Ford Hot Rod C Cab Baker's Delivery Van for the local Baker's delight owner!

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Project by crowie posted 04-27-2021 11:30 AM 1690 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ford Hot Rod C Cab Baker’s Delivery Van for the local Baker’s delight owner!

Over the past 18 months small business done it tough with all of the COVID restrictions and regulations for sure!

My local bread shop in town is a Baker’s Delight franchisee who also appreciates the Muscle Car era though we do differ on brand preference, he’s Mopar and of course you all know I’m FORD!

In his shop which is open 7 days a week, he employs 29 staff but I’ve seen him cleaning, servicing customers, baking along with his duties as the owner running the shop.

It came to me about 6 weeks ago, “I wonder if anyone have said and shown their THANKS for him and his shop”.

So my journey began to make a Baker’s Delight “Ford” Hot Rod C Cab Baker’s Delivery Van as a THANK YOU gift.

I put some extra time and effort into selecting the timber and detailing it as that’s my joy.

The sides are Camphor Laurel.
The roof is Jarrah.
The chassis is Spotted Gum.
The engine and rear wheels are a Misc Eucalyptus.
The radiator and front wheels are Merbau.
The seats, console & dashboard are Blackheart Sassafras.
The blower is zebra
The front and rear bumper bars are American Walnut.
The front headlights and homemade with smaller shop bought lights underneath.
The rear taillights are detailed Axle Pegs
The Baker’s Delight Decal/Sticker came from the shop staff [on the quiet].
The “Peterbilt”, “V8 Ford” and “Ford” badges are lapel pins.

It’s finished with 3 coats of my homemade Wipe-On-Poly.
Measures 17” [430mm] long, 7.5” [180mm] wide and 6” [150mm] high.

To say he was blown away is the understatement of the decade, even a wet eye was seen as he said THANK YOU. One of the staff videoed the handover for me and that’s amazing to watch. He had the toy on the shop counter all afternoon telling all the customers about it, good stuff!


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

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#1 posted 04-27-2021 11:31 AM

Beautiful as usual…not a single complaint about this one!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 04-27-2021 11:43 AM

Hey that’s huge Peter!... and in more ways than one.

Love the blower and signage.

An excellent project story too.

Psst had to look up mopar !

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 04-27-2021 11:58 AM

What a wonderful gesture, it really shows that the “LITTLE” things in life as a gift are far better than an expensive one
I think I see a little bit of wet eye in the last photo and can easily tell it touched the spot.

Great Job Buddy.


-- 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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#4 posted 04-27-2021 12:05 PM

Great job, Peter! That’s a good looking truck, and a great response!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 04-27-2021 12:09 PM

Great truck, Crowie…you must have an assembly line!!!!!!!!

Cheers, ,Jim

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

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#6 posted 04-27-2021 12:10 PM

What a great combination of lumber – the colors go well together. Seeing it in hand gives a better image of size

-- 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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#7 posted 04-27-2021 12:20 PM

All of your models are just so nice. This one is no exception. Just beautiful.

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

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#8 posted 04-27-2021 12:21 PM

Keep going Crowie, great job!.


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#9 posted 04-27-2021 01:05 PM

Something about wood just draws you in. It looks fabulous

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

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#10 posted 04-27-2021 01:55 PM

love all the details on this one for sure gifts are very nice gesture GREAT JOB :<))))

He looks very happy :<)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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

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#11 posted 04-27-2021 02:41 PM

Nothing better than a happy recipient! Nice job crowie.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 04-27-2021 02:53 PM

I love the project, and especially the nice gesture! So nice to see your work done in a spirit of gratitude and bringing joy to someone who has worked so hard. Welldone!

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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#13 posted 04-27-2021 04:01 PM

Great job again…... and the picture of the baker, says it all!!

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

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#14 posted 04-27-2021 04:21 PM

big cars,very beautiful work

-- Vítek

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#15 posted 04-27-2021 07:53 PM

What a great way to say thank you! The gift is really nice and I love all the sweet detail you put into this gem!
Great job and great story crowie! Thanks for sharing!

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

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