Lightning McQueen replica for a very special little boy.

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Project by crowie posted 10-28-2021 01:29 AM 943 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lightning McQueen replica for a very special little boy.

A month ago today our youngest grandson [3.75yrs old Asher] underwent a 9.5hr heart plumbing upgrade, his 4th heart surgery.

He spent 2 weeks in PICU then a week and a half in a ward. He’s home now on a 6-8 week recovery program.

My wife spent most of the month at our daughters looking after their 18mth old daughter.

I had to make myself busy, in the shed of course.

Asher loves number and the “CARS” movie so I tried to look for a plan to make a Lightning McQueen car but no luck.

Next Step was to make a look alike replica using whatever I could find on the internet and adapt it.

I had a good amount of help from fellow Lumberjocks which has been very much appreciated.

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

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#1 posted 10-28-2021 01:36 AM

Very nicely done Peter. Great job and I am sure Asher will have a great time playing with them.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 10-28-2021 01:55 AM

Those are truly wonderful. My grandsons would love them. I might take a few ideas from yours for them.

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#3 posted 10-28-2021 01:59 AM

I remember your initial work on the plan. This came out great!! What a wonderful gift.

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#4 posted 10-28-2021 01:59 AM

Wow how much Joy will they bring, made with love from Granddad. Glad to hear Asher is going from strength to strength that is good news…...
Well done Peter

-- Kerry, Melbourne Australia

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#5 posted 10-28-2021 02:15 AM

Those are great. Glad to hear the little guy is on the mend.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 10-28-2021 02:32 AM

Brilliant Peter, just what a grandson needs. My grandson now nearly 12 used to watch the same show on tv. he would have loved one of your models.

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

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#7 posted 10-28-2021 06:03 AM

Incredibly funny cars!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 10-28-2021 07:52 AM

Maybe to hide you in the shed but it is lovely what you are doing for Asher! A nice car an a great gesture. All the best for you and yours my frind.


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#9 posted 10-28-2021 10:45 AM

pretty sure they will satisfy – good job Crowie

-- 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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#10 posted 10-28-2021 11:42 AM

Nice work to make Asher happy. I’m still praying for him!!
Keep that shed humming and chips flying!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 10-28-2021 12:30 PM

Wonderful cars for a great reason. Hope the cars speed his recovery.

-- Ron

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Dave Polaschek

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#12 posted 10-28-2021 01:00 PM

Great work, Peter, and it’s good to hear that Asher is doing better.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#13 posted 10-28-2021 01:06 PM

From the Heart, For the Heart
You’re a good guy crowie,
Nice job!

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#14 posted 10-28-2021 01:50 PM

you just made one little boy very happy i can almost see his big smile from here GREAT JOB :<))))

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

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#15 posted 10-28-2021 03:54 PM

Great job grandpa!

Hard to imagine what that little guy has been through in his short life already.

Hoping for the best for a full recovery & no future issues.

Thanks for posting.

Bill in MI

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