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Rat Rod Farm Truck a gift for my Fruit & Vegie man...

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Project by crowie posted 08-07-2016 01:34 AM 2596 views 1 time favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friendly Fruit & Vegie man, Sam has been a great support and encouragement to me over the years as I’ve shown him the truck & vehicles I’ve built.

He keeps asking to buy one and I’m not into that so I decided to make him a Farm Truck as a gift.

It’s based on the Toy Farm Truck in the plans in the photos with some Peterbuilt modifications of course.

The truck is built from a mixture of Aussie hardwoods plus it has both a steering wheel with a gear level/shifter on the floor, something Sam had joked with me about.

It looks low and mean, Sam said it could either be delivering water melons to market or running moon shine.
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The cat the swallowed the canary type of smile when I gave Sam his truck, his face lit up…
YES a boy with a new toy…...

Anyways, I had double the joy on this build; first making it and second giving it…..CAN”T BET THAT!!!!!

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





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 08-07-2016 01:38 AM

GREAT on all aspects .

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 08-07-2016 02:11 AM

Now that right there is AWESOME! I love it. Great work.

-- “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 08-07-2016 02:50 AM

That is a beauty Crowie, you won’t be getting to pay for fruit and veges for sometime. The best part of giving is the smile that says it all. Well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 08-07-2016 03:06 AM

Ah yes the efforts in the art of woodworking have beared fruit!
Nice work and a very nice response too (as Bob reported) that alone makes it all worthwhile

As they say Pricless!

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 08-07-2016 03:08 AM

That is great. Good job on the truck also.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 08-07-2016 03:15 AM

great story …... Sam looks very happy with his truck ….... and what a nice truck it is …...... different …........... GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 08-07-2016 03:32 AM

Nice truck, one of your best. Its more fun to give things away than to sell them. A big difference between appreciate and want. Appreciation lasts longer.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 08-07-2016 03:49 AM

I always like the detail in your trucks, except you made a mistake!
The steering wheel is on the wrong side!

I agree with bushmaster too.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#9 posted 08-07-2016 04:00 AM

Love the lowered roof and the details on the mufflers.
Rat Rod Fruit truck. Cool!

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

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#10 posted 08-07-2016 05:37 AM

Congratulations Peter!!!!!!! That Truck is a Beauty…...It looks like you could climb aboard and drive off. Very kind of you to give it to Sam as a Gift, his smile says it all. He will treasure it. You are a good Craftsman and more importantly a good man.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#11 posted 08-07-2016 05:52 AM

You smurfed it again.

I enjoyed looking at this beauty.

A deserved daily TOP 3.

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#12 posted 08-07-2016 09:28 AM

That is one cool looking truck. Toss up whose shoulders the 1st. and 2nd. placed ribbon goes the… The truck or the smiley face.

Well done and a tremendous gesture.

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

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#13 posted 08-07-2016 10:50 AM

Very cool, looks like it was a big hit with him.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 08-07-2016 12:58 PM

Always fun to look at.
Good story to go with the truck.

-- Gary, Florida

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#15 posted 08-07-2016 02:39 PM

Crowie
Now that is just outstanding way to go and a top three too.
Great job
Dee

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