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Old 10-24-2016, 11:36 AM
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Old 10-31-2016, 05:22 AM
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I continue to work with the sides of the box.
In the original, the sides were constructed with slats of 10 mm and 7 mm wide (approx.) I have tried to respect this provision, although that has me a little complicated execution. The slats the cut me a carpenter friend, and it turns out that 10 mm are 4 mm wide, but 7 mm, 3.8 mm. This causes a difference in level between each other profiles but far from make it ugly, I think they give a grace. The strips are glued to one another and to give greater rigidity to the joint add metallic profiles shaped "U" and an inner plate, both of homemade fixed together with screws M2X10. Fixing the plane of the box is by wood screws thread taking the "L" of the inner profile. For clarity, the photos

Start construction of the first side

I can not wait any longer and "presented" the first fragment lateral to see how it



The left side over the right course

The left back in place



And also the right


Manufacturing process of the metal profiles

Profile finished with wooden slat 7x4 mm, used as a template

The first outer profile placed

Fixing the inner profile and the plane of the box

Machining the metal profiles

Front panel of the box seen inside

Front panel seen outside the box

The side assemblies. Note the different levels of profiles

Building the folding rear lid

The cap positioned in its location

Building the hinges of the hinged lid

The completed cover, with hinges

Inside the box


The finished box, with the first charge

I'm still working on the details soon.
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Old 10-31-2016, 12:43 PM
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That's absolutely beautiful. What a flawless job you're doing.
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Old 11-20-2016, 04:18 PM
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The restoration is incredible. The effort your father went to, to make such a toy for his four year old son is astounding. My son is four, and I'm feeling rather guilty for just buying him a Tamiya Wild Willy.

Times have changed. And I appreciate you sharing the story and the process. Mind blown
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:48 AM
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That's absolutely beautiful. What a flawless job you're doing.
Thank you for your comment and for visiting this thread. What I value most about this project is to be able to appreciate in detail the great work that my father did.
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:04 AM
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The restoration is incredible. The effort your father went to, to make such a toy for his four year old son is astounding. My son is four, and I'm feeling rather guilty for just buying him a Tamiya Wild Willy.

Times have changed. And I appreciate you sharing the story and the process. Mind blown
Hahaha !! Do not feel guilty. Simply, as you say, times have changed. My father was part of a generation of men and women who, lacking resources and in the midst of great difficulties, achieved their goals with will, ingenuity and much personal effort. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find these values at present.

I'll make you a confidence: The following year I had another Christmas gift. One day I'll show you, to see if you like.

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Hello everyone,

It is time to finish this project, so dear to me. It has been a long process (almost 4 years), laborious and of a certain complexity, since I have had to work materials such as steel and wood that I had never worked before. The most positive part, apart from being a personal challenge for your sentimental value, is that I have counted on your interest and encouragement. This to me, is the most valuable. Thank you all for the follow up you have made of this thread, your comments and your opinions.

Now I explain how the last phase has gone.

I have varnished the cargo box. I did it with a clear varnish, to preserve the original color of the wood as well as its drawings. I added black stripes, as had the original.

The sides of the box ready for final assembly

The hardware of the box, before going through painting

And once painted

I manufacture a few chains to support the folding tailgate, with a rigid copper electric conductor

The first links

Little ones, by the way

The fastening of the chains of the folding gate

The chains, placed, support the downed gate



The indicator plates of tara and maximum weight, that are regulation in my country

The license plates



And finally I added a fuel tank. This element did not carry the original, but I think it improves the image without distorting the whole. Tell me what you think.

First steps with fuel tank

The tank with the brackets and the filler neck

The finished set



The tank painted and fixed to the chassis


After reviewing the painting, due to some scratches caused by the last work done, I can finish this project.

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Hello again,

Once the project is finished, so that you have an overview, but also to highlight my natural incontinence when it comes to posting photos, here you have a good collection of them. If someone can not handle them at once, you can see them in two or three phases, ha ha ha !!
























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Comparison between the initial photo and the final result.
View from the front

Rear view





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Old 01-09-2017, 10:26 AM
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Hi,

On one occasion I commented that the following year I had another pleasant surprise as a Christmas gift. Although it is not a truck or car, but a steam locomotive, I think you will like to meet it.

It is an approximate 1:20 scale model of a steam locomotive of the disappeared narrow gauge railway, between Olot and Girona (Catalonia), which was dismantled in 1969.

Well, my father built it as a Christmas gift in 1952. Since at that time there was no access to the data of the steam engine, my father had told me that every day, after work, he approached the station Closer to our home and took the measurements of the locomotive on the actual model, while the passengers were down.

I put some photo Let's see if you like it.
















In company of the truck Mercedes......

... and with the Range Rover

The entire collection



And now, I say goodbye to this project, which does not mean that later I hang some more photos. I want to go out to the country some day and look for some perspective to make the truck some interesting exterior photo.

See you soon. Greetings to all
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Hi,

A friend has suggested to me that a toolbox would look great on the truck. I think she is right and I have started to build it. And here you have it. I have built it with wooden slats, like the cargo box and I have put a folding door

First steps


Finished toolbox


And placed in its place


And finally I attach some photos that I have done this morning to the truck. I hope you like them !!




















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