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Hot Rod FORDS #14: The Lockdown continues BUT Christmas isn’t too far away so it’s Fund Raising gift donations time.

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Blog entry by crowie posted 09-10-2021 06:57 AM 1890 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Lockdown continues BUT Christmas isn’t too far away so it’s Fund Raising gift donations time.

My wife suggested a couple of Matchbox Toy Car Garages

I’ve made about 30 of these over the years developing my own plan, so I’m happy to share it anyone who’d like to build one or a few.

The livery I’ve chosen is an old icon Aussie Service Station of days gone by; Golden Fleece.

The Golden Fleece decals are just paper print outs off the internet.

Most children seem to like the movie Cars so the bought stickers are from it.

I’ve used 7/8” (22mm) for the sides of the building/shop/garage. The roof is 1/2” (12.5mm) ply as is the ramp. Everything is glued and screwed together then a plastic filled applied over the screw heads. The roof border is 1/4” (6.5mm) square beading.
The ramp is reinforced with a epoxy glued & screwed perf metal brace.

My dad worked for Goodyear Tyres for 30yrs so that’s to honour his memory.
The Peter’s Icecream sign is a special childhood memory for me.
Of course Peterbilt moto of “ Class Pays” is a must and being a Ford Fan, that speaks for itself.

Here’s were I’m up to!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie



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FrenchGoattoys

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#1 posted 09-10-2021 01:29 PM

This came out real nice. Good job.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 09-10-2021 01:55 PM

i love this post GREAT JOB :<)))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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FestusHaagen

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#3 posted 09-10-2021 04:28 PM

The Matchbox Toy Car Garage looks great. I still have several boxes of cars left in the basement from my kids. They didn’t have a garage, however. All the stickers are a great touch. You mentioned that your dad worked for Goodyear for 30 years. My uncle worked for them in Akron, Ohio, first in the belt department and later in the racing tire development branch.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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crowie

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#4 posted 09-11-2021 06:30 AM

The next step is the base board and again 1/2” (12.5mm) ply, 27.5” (700mm) by 24.5” (620mm).

Firstly I had to position the garage, marking out the location of the four walls.
Drill holes for fixing it with screws. Undercoat the board except for the positioning of the walls.
Once that was dry, colour paint what will be the floor of the inside of the garage.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 09-11-2021 11:52 AM

That’s going to be a darned nice garage when completed, Peter! Hope Papa Smurf recognizes your excellent work. You deserve a bonus! ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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crowie

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#6 posted 09-12-2021 05:20 AM

Yes, Papa Smurf came to the rescue today with a clever idea as to how to hold the garage on the base while Handy and I glued & screwed it together.

Once the garage and base were together we had to finish off the bottom of the carpark ramp.

The timber wedge is glued & screwed in place then a thick layer of “builders bog” finishes it off before undercoating.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dave Polaschek

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#7 posted 09-12-2021 12:40 PM

Looking good! Smurftastic contribution from Papa Smurf, too.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Woodnmetal

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#8 posted 09-12-2021 03:36 PM

Cool project indeed .
Smurfette may need some office space with a view thou.. .
But, I really have to ask…. What kind of mushrooms will be growing??

Gary

-- I haven't changed... but I know I'm not the same.

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crowie

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#9 posted 09-13-2021 05:32 AM

Their is nothing more boring than watching paint dry, even for a smurf!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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crowie

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#10 posted 09-17-2021 04:45 AM

One down one to go!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dave Polaschek

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#11 posted 09-17-2021 12:58 PM

Looking good, Peter!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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GR8HUNTER

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#12 posted 09-18-2021 06:52 PM

i just love the helicopter pad on top LMAO :<)))))))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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crowie

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#13 posted 09-20-2021 10:56 AM

Both have been completed….

https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/420955

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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