Wooden Models #296: "THE UNIMOG"

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Blog entry by htl posted 08-06-2021 07:45 PM 763 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been looking for a project to build and saw that Toys and Joys have come out with some new plans,
and the 146 – “THE UNIMOG” got my attention.
So before biting the bullet and sending for the plans I went walk about seeing what ideas I could add to it,
as you all know I can’t stay to close to the plans for some reason.
Well searching for Unimogs I found one that really got my attention, now wouldn’t that be fun to go mudding in?
And as you can tell, it’s a long ways from the T&J plans.

So found some blue prints and played around with them and the first picture and we have a start .

I really meant to take start up pictures but between not having a ton a extra gumption and just the joy of being in the shop after so long I just kept working.

This is the first time I have ever made the body before the frame so we’ll see how that works out. lol

#4 over and out,

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#1 posted 08-06-2021 08:13 PM

Go for it, You can do it

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#2 posted 08-06-2021 08:24 PM

I don’t know I may have got in some deep deep mud this time and can’t get out. LOL
Maybe I better make the winch a top priority???

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#4 posted 08-06-2021 09:58 PM

Looks like you are off to a great start.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 08-07-2021 09:36 AM

Not the prettiest of trucks but very heavy duty.
Great start Bruce.

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

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#6 posted 08-07-2021 02:15 PM

To me it looks like a kids toy truck built for grown ups.
Now the Toys and Joys plans are for an ugly truck. LOL
And again to me this looks like it would be a great rescue truck for them truck trains in your neck of the woods Crowie.
Just some thing quick and easy to build.

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#7 posted 08-07-2021 03:24 PM

Just some thing quick and easy to build.

- htl

Nothing is quick and easy in my shop. Nonetheless, excited to see the end product.

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

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#8 posted 08-08-2021 05:39 PM

FrenchGoattoys I guess I really should have said fun where I said easy, but after making some of these scroll saw projects I’ve been doing lately, where it takes hours to get one panel done , the truck is much easier on the nerves and eyes.

I’ve really come to have a better understanding of the capabilities of this truck after watching this video.

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