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After completing the trucks for my four granddaughters, my son wondered where his truck was. So, I decided to construct a moving truck with three rear axles. The cab and engine sections are modelled after the T&J Tow Truck which I made for my daughter. The remainder is my own design.

The truck is constructed with poplar and pine and finished with Watco Tung Oil. I formed the rear doors by building a frame with 3/4" x 3/4" pine to accommodate the 3/8" thick doors. After adding the 3/8" door stops, I drilled 5/64" holes through the top and bottom of frame at the hinge locations. I cut the head off 1.5" finish nails which became the door hinges.

The mirror frames were formed by removing heads and bending 2.5" finish nails with my lineman pliers. I drilled 7/64" holes through roof and top of each mirror and glued in place with epoxy. Door handles were formed in the same way.

Additional details include: coloured rear, front, roof and step lights; blue/yellow caps for DEF and diesel tanks; bucket seats in cab; mud flaps; and lug nuts on all wheels.

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Another nice one. Your son will be glad with it.
 

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A very detailed truck, there is so much to look at. Thanks for sharing ideas on the build. Well done.
 

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3 things (to me) stand out - the fender grain pattern near the steps couldn't have been better. The mirror and door handles are perfect. finish nails are so handy
 

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a very nice truck GREAT JOB :<))))))
 

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I love those wooden toys. Very nice.
 

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Love the detailing and personal touch Pa…Great adaptation with good scaling, very nice rig!
 
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