pinewood derby willy's jeep

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Project by bake posted 04-29-2010 06:20 AM 8366 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been helping my 10 year old son Cash build his first pinewood derby car.

He is really into WWII history and when we found a set of plans for this in Troy Thorne’s book, Pinewood Derby Designs & Patterns, he said “We have to build that one!”

We started with a regular derby car kit.

The original didn’t have plans for a machine gun but Cash insisted on a .30 cal Browning.

We have about 20 hours in this project.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#1 posted 04-29-2010 06:46 AM

Great job on the car guys! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 04-29-2010 07:09 AM

Very cool!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 04-29-2010 07:30 AM

What an adorable freckled face young man he is – and so glad he’s into wood working like Dad! Great design and painting.


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#4 posted 04-29-2010 08:55 AM

very nice jeep i like it

-- robert dignam

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#5 posted 04-29-2010 12:49 PM

That is great…... takes me back a few years when my son and I did some Derby cars…... But I have to tell ya, your jeep blows anything we made away…. well done guys !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 04-29-2010 01:10 PM

Ok…well that is far better than any derby car I made growing up!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#7 posted 04-29-2010 01:45 PM

Don’t know if it will be the fastest, but I know it is the best looking!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#8 posted 04-29-2010 06:16 PM

Love it I hope he wins the race or at least a prize for the build.

-- The ability to learn is innate, not the desire.

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#9 posted 04-29-2010 07:11 PM

Great job!! I have some grandsons that would like one of these.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 04-30-2010 12:37 PM

A winner before it rolls down the track.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 04-30-2010 12:43 PM

Do they give awards for design? Looks like a 1st place for sure if they do.
My dad had a Willys Jeep when I was a kid. Loved the adventures we went on in it. Thanks for the memories. :)

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#12 posted 04-30-2010 06:03 PM

That is sweet! And it fits in the measuring box? Good luck with the races! i can’t wait until my son is old enough for Scouts my nephew outgrew it so I only got to help him with 3 cars (2 first place, one second) Nice Job!

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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#13 posted 05-03-2010 01:08 AM

I might just have to make that next. It will match my Military passion.

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