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Project by hunter71 posted 06-26-2016 10:00 AM 1007 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made 100’s of these little SUV’s, truck’s, tear drop, and other trailers. I decided to kick this one up a notch and like so many things it went way overboard. The SUV is just a chunk of 2×4 with a knot in it. The trim is all exotic scraps off my bench. Wheels are store bought. The tear drop trailer is poplar with some more exotic accents.
A fun build for sure. Last pic is some of my previous ones.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 06-26-2016 10:48 AM

They are so cute Doug, something any child would love to bits along with hours of fun and play….

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

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Mark Wilson

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#2 posted 06-26-2016 11:01 AM

Your mind, Doug, is a gold mine.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 06-26-2016 11:11 AM

Your vehicles are all so awesome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#4 posted 06-26-2016 11:20 AM

There is something special about making a fun toy that would put a smile on everyone’s face. You bring out the kid in us!
Nice work Doug!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 06-26-2016 12:30 PM

They look great, I might have to come up with my version!!

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#6 posted 06-26-2016 01:13 PM

Well done Doug. The little teardrop trailers are a little nostalgic for me. Our neighbor back in 1946 had one and I always thought it was such a neat thing to have.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 06-26-2016 02:12 PM

Your project title says it all. Great jobL

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

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#8 posted 06-26-2016 03:14 PM

You turned usualy simple cars into something special. Beautiful accessories make them realy good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 06-26-2016 03:34 PM

Great start !!!

Now how about a MONSTER motorhome, with a boat on the top, pulling a Mercedes convertible, pulling a trailer?
When I see that kind of rig around here, it cracks me up.

I guess you CAN take it with you. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#10 posted 06-26-2016 05:44 PM

AS a “toy-maker”—I do admire your toys!

Yes fun to build and YOU HAVE TO TEST them too!

-- just rjR

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#11 posted 06-26-2016 10:26 PM

Beautiful work, I like it well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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