|Project by JL7||posted 07-07-2012 12:45 AM||3325 views||12 times favorited||26 comments|
My brother does body work + some mechanical work and such in his pole barn shop. He loves the older Ford trucks the most.
He wanted another shop cart…..This one is Hard Maple and plywood. I saw an idea somewhere that you have drawers that open from both sides, so the cart has 2 drawers that slide either way. This Maple is so hard I broke my old power planer….....bummer. Lucky I have a new one :)
I figured the drawers would make a great shelves to pile up stuff on while tearing up the F150’s.
He was also a Matco Tool Truck driver for years so I added the handle (that he gave me years ago)....
Pic 5 shows one of the drawer bottoms, basically a face frame underneath the drawer box. There is also a slight rabbet in the bottom of the drawer sides to capture the plywood bottom.
Pic 6 is with a coat of BLO…..
The Maple is mostly 7/8” thick and it is quite beefy…........not an art piece, but built to last…..
Also – For all you motor heads – I few pictures of my my brother’s 77 F250 and details:
1977 F-250, Body is a 1979 F-150 2WD. Motor is a 1969 429ci bored and stroked to 557ci. 500+ HP, 660lb. Ft. torque. 3 year project put together in his home shop. Can you imagine how it would of turned out if he had the cart??
Thanks for looking!
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA