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Project by crowie posted 03-02-2021 05:15 AM 755 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ford Hot Rod “C” Cab T-Bucket

As many know I’m a Ford and a Hot Rod fan.
While researching and building the “C” Cab delivery van I came across some magnificent hot rods and this one caught my eye!

Could I build something similar?

And so the journey began with lots of internet pictures of vehicles, bodies, engines and scaling.

First was working out the percentage ratio between the front and rear of the chassis, approx 85%.

The shaping/design for the C Cab and it’s roof and rear door.

Next was how to represent a 390CI Blown Ford Big Block, more research.

The cab cockpit had to be special to suit a show car too.

Overall we have 16” [400mm] long, 8.25” [210mm] wide, 6.25” [160mm] high.

The sides are Spotted Gum
The roof is American Oak
The rear door is Tallow Wood
The cockpit is Blackheart Sassafras
The radiator is Merbau
The front chassis rails are Red Gum
The firewall is Cyprus Pine
The engine is Red Gum, tallow Wood, along with a few others.
The wheels are Tallow Wood rear & Merbau front.
The chassis is Merbau and Tallow Wood.
The button steering wheel is on a bamboo skewer as is the bead gear shifter.

Shop bought axle pegs, headlights and tail lights.

The Peterbilt number plate, the Ford Logo radiator badge and V8 Ford badge are all lapel pins.

PLUS thank you again to Alex [aka LBD] for the beaut laser cut Ford Logos.

Some 40plus hours later I have built a Ford Hot Rod “C” Cab T-Bucket with ZOMBIE PIPES.

The finish is 3 coats of my home-made Wipe-On-Poly.

A good fun project that I’ve have never attempted 5 years ago but the inspiration, support and encourage from the folk on LumberJocks has given me the confidence to HAVE A GO, thank you.

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





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Dutchy

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#1 posted 03-02-2021 07:43 AM

I got a have to go. This made clear that you are capable to do great things. One of your best Crowie. Getting older and older and better and better. I’ll keep following you as long as I can

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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crowie

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#2 posted 03-02-2021 07:57 AM



I got a have to go. This made clear that you are capable to do great things. One of your best Crowie. Getting older and older and better and better. I ll keep following you as long as I can

- Dutchy

Thank you Jan.
Now to work on something a little simpler for the local shop.

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

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 03-02-2021 11:13 AM

Wow,
That sure is a beauty mate,
Thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- 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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Eric

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#4 posted 03-02-2021 11:53 AM

That looks great, Hot Little Hot Rod. I bet it was a fun build. Love the emblems to.

I need to find something to build for my grandson who will be visiting in April, 2 years old and I was thinking about a dump truck with a bunch of blocks. I’ll have to go through your projects to see if I can get some ideas.

Thanks for sharing

-- Eric, building the dream

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 03-02-2021 12:01 PM

good lookin’ rod

-- 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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Dave Polaschek

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#6 posted 03-02-2021 01:43 PM

Great job, Peter! Looks like a good stretch with a great result.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 03-02-2021 01:52 PM

another Peter classic Ford …. and just as you i love RODS and FORDS GREAT JOB :<))))

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

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FrenchGoattoys

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#8 posted 03-02-2021 03:04 PM

Fine job. It looks great.

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

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sras

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#9 posted 03-02-2021 03:35 PM

Looks like a fun project! I bet that original hot rod was difficult to drive.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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PaulDoug

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#10 posted 03-02-2021 03:51 PM

Ahhh, zoom, zoom…. You did a great job… I bet the real one made the ground shake when it was started…

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 03-02-2021 04:11 PM

Nice work , Crowie. You have a real aftermarket manufacturing plant!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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mtnwild

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#12 posted 03-02-2021 04:17 PM

Very interesting, cool design, a real eye catcher…Great work on this…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Ivan

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#13 posted 03-02-2021 05:47 PM

Excellent, so good and authentic. Choice of wood is very good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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crowie

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#14 posted 03-02-2021 09:15 PM

Thank you ladies and gents, yes I’m sure any of this type of vehicle would have been loud but awesome.

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

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htl

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#15 posted 03-02-2021 09:34 PM

I’ve always had a liking for the Ford Hot Rod “C” Cab T-Bucket’s.
Any time I see one it brings a smile to my face and would just love to see and hear the real thing roar past me showing us what it could do. LOL

Nice job for sure!!!

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

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