|Project by tyvekboy||posted 11-22-2015 04:52 PM||1546 views||2 times favorited||26 comments|
Nov 22, 2015
About 40 years ago I had young boys that needed a toy car and this is what I made. Amazingly it is still around and in pretty good condition. What was it? Maybe a Model-T? Kids didn’t care.
It was built when I had minimum tools so it’s very basic and crude.
The platform was 3/4 inch pine and the body was a 2 X 4 shaped with a sure form file.
The fenders were sheet metal painted black and bent to shape. They were attached by pressing into kerf cut into “running board”.
The wheels were painted black with the center painted silver. The wheels were attached with wood screws.
The frame for the top was wire coat hangers bent to shape and pressed into holes in the body.
The leather top was stitched in the back corners and was glued to the wire frame with contact cement.
The “Raditor Cap” was just a small nail.
The radiator was aluminum foil attached with contact cement and decorated with black magic marker.
The boys enjoyed it.
Thanks for looking. Comments, questions and favorites appreciated.
-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized