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Project by prez posted 02-20-2013 02:57 PM 1181 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just wanted to re-post my 1929 truck with its older brother. The metal truck was salvaged from a dirt basement and given new life quite a few years ago. There was lots of rust and if you look closely, you’ll see part of the roof is rusted away. I sandblasted it clean and painted it to its present colours. Now I’ve got both of them on display, side by side. Both are collectors now…..

prez

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 02-20-2013 03:21 PM

Great build, looks like alot of fun.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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CalgaryBill

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#2 posted 02-20-2013 03:50 PM

What a great idea! Great to see the two side by side. Very nice work on the wooden one.

Bill

-- Calgary Bill

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 02-20-2013 04:27 PM

Very nice replication of the original. What method did you use to scale it up?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 02-20-2013 04:45 PM

They make me smile! Love them both! Nice work !

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Bluepine38

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#5 posted 02-20-2013 07:33 PM

If that is a 1929 Ford truck, you have upgraded your new model from Model A to Model AA, which usually had
an improved chassis. The easiest way to tell these apart was the A had single rear wheels and the AA had
duals. An uncle had a AA with a Ruckstell 2 speed rear axle, and the first load from the combine had to be
hauled in that truck by his father who bought the truck new. As us kids were not much good for anything
else we were allowed to empty that truck with a scoop shovel-we were very happy when aluminum scoop
shovels came along. Brings back memories, thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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prez

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#6 posted 02-20-2013 09:44 PM

bluepine38

aahhhh….I see you speak from experience! Thanks for a bit of history and the difference between A and AA models. Glad you enjoyed it.

prez

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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Belg1960

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#7 posted 02-21-2013 12:15 AM

Prez, I would love to see you do a blog about building these truck toys. I love the project. Did you have any inspiration videos/plans for this project? Thanks for sharing. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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prez

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#8 posted 02-21-2013 12:31 AM

Belg1960…. No inspirations on my part…bought the plans from Toys and Joys at a supply store (can also be found at Lee Valleys) or any wood model store. The plans were very good and to scale so easy to follow. Try one and you’ll surprise yourself how talented you are. :)

prez

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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nitewalker41

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#9 posted 02-21-2013 04:09 AM

Really nice looking, love the restoration of the metal one, keep em comin:-)

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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hunter71

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#10 posted 02-21-2013 12:08 PM

Great build, I like your display with it’s original.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Belg1960

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#11 posted 02-21-2013 12:40 PM

Prez, thanks for the reply. Do you make all the parts, if not which ones and where do you get them? I would have some serious problems creating wheels. Pat

PS How thorough are the plans, do they include things like how to create special pieces?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 02-21-2013 01:23 PM

Outstanding miniatures. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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prez

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#13 posted 02-21-2013 01:37 PM

Pat….yes, the plans are very thorough….and to scale. You make all the pieces. The only thing I didn’t make were the wheels….making them is do-able but buying them is so much easier!

prez

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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sskwoodcraft

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#14 posted 10-29-2014 12:44 AM

Tried making a truck once. Long story short its just sitting there unfinished collecting dust.

-- If nothing goes right go left.

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