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Blog series by crowie updated 11-24-2019 07:07 AM 14 parts 12334 reads 126 comments total

Part 1: Request for plans information on a 1933 Ford Fordor Sedan

07-01-2019 08:14 AM by crowie | 5 comments »

G’Day Ladies & Gents,I’d like to honour my parents with a toy come model of a 1933 Ford Fordor Sedan.It there first car in 1950 when they were married,BUT I need some help with plans information please…Thank you in advanced,Cheers, Peter

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Part 2: Spoked Wheels are my first challenge

10-08-2019 10:34 AM by crowie | 13 comments »

Spoked Wheels are my first challenge but thanks to Dutchy’s blog I have a jig… I had to do the centre’s twice as I was using too large a bamboo skewer.

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Part 3: The next step was to find some drawings and dimensions of the Ford

10-08-2019 09:39 PM by crowie | 3 comments »

The next step was to find some drawings and dimensions of the Ford…. Photos of the Ford Fordor Sedan aren’t as common as 2 door sedans or coupes. I put out a number of requests for assistance but friends who tried also struck out like myself. I resorted to contacting the editor of the Restored Cars Magazine who gave me a photo and few leads. One of the leads lead to a gent in Queensland who suggested the NSW Early Fords Car Club. That lead to a visit to some folk in...

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Part 4: The sides can now begin

10-09-2019 10:13 AM by crowie | 5 comments »

The scaling is mostly done so now for a real start. I’ve used the chassis measurements from Dutchy’s blog and plan as a starting point. So now the sides can now begin from a piece of Jarrah with a pattern and some cutting out… I need to trim the base of the sides to align the bottom of the windows more closely with the top of the bonnet. But the windows have come out looking pretty good.

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Part 5: And now for the engine and radiator....

10-10-2019 03:44 AM by crowie | 4 comments »

And now for the engine and radiator…. Again using the Dutchy blog/plans as the base I worked out the rough measurements for the engine and bonnet [hood]. I didn’t have the correct size timber so made a block to suit from a piece of Huon Pine for the sides and a butterflied piece of Gidgee for the bonnet [hood]. The Huon Pine was chosen on purpose as it will/should make the carving of the bonnet side fins easier… The radiator on the Ford is shaped like a s...

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Part 6: Windscreen, dashboard and seats

10-18-2019 06:56 AM by crowie | 12 comments »

The windscreen was done twice as the first one done in Jarrah snapped so the second is American Walnut. The dashboard is also American Walnut on a firewall of Gidgee. The dash needs a steering wheel which will be made using a Dutch wooden button plus a glove box and gear shift level to be completed. The seats are Australian Red Cedar which I had to made twice also thanks to mis-measurements. They will have a small plinth underneath them to raise them which will make the position...

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Part 7: Mudguards (Fenders) and Running Boards

10-23-2019 02:51 AM by crowie | 12 comments »

Mudguards (Fenders) and Running Boards… The timber is furniture grade Australian Red Cedar….

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Part 8: Luggage Rack for the Trunk

10-27-2019 04:58 AM by crowie | 8 comments »

Luggage Rack for the Trunk

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Part 9: This has been one tricky little part to make.

10-30-2019 01:40 AM by crowie | 7 comments »

This has been one tricky little part to make. A set horns. Started with a bead filling in the hole. Sanded one side flat enough to accept a piece orf 1/2” dowel which I’d drill a 3/16” hole before gluing in place. Once all was held together I shaped the dowel and glued in the top of a wooden golf tee.

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Part 10: These headlights look way bigger

10-31-2019 08:15 AM by crowie | 4 comments »

These headlights look way bigger so on went the thinking cap again. I found some 1” dia headlights on Bearwood but shipping to Australia isn’t cheap along with a very poor exchange rate. Make them! A craft bead + a tiny wooden spoon + a piece of dowel. They still need some shaping and sanding but they’re okay

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Part 11: Progress Mockup

11-07-2019 05:18 AM by crowie | 13 comments »

Progress Mockup I’m still working things out as I go finding little bits and pieces plus modifications I need to do.

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Part 12: Trying to get the front view correct

11-10-2019 02:47 AM by crowie | 13 comments »

Trying to get the front view correct I’ve add some timber to do the inner flare on the front mudguards, then did a lot of hands free shaping. The headlights position was too high but with some more shaping I’ve managed to lower them.

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Part 13: Ebonizing the tyres, first timer.

11-20-2019 08:48 AM by crowie | 14 comments »

Ebonizing the tyres, first timer. And mistakes were made, yes. You have to use Super Fine 0000 Steel Wool as the standard hardware steel wool doesn’t devolve. After watching a couple of videos I decided make a brew of strong black tea to prep the timber. I let the tyres dry then applied a coat of the white vinegar and steel wool solution.

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Part 14: Assembly done awaiting the glue to dry

11-24-2019 07:07 AM by crowie | 13 comments »

Assembly done awaiting the glue to dry so I can apply the finish. Two or Three coats of Homemade Wipe-On-Poly using 30% Tung Oil; 40% Clear Satin Polyurethane; 30% Mineral Turpentine mixed well.

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