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Toy Construction #186: Just about there with the Mack.

02-22-2018 01:01 AM by htl | 11 comments »

If I add front wheel drive does that make this a 6 wheeler or a ten? The drive shaft follows the Differential on both the front and back. As I said just about there. Here's the finished project.

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Toy Construction #183: Front and back suspension that works

02-12-2018 11:57 PM by htl | 18 comments »

Front and back suspension that works on the Mack dump truck.Rain rain go away so I’ll stop hurting but didn’t let the work stop. Up and Down Now for the front Up and down with the front end.

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Toy Construction #182: Mack Truck frame suspention and front wheel wells.

02-09-2018 10:55 PM by htl | 7 comments »

The axles are up side down. Here’s kinda the way I’ll be doing the back end.It will be a tad different because I’m going to try and add some leaf springs this time.

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Toy Construction #181: Mack truck Dump box 2

02-08-2018 12:31 AM by htl | 14 comments »

Took longer to get the dump box under control than I would have figured.. There’s just something about the shape of this dump box, love the look of it and have wanted to build it for a long time.

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Toy Construction #180: Building the dump box

02-07-2018 01:45 AM by htl | 2 comments »

Got some fine weather for Feb. so just had to get in the shop and make some saw dust.This build is really going to be a mix of 3 different plans.The Power wagon for the cab.Dump truck #58 for the dump box. And Gatto's Big Rig for the frame ideas So here’s what I got done today, there was more but got pulled away before any more picture could be taken. Had to cut a hole where the big hydraulic will go. Got the trim made for the sides but that will have to be t...

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Toy Construction #179: Building a Mack Dump Truck?

02-04-2018 02:19 AM by htl | 5 comments »

Going to be using the plans for the Power Wagon [Mack] body and the bump box off one of Toys & Joys other trucks to make a mostly scratch built dump truck or maybe a wrecker, we’ll see where the wood wants to go when I get that far.Here’s what got done today. I needed to build the body first because I extended the cab and didn’t want to make the frame till I could see what was going to happen. The reason for the truck is to find a place for...

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A Dump Truck Adventure #6: Lights, feul tanks and mud gaurds

01-14-2018 07:51 PM by George_SA | 0 comments »

Lights made from 16mm dowel. The lights are stove bolts which fit just nicely on the dowel face. I drilled a center hole and screwed the stove bolts in. The lights will be attached to the truck with dowels. The fuel tanks. My original plan was to make round fuel tanks, but I decided that square fuel tanks would be easier to make. I cut slots on the tanks and inserted splines and then sanded them flush afterwards. (To achieve the same effect on a round tank would involve a glue up with t...

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A Dump Truck Adventure #5: Cab components

01-14-2018 07:19 PM by George_SA | 1 comment »

Cab floor and firewall Drilling the hole for the steering wheel at a 60 deg angle Steering Wheel Although the 60 deg angle for the steering wheel looked ok on my SketchUp plan, but a 45 deg Angle looked better in real life. I just reamed the hole a bit. As an after thought I also installed a dash. The seat The back wall I discovered an easy way to cut pieces to a specific length on my sled.I set the length with my square And then use the square as a setup guide for the cu...

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A Dump Truck Adventure #3: The engine and radiator Part 2 & a diversion

01-06-2018 06:53 PM by George_SA | 1 comment »

Now to cut out the center of the radiator to make a hole for the grill. That necessitated a diversion as I don’t have a scroll saw and the part is too small to use the jigsaw in the normal manner. First Idea – quick and dirty jigsaw table. NOPE! NOT A GOOD IDEA! That will result in some shorter fingers! Next plan. Make a jig saw table similar to some ideas I saw on YouTube. After I did a test cut, I realized this is also a DANGEROUS machine!!!!!!Fortunately my ji...

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A Dump Truck Adventure #2: The engine and radiator Part 1

01-04-2018 07:27 PM by George_SA | 5 comments »

Next up is the engine. I used a darker wood (off cuts lying around, and I’m not sure exactly which type of wood) for the engine block and a lighter wood for the bonnet (I recently learned that in American English this is referred to as the hood ) Next is the radiatorOn my first truck (Old Time Farm Truck #5: Engine Block) I glued some thin strips of wood to the radiator to form the grill and loose strips to form the frame. I found that to be a bit difficult to get the spacing rig...

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