Dodge Power Wagon 6x6 1941

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Project by htl posted 09-30-2016 05:10 PM 3250 views 2 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went back and added headlights and turn signals and closed in the wind shield.
So changed 4 of the top pictures.

I really liked this plan the first time I saw them but never thought I would get around to making it.
Oak and walnut with natural danish oil finish.
The plans have it as a 4 wheel drive but had to pump it up a little.

Here's the blog.

Had a part of the bulldozer blade I made left over so added some shape to the tailgate with it.

Was looking through my scrap parts and found this dowel already shaped for my rear bumper, I can remember making it but not what is was for???? lol
Never throw away parts even if they don’t end up working where they’re supposed to, they may just save you some work down the road..

Video of the rear end working.

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#1 posted 09-30-2016 05:21 PM

Great car Bruce (even without mirrors) The picture I sent you was also with 6 wheels.


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#2 posted 09-30-2016 05:27 PM

Very very nicely done!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 09-30-2016 05:29 PM

The winch is a nice touch. Nicely done !

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#4 posted 09-30-2016 05:31 PM

Dutchy CAR!!! CAR!!!
This is a Manly Mans Truck!!! LOL

The mirrors got knocked off 6 wheeling and the headlights too

This is one truck I will be putting the mirrors and headlights on down the road.
When I ordered the plans I got some head lights and pop bottles but think I really need to turn some walnut lights.

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#5 posted 09-30-2016 07:20 PM

Bruce, Another great one.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#6 posted 09-30-2016 08:21 PM

This is a Manly Mans Truck!!! LOL

- htl

Weer wat geleerd.
I never had seen that Dodge car before. Thanks for the pic.


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#7 posted 09-30-2016 08:25 PM

Very nicely done truck, funny cowie just sent me a picture of one that had a cummins diesel conversion and then next time I turned the computer on you modeled one. Great job.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 09-30-2016 08:35 PM

I love looking at these. They are such great pieces of craftsmanship. Another great truck!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#9 posted 09-30-2016 09:41 PM

Another nice one, #4. Cool looking contrasting wood and the “door kerf” compensation is neat.
Also like your winch, however, it earned me another moon slap from the missus as she thought I said wench (ouch!)...

Had a part of the bulldozer blade I made left over so added some shape to the tailgate with it.

- htl

Is that a true story or just a bit of bull while you were dozing?

The mirrors got knocked off 6 wheeling and the headlights too

- htl

#4, #4, #4...The head lights and mirrors can be explained away, but when the cops are chasing you in the middle of the night… how are you going to keep the bugs off the windscreen without wipers?

PS. Hope no bicycle riders were hurt during the photo session for the last two happy snaps.
No wonder it took me days to cycle to school when I was young… rectangular wheels explains it… after all these years.

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

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#10 posted 09-30-2016 10:13 PM

Great looking Power Wagon! I like the contrasting woods you used, and all the details you included—great piece of work!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#11 posted 09-30-2016 10:23 PM

Well its certainly a fine piece of work, now I would not have noticed the door detail and”missing” items unless
Dutchy spotted the Mirrors
htl the mirrors
then LittleBlackDucks comments regarding #4 Bulldozing and the bicycle bit, mind you it took a second look to understand what he was quacking on about.

The door detail is worthy of investigating, no doubt thats the sort of feature a judge would PU on is making an assessment.
JoeinGa’s winch comment this prompted me to suggest you go to a picture framing shop and buy some “Wire Rope” for the winch.

Great work well presented and constructed.

Loved all the frovolity as well!

-- Regards Rob

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#12 posted 09-30-2016 10:48 PM

Amazing work as always

-- Sean

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#13 posted 09-30-2016 10:58 PM

My goodness me Bruce, that is such a magnificent project/build…
You took a nice toy/model plan and made one great plan which has so much more detail and appeal…

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

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#14 posted 09-30-2016 11:10 PM

robcastle I have a roll of this rope that I bought to build my well drilling rig and see no need to buy anything else when I have this around.
There’s just something about adding metal parts that goes against this build, had a hard time adding the rope.
I used some metal parts in my excavator and wish now I hadn’t.
I build these for the build and the joy of the build and once my nerves say it’s had enough I finish where i’m at and it’s done.

So now you know the rest of the story as Paul Harvey used to say. lol

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#15 posted 10-01-2016 04:39 AM

Awesome detailed and realistic undercarriage.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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