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Toy Construction #181: Mack truck Dump box 2

02-08-2018 12:31 AM by htl | 14 comments »

Took longer to get the dump box under control than I would have figured.. There’s just something about the shape of this dump box, love the look of it and have wanted to build it for a long time.

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Toy Construction #183: Front and back suspension that works

02-12-2018 11:57 PM by htl | 18 comments »

Front and back suspension that works on the Mack dump truck.Rain rain go away so I’ll stop hurting but didn’t let the work stop. Up and Down Now for the front Up and down with the front end.

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Toy Construction #182: Mack Truck frame suspention and front wheel wells.

02-09-2018 10:55 PM by htl | 7 comments »

The axles are up side down. Here’s kinda the way I’ll be doing the back end.It will be a tad different because I’m going to try and add some leaf springs this time.

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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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Toy Construction #184: Nailing things down and front suspension

02-15-2018 12:06 AM by htl | 6 comments »

I’ve been calling it a Mack but it looks a lot more like a Kenworth T880 Dump Truck to me so far. Here’s some better pictures of how I did the front suspension.I will be adding a wood spacer on top of the spring to keep it in place.But once the wheels are in place there shouldn’t be much side ways movement. Then screwed down the dump box frame and the cab. Then I used some dowels to hold the wheel wells in place till I was sure it would all work out.Got ...

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Toy Construction #242: Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

11-08-2018 10:33 PM by htl | 12 comments »

I guess I’m not much of a modern car builder, give me square parts and all is well. lol Here’s the bad part and then the fix. There’s a lot a work that went on between these two pictures. Now we got her back to right.I know this isn’t true Vette styling but it is what it is.I am having a hard time coming up with a seat that works so will be playing with the wheels and sleep on the seat thing.

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Toy Construction #185: All the main parts are now mounted.

02-15-2018 11:45 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Cut and sanded out the dowel holes in the wrong place.Before After Also made a cab guard, I have no idea what it’s really called. Some shots with a different set a tires. Last I tried out a front bumper.

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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 #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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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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