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    Default A Peter Bilt “1929 Ford Farm Truck” for a very special little boys first birthday.

    A Peter Bilt “1929 Ford Farm Truck” for a very special little boys first birthday.


    On the 3rd January our fourth grandson Asher turns one, he’s such a blessing.


    He had a very rough start with only half his heart developing but thanks to prayers and medical science he’s doing well, Praise God! He’ll have more operations as he grows.


    This extra special truck is for this extra special boy first birthday though our daughter has suggested he’ll not play with yet.


    The truck is 19.5” [500mm] long x 7.5” [190mm] wide x 6.75” [170mm] high.


    Thank you to a mate Ross [aka Aussie] who helped me with the scaling off an old set of plan which were very loosely followed, but in the main the truck has been scratch built.


    The bonnet, radiator, hood, tray sides, petrol tank, tool box, front & rear bumper bars, rear mudflaps, exhaust mufflers are all Gidgee.


    Thank you to Greg Clarkson from P.R. Firewood for Gidgee offcuts.


    https://www.prfirewood.com/contact-u...istration.html


    The tray is Blackheart Sassafras book ended.


    Thank you James from Tassie Timber for the blocks of Blackheart Sassafras.


    The cabin is American Walnut.


    Thank you to a mate Ian for allowing me to save this beautiful timber from a 100yrs old Boston Pump Organ.


    The engine is Huon Pine.


    Thank you to Rob [LJ Member] for the Huon Pine offcuts.


    The front mudguards [fenders] & running boards are Camphor Laurel.


    Thank you a woodturning mate, Dave for this offcut.


    Thank you to a mate Scott for the lazer cut stainless steel radiator front.


    Thank you to Jan [aka Dutchy] for the Wood Buttons, one of which has been used for the steering wheel.


    Thank you to Harry from Cruising Mall, Daytona for the Ford & V8 Ford lapel pins.


    http://www.cruisingdaytona.com/Merchant2/ebay.html


    The headlights, taillights and wheels all came from Woodworks Ltd in Texas.

    Wood Craft Products - Wooden Shaker Pegs, Balls, Wood Toy Wheels


    And of course the beautiful Peterbilt lapel pin used as my number plates.


    The finish is homemade Wipe-On-Poly; 30% Tung Oil, 40% Clear Satin Polyurethane, 30% Turps by 3 coats which took 2-3 days between coats to dry as the Gidgee is so hard it doesn’t take the finish easily.


    Talking about the hardness of the Gidgee; I’ve blunted 2 HSS bandsaw blades, blunted a 6” T/C circular saw blade plus taken the edge of a T/C Router Bit.


    There is some 50-60 hours of work in the project which was done over a 6 months period.

    Cheers Peter

    Have a Safe and Happy Christmas one and all....


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    Hi Peter,
    Fantastic as usual, only one thing though, Ford did not bring out the V8 until 1934.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Duke View Post
    Hi Peter,
    Fantastic as usual, only one thing though, Ford did not bring out the V8 until 1934.
    Regards
    Poetic Licence Arthur!!
    The V8 Lapel Pins just looked way to slick not to detail the truck with them....
    Cheers Peter

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    Too good for a toy but an excellent build.

    This first birthday should be a real celebration that he has lived his first year. May the years ahead be healthy and who knows by the time he is twenty one he might have "a 1929 Ford Truck" (full size).

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    Who's a proud Grandad? Twelve months has gone so quickly, glad the young bloke is doing well. He will grow into this toy, and it will never need batteries!.

    Merry Christmas to you and all your family, I hope 2019 and beyond is kind to you.

    Alan...

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    Glad to hear the little fella is doing well Peter and he will always remember his grandad and all the wooden toys that he has made or going to make as I am sure there will be many many more to come and what a great excuse to keep building these great toys that you do.
    Did I say what a great truck Peter

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    Great work Peter; and g’donya for thanking all those who contributed to the build...

    ...although I note that Handy’s citation is conspicuous by its absence!
    A thief stole my anti-depressants. I hope he’s happy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief Tiff View Post
    Great work Peter; and g’donya for thanking all those who contributed to the build...

    ...although I note that Handy’s citation is conspicuous by its absence!
    Thank you for that Handy reminder Ian....

    It is very remiss of me to not thank my little blue helper Handy..

    He's always a valued assistant in the shed, he was there for me all throughout the build.

    A Safe & Happy Christmas to you and yours.

    Cheers, Peter

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    A top build from a top Grandfather - well done Peter.

    So glad that things have gone well.

    Hope all in your family have a great celebratory Christmas

    All the Best from Cathie and Keith

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    I think that is your best build so far Crowie. Must have been a special effort for a special boy. Great to hear he is progressing along a bit better now and boy has that 12 months gone quickly (for us at least).
    Great memory to be able to acknowledge all those donors so well. All your components have come from far and wide to culminate in a great heirloom for a little fighter.
    I hope your whole family has a fantastic day tomorrow and celebrate everything that is important to you.
    Cheers,
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    well done Peter hope it all goes to plan with the new grandchild Merry Christmas to you and your family

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