HotRod Ford 8x8 ATV

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Project by crowie posted 09-28-2020 09:00 AM 1128 views 0 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HotRod Ford 8×8 ATV

We as I said I’d do I’ve built a different vehicle for the local Boys & Girls Girl “Guessing Competition”.

This one is a lot smaller to fill with lollies/candy for the Guessing Competition.

It’s scratch built off of drawing I found on the computer at an ARGO.

I started with the chassis made from Tallow Wood adding two sets of articulated wheels.

The floor is Spotted Gum with a join down the centre.

The sides a just an offcut for the “no scrap timber” box but fitted to with the figure from front to rear both sides.

The engine is Red Gum.

The radiator is Blackheart Sassafras with an Australian Red cedar surround.

I added a Spotted Gum roll bar reinforced with a bamboo dowel plus additional spotlights.

The seat is Blackheart Sassafras and the windshield Zebra.

Overall it’s 14 1/2” or about 380mm
Width is 6 3/4” or about 175mm
Height is 5 1/2” or about 140mm plus the rollbar

My usual homemade finish, 3 coats of Wipe-On-Poly

My grandson gave it the once over with a BIG TICK except there was one question;
“pa, why are there only two pedals”
And I replied “Go and Stop”

A good fun project that’s very different for sure!

The community club has been running through the restriction with a whole heaps of extra work and protocols by the staff and volunteers.
I hope by making a few extra toys for a fourth term fund raiser it’ll help with some beaut Christmas presents for the families.

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

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#1 posted 09-28-2020 10:13 AM

another fine toy for the kids

-- 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 09-28-2020 10:20 AM

Is it a M656?

if so I may have found Crowie playing in the mud!

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 09-28-2020 10:30 AM

I like this one Peter. Something different. I’m curious how you did make that Ford logo.


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#4 posted 09-28-2020 10:54 AM

. I m curious how you did make that Ford logo.

- Dutchy

Thank you Jan.
The Ford Logo badges are laser cut by one very clever duck, Alex.

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

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#5 posted 09-28-2020 10:57 AM

another fine toy for the kids

- recycle1943

Thank you Dick

Is it a M656?

if so I may have found Crowie playing in the mud!

- robscastle

Yes Rob, I’ve love to drive a real one especially with a small block Ford powering it through the mud.

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

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#6 posted 09-28-2020 11:22 AM

Another great one for the kiddies crowie...

Maybe next time, rather than lollies, toss in a BLT (with the compliments of Dave Polaschek’s a-tomato)...

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

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#7 posted 09-28-2020 11:47 AM

A ‘very clever duck’? You quack me up Crowie!!!
When I first saw it I was reminded of the amphibious military Ducks (DUKW) that they use to give tourists rides at the Wisconsin Dells…

I’m sure the kids love them!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#8 posted 09-28-2020 12:48 PM

Some kid will love that, Peter. Especially if it’s full of lollies!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 09-28-2020 01:56 PM

i just love the independent suspension on this cute 8 wheeler as some little one will also GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#10 posted 09-28-2020 05:46 PM

Swell Job!!!

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#11 posted 09-28-2020 06:14 PM

Real cool Peter.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#12 posted 09-28-2020 06:24 PM

Very cute vrhicle…. Driver too!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 09-28-2020 10:24 PM

Wonderful, as usual mate. I love the articulated wheels!

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#14 posted 09-28-2020 11:49 PM

Peter….Nice Work!!!

It Reminds me very much of seeing Army Ducks on and around the South Coast of Queensland nearly 70 years ago when I was about 4 years Old.


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

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#15 posted 09-29-2020 12:19 AM

Great job Peter, like “Ford” emblem along with all the details. Large selection of wood make it stand out.

-- Eric, building the dream

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