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Project by crowie posted 04-14-2021 11:03 PM 701 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ford Hot Rod “C” Cab T-Bucket Van

After the fun of making a detailed Ford Hot Rod “C” Cab T-Bucket for myself I knew I needed to make a similar version for other children to play with.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/418923

So I started again with the basic Van T-Bucket body though without the rear opening door and a less complicated drivers cabin, bench seat, button steering wheel and bead gear shifter.

The engine took me nearly 4 hours on the original toy so this one was simplified, just radiator, blower and zombie pipes with a strip down the centre of the engine block.

The wheels are shop bought as are the furniture button lights on the front and rear bumper bars..
i made the headlights and secured with a 1/4” bamboo skewer.

The finish is my home made wipe-on-poly.

The chassis is Spotted Gum, the engine is Merbau,the roof is American Oak, the drivers seat is Cyprus Pine, but I haven’t a clue on the sides.

This one has gone to the local shop.
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-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie





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crowie

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#1 posted 04-14-2021 11:12 PM

Missed a photo of the top view

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

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 04-14-2021 11:32 PM

Cute little truck – kids will love it

-- 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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Eric

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#3 posted 04-14-2021 11:39 PM

Great job Peter, and you have been busy since the last post a few days ago. I always enjoy reading your post about the build. You are making the kids smile, and that is a great thought.

Where do you get your “Ford” emblem? I am a Ford guy, and once I start building some of these it would be nice to use the logo plate.

-- Eric, building the dream

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 04-14-2021 11:39 PM



... for myself I knew I needed to make a similar version for other children to play with…
- crowie

Nice to face reality crowie...

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

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crowie

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#5 posted 04-14-2021 11:47 PM



Great job Peter, and you have been busy since the last post a few days ago. I always enjoy reading your post about the build. You are making the kids smile, and that is a great thought.

Where do you get your “Ford” emblem? I am a Ford guy, and once I start building some of these it would be nice to use the logo plate.

- Eric

Thank you Eric, but I had about 4 or 5 projects on the go at one time. I had to wait until my under the house shed dried out after last month’s 18 to 20 inches of rain.
The beaut Ford lazer cut logos were very kindly done for me by none other than the very clever and generous duck Alex (LBD).
My apologies for not mentioning that in the more recent posts of the toys I’ve been making.
They just add a top shelf detail to the toy especially for a Ford supporter.

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 04-15-2021 12:26 AM

Sweet Little Hot Rod crowie!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Eric

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#7 posted 04-15-2021 12:32 AM

That’s a lot of rain, we average around 3 1/2” – 4” a month in my neck of the woods.

I was thinking the Duck might have been mentioned in a past post, He does a great job on those. You have a lucky duck, so to speak. Still it’s great.

Congratulations on the “Daily Top 3”

-- Eric, building the dream

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Dave Polaschek

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#8 posted 04-15-2021 01:04 AM

Nice, Peter! Still looks like a great toy, and hopefully a more streamlined build if you’re going to be doing them in great numbers.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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FrenchGoattoys

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#9 posted 04-15-2021 04:33 AM

Looks great, Peter

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

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Ivan

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#10 posted 04-15-2021 04:38 AM

Very fine monster truck!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dutchy

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#11 posted 04-15-2021 06:38 AM

Now I know why you like Ford. You love mass production.

Well done Peter, also this ones look like real Crowie’s.

I immediately feel younger, the pictures put a smile on my face.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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htl

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#12 posted 04-15-2021 07:05 AM

That’s one way cute hot rod!!!

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 04-15-2021 08:43 AM



..... I immediately feel younger, the pictures put a smile on my face.
- Dutchy

Heaven forbid… a happy young Dutchman... dam will be blocked…

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

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Cliff

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#14 posted 04-15-2021 11:21 AM

Peter…They just keep coming…More Great Work. You have put together some really lovely Woods. It all blends beautifully. I will look forward to the next one.
Regards…...Cliff.

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

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jeffswildwood

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#15 posted 04-15-2021 12:16 PM

All your trucks and models are just so nice. This one is no exception. Just great. Thanks for being an inspiration to me and I’m sure, many others!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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