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My Hobby. Custom pressed steel

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by GoDartGo, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. GoDartGo

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    I'm new here, and here is my "hobby". I start with an old Tonka cab and some tires, and make the rest. -Shawn

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      Pressed steel! Care to share a little of the process?
      Those sure are nice looking trucks.
       
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      Thanks.
      Simple, hammer, sheet metal brake,dremmel, shears and some welding. oh yeah I forgot, pattern making, mold making, and lots of time. A LOT OF TIME.
      Grab whatever scrap metal you can get if your cheap like me.
      It started out fixing a truck up for the grand sons................ DSCN9044.JPG
       
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        Happen to have any more pictues? Have not done any metal ones but did a wood body years ago for s nephew. One of those winters when i had more time than money and he needed a Christmas present. He is now in his 30ths and still has that truck.
        Hope that grandson knows how lucky he is.
         
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        Do you have a picture of the wood one you made? There is a guy using wood for his RC bodies and they look REAL!
         
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        Unfortunately no.
         
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        Those are cool, great work
         
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        ws that a dodge or fargo cab i saw without a roof ?
         
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        Wonder how many of us ditched fargo trucks growing up not knowing what they were?
        Now I have myself woundering I may still have one. It been over 10 years since being in the toy box.
         
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        Lol, Mine is in the "distressed" stage...........
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          got a couple oldies . DSC09281.JPG
           
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