Hot Rod soapboxes

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Project by jollygreengiant posted 10-14-2014 09:42 PM 3437 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of the Hot rod soapboxes I have made. I make other things too, will post later. Hi to everyone out there on Lumberjocks

-- If at first you do succeed try not to look surprised

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#1 posted 10-14-2014 10:39 PM

those are totally rad! :)

great designs and great craftsmanship! Welcome to Lumberjocks! Can’t wait to see your other projects!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 10-14-2014 11:26 PM

These are great!....tell us more about the builds, sizes, materials, etc.
Welcome to LJ and thanks for posting.

-- jbschutz

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#3 posted 10-15-2014 02:22 AM

Über cool! These are really outstanding. I second jbschutz on every one of his comments!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 10-15-2014 03:50 AM

O These are so cool I really love them Great work. I can see you are going to be popular !
Mr Jollygreengiant Mr cool jollygreengiant You have great skill & vision well done..

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL 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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#5 posted 10-15-2014 06:00 AM

Awesome! Welcome to LJ!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 10-15-2014 10:37 AM

very cool ! however, did you run out of ink in your keyboard ?
you tease with pictures but leave out details ‹(•¿•)›
Great Job on all of them.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 10-15-2014 01:25 PM

All very well done!

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

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#8 posted 10-15-2014 01:34 PM

Great work! Love the Jeep.

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#9 posted 10-15-2014 01:39 PM

These are amazing Jolly

Welcome to LJs

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#10 posted 10-15-2014 06:18 PM

Way kewl I love em.

Welcome to LJ’s I’m sure you will love it here

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 10-15-2014 07:06 PM

Very cool. Please share some more details and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#12 posted 10-15-2014 08:29 PM

These are wicked cool soap box cars…

They had a soap box derby track at a public park in my home town…. quite the fast hill… and I always wanted to ride it, but never did.

Sadly, most towns haven’t done soap box derbies for a long time…. we can probably thank the liability insurance crowd for that :^(

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#13 posted 10-16-2014 09:55 PM

Thanks for all the kind words, when I look at some of the stuff on this site I realise I’m just a beginner!

The Jeep, Sedan (number 55) and the ‘T’ bucket had chassis made from 3×2 CLS softwood because it was going to be painted (and it was cheap). The Indycar (number 84) had chassis rails made from 5×4 Mahogany (old patio door frames). They taper in 2 directions and were ‘pie cut’ to achieve the shape. I try to use reclaimed materials where possible. Bonnet panels tend to be flexiply although the Jeep used 1.5 mm ply as the front edge is visible. The rest of the body of the Jeep is MDF as it was to be painted. The others had Hardwood frames and ply panelling. The ‘T’ bucket had a fully detailed supercharged Flathead V8 with twin Stromberg 97 carbs and Ash belt for the supercharger and Alternator. I sold it at Bonham’s auction at the Goodwood revival, I think I may have made around £2.00 per hour! have sold around 100 plans for the Sedan and have outline drawings available for the ‘T’. Plans are planned for the Indycar. My websites are and The obsession with soapboxes has led to a childrens’ book on Amazon entitled Sam’s Soapbox. All plugs finished now. All the best

Pete Vivian

-- If at first you do succeed try not to look surprised

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#14 posted 10-20-2014 01:50 PM

Outstanding oldtimer cars! But… my compliments go to jeep willis.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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