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Project by souichiro posted 09-07-2010 11:20 PM 1378 views 13 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

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#1 posted 09-07-2010 11:52 PM

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 09-08-2010 03:48 AM

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

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 03:40 PM

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 09-09-2010 12:04 AM

awesome

-- Bob, So. Cal

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souichiro

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#5 posted 09-09-2010 07:49 AM

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

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#6 posted 09-10-2010 05:05 AM

Maybe use bolts and nuts.

-- Louis F. ( SpeedBuggy ) Reno NV

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souichiro

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#7 posted 09-10-2010 06:19 AM

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

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#8 posted 03-13-2011 11:20 PM

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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