Toy Truck

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Project by bushmaster posted 02-24-2014 at 07:56 PM 907 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I modeled this truck from a picture of a 1935 Ford flatdeck. I have been trying different things each time I have built a model. This model the sides are of one piece, gently curving to the radiator, it made it a little harder to fit the fenders as they had to fitted to the curve. Since this was a commercial truck I made an actual frame, rearend, springs and driveshaft. Then added an exhaust system, alittle more work but it was fun. Commenst welcome

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 02-24-2014 at 08:08 PM


Very neat, very good rendition of those old Fords.

I learned to drive on a 35-6 Ford 1-1/2 ton. Out in the middle of the farm fields.

They were not any fun for a while; now I imagine I would love it.

If you could not double clutch it you could not drive it! The brakes were mechanical and would hardly hold a load still on a hill. Stopping was downshifting and using the engine to slow the load.

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 02-24-2014 at 08:39 PM

Great job, very nicely done! Also, love ralbuck’s reminisces about double clutching to shift and downshifting to slow due to the brakes—reminds me of my life on the farm with a later 30s model IH.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 02-24-2014 at 09:52 PM

Very very cool ,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 at 03:35 AM

Looks Great bushmaster !

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#5 posted 02-25-2014 at 04:28 AM

Great looking truck.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 02-25-2014 at 04:47 AM

Very nice model

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#7 posted 02-25-2014 at 05:03 AM

Very nice. The rear is great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 02-25-2014 at 05:06 AM

very cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#9 posted 02-25-2014 at 05:23 AM

Great job. Suspension, exhaust, lots of detail

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#10 posted 02-25-2014 at 05:45 AM

super job great detail.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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#11 posted 02-25-2014 at 06:15 AM

That’s a great miniature truck. Well done.

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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#12 posted 02-25-2014 at 10:01 AM

Nice model.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#13 posted 02-25-2014 at 03:14 PM

You did an awesome job on that truck. I’m just beginning to get into this model building stuff. Much fun and I think it will keep busy for a while. Last few days have been spent making a jig to drill wheels for spokes. I think I almost have it figured out.

What wood did you use for tires? Been wondering what to make tires out of.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#14 posted 02-25-2014 at 05:55 PM

The wheels are purchased wheels of maple. The tire part is ebony minwax stain, sprayed with satin diamond coat. The first logging truck, I did I made all the wheels, not time cost effective. I modified some simple wheels I had on the lathe and then drilled them. You can check the out on past models. Have fun modeling and let me know about any of your ideas.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 02-25-2014 at 10:12 PM

Outstanding details, awsome truck.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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