1917 Ford Truck

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Project by toyguy posted 03-02-2018 06:35 PM 788 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My niece is getting married this summer,and she asked me if I could make something to put on her raffle table for the Stag & Doe. A quick look around the plans I have and came across this T&J plan 78. (1917 Ford Truck) Having never built this one I figured it would make a good project for me and a great prize for her…... maybe even make a couple of bucks.

Built of scrap pieces and and shorts I had in the shop. Walnut, Poplar and a bit of Padauk. The wheels I had on hand, left from another project. Finish is just a few coats of rattle can Varathane.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#1 posted 03-02-2018 06:49 PM

very nice, did you make the spooked wheels.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 03-02-2018 07:06 PM

bushmaster ;; No… The wheels are commercially available…... These one came from a local hobby store.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 03-02-2018 07:42 PM

Great to see this build. It’s a time ago you posted a build model here. Very nice my friend, especially the wheels.


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#4 posted 03-02-2018 08:07 PM


I like many aspects of this; using scrap material, building a vintage style unit, and giving it to someone, where it will end up being a treasured piece of art too!

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

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#5 posted 03-02-2018 08:32 PM

A fantastic model I have been looking for a set of plans to work from that I can modify to another vehicle and this is exactly the model I have been looking for so thank you for pointing me in the right direction

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#6 posted 03-02-2018 08:44 PM

Great looking truck! This should bring about lots of conversation at the Stag & Doe! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 03-02-2018 08:54 PM

Great job

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#8 posted 03-02-2018 09:25 PM

That is fantastic!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 03-02-2018 09:25 PM

I’m sure that it’ll make a good few dollars just keep the children away from that beautiful model…

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

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#10 posted 03-02-2018 09:48 PM

Great scaled model- I have never seen the 1917 Ford truck before.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#11 posted 03-02-2018 10:07 PM

Great looking truck—should be a crowd pleaser!

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

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#12 posted 03-02-2018 10:22 PM

This is a very nice model and it shows a lot of 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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#13 posted 03-02-2018 10:50 PM

Beautiful Work Brian. Very well done! Another Ontarian! I’m in Aurora. Maybe we’re neighbors?

Congrats on The Top Three!

-- Carrying Anger is like Swallowing Poison and waiting for the Other Person to Die!

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#14 posted 03-02-2018 11:54 PM

Great project I love the roof and the seats the most, but it’s a whole project that makes it work.

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#15 posted 03-02-2018 11:57 PM

Great looking project.

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