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Project by souichiro posted 1416 days ago 1330 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few army vehicles for our boys. They can sit for hours and play with their little men, fighting some of the most heroic battles ever witnessed. So I wanted to give them some battle ready 2×4 cars to play with. I thought that the chinook would be the most popular, but the tank is by far the most used. So funny, it’s the one that I liked the least :)

Back to the garage!!

-- Dale, Oregon





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GabrielX

231 posts in 1429 days


#1 posted 1416 days ago

That’s rad! You must be proud. Kids are amazing, just let them use their imagination and away they go! The props on the helicopters turned out quite nice…

-- GX

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MrsN

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#2 posted 1416 days ago

after seeing all of your cool 2×4 cars and trucks I am going to have to start building again. Your kids are going to have a bigger fleet then mine. Lol. My son loves his 2×4 cars, yours are great!
MrsN

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Raymond

675 posts in 2325 days


#3 posted 1415 days ago

Very creative, I would have loved them as a kid. What am I saying. I’m 47 and still playing with toys.

-- Ray

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Bob

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#4 posted 1415 days ago

awesome

-- Bob, So. Cal

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souichiro

369 posts in 1943 days


#5 posted 1415 days ago

Thanks everyone! The boys are playing with these alot, and I think i’ll have to make some more that have guns on them :)

So today the tank turret came off, I had used titebond 3 (sp?), and a 1/4” dowel with a axle cap put into a recess on the bottom.

So in other words…..
the turret has a 1/4” dowel glued into it, and the body has a 5/16” hole, with a 5/8” hole recess at the bottom. The turret goes into this, and an axle cap holds it in. I’m going to try gorilla glue, but I was wondering if any of you lumberjocks have a better method of doing something like this?? I’m still learning so much, and would love to hear any ideas you have.

-- Dale, Oregon

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SpeedBuggy

70 posts in 1439 days


#6 posted 1414 days ago

Maybe use bolts and nuts.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV

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souichiro

369 posts in 1943 days


#7 posted 1414 days ago

Thanks Louis, that’s a great idea. I’m going to try that on the next moving parts car.

By the way, your cars are absolutely amazing! Very inspirational!

-- Dale, Oregon

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mxrdrver

38 posts in 1260 days


#8 posted 1229 days ago

I took a picture of this tank years ago at a little shop on the Fisherman’s Warf in Monterey Ca. Someday I’m going to build a bunch of them.

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