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Project by PaulDoug posted 04-17-2014 06:03 PM 2737 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it took a lot longer than I expected, but I finally finished it up. C & C welcome and appreciated. One thing I learned, I have a lot to learn!

Things I added or modified from the plans:

Added bumpers
Modified the grill
Extended the cowling around the grill
Modified the headlights
Added the chrome stripes
Changed the windshield
Added rear view mirrors
Modified the steering wheel
Added pedals
Added the center drive train hump
Added shifter
Added door handles
Modified the tail lights
Made/modified the wheels and tires.
Added flaring along the side of the chassis between the front and back fenders.

More pictures are available here:
Fun, fun, fun

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#1 posted 04-17-2014 06:27 PM

Really nice ..

How old is your dobie?

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 04-17-2014 06:33 PM

Thank you for the comment. My Dobie is 10 years old. Unfortunately he is getting old and won’t be with me a whole lot longer. This is my third one and he is the best friend I ever had. He is totally dedicated to me.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 04-17-2014 06:38 PM


-- Jb Wo

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#4 posted 04-17-2014 06:50 PM

What a beauty. Also nice pictures. Thank you for sharring

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#5 posted 04-17-2014 06:51 PM

This car is crazy awesome, the detail is excellent! compliments on a job very well done!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy



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#6 posted 04-17-2014 08:42 PM

Paul that’s really incredible, I’ve always wanted to build a particular car out of wood and honestly not sure where to start, even with all I’ve built, it’s seems like I’m missing some kind of tool, probably a small bench lathe, scroll saw…oh and the knowhow, haha.

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#7 posted 04-17-2014 09:48 PM

Top class project very well done and nicely finished You can see you put your heart and soul into this.
PS : Re Dogs ! My Jack Russell Cross is 17 this month and still has a great zest for life . Good Luck..

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#8 posted 04-18-2014 01:53 AM

That is really great. Where did you get the plans.
The Auburn boat-tail has been my dream car since I was a kid. Building one is the only way I’ll ever get one.
Beautifully done.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#9 posted 04-18-2014 05:29 AM

Wonderful Boat tail ,great car.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 04-18-2014 08:49 AM

Great job

-- robert dignam

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#11 posted 04-18-2014 10:53 AM

I think it is GREAT.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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