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Project by SouthavenToyMaker posted 07-25-2016 04:16 PM 760 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my newest completed project. It is from the Toys and Joys Big Rig plan. Had this been my first Toys and Joys plan it would be my last. There is very little detail and instructions are quite vague.(no seats and the trailer was a hollow box without and an opening in the rear) I would not recommend this plan for the first time toy builder. I added the CEVA Logo to the trailer as I work for CEVA here locally in Memphis as the second shift operations supervisor. The cab of the truck is made from ash and walnut, the trailer is oak and walnut.

-- Is "Good Enough " really ever good enough?

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#1 posted 07-25-2016 04:28 PM

Although you faced lot of difficulties making it, I find it very atractive and detailed outside. I like the look of wood used.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-25-2016 08:25 PM

Well done.

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

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#3 posted 07-25-2016 08:51 PM

Nicely done!!!
I have been buying the cheaper t&j plans for the 1935 ford and lincoln and as you say very simple plans but all the shapes are there to build it simple or add the extras and come up with a winner.
You need to pay the extra $$ if you want the !!!extras. LOL
If you really want details check out the Gatto plans they have motors and drive shafts, steering but the plans are more word oriented so be ready to read a bunch to follow the few pictures.
Again it’s a winner!!!
Love the back wheels on your truck and the sign also.

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

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#4 posted 07-25-2016 09:23 PM

well to me …....... it looks like you didn’t have to much trouble with …..... personally I think it looks pretty good ….......GREAT JOB


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#5 posted 07-25-2016 09:50 PM

Well done, I see you made a few changes from the original plans. Generally I have found the older plans have more hints and measurements etc, than the newer plans have.
Keep up the good work.

-- Peter New Zealand

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#6 posted 07-26-2016 12:11 AM

Love the changes you made. Like opening door. Very nice job.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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Ryan Haasen

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#7 posted 07-26-2016 02:02 AM

Looks great. I really like the tread that added to the rear wheels!

-- Ryan

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#8 posted 07-26-2016 02:37 PM

My word! what detail… very nice and something to be passed on for years to come.

-- Floyd - Harrison Arkansas

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Bruce Barber

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#9 posted 07-26-2016 03:33 PM

Nice job on the truck ,,, I really like the trailor ,, I was going to make a pull up door too ,,
BOY this web-site as GREAT wood worker ,, keep up the good work GUYS and GIRLS

-- Bruce, Thunder Bay , Ontario, Canada

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#10 posted 07-26-2016 06:17 PM

Tsar of the road, King of the road. He very much is pleasant to me….

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#11 posted 07-29-2016 11:06 AM

That’s one very nice truck sir….

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

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#12 posted 07-31-2016 08:18 AM

Missed this when first posted. Great job and considering your views on the plans, even better executed. You will probably find that T&J plans give a basic design but once you build a few models and amass a portfolio of plans you’ll start to improvise and come up with some hellova mean machines. Keep up the good work.

Like the logo’s… it’s touched like that and the tambour give it your signature.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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#13 posted 08-04-2016 10:49 PM

It looks great. I am a long way from that kind of work. i’m building the big rig right now., but mine is not any were near yours i still learning. love the radiator may do mine like that. Any hints on the build would be great.

-- Tommy SVFD Fireman

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