51 Ford Pickup

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Project by SouthavenToyMaker posted 08-15-2016 02:56 PM 846 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of the Toys 1951 Ford pickup. Wanted to customize mine a little, I just to see if I could do it. Couldn’t do the door kerfs no matter how hard I tried probably went through 3 board foot of white oak. So I figured I would spend more effort on some custom rims. Did the grill a little different just to make it my own. Still have a little bit of work to do windshield wipers and mirrors. But I have a commission project I need to get started on. Will post completed pictures once I have completed. Also what good is a pickup truck without a tailgate that opens so I had to make that work. All comments welcome good or bad thank you.

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

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#1 posted 08-15-2016 03:21 PM

How did you DO the tires ,,, Great Job

-- Bruce, Thunder Bay , Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 03:37 PM

VERY VERY cool looking love how you made it look like it is sitting low ….and excellent idea on tailgate …...I did not make door kerfs either ….......GREAT JOB


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#3 posted 08-15-2016 03:44 PM

Thanks GR8Hunter

Bruce I took some pics during the rim tire process I will post today or tomorrow in a blog.

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

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#4 posted 08-15-2016 04:24 PM


Custom designed for you!

Plans are only a place to start from! The best mechanic I ever knew told me when I was a kid that factory specs are only the starting point for a good tune up! As no engine was ever factory perfect very LONG! He was a farmer/mechanic and I ran a lot of his equipment and it ALWAYS ran better than the same thing the neighbor/other guy had!

Same with plans- GOOD STARTING PLACE!

-- just rjR

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#5 posted 08-15-2016 06:26 PM

You took the plans & made the model your’s.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#6 posted 08-15-2016 06:28 PM

Cool low rider ford!
Have you put finish on it yet, kinda looks like white washed or light gray but cameras always lie.
And like the wheels got a modern custom look.

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

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#7 posted 08-15-2016 09:12 PM

Very good i try to do the door kerfs with the scroll saw as I know what you mean trying to carve something , not enough wood in the shop the way I shake.
Also like your wheels good job.

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#8 posted 08-16-2016 01:57 AM

nice ride dude! looks great…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 08-16-2016 04:26 AM

Nicely customized grill, like that truck as I owned a customized one for a year tor two.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 08-16-2016 06:53 AM

A nice one with great wheels.

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#11 posted 08-16-2016 10:50 AM

Looks pretty cool man

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#12 posted 08-16-2016 12:44 PM

Thank you everyone for the nice comments :)

I did make a blog on the wheel proces. There is no finish on the truck, I like to leave my toys natural.

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

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#13 posted 08-16-2016 12:57 PM

You did a nice job on this pickup. If you put every single detail in the model and did it perfectly you would be working on it until the cows came home. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 08-16-2016 01:19 PM

Cool truck, are you out of South Haven, Mi?


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 08-16-2016 01:54 PM

MS, not MI

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