Another Fund Raiser - Hot Rod Ford C Cab Farming Truck for our daughters school

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Project by crowie posted 09-28-2019 12:33 AM 3577 views 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Fund Raiser – Hot Rod Ford C Cab Farming Truck for our daughters school fair in October.

Yes, dad was collared by number three to help out with her school fair with a Lollie Guessing Competition Truck.

Of course I didn’t mine helping out making a truck that’d hold a load of lollies [candy] for the school, thanks to the support and encouragement of folk on LJ’s I’ve become more and more confident in scratch building wooden toy trucks.

This truck is 550mm [21.5”] long x 180mm [7”] wide x 230mm [9”] high to the top of the exhaust stack.

The back is 350mm [14”] x 150mm [6”] x 60mm [2.5”] so should hold a good amount making the guessing competition fun for all.

I’ve used a mixture of Red Gum, Spotted Gum, Merbau, American Oak, Cypress Pine along with a few other bits & pieces. to build the truck.

The finish is my homemade Wipe On Poly [30% Tung Oil, 40% Clear Stain Polyurethane, 30% Turps].

The wheels are shop bought as are the furniture buttons for the other lights.

A “THANK YOU” goes to LJ’s members, for the “C Cab” pattern courtesy of Doug and the Ford Logo from Alex.

A pleasing 35hour project which I’m sure some child will love for many years.

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

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#1 posted 09-28-2019 12:51 AM

Outstanding truck Peter

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 09-28-2019 01:02 AM

the whole truck is very nice Peter BUT that back is simply awesome may god bless you GREAT JOB :<)))

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

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#3 posted 09-28-2019 01:07 AM

Very nice truck for good cause. Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 09-28-2019 01:24 AM

Pete the Crowe, you’ve done it again. Superb mate, superb. Show casing your dedication and skill with this masterpiece.
Great work.
Kind Regards

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#5 posted 09-28-2019 01:43 AM

Nice job Crowe i love the details ,another job well done ,hoping to get back in the shop soon been to busy

-- Hornpout Gorham New Hampshire

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#6 posted 09-28-2019 01:59 AM

man what can i say more than has been said,this is a beautiful model truck,and i mean that,not because it’s a ford, but because it’s fine model making. great job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 09-28-2019 02:39 AM

That is a great model truck Crowie, will be greatly appreciated by the school. Your trucks are getting better with each one you make. Well done.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#8 posted 09-28-2019 03:59 AM

Nice work !!!
That picture from the top really shows off the quality of the work you did here. :-O

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#9 posted 09-28-2019 04:51 AM

Turned out real nice.

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

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#10 posted 09-28-2019 05:34 AM

Magnificant…. Fantastic… I want them all!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 09-28-2019 06:16 AM

Very nice Peter! You are getting better and better, but it is still a Ford. :)


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#12 posted 09-28-2019 07:25 AM

Another nice job crowie for a worthy cause.

However, as Dutchy alluded to to it’s still a Ford… need I add that it’s missing an “f” ... it’s something that no wise man would ”afFord”.


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

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#13 posted 09-28-2019 12:22 PM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#14 posted 09-28-2019 01:53 PM

Very nice Peter! You are getting better and better, but it is still a Ford. :)

- Dutchy





LOL :<)))

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

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#15 posted 09-28-2019 02:09 PM


But how do you wipe-on a finish? I mean, so many little hard to reach areas. You finish before assembly?

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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