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Project by bushmaster posted 178 days ago 893 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 178 days ago

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 178 days ago

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 178 days ago

Very very cool ,great job.

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clarkey

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#4 posted 178 days ago

Looks Great bushmaster !

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hunter71

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#5 posted 178 days ago

Great looking truck.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Schwieb

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#6 posted 178 days ago

Very nice model

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

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489tad

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#7 posted 178 days ago

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 178 days ago

very cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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davidmackv

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#9 posted 178 days ago

Great job. Suspension, exhaust, lots of detail

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Richard Miller

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#10 posted 178 days ago

super job great detail.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 178 days ago

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 178 days ago

Nice model.

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

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PaulDoug

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#13 posted 178 days ago

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 178 days ago

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 177 days ago

Outstanding details, awsome truck.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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