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Hot Rod FORDS #15: I need to be busy in the shed making a special toy vehicle

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Blog entry by crowie posted 09-30-2021 09:53 PM 2533 reads 0 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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G’day LumberJocks Friends.
I need to be busy in the shed making a special toy vehicle.
Our youngest grandson Asher now 3yrs 8mths had a 9hr heart surgery yesterday upgrading the fancy plumbing they put in to allow his half a heart to cover his whole bodies needs when he was 3mths old.
He’s such a blessing doing very well in PICU today.
Yesterday was a long day for the whole family with Healing Prayers for Asher from across the world.
My wife is staying with our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter for the foreseeable future to assist.
So saying all that, I need to keep busy, in the shed.
Asher likes the “Cars” movie so I was thinking of trying a “Lightning McQueen” but need some assistance on sorting a pattern/plan as I’m not too confident with the new vehicle body shapes.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated, thank you.
Cheers Peter

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



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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 09-30-2021 10:40 PM

crowie try this link.

I can’t help you with the SketchUp but the PDF I created from screen dumps of the SU model may give you some ideas.

Assume all went well with the little tyke…

A quick search revealed at least 1 downloadable plans for around $5.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Eric

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#2 posted 09-30-2021 11:32 PM

Hi Peter,
Sorry to hear about the little one, hope all goes well and you be in prayers.
As for the “Lighting McQueen” I have not seen any plans, but there are sketches located on Pinterest. You may check there and find enough to draw one up yourself. You have the skills.

-- Eric, building the dream

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robscastle

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#3 posted 09-30-2021 11:49 PM

In this day and age the results will be evident as he recovers.

Now as for McQueen.

I have a jig saw puzzle the army gave me with a piece missing when I rung out.

its about A4.

So I can scan it and send it to LBD if every other source fails, let us know when your free of other more important issues.

Sounds like I better see if I have any more Rock Maple lying about

-- Regards Rob

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 09-30-2021 11:54 PM

MAYBE THIS :<)))))))))))

JUST COPY IN THE CORRRECT %

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 10-01-2021 01:30 AM

Best hopes for the little tyke, Peter!

If all else fails, Revell sells a plastic model car kit.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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robscastle

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#6 posted 10-01-2021 03:02 AM

I don’t care if I am 70 I want the red bed with bonnet to hide my LBD puzzles in!

Tony your my hero!

Hey can you still buy Airfix model plane kits?

I am in the kitchen again keep the knives away from me!

-- Regards Rob

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 10-01-2021 07:31 AM

I don’t know much about “cars”, but I wish you and yours all the best. Hopefully you get enough strength to keep busy in the shed!

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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crowie

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#8 posted 10-01-2021 07:45 AM

Thank you folk for the assistance thus far…
I’m still hunting!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 10-01-2021 10:38 AM

Hi Peter. I’ll be praying for Asher. so sorry to hear about his status. It isn’t fair!!!!!!!

As for the Car, can you find any pictures of it on the tube that are straight on. If so you can print a copy and enlarge or shrink it to get a good pattern to work from. I do that all the time on the computer and sometimes tape a clear sheet of paper to the monitor and trace it and work out the look in the cardboard pattern!

Good luck to you and Asher!!..Cheers, my friend, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 10-01-2021 10:42 AM

Here is a frontal shot

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 10-01-2021 10:44 AM

A straight side shot:

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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crowie

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#12 posted 10-01-2021 10:48 AM

Thank you folk for your prayers for Asher.
He was in surgery for a little over 9hrs; he was breathing by himself an hour after returning to PICU.
This afternoon he was sitting up in bed asking for an ice block.
Still under some sedation and pain management but WOW, what great progress 18hrs after such major heart surgeon.

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

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robscastle

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#13 posted 10-02-2021 10:17 AM

I told you so!

But yes amazing results !

-- Regards Rob

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crowie

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#14 posted 10-02-2021 11:35 PM

Okay, THANK YOU folks for your prayers for Asher. Yesterday was a day of adjustment and sorting out.

NOW, back to the task at hand, A Lightning McQueen toy car!
While I knew it wasn’t a Mustang I had to do some extra research to find out it’s a Camaro.
While the drawing have been helpful I needed a starting point to scale the car so I went in search for dimensional line drawings of a Camaro, finding a good few.
I settled on one but needed to upsize the drawing by 9% to accommodate the 1.5” (40mm) Oak shop bought treated wheels.
Scaling from that point was easy to adjust the length, width and height using the line drawing I’d found.
I then ripped an offcut of New Guinea Rosewood for the sides and roof (hood). The base, chassis is Spotted Gum with Huon Pine in the centre for the glue up.

The fun part will be shaping it!!

Oh, also if anyone has any leads on were to buy the decals for the car, please either post, “pm” or email me, thank you. Cheers

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

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Eric

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#15 posted 10-02-2021 11:45 PM

Peter, glad to hear Asher made thorough the surgery, and on the way to recovery. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

Now it looks like you are on your way with the next build. That’s great, and have fun.

-- Eric, building the dream

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