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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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Hot Rod FORDS #11: Nearly Finished

02-17-2018 07:56 AM by crowie | 10 comments »

Nearly Finished!! The body and back are glued to the chassis. The radiator is glued in plus added stays. No windscreen/windshield as I’m sure it wouldn’t last the little boys play tests. The rear bumper bar is done, BUT I’m keep that surprize for until the final revival. So all the needs doing is the seats glued in place, the wheels glued into the chassis plus a little detailing before 3-4 coats of satin polyurethane clear…..

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Toy Construction #185: All the main parts are now mounted.

02-15-2018 11:45 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Cut and sanded out the dowel holes in the wrong place.Before After Also made a cab guard, I have no idea what it’s really called. Some shots with a different set a tires. Last I tried out a front bumper.

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Toy Construction #184: Nailing things down and front suspension

02-15-2018 12:06 AM by htl | 6 comments »

I’ve been calling it a Mack but it looks a lot more like a Kenworth T880 Dump Truck to me so far. Here’s some better pictures of how I did the front suspension.I will be adding a wood spacer on top of the spring to keep it in place.But once the wheels are in place there shouldn’t be much side ways movement. Then screwed down the dump box frame and the cab. Then I used some dowels to hold the wheel wells in place till I was sure it would all work out.Got ...

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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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Hot Rod FORDS #8: I think the chassis is done....

02-09-2018 08:48 AM by crowie | 6 comments »

I think the chassis is done…. Worked out the front wheels positioning then the radiator position, adding a support to give a better glue surface area… I made up a set of transverse springs for the front, shaped the rails plus added a bumper bar….. I have also positioned the steering wheel, gear stick plus the three [3] pedals…. ALL EXCEPT the rear bumper bar and tail light but they’ll come later….

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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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Hot Rod FORDS #7: We have a radiator...

02-07-2018 09:12 AM by crowie | 6 comments »

We have a radiator… Not an easy task but a lot of guess work and sanding have proved the deal…. I’ve been working on the chassis, securing the engine in place, the positioning of the rear wheels,also the steering wheel, gear stick, and pedals….The steering wheel is similar to that which Dutchy showed in his “how to”, though I’ve had difficulty finding a good range of timber button at the local large sewing shop. Were I’m in ...

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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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