|Project by crowie||posted 03-28-2016 03:49 AM||2109 views||2 times favorited||24 comments|
A Peter Built Monster Truck – 1948 Ford Pickup…
This is my version of a 1948 Ford Monster Truck with 5-6 coats of clear gloss polyurethane…
A friend did me a swap deal for the Australia Red Gum wheels for some Zebra..
I used some of the insights of another friend to build extra strength into the project, to strengthen the truck enough to hopefully make it little boy proof!!
The cabin, engine, inside the tray plus the running boards are Blackheart Sassafras;
the mudguards [fenders] and rear bumper bar are Zebra;
the bullbar is American Walnut;
the axle mounts are Merbau;
the chassis is Aussie hardwood from an old electricity pole.
There are lots of little extra personal touches on this truck, apart from the extra special mix of timbers, with a good number of parts made & remade.
The things I’ve learnt from some of the long term mates, along with my own experimentation have given me the where-with-all to have a go and be a little more dearing, though IMHO I’ve still a lot to learn and long road ahead….
-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie