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

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Blog entry by crowie posted 12-05-2021 03:19 AM 1219 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: I need to be busy in the shed making a special toy vehicle Part 16 of Hot Rod FORDS series Part 17: Seats and Consol »

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 good start today but the rest will be a case of making it as I go!

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



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FrenchGoattoys

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#1 posted 12-05-2021 04:55 AM

Good luck. Excited to see it.

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

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crowie

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#2 posted 12-05-2021 05:05 AM

Couldn’t resist making a start on the sides and the roof.

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

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 12-05-2021 08:37 AM

I mislike the original one but I wish you a lot of building joy and I’m sure yours will be a nice one.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Dave Polaschek

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#4 posted 12-05-2021 12:45 PM

Looks like a good start, Peter. Looked like the photos were of a six cylinder. No V-8, or are you going to upgrade it?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 12-05-2021 03:06 PM

cant wait to follow along of course Dave its a V-8 or nothing :<))))))))))

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

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Orvile Baker

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#6 posted 12-05-2021 06:25 PM

Looking real good. Love the wood, a great choice.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI. http://papabudswoodtoys.webs.com/

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crowie

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#7 posted 12-05-2021 08:46 PM

Their are 4 pipe extractors each side so it’s got to be a big block V8 Ford!

One of the challenges will be doing the 8 inlet trumpets.

The other bigger challenge will be the two sets of 4 pipes to represent the extractor’s as I’m thinking about trying to shape them something similar to the photos!

The other challenge/decision will be the rear door; barn door or panel lift?

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 12-06-2021 04:13 AM

So that is you process…............Good start on the C cab!................Cheers, Jim

-- 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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#9 posted 12-07-2021 05:34 AM

Yard work and medical appointments do so get in the way of fun in the shed BUT this afternoon I got some time.
Cut a piece of old TallowWood post for the engine block along with the bottom slice of a piece of Merbau decking for the radiator.
Next was a length of wide Spotted Gum board cut to the width of the roof for the cabin floor and firewall.
The top edge of the piece for the firewall was profiled by eye on the bobbin sander.
And the last task of the day was to rip some 3/4” x 3.5” Spotted Gum for chassis rails.
Here’s the mock-up

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

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crowie

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#10 posted 12-08-2021 03:44 AM

Another overcast almost damp day but “SHED TIME”!
I continued working on the chassis cutting crossmembers for strong and somewhere to mount wheels later.
The end grain on the sides has been covered with the offcut of the roof timber.
Now having done the chassis and the van sides the floor can be cut to length with the offcut trimmed to make the rear doors.

Good progress but that’s it for today, the back has given out; heatpack & rest time.

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

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