Is it an Aussie Ute or an American Pickup?

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Project by crowie posted 05-03-2022 11:18 PM 846 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Is it an Aussie Ute or an American Pickup?

The local shop asked me for a few more toys, specially a UTE, well that’s what we call “pickup’s” downunder.

About 8” [200mm[ long by 4.5” [120mm] wide made from offcuts and reclaimed timber.

Good strong playable toy with enough detail to be interesting.

The wheels are shop bought as are the furniture button taillights.

The headlights are Tassie Oak dowels with a forstner hole secured with a dowel into the front mudguard.

The finish is 3 coats of my homemade wipe-on-poly.

Both Papa Smurf and Handy Smurf approved of the vehicles.

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

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#1 posted 05-03-2022 11:20 PM

A-1. Nicework

-- “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing"- Edmond Burke

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-03-2022 11:25 PM

Real nice Utes, Peter.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 05-03-2022 11:47 PM

They’ll make some happy kids smile. Nice job.

-- Kerry, Melbourne Australia

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#4 posted 05-04-2022 12:15 AM

Those are looking good Peter, you are making kids happy one by one. Well done.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 05-04-2022 12:51 AM

Nice work Peter! Now you need to make a truck stop service station!

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

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#6 posted 05-04-2022 01:13 AM

They look like so much fun.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 05-04-2022 01:34 AM

Rugged looking utes, Peter! They’ll be fun toys for some kids.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#8 posted 05-04-2022 06:07 AM

You are quite productive. Well done Peter!


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#9 posted 05-04-2022 10:53 AM

Very flash mate, they really look good and as everyone else has said they will make a lot of happy faces.

Well done.


-- 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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#10 posted 05-04-2022 11:05 AM

Keep rollling, rolling, rolling….!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-04-2022 12:16 PM

For some reason the Subaru Brat came was to mind. However, they still turned out nice. Good work, mister.

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

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#12 posted 05-04-2022 01:41 PM

more huge smiles for the kiddies GREAT JOB :<))))

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

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#13 posted 05-04-2022 09:45 PM

Thank you one and all for the supporting encouragement along with your kind words.
For me they seem to take longer than I think they should as I’m only working shorter stints in the shed a present, everything hurts too much.

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

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#14 posted 05-04-2022 10:16 PM

You need to open a car lot, “Friendly Crowie’s” 8^)

Look like they were over built like the good old days, no darn unibody construction or hybrid battery packs there!

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#15 posted 05-05-2022 01:47 AM

Your projects always make me smile. These look like they will be driven many miles with smiles. :)

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