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A Couple of Monster Trucks for my mate Ian's grandsons in Victoria.....

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Project by crowie posted 11-13-2016 05:15 AM 2226 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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]

The measurements….

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





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htl

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#1 posted 11-13-2016 05:25 AM

Your blue helper had to use a ladder to help out. LOL
The wheels and the mufflers really make those some heavy duty toys.

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

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robscastle

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#2 posted 11-13-2016 05:56 AM

Well I have a reasonable Idea where the Huon Pine off cuts will end up upon arrival!

Nicely done Peter!

All bagged up ready to go!

-- Regards Robert

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Pjonesy

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#3 posted 11-13-2016 06:13 AM

Somebody is going to be happy this Christmas. Well done

-- Peter New Zealand

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 11-13-2016 06:17 AM

No Ely designed and built. My passion is toy making.
Great Job!

-- just rjR

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BobWemm

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#5 posted 11-13-2016 07:04 AM

Those sure are robust.
Great job.

Thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Dutchy

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#6 posted 11-13-2016 08:37 AM

Great to see you are back in the shop! You smurfed it again. Nice cars and …... great wheels.

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

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 11-13-2016 08:59 AM

They are robust alright Crowie, I can’t see the kids wearing them out for quite sometime. Nicely made and finished.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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hunter71

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#8 posted 11-13-2016 11:37 AM

Great playtime here my friend.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Dee1

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#9 posted 11-13-2016 02:32 PM

Very nice Crowie the kids will have a ball.

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PaulDoug

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#10 posted 11-13-2016 03:41 PM

Those are great. Many many play hours for some grand kids.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 11-13-2016 10:26 PM

These are real nice trucks and will be great gifts for the grandkids.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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GR8HUNTER

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#12 posted 11-13-2016 10:35 PM

they are very awesome and tough looking trucks for play ….........GREAT JOB

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

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bushmaster

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#13 posted 11-13-2016 11:19 PM

They look great, very durable for kids, a real car crusher. You did a great job.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Cliff

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#14 posted 11-14-2016 12:55 AM

Peter….very impressive!!!!!!! And very Kid Proof. You have used a great assortment of wood for this project. Some really lovely timber listed. The progress photos were very interesting. Well Done!!!!!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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majuvla

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#15 posted 11-14-2016 01:14 PM

Wow! I realy envy that kid! They look awesome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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