|Project by crowie||posted 11-13-2016 05:15 AM||2390 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
My friend Ian took one of the last batch of Monster Trucks for his grandson who he was visiting the following week, but guess what, cousins talk about what there grandparents have done; so I got a call asking if could make a couple of identical trucks. Just in time for Christmas.
Same heavy, strong and robust design as previous, just slightly different as the cabin blocks were of different lengths to start with….pretty well little boy proof ....
Forrest Red Gum wheels with 1/2” Tassie Oak axles;
Merbau lift triangles;
Spotted Gum chassis;
Cypress Pine cabin & tray floor;
Tassie Oak engine & tray sides;
Bumper Bars are scrap hardwood doweled into the chassis;
Exhaust Headers are Red Gum with Tassie Oak pipes;
Transfer Box is Tassie Oak as are the drive shafts…
and some 3.3kgs [7.25lbs]...
4 to 5 Clear Lacquer Pressure Pack Gloss Finish [shake & rattle]
Length – 360mm or 14”
Body Width – 100mm or 4”
Overall Body width – 170mmm or 6 3/4”
Wheels – 95mm x 38mm or 3 3/4” x 1 1/2”
Height – 210mm or 8 1/4”
I’m sure they’ll be loved and driven hard while the kids just have a whole heap of fun [look out walls ] ......
-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie