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Ford HotRod C-Cab T-Bucket for the SuperTee Pink Projects Fund Raiser

This wooden toy is built in honour of my 4yr old grandson Asher who's already had 4 zippers, doing remarkably well considering the difficult start to his life. He's truly God's Blessing.

I joined a remarkable mob of Aussie woodworker on Instagram in making a donation for a fund raiser for The "SuperTee Organisation" who supports sick children in hospital with the encouragement of a Super Hero T-Shirt.

https://www.supertee.org.au/

This is my donation 50 to 60hrs of, one off, hand built wooden toy vehicle using reclaimed or offcut timber.

The design is out of my head, made up as I built the vehicle, after seeing so many beautiful HotRod's on the internet to get ideas and scale to the build this iconic shape vehicle.

I did this one with an open door style this time, so folk could see inside the Cab showing the Seats, Console, T-Bar Shifter, Pedals, Dashboard and Glovebox details.

Part of the "Project" parameters was to use some supplied "Purple Pink Maple Veneer" in the build, something I struggled to get my head around.
Timber isn't naturally that loud, just the vehicles I'm replicating are!

This HotRod is 17" [430mm] long; 7" [180mm] high and 8 ¾" [220mm] wide at the back wheels.

I have used a range of beautiful Aussie Hardwoods, mixing & matching to give depth & character to the HotRod!

Chassis - Spotted Gum decking offcuts from a builder friend.

Engine Block - Townsville Iron Bark suppliers by Mark Dainer [who also supplied the Maple Veneer].
https://www.instagram.com/dainermade/

Blower - recycled skateboard from Mark Dainer, on 1" [25mm] Tassie Oak Dowel with a Zebrawood front.

Running Boards & Manifold - Local Iron Bark from my own milled tree.

Rear Wheels - TallowWood 3 ¾' dia x 2 ¾" wide from recycle Telegraph Pole at Recycled Timber, Warragamba
https://www.recycledtimbers.com.au/

Front Wheels - Red Gum 2 ¾" dia x 1" wide from offcuts from a woodworking mate.

Axle Pegs with S/S Washer & Nylon Washers are shop bought for the 1 ¼" recess on the wheels.

Headers [Zombie Pipes] - Tassie Oak ½" Dowel.

Headlights - Tassie Oak 1 ¼" Dowel with a half a macramé bead.

Cab Roof - from a reclaimed threshold for a 1970's Blackheath house which was being renovated.

Cab Sides - from reclaimed 1960's commercial cupboard from the local community club.

Tray Sides - from reclaimed 1960's commercial cupboard from the local community club.

Cab Floor and Firewall - Both miscellaneous offcuts from a woodworking mate.

Dashboard and Glovebox - Both offcuts from Blackheart Sassafras from a woodworking mate.

Fuel Tank - was a prize piece of Fiddle Back Tiger Myrtle I won in a Guessing Competition from Rare Tasmanian Timbers, with 2 rings of the Townsville Iron Bark and Bloodwood plugs.
https://www.instagram.com/raretimbers_tas/

Rear Bumper - American Walnut reclaimed from an 1890 Boston Pump Organ with shop bought timber lights recessed.

The Rear "Ford Logo" on the Tray was Laser Cut by my wooding mate Alex [aka LBD] in country Victoria.

Seats - Laminated Purple Pink Veneer onto a reclaimed desk drawer from my now passed Father-In-Law, Bob, which has been quilted with added arm rests & head rests.

Centre Console - Purple Pink Skateboard material offcut from Mark Dainer with the added "T-Bar" Gear Shifter.

Pedals - Offcuts of the seats build on bamboo skewers.

Steering Wheel - Wooden Button with a cut to size piece of Purple Pink Veneer insert and small axle peg Horn.

Finish - Home Made Wipe-On-Poly [30% Tung Oil, 40% Clear Satin Polyurethane, 30% Mineral Turps] 3 coats.

I use "Titebond Original Glue" for the main part of the build but also have used a lot of "Starbond Medium Thick CA Glue" for the tricky parts that needed fast dry times.

The front detailing of the Ford Blue Oval, Ford V8 and Peterbilt are all "Lapel Pins" from Cruising Mall on EBay
https://www.ebay.com/str/cruisingmall?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5337590773&customid=&toolid=10001

I'm very honoured to be given the opportunity to make a beaut playable wooden toy vehicle to support this great fund raiser cause with a whole mob of magnificent woodworkers on Instagram who have stepped up to the challenge along with some very generous vendors/supporters.

Please, if you're interested in supporting this very worthy cause for sick children in hospital, drop me a "PM" or email, thank you.





























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Realy hot HotRod!!
 

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a lot if nice detail on this one
 

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Realy hot HotRod!!

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Yes Ivan, That Purple Pink interior plus the Yellow on the Blower do stand out!

a lot if nice detail on this one

- recycle1943
Thank you Dick, I did put extra into this one in the hope that it would be an attractive fund raiser for the charity fund raiser.
 

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Gorgeous, Peter! And it looks like it won't just be a showroom queen, but is one some kid can actually play with. Outstanding!
 

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Wow, super build, that is one amazing Hot Rod. Great details all the around, and with the wood used makes every part stand out. Well done Peter. And a wonderful cause, should bring high dollar.
 

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50 to 60 hours, but with three craftsmen, at least I still see two scurrying around.

Well done!
 

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Cool build and a great cause, crowie... had to put the sunnies on when I got near the bottom.
 

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Inspirational
 

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WOW!!!! That is super cool.
Great job, love the interior.

Bob
 

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i do hope this rod brings in a ton of money for that GR8 CAUSE i just love all the different wood choices you have used GREAT JOB :<)))))
 

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priceless, as well as fantastic.
 

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Great job Crowie. I love the mix of different woods. It never ceases to amaze me, the beauty of wood!
 

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Great build for great cause! Wishing you all the best for your efforts!
 

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What an amazing mixture of wood. This is the Boss!
 

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Awesome hotrod! I hope it raises a lot of $$$ for the fundraiser. Glad to read your grandson is doing well.
 

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Crowie, what an amazing project you are supporting. I hope your efforts help raise plenty for a good cause.
Love your hot rods well done.
 

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What a great rod, Peter… super detail…..........That should bring a real good price…..................Cheers, Jim
 

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So cool. Really enjoyed the list of wood parts and details.
 

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Great looking project. The detail and finish on this makes it really stand out. Great job !!! Mel
 
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