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I modeled this truck from a picture of a 1935 Ford flatdeck. I have been trying different things each time I have built a model. This model the sides are of one piece, gently curving to the radiator, it made it a little harder to fit the fenders as they had to fitted to the curve. Since this was a commercial truck I made an actual frame, rearend, springs and driveshaft. Then added an exhaust system, alittle more work but it was fun. Commenst welcome

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AND THEN!

Very neat, very good rendition of those old Fords.

I learned to drive on a 35-6 Ford 1-1/2 ton. Out in the middle of the farm fields.

They were not any fun for a while; now I imagine I would love it.

If you could not double clutch it you could not drive it! The brakes were mechanical and would hardly hold a load still on a hill. Stopping was downshifting and using the engine to slow the load.
 

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Great job, very nicely done! Also, love ralbuck's reminisces about double clutching to shift and downshifting to slow due to the brakes-reminds me of my life on the farm with a later 30s model IH.
 

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Very very cool ,great job.
 

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Great looking truck.
 

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Very nice model
 

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Very nice. The rear is great.
 

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very cool, great work
 

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You did an awesome job on that truck. I'm just beginning to get into this model building stuff. Much fun and I think it will keep busy for a while. Last few days have been spent making a jig to drill wheels for spokes. I think I almost have it figured out.

What wood did you use for tires? Been wondering what to make tires out of.
 

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The wheels are purchased wheels of maple. The tire part is ebony minwax stain, sprayed with satin diamond coat. The first logging truck, I did I made all the wheels, not time cost effective. I modified some simple wheels I had on the lathe and then drilled them. You can check the out on past models. Have fun modeling and let me know about any of your ideas.
 

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Outstanding details, awsome truck.
 

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Love the dealed work you've put into this beautiful old style truck….
 

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Very nice another of your great projects
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Love the smooth lines.
Very nicely done.
 

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Nice job. Sweet truck!!
 
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