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Project by svfdfireman posted 05-21-2017 03:10 PM 980 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plans are from T and J. The woods are Walnut, Cedar, Red Oak, Pine, and maple. Wheels and bottles were purchased. I built this in honor of my Dad; he worked for Pepsi for 32 years. My son asked for the truck as a keepsake. This was the most fun build. Extras I added. Door handles, stick shift, gas, break and clutch peddle and the hand crank. I tried to add Pepsi logo from the late 20’s but they did not look good. I will look for a better logo. Ideas, comments and critique always welcome.

-- Tommy SVFD Fireman





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PaulDoug

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#1 posted 05-21-2017 03:45 PM

Good looking truck. Nicely done. How were you adding the logo? Decal?

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

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Mean_Dean

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#2 posted 05-21-2017 04:39 PM

Great looking soda truck—wish we still had these running around on hot summer days!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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bruce317

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#3 posted 05-21-2017 05:21 PM

Another great looking build.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 05-21-2017 05:21 PM

Wow that is a beautiful piece of work on that truck!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 05-21-2017 05:22 PM

An exceptional job on a special “toy/model” NICE!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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hunter71

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#6 posted 05-21-2017 05:27 PM

Great truck, I have made several, but mine were all BEER trucks.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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steliart

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#7 posted 05-21-2017 07:16 PM

excellent work !!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 05-21-2017 07:21 PM

A very nice looking Pepsi cola truck …...... GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

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

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htl

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#9 posted 05-22-2017 12:17 AM

Nice job!
Looks like a fun one!!

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

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crowie

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#10 posted 05-22-2017 08:41 AM

Beautiful, great detail and timber selection….top marks sir!!

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

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Dutchy

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#11 posted 05-22-2017 05:20 PM

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majuvla

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#12 posted 05-22-2017 06:28 PM

Realy impresive printed preparation. Those small boxes are adorable.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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htl

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#13 posted 05-22-2017 10:54 PM

With a second look, love the way the grain runs on the hood or should I call it a bonnet?

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

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svfdfireman

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#14 posted 05-23-2017 10:03 PM

I printed the logo from the internet. corrected the size, on scrap wood I applied a little sanding sealer and then stuck the logo. When it dried I polyurethane over it and the colors ran. Tried printing in b/w and coloring with watercolor pencils same result.
As I was typing this I had an idea to try printing on a clear label and just stick it on.

-- Tommy SVFD Fireman

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htl

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#15 posted 05-23-2017 11:59 PM

Hunter71 did a great job on his, maybe PM him for some ideas.

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

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