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Toy Car Hot Rod Freaky Ford - 27 T Coupe

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Project by Robert Keeney posted 12-08-2016 12:53 AM 765 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The third in my pink Hot Rod series is a 1927 T Coupe made from MDF and spray painted with acrylic house paint. I’m making these from MDF as an experiment after having other toy makers tell me how good it is. I picked up a bunch of it in the cull lumber pile at Home Depot. It was so cheap I had to give it a try. So far the end results have been great. I made a set of these for my grand son last year and so far he hasn’t managed to do much damage to them past a few dings and dents.

-- Robert in Tallahassee Florida, http://OdinsToyFactory.com





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htl

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#1 posted 12-08-2016 01:00 AM

Way cool and cute little hot rod.
What are the axles made from?

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

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Robert Keeney

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#2 posted 12-08-2016 01:25 AM



What are the axles made from?

The axlws are birch axle pegs. I get them from http://www.craftparts.com/. My completely unscientific experimentation shows that independent wheels roll better/faster. This was tested by rolling a bunch of cars down a board with my grandson. Both racing them and looking to see which ones would roll the furtherest. I also put nylon washers between the wheels and the body. Makes them go faster and keeps the wheels from rubbing the body. These are meant to be played with and I want them to work well.

-- Robert in Tallahassee Florida, http://OdinsToyFactory.com

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 12-08-2016 04:30 AM

I AM really loving this series of pink hot rods …..... the colors are totally awesome …..... plus I bet the kiddies will simply love them …..... GREAT JOB

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

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drbyte

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#4 posted 12-08-2016 04:28 PM

Which size axle pegs are you using? Is it their AP3000, 1-13/16” Axle Pegs w/ 11/32” tenon 1-5/8” tenon length
Head diameter – 1/2”?

-- Dennis, WV

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Robert Keeney

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#5 posted 12-08-2016 04:53 PM



Which size axle pegs are you using? Is it their AP3000, 1-13/16” Axle Pegs w/ 11/32” tenon 1-5/8” tenon length
Head diameter – 1/2”?

- drbyte


I’m pretty sure I used AP1005 or AP1010 both are usable for wheels with 1/4 inch axle holes. I bought the wheels and picked from the recommended pegs. If given an option I like to buy the longer ones. I can always make them shorter if needed.

-- Robert in Tallahassee Florida, http://OdinsToyFactory.com

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 12-08-2016 10:03 PM

Robert, this is a very attractive toy and the kids will love it.

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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drbyte

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#7 posted 12-09-2016 01:40 PM

Thanks for the axle info. What size wheels are you using?

-- Dennis, WV

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Robert Keeney

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#8 posted 12-09-2016 02:21 PM

Rear Wheels
www.craftparts.com
Order #TWT150
1-1/2” dia. x 1/2” x
1/4” hole

Front Wheels
www.craftparts.com
Order #TWT125
1-1/4” dia. x 1/2” x
1/4” hole

-- Robert in Tallahassee Florida, http://OdinsToyFactory.com

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crowie

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#9 posted 02-16-2017 08:18 PM

Very nice shape Robert and the exhaust headers are a top detail…well done sir…

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

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