Aaron's Hot Rod Rocker

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Project by Mattfinisher posted 03-31-2013 12:52 AM 2156 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this for my son for Christmas 2012. No plans, just a quick sketch and built piece by piece. Body is cherry, wheels, seat, valve covers, air cleaner all solid Sepele, carb and grill are walnut, engine block and rims are maple, exhaust and rocker are oak.

-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.”

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 01:29 AM

I’ve never seen anything like that. That is very cool—a rocker with a V8 and an air scoop. I think you’re starting this fellow off right.

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 01:55 AM

Hay man, thats cool

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 06:20 AM

Lucky!......STREET. getting alot of cool ideas for my toddler daught. Good one.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#4 posted 03-31-2013 01:48 PM

That is great , I love it. Hope he enjoys it.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#5 posted 03-31-2013 01:57 PM

It was a wonderful gift. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 04-01-2013 01:02 PM

man that is neat wish i had 1 when i was a kid lol

-- greg indiana

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#7 posted 04-01-2013 06:18 PM

Now that is a beautiful ride to rock in!

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#8 posted 04-02-2013 12:16 AM

G’Day “mattfinisher”,
While that’s one very nice rocker, you may live to regret starting your son so early on the road to “hot rodding”.
Maybe, he’ll build them from timber like his dad, well done.
Cheers from On Top DownUnder, crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 04-03-2013 02:29 PM

Very cool rocker! Great design and beautiful wood combo. Every detail is just well planned. Impressive work!

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#10 posted 04-07-2013 03:09 AM

Thanks everyone for all the great comments! It really makes me feel good!

-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.”



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#11 posted 02-28-2014 05:15 PM

Matt that’s freaking awesome! Oak exhaust…epic! They grow like weeds, you’re going to have to make it steerable sooner or later, time he hits 5-6 yrs old friends will be pulling it behind a bike with someone steering, might have to move to rubber tires at some point.

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#12 posted 02-28-2014 06:53 PM

Thanks Bravo!

-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.”

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