Harley Davidson Servi-Car

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Project by hunter71 posted 02-22-2018 11:55 AM 779 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

H/D made Servi-Cars from 1932 through 1973. Several engines were used during the production years. This build is a pan head 48-65, I’ll call it a 49 model after me. I scaled it 1/4:1 from internet drawings and a lot of other sources. It is approximately 19 1/2” – 20 CM long and 8” – 20 CM high. Made from at least 14 different woods all of the colors are natural. Tires excluded. The 3 woods I need to mention are the sides of the tank which is Persimmon tree root I brought back from Afghanistan, The seat, from a vintage desk leg, and the beautiful Brazilian Rosewood for the box. The leather work for the seat fringe is re-purposed from a worn out leather glove. The bright metal pieces are from my “jewelry” reserve I find at yard sales, only metal in it. The hinges for the box are not what it will have as I have new jewelry box style ordered. The springer front end did “spring” until final assembly when some CA glue migrated into the wheel. Oh, well it did work, and I never have any of my wheels turn anyway.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 02-22-2018 12:04 PM

More then beautiful, especialy the wood.


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#2 posted 02-22-2018 12:47 PM

Really cool, nice work.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 02-22-2018 02:23 PM

Fantastic work Sir!!!!

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#4 posted 02-22-2018 03:04 PM

Great build.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 02-22-2018 03:49 PM

WOW Doug ..... a magnificent piece of history done to perfections …... brings back very good memories …. .GREAT JOB :<))


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#6 posted 02-22-2018 03:51 PM

Very nice indeed and something different.

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#7 posted 02-22-2018 04:59 PM

Really a neat built. Great job.

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

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#8 posted 02-22-2018 08:06 PM

This is a great model of a servi car and it has some wonderful details and fine craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#9 posted 02-22-2018 09:45 PM

Now this is nice! You did a super job on this!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 02-22-2018 10:17 PM

I’m a bike lover and owner so can’t get enough of wooded bike builds.
Great project, and love the springier front end.

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#11 posted 02-22-2018 10:23 PM

I am old enough to have seen the real ones in use; FANTASTIC rendition of one!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 02-22-2018 10:29 PM

Incredible work- i really like the fact that you scaled this from internet pictures-no plans needed!

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#13 posted 02-23-2018 01:18 AM

That’s such a fine job it almost looks real. Hats off to you Doug. Great detail.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 02-23-2018 03:16 AM

Nice job! I really like the detail, especially the use of the springs and leather seat fringe.

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#15 posted 02-23-2018 03:44 AM

WOW Doug, I thought you were working on your Chevy Truck and you come out with this beauty….

TOP MARKS to the master as always, well done sir.

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

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