of the rear wheels,also the steering wheel, gear stick, and pedals….The steering wheel is similar to that which Dutchy showed in his “how to”, though I’ve had difficulty finding a good range of timber button at the local large sewing shop. Were I’m in ...

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Toy Construction #180: Building the dump box

02-07-2018 01:45 AM by htl | 2 comments »

Got some fine weather for Feb. so just had to get in the shop and make some saw dust.This build is really going to be a mix of 3 different plans.The Power wagon for the cab.Dump truck #58 for the dump box. And Gatto's Big Rig for the frame ideas So here’s what I got done today, there was more but got pulled away before any more picture could be taken. Had to cut a hole where the big hydraulic will go. Got the trim made for the sides but that will have to be t...

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Hot Rod FORDS #6: What do we call the back of the T-Bucket?

02-06-2018 09:41 PM by crowie | 8 comments »

What do we call the back of the T-Bucket? Is it a pickup, a ute, a boot, a trunk?

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Hot Rod FORDS #5: The seats

02-04-2018 11:40 PM by crowie | 8 comments »

The seats… Well at first I was going to do something similar to the beaut dowel seats in Bruce’s [aka htl] VW Thing BUT. I had a look around the internet images of some beautiful Hot Rod Ford T-Buckets and they either had a fully upholstered high back bench seat or fancy bucket seats; I decided on bucket seats.

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Hot Rod FORDS #4: The body of the Hot Rod is the bucket....

02-04-2018 09:01 PM by crowie | 6 comments »

The body of the Hot Rod is the bucket which is were I thought I should start to get the vehicle length scaled and then make some seats…

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Hot Rod FORDS #3: And we have wheels

02-04-2018 10:26 AM by crowie | 12 comments »

And we have wheels… 2.75” dia a 1” for the front three segments with 20 tread cuts at 5deg 3.5” dia x 2” for the rear.. five segments with 20 tread cuts at 5deg

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Toy Construction #179: Building a Mack Dump Truck?

02-04-2018 02:19 AM by htl | 5 comments »

Going to be using the plans for the Power Wagon [Mack] body and the bump box off one of Toys & Joys other trucks to make a mostly scratch built dump truck or maybe a wrecker, we’ll see where the wood wants to go when I get that far.Here’s what got done today. I needed to build the body first because I extended the cab and didn’t want to make the frame till I could see what was going to happen. The reason for the truck is to find a place for...

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