T&J Tanker Truck

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Project by htl posted 06-10-2016 01:46 PM 793 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well he’s on the road now ready to get er done.

Check out the blog for a look see of it’s build.

I took the good wheels off the Linclon for the photo shot.
May end up making some real truck wheels down the road for it.

To see how the wheels were make .

Here’s what the truck would have looked like if I would have followed the plans.
T&J makes two different tanker trucks.

I used the plans for the frame and body shape but then used the looks of the newer body style to dress it up a little.
I got the plans at Grizzy tools for $4 on sale and they were very old plans but worked just fine.
Their shipping is cheaper so if your wanting to stock up on some great but simple plans check it out before their all gone.

This was made with oak and cherry and the frame was mahogany, wish I hadn’t used it but when I started wasn’t planing on it coming out like this.
The plan was to use up a bunch a wood scraps I have, a busted oak and cherry cutting board and just what was left over from my last couple a builds.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#1 posted 06-10-2016 01:54 PM

Very Nice

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#2 posted 06-10-2016 02:13 PM

Great truck. Thanks for all the info also.

I finally started my first T&J project, the 34’ Chevy coupe. I’ve had the plans for two years. Just got the nerve to start a week ago. It will take me a while.

-- “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 06-10-2016 02:14 PM

Awesome job on wheels- very clever way of making them.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 06-10-2016 02:16 PM

You did a great job Bruce. A nice car made out of scrap with extraordinary wheels. You are Bruce #1

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

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#5 posted 06-10-2016 03:10 PM


-- Dale, Ohio

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#6 posted 06-10-2016 03:16 PM

Love the wheels.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 06-10-2016 03:17 PM

That came out great. I really like your wood choice and placement.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#8 posted 06-10-2016 03:51 PM

Like everyone else, Great model! I like the front bumper. Also how you free-styled the body.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#9 posted 06-10-2016 06:23 PM

Great job. I really like this one.

Hey, is that a hole for the engine crank handle under the radiator? So where’s the crank?
And just think. For this one, no one’s gonna be askin’ ”Where’s the TRACKS ?”

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 06-10-2016 08:15 PM

I’m still waiting for some thing but it ain’t the tracks. LOL
And thanks all for the nice comments and encouragement much appreciated and needed.
Bruce #4

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#11 posted 06-10-2016 08:25 PM

I have 8 of these spoke wheels.
The last four turned out pretty good and I really like the truck better so guess where the good wheels are going.
Three of the other four are fine so for posing their ok but one I did a bunch a experimenting routing the edges and stained so just good to hind in the back till I get around to making some truck wheels.

I am really surprised how much I liked building and having the truck and car, I really just made them cause I got the plans so cheap but they have really been a joy to me.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#12 posted 06-10-2016 10:09 PM

One beautiful truck Bruce, the blog is excellent as is the end result sir…well done.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 06-10-2016 11:51 PM

Great looking tanker truck! I really like the improvements you made over what the plans called for—they enhance the look of the truck quite a bit!

-- Dean

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#14 posted 06-11-2016 12:59 AM

Well,Well it is a Jim Dandy alright! Beautiful truck and Beautiful workmanship, Congrautilations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#15 posted 06-11-2016 01:30 AM

You really did a wonderful job on this!

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