*Hot Rod Ford Truck with a very much “Rat Rod” stance.*

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Project by crowie posted 08-28-2021 01:42 AM 1791 views 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hot Rod Ford Truck with a very much “Rat Rod” stance.

This is my second major “Lockdown Stay at Home orders” project to keep busy, motivated and sane, as next week is week 10 of potentially now 15 weeks of isolation; thank goodness for a shed and a woodworking hobby.

So this build had to be something different, along with a blog to keep the project going smoothly plus some “smurf” fun.

Materials/Timbers used in this 50 to 60 hour scratch built project are as follows:

Chassis is Spotted Gum
Engine is TallowWood with a Western Red Cedar stripe
Radiator is Merbau
Cabin Sides & Rear is Western Red Cedar
Cabin Roof is ‘misc’ Fruit Tree offcut
Exhaust Stacks are Walnut with Tassie Oak outlets
Rear Tray/Bed is Merbau – inside measurement 10 ¾” [270mm] x 6 ¾” [170mm]
Sides of the Rear Tray/Bed are Walnut
Bumper Bars Front & Rear are Walnut
Front Wheels are Red Gum with shop bought axle pegs, S/S Washer & Nylon Washer – 2 5/8”dia[65mm] x 1 7/8”wide[50mm]
Rear Wheels are Tallow Wood with shop bought axle pegs, S/S Washer & Nylon Washer – 3 ½”dia[90mm] x 2 ¾”wide[70mm]
Front Mudguards/Fenders are Tallow Wood
Rear Mudguards/Fenders are Spotted Gum
Side Steps are Spotted Gum
Blower is Red Gum with Zebra front mounted on a 1” [25mm] Tassie Oak dowel
Fuel tanks – Meranti body with Merbau bands and axle peg filler
Headlights are Tassie Oak plus a half a timber bead
Front & Rear Lights on the Bumper Bars are Shop bought
Cockpit area is Walnut Console and Blue Gum Seats with shop bought Steering Wheel, homemade T-bar gear shifter, homemade accelerator & brake pedals, homemade gauge cluster & glovebox.
Ford Oval, Ford V8 and Peterbilt badges are Lapel Pins
The Large Laser Cut “Ford Logo” on the rear bumper was kindly made by Alex [aka LBD]
Finish is my homemade Wipe-On-Poly, 3 coats [30% Tung Oil, 30% Mineral Turps, 40% Clear Satin Polyurethane]

Length – 22” [560mm]
Width – 8 ¼” [210mm] ……. Width at rear mudguards – 10 ¾” [270mm]
Height of Cab – 7” [180mm]

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

34 comments so far

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 08-28-2021 01:45 AM

That’s Smurftastic, Peter! Beautiful wood choices, and a sharp looking hauler! Well done, and thanks for letting me follow along.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 08-28-2021 01:58 AM

I like all the different woods. Nice job.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#3 posted 08-28-2021 02:14 AM

Nice work there…….whats your name again?....(now not applicable!)

Excellent work on the detail beyond me I tell you! ... my telephone box mullions were almost the death of me I tell you!

BTW the humble ice cream isn’t even exempt from the fun police

—Regards Rob

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 08-28-2021 02:19 AM

Great looking. Keep getting drawn back to look at the door – neat selection to give some special visual impact.

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429 posts in 2068 days

#5 posted 08-28-2021 02:35 AM

Love it and to top it off it’s a FORD. We are in lockdown as well and like you it is great to have a work place to make stuff.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#6 posted 08-28-2021 03:13 AM

Super fun Hot Rod Truck!!!
I ran out a fingers and toes trying to count all the great details on your truck. ;-]]]]]

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124 posts in 2553 days

#7 posted 08-28-2021 03:52 AM

Great job Crowie.

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#8 posted 08-28-2021 04:45 AM

I think C19 was designed just for you crowie... this lockup is bringing out the best in you.

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

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#9 posted 08-28-2021 06:23 AM

Gooood one , Crowie! Excellent!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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4191 posts in 3411 days

#10 posted 08-28-2021 07:26 AM

It,s a beauty and a real Crowie. I call him a CCC Crowie’s Covid Car.


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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 08-28-2021 10:28 AM

Beautiful detail in that truck, Crowie. But not near a rat rod that we see here, Most are flat black and you would never want to put any paint on that beauty!!!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

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

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185 posts in 230 days

#12 posted 08-28-2021 11:46 AM

Nice choice of woods. Good Job!


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#13 posted 08-28-2021 01:43 PM

as said before this is your best one yet Peter looks really nice now that he is finished GREAT JOB :<))))) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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2627 posts in 2946 days

#14 posted 08-28-2021 03:27 PM

Great job…. Looks like it was time well spent..

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

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#15 posted 08-28-2021 04:52 PM

That is one cool truck crowie!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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