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degoose

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02-05-2010 11:59 AM

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Just got my Ford Falcon Ute….. 1962 model …. back from panel and paint… via the mechanic and the auto electrician… just to make sure all the things that should work… do work… lol….
I have booked in for tinted window next week and organised some interior trim… new carpet etc…. and then I am installing Remote Central Locking and an engine immobiliser…
The woodworking part comes in the form of a timber floor in the tray…. I have been thinking Queensland Maple or Silver Ash with Purple Heart accents of course… what do you all think?????

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.. and a quick spin on a Lazy Larry for my grandson Malakai….
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-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...


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#1 posted 02-05-2010 12:04 PM

Nice Wheels, Larry!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 12:14 PM

sweet ride ,

purple heart for boat decking ,
where teak is hard to get ,
of course all woods turn to barn boards ,
and can expand and contract ,
in exposed weather .

don’t know the expansion of these woods ,
ipe comes to mind as a good exterior wood .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 12:31 PM

Cool wheels Larry. You should check out that steering wheel though, it’s on the wrong side!! Also you might consider changing the paint to a chrome finish to reflect all the heat you get down there in the Winter. My oh my, Australia is a strange and wonderful place! I am an ex (still?) car freak, so it’s always good to see one looking as good as yours. I agree with David on the Ipe’, It’s stronger than steel at the same weight and copes extremely well with the weather.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 12:44 PM

Nice double spin!
The Falcon is sweet and has a gorgeous finish…Wipe on high gloss poly ? LOL
The car is not as sweet as Malakai, he’s a real beauty ! You must be one proud grandpa : )
Thanks for sharing your other loves,

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 12:59 PM

Larry, my first car was a 1962 Falcon Futura with bucket seats! A real chic magnet! lol
Thanks

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#6 posted 02-05-2010 01:05 PM

I assume you got the wheels as an excuse and inspiration to go into a new line of woodworking…

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#7 posted 02-05-2010 01:08 PM

Don’t forget the hydraulics so you can HIP HOP down the road to some really bass thumping music and really impress the neighborhood. Ok, maybe not.. Looks like a great project that will be a family keepsake for the next generation. Have fun with it.

Rat.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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patron

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#8 posted 02-05-2010 01:10 PM

or to take his nieces shopping ,

notice the storage bin !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 02-05-2010 01:22 PM

Makes me remember my very first car, my dad gave it to me for graduation from HS. 1963 Falcon 4dr. Small
6 cylnder 3 speed on the tree, loved it… Drove it for amny years.. Then bought a 1957 F100 Step Side, woodbed. Drove for a number of years, sold it to a guy that wanted to a frame up restore..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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degoose

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#10 posted 02-05-2010 01:25 PM

I would swap this one for a Ford F100 stepside with a wood bed… LOL

I will post a blog of making the tray bed…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#11 posted 02-05-2010 01:28 PM

Hey Larry, they put the steering wheel on the wrong side!!!

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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thelt

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#12 posted 02-05-2010 01:29 PM

Seriously, Verrrrry nice set of wheels

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#13 posted 02-05-2010 01:37 PM

Nice ride!! One question, how do you steer that thing from the drivers side with the steering wheel on the passenger? Do you Aussie’s have longer arms than most?

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#14 posted 02-05-2010 01:41 PM

Wow, Larry… that brings back memories… those old Fords were so sturdy that you couldn’t kill them!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#15 posted 02-05-2010 02:02 PM

Wow is right. Can’t wait to see the wood floor you put in it!

-- Janice

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