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Jeep for Grandson from Tornado logs

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Project by Built2Last posted 07-21-2012 10:59 PM 1204 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 3 year old grandson Bryant, love jeeps, so I built him one he could drive. It’s based off a plan in Wood Magazine. It’s built mostly from white oak from the back yard of my good friends Jane and Keith’s house, that was downed in the April 2011 tornado. The trim is walnut and the floor board are pine. The Alabama tag on the front is Maple and cedar and the grill is aluminiun rods from an old salvaged antenna. The tires are also white oak that I ebonized with vinegar. It weighs almost as much as a real jeep, or it seems like it when you have to load and unload it by yourself. Glad I made the rockers from oak cause he drives it like he is off-roading in some really ruff terrian…........





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#1 posted 07-21-2012 11:18 PM

Hat is a really nice jeep, I am sure he treats it just like a jeep should be driven. Thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 11:43 PM

Very nice! Great use of fallen wood.

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#3 posted 07-21-2012 11:48 PM

That is awesome, I know my 4 year old Grandson would wear that out. :)

Arlin

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#4 posted 07-22-2012 04:03 AM

great looking jeep…....boys and their toys .

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 10:33 AM

That’s so cool.

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 11:28 AM

Bet he loves it. I’m gonna copy his tag!

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#7 posted 08-09-2012 04:05 AM

Thanks folks for the kind words!!!!!!!!!!
Bowtie, copy away, my friend!!!!!!!

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