Monster Truck

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Project by Hacksaw007 posted 12-13-2009 09:03 PM 2102 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Freezing rain today so I will take some wasted time and turn it into some fun time with some projects that I have done. I guess you can say that this truck is a “finished project”! It was done over 20 years ago, and has survived 2 boys playing with it over the years, with only a broken drive shaft. I wish I could say that about the real cars now. And I guess that helps tell you that I am not a spring chicken…. This truck came of of a WorkBench Magazine years ago. I wish I could tell you what year and month. Maybe someone out there can. I have always wanted to make more but too lazy to without the plans. The cab is one piece, glued on to the body. The side fenders are each one piece glued on to the body block, and the front grill and tailgate are each one glued up piece. The monster tires are two pieces cut out the insides were routered on a router table (looks cool like it was done on a lathe). Made a jig up to hold the tire halfs to cut the tread on a table saw. That was cool at the time. Glued them up staggered and then sanded them down and round. Today if I was to do this the tire would all be done on the lathe…. You note that this turned into a Chevy truck, and the details were all done with a woodburning tool. And as always, we men all make moderate changes to all plans, so this is a bit different than the project called for. Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 12-13-2009 09:34 PM

Very cool truck. My boys would love this. Obviously, it was built very well to hold up for so long. Well done!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#2 posted 12-13-2009 09:37 PM

Super neat truck ,looks totally cool

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-13-2009 09:49 PM


Love those wheels.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 12-13-2009 11:14 PM

WOW, twenty years! Great project, bet they played with that a lot.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 12-14-2009 12:43 AM


My 2 1/2 yr old son is the biggest monster truck fan ever! He watches it on Speed TV every day!
I HAVE to build him one of these for his 3rd birthday coming up in March.
Thanks for sharing!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#6 posted 12-14-2009 01:34 AM

Nice Lookin Truck

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 12-14-2009 04:20 AM

That’s a great truck…well almost great..except the bow tie…. LOL !

I built a truck a while back for my daugter…..then another one for her boss !!!!
See it here:

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 12-15-2009 12:34 AM

great truck thatĀ“s the way build for generationĀ“s
nice scala touch
even my daughter on 9year love it


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#9 posted 12-15-2009 09:05 AM

Frickin awesome! I, too, love the look of the wheels.

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#10 posted 12-15-2009 08:57 PM

Awesome! If anyone recalls the magazine date please post.

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