|Project by hunter71||posted 02-03-2012 05:50 AM||2152 views||4 times favorited||17 comments|
I feel Willy would not mind my use of a twist of his title for such a project. This is a loose use of Toys and Joys plans that turned into quite a project. The truck was conceived during my last R&R when I planed and rough cut the pieces home. Then I mailed them to myself here in Kabul for final construction. Several weeks later the truck was finished and the wooden bottles and barrels arrived. I just couldn’t have plain wood bottles so I started to research old beers and paint the bottles to match the old labels. My grandfather was a Knickerbocker so that was to become the company logo. I found the Knickerbocker logo on eBay. Hours, days of painting the several layers needed to provide the authenticity I wanted finally came, wheew, 4 brands of bottled beer, 213 bottles total. 5 full kegs and 14 – 1/2 kegs make up the load. As you see the driver has his favorite brand on the floorboard. Moving the heavy kegs required a hand truck so there is a period wood truck hanging on the back.
This will go to my son to adorn the walls of his “man cave” along with the Beer Wagon I did last year. It is signed to remind us of our tour here in Afghanistan 2011-12. Yes, he is here too.
-- A childs smile is payment enough.