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Early chevy truck front end and box

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Project by Mark55 posted 08-30-2016 09:54 PM 821 views 8 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I see a lot of tailgate benches and really like the concept and thought why not just build one. This project is loosely based on Chevy trucks from the 30s and 40s. I decided to take it a couple steps farther and make it look like the back of the box was cut off. After I did that I thought I need the front end so I managed to make a vague mock up. Everything is downsized so it wouldn’t be so big. Any way it was a fun project.

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com





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htl

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#1 posted 08-30-2016 11:13 PM

Love this project and no Chevy trucks were hurt in the making of it way cool!!!

Just had to turn the best picture to get a better look.

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

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Mark55

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#2 posted 08-30-2016 11:21 PM

Exactly, thanks for turning that photo.

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com

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#3 posted 08-30-2016 11:28 PM

Very creative – looks super great.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 08-31-2016 12:30 AM

Best wall hanger I’ve seen in a longtime. Great work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Duffman

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#5 posted 08-31-2016 02:51 AM

that is so cool! I want this in my home, i guess its time to get building

-- I'm not addicted to buying tools or wood... I can stop any time I want!

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#6 posted 08-31-2016 03:12 AM

It would be so much better with a Ford logo but otherwise it’s full of awesome. :)

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Mark55

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#7 posted 08-31-2016 03:15 AM

The Ford is my next project. By the request of many on social media.

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com

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#8 posted 08-31-2016 03:47 AM

Don’t look now, there is a truck on your wall!

Nice project!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 08-31-2016 03:55 AM

I was just kidding about the Ford logo, sort of ;)

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 08-31-2016 04:24 AM

This is absolutely cool idea! my 4 year old son knows at least half a dozen car brand names and he would be ecstatic if i make one like yours with a different emblem. Were the fenders coopered?

cheers!

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#11 posted 08-31-2016 12:25 PM

I love this project and is perfect for all of those ‘Man Caves’ out there. Beautiful work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#12 posted 08-31-2016 12:45 PM

Fantastic job. I love this !

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Duffman

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#13 posted 08-31-2016 12:52 PM

@Mark55 how did you do the fenders? did you make a curved router sled jig?

-- I'm not addicted to buying tools or wood... I can stop any time I want!

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#14 posted 08-31-2016 01:04 PM

Beautiful project. The colour is nice and ofcourse, car motive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Mark55

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#15 posted 08-31-2016 01:04 PM



This is absolutely cool idea! my 4 year old son knows at least half a dozen car brand names and he would be ecstatic if i make one like yours with a different emblem. Were the fenders coopered?

cheers!
The fenders were made with strips of wood with a 5 degree angle and glued together to create the curve. Then I did a lot of grinding and sanding to give them more roundness and tapered the edges down so they didn’t look so thick.

- Violaine


-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com

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