Peterbilt Pantech Truck scratch built

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Project by crowie posted 09-08-2020 12:01 PM 959 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Peterbilt Pantech Truck scratch built which was to be a prize for the local Boys and Girls Club “Guessing Competition” but the pan on the back has proved way too big to stuff with lollies/candy.

Yes it’s 12” long x 8” wide x 6” high and that’s be the end of end fund raising filling that space with all the lollies/candies it’d take.


The grandsons took it for a test drive and have now claimed it .

I’m in the process of making another wheeled vehicle to hold a smaller amount of lollies/candies for the community clubs fund raising.

Let’s run through the truck build.
The pan is marine ply side, radiata pine roof on a merbau floor and dressed with some spotted gum & iron bark.
The engine is merbau as is the radiator.
The doors and cabin roof are jarrah with an insert of gudgee.
The front mudguards/fenders and front bumper bar are spotted gum.
The back doors and the rear bumper bar are red gum.
The wheels are shop bought with that rear axle boggy being centre articulating.

A good fun build which i got a little carried away with…

I started the built with designing and building the cabin with everything worked out from it.

I tried to do a bit of a blog on the build…

The finish is slightly different this time as i added some stain into the Home Made Wipe-On-Poly.
That’s 30% Tung Oil, 40% Clear Satin Polyurethane, 30% Turps; with 6 drops of jarrah stain & 6 drops of Mahogany stain in 50mls of WOP.

Anyways the grandsons are very happy and I get to create another masterpiece from the shed of “A Crowe Creations” for the community club, life is surely good.

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 09-08-2020 12:51 PM

When you did the blog, I was pretty sure that was going to be a fun toy for some kid. Glad your grandsons get to enjoy hauling things around in it!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 09-08-2020 01:13 PM

You realy squared it properly…I like it!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Orvile Baker

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#3 posted 09-08-2020 01:47 PM

Real cool truck, I looks like it is years old. Great work .

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#4 posted 09-08-2020 02:25 PM

really cute, I can see why it has been claimed already

-- 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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#5 posted 09-08-2020 02:55 PM

Asher got him a very nice truck GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#6 posted 09-08-2020 08:57 PM

Very irresponsible of you crowie... you’re gonna have the grandsons fighting each other for playtime with the truck… In 40 years, when people ask about the start of the boys’ feud, you can direct them to this project.

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

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#7 posted 09-09-2020 12:29 AM

Cool looking truck, great detsils

-- Eric, building the dream

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#8 posted 09-09-2020 12:53 AM

Great looking truck Crowie, you certainly put a lot of time into creating these projects.

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

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#9 posted 09-09-2020 01:02 AM

Made to last-kid tuff-and nicely done!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#10 posted 09-09-2020 03:15 AM

Great job Pete.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 09-09-2020 07:50 AM

Wow That’s a beauty mate.
No wonder the kids took off with it.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#12 posted 09-10-2020 12:22 AM

Peter. That is a real Beauty…The detail is great and the progress pictures are excellent.
I can remember seeing Trucks and Vans like that delivering things all over Town and the South East Corner.

Great Work Peter….... Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#13 posted 09-11-2020 02:59 AM

fine looking truck you have there. guess you are looking forward to summer weather now. we have had 3 days of clear skies and temperatures in low 20s, first and last days of summer.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 09-11-2020 03:55 AM

Thank you ladies and gentlemen for the kind words of encouragement, so many of you have help & inspired me to be more adventurous in my toymaking exploits.

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

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#15 posted 09-11-2020 02:31 PM

Peter Built
I love it Nd so will all the kids

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