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What does a Ford Hotrod enthusiast build to donate to a 50 year Naval Reunion Fund Raiser

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Project by crowie posted 05-19-2021 11:09 PM 2157 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What does a Ford Hotrod enthusiast build to donate to a 50 year Naval Reunion Fund Raiser

A Ford Hotrod C Cab Delivery Van of course

Yes in October this yes it’ll be 50 years since i joined the Royal Australian Navy and thanks to some very industrious blokes a reunion has been organised.

I was asked if I’d make one of my hand made wooden toys as a fund raiser for the occasion.

I have made it very similar to the one i gave the shop to sell but added a little more details.

Most of the timber is recycled or offcuts that have found a purpose.
The sides are Spotted Gum.
The roof American Oak.
The engine is Tallow Wood.
The radiator is Merbau.
The bumper bars are American Walnut.
The wheels, lights and labels are all bought with button steering wheel.
My homemade wipe-on-poly was used to finish the timber, 3 coats.

The fun part of this build for me is the Fund Raising aspect as it can’t be run as a raffle for legal reasons so it’s going to be a GUESSING COMPETITION!
YES, you have to guess the correct weight of the toy in grams in order to win it…
Good luck to my old navy mates, as they’ll need it!

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





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robscastle

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#1 posted 05-19-2021 11:32 PM

Looks nice but you could have built something a bit more related

Your dad had a similar car did he not?

tee hee!

-- Regards Rob

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crowie

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#2 posted 05-20-2021 12:17 AM


Looks nice but you could have built something a bit more related

Your dad had a similar car did he not?

tee hee!

- robscastle

Hey Rob, I said 50 year reunion not 80 year reunion!
But that’d be on beaut van to have and HotRod for sure!
An Austin with a big block Ford, that’d get the sailors to the hospital quick!

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

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Eric

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#3 posted 05-20-2021 12:56 AM

Great build Peter, really like the details you put into it. And again it is for a wonderful cause, you will make a bit hit at that reunion. Great way to celebrate.

-- Eric, building the dream

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PaulDoug

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#4 posted 05-20-2021 01:13 AM

Another great one Peter….. I must try my hand at one of these someday…. when I finish all the other “to try” projects I have lined up…

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

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 05-20-2021 01:29 AM

Very nice, Peter! Not sure what your gram has to do with the weight of the truck, I’d figure she’d weigh it in stone. ;-)

Definitely like the photo Rob provided as well. Maybe Handy could talk to some nurses!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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robscastle

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#6 posted 05-20-2021 02:06 AM

Opps I didn’t notice the bonnet badge …sorry!


Anybody hear a loud bang!

-- Regards Rob

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Ivan

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#7 posted 05-20-2021 04:09 AM

Pretty sweet!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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BobWemm

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#8 posted 05-20-2021 05:54 AM

Love it

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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Dutchy

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#9 posted 05-20-2021 06:43 AM

I like that Peterbilt emblem, and yes also your car.

Peterbilt-Paccar-DAF.
DAF- Doorne transmission

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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Cliff

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#10 posted 05-20-2021 09:26 AM

EXCELLENT WORK PETER….Great Project….The Detail and the Wood make a Beautiful Result!!!

Regards…...Cliff

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

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anthm27

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#11 posted 05-20-2021 10:03 AM

Magnificent Crowie,
I’ll go with 280 grams
REgards
Anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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crowie

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#12 posted 05-20-2021 10:10 AM



Magnificent Crowie,
I ll go with 280 grams
REgards
Anth

- anthm27

You’ve been overseas too long Anth, Aussie hardwood is heavy!

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 05-20-2021 11:26 AM

Nice work Crowie!! That should bring a good amount for the fundraiser!

Cheers, Jim

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

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FrenchGoattoys

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#14 posted 05-20-2021 01:25 PM

Fabulous, good sir.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#15 posted 05-20-2021 01:38 PM

i simply love this rod and a very good cause also GREAT JOB :<))) GRATZ TOP 3

MY FORD BUDDY

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

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