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#1 Gfann OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2013 - 07:09 PM

I like coming up with long names... Anyway, I had these two old rusty wheel guards off a two axle trailer, rebar, two old wheel barrow wheels, two smaller wheels from ...I don't know... And an old tractor frame. Oh, and a lot of time, a small welder and some creativity. First I started out just slapping it together with no real mental reference but after I got the hood on I started to see a Model T truck. So I looked them up online got one in mind for reference and went from there. I think it turned out pretty darn neat. My motivation for this was that I wanted some sort of cool yard ornament, but I didn't want to just set a working tractor or what ever the case was out in the yard to rot. I'm not judging those who do, but I just can't bring myself to do it. ...so this was what I ended up with.

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Posted July 26, 2013 - 07:20 PM

"...pretty darn neat...." indeed !!! That's awsome. WIsh I had that ability to create. Very nice yard ornimate. Nicely done. Roger.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 07:32 PM

That's cool!! Now you can make a working clone of that one!


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 07:36 PM

That is so.... cool!! Great job! It is always nice to create something with things you have laying around. I think you just gave me a great idea of something I can build for my Dads' place. He would love it! Thanks for the idea! :D :thumbs: :dancingbanana:


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 07:39 PM

At the end I really wanted to some how put working lights on it. Next time I go the hardware store I'm going to look at solar lights and see if there isn't something I can work into it that uses solar power.
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Posted July 26, 2013 - 07:42 PM

At the end I really wanted to some how put working lights on it. Next time I go the hardware store I'm going to look at solar lights and see if there isn't something I can work into it that uses solar power.

That sounds like a great addition to your Ornament!


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 07:55 PM

COOL!!! :thumbs:  :thumbs:  :thumbs:   Rick


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 08:09 PM

:thumbs:  :thumbs: Great job!! I luv your originality.


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 08:09 PM

That is a cool piece of folk art! A while back when the wife complained about more junk I hauled home from our scrap trailer at work, I told her that I would build some kind of yard art sulpture out of it, and she actually said that if I would do something like that she would have no problem with me bringing home more if I actually would use it for that purpose! Well you have inspired me to actually build something from some of it, so I can buy more time to keep bringing it home!-LOL.

Nice work!---DAC
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Posted July 26, 2013 - 08:36 PM

Have you tried to price and sell some of that stuff? Very nice!


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 08:54 PM

Have you tried to price and sell some of that stuff? Very nice!


I was thinking about it. I can see someone out there who is into Model Ts would like a matching a yard ornament.
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Posted July 26, 2013 - 08:57 PM

Also Kenny is right. That would look awesome sitting on a GT frame! Well... now I know what I'll be dreaming about tonight. :D


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Posted July 26, 2013 - 08:59 PM

I like it! How long is it?

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Posted July 26, 2013 - 09:00 PM

Also Kenny is right. That would look awesome sitting on a GT frame! Well... now I know what I'll be dreaming about tonight. :D



That's funny. It is actually setting on a Bready tractor frame. But now that you bring it up. I have a complete craftsman frame that would work great for a working version. Hmmm...
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Posted July 26, 2013 - 09:02 PM

I like it! How long is it?
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It is roughly 3 or so feet long by 2-3 ft high. I haven't actually measured it but it's fairly good sized.
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