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Project by drogsod posted 11-20-2020 04:58 PM 722 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like old trucks. I saw a picture of a Ford V3000 online and thought it would be fun to try and make a model of one. I did not have any detailed plans but in addition to the photos online I also found a line drawing showing top, front, rear, side and bottom views which I was able to scale and use to make the parts. It took me a while but it was a fun build. It is made from walnut and alder and finished with 6 coats of spray on lacquer.
Thanks for looking.





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Phil32

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#1 posted 11-20-2020 05:19 PM

Outstanding! The one complaint I have about these miniature vehicles (yours & others) is that real truck bodies of this vintage are not straight from top to bottom. The doors also curve from front to back.
How do I know? From 1976 thru 1988 I was the editor of The Restorer, national magazine of the Model A Ford Club of America. I have studied these vehicles very closely.

Phil

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit in.

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 11-20-2020 05:22 PM

GR8 wood combo on this very beautiful model of a classic Ford and no plans makes this project even better you do excellent work GREAT JOB :<))

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

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drogsod

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#3 posted 11-20-2020 05:22 PM

You are exactly right Phil. I try to get as many of the curves in as I can (with lots of sanding) but that’s where I fall short in duplicating the original.

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Dutchy

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#4 posted 11-20-2020 05:32 PM

Very nice sir. Well done.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#5 posted 11-20-2020 06:43 PM

SUPER !! nice job of recreating.

-- 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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crowie

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#6 posted 11-20-2020 09:24 PM

That’s one gorgeous Ford truck, the timber selection, the detailing and the finish are superb sir.
For a scratch built model it’s a First Place in my books, very well done indeed.

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

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rtbrmb

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#7 posted 11-20-2020 10:23 PM

No plans? No problem. Your Ford truck turned out incredible….no plans make it more impressive.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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htl

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#8 posted 11-20-2020 10:23 PM

Quot ”I also found a line drawing showing top, front, rear, side and bottom views which I was able to scale and use to make the parts.”
This is my favorite way to build a scratch build, just enough info for the shape and size then on you go to make it your own.
Beautiful project, so nicely done!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 11-21-2020 12:09 AM

no complaints here …. how do I know .... I do realize its not real … it is just a beautiful model :<))))))))) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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#10 posted 11-21-2020 01:13 AM

That is so nice. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Build4Fun

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#11 posted 11-21-2020 02:03 AM

Well done! Very nice. I am a big fan of old trucks too. Current restoring a 49 Chevy 3100.

-- Brian, North Carolina, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs7GL-KlJe1eY0x7_Ya6vBg/

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Eric

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#12 posted 11-21-2020 02:14 AM

Very nicely done, great build, and even better being from scratch.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#13 posted 11-21-2020 03:55 AM

I have never been a big fan of wood models but this changed my mind. This is outstanding!!!

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#14 posted 11-21-2020 02:11 PM

Its amazing, I’m working on a 50’s Power Wagon and I have to agree, it’s fun to build.

-- Rich

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htl

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#15 posted 11-21-2020 07:41 PM

drogsod’s first model that he showed us was the Power Wagon and it’s a real beauty.
I also made one and it’s one of my favorite builds.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs https://www.lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/130264

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