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Project by bushmaster posted 02-25-2014 03:56 AM 964 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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ralbuck

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#1 posted 02-25-2014 04:08 AM

AND THEN!

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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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 04:39 AM

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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a1Jim

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#3 posted 02-25-2014 05:52 AM

Very very cool ,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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clarkey

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 11:35 AM

Looks Great bushmaster !

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hunter71

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#5 posted 02-25-2014 12:28 PM

Great looking truck.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Schwieb

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#6 posted 02-25-2014 12:47 PM

Very nice model

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

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489tad

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#7 posted 02-25-2014 01:03 PM

Very nice. The rear is great.

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

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steve_in_ohio

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#8 posted 02-25-2014 01:06 PM

very cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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davidmackv

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#9 posted 02-25-2014 01:23 PM

Great job. Suspension, exhaust, lots of detail

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Richard Miller

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#10 posted 02-25-2014 01:45 PM

super job great detail.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 02-25-2014 02:15 PM

That’s a great miniature truck. Well done.

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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Dutchy

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#12 posted 02-25-2014 06:01 PM

Nice model.

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

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PaulDoug

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#13 posted 02-25-2014 11:14 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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bushmaster

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#14 posted 02-26-2014 01:55 AM

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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majuvla

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#15 posted 02-26-2014 06:12 AM

Outstanding details, awsome truck.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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