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Old 12-18-2008, 11:49 PM   #1
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I try to make a new piece of Christmas yard art every year for my wife. This year I had an opportunity to make something really unique. An older man I knew since I was a kid passed away and left a bunch of old Model T parts in a storage building. His widow asked me to help clean out the shed. I could not believe how much junk he had collected. These parts looked like they were left over from a build.
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I couldnít throw the stuff in the trash so I gave most of it away but I kept a few pieces because I had an idea! Below you will see my Model T sleigh. I used front & rear fenders plus the seat and seat frame. The parts (I have been told) are from a 1926 Model T.

Emptying out the shed.


Pile-o-parts!


Construction begins.



Runners were some old Ford ? trailing arms.




No floorboard.


Front yard debut!





Merry Christmas!

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Old 12-18-2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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I want one. It's awesome
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:59 PM   #3
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THAT is pretty stinkin cool!!! Very resourceful and looks great!


Ummm... was there a decent 26-27 closed car windshield frame in that shed by chance? If so, please PM me.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:47 AM   #4
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You sir, have the imagination of a four year old!
That is so cool.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:50 AM   #5
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Way cool. The trailing arms look like late 60's chevy.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:11 AM   #6
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How cool is that? Great job. Have a wonderful holiday season. God bless our troops overseas.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:22 AM   #7
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Haha, that's awesome. Bart, you rule.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:28 AM   #8
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Very Cool!
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:33 AM   #9
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Great idea, that came out amazing. I think if I put that on my front lawn it would get stolen for the scrap value.


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Old 12-19-2008, 02:05 AM   #10
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That's awesome man.

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Old 12-19-2008, 02:11 AM   #11
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Now thats my kind of christmas yard decoration. Very cool!
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:48 AM   #12
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best christmas decoration i ever saw!
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:00 AM   #13
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That is very cool. Love it. Merry christmas and god bless
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:08 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone for the compliments.

Yea, I have a great wife, she was so excited about this project.

Every time I look at it I can’t believe I have a pile of rusty metal in the front yard with the wife’s approval!!

Not car related but here is what I made her last year.



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Old 12-19-2008, 06:26 AM   #15
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Hehe, that is creative.... but where are the snow?
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:30 AM   #16
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I like the gingerbread family but your sleigh is the most immaginative and well executed piece of art I have seen here on the HAMB. Great Job!
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:30 AM   #17
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Aw geez, I ve been looking for those fenders for 10 years.
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:52 AM   #18
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Aw geez, I ve been looking for those fenders for 10 years.
Sorry dude, they were in the HAMB classifieds and the Ford Barn for months...for FREE.

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Old 12-19-2008, 06:54 AM   #19
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I like the gingerbread family but your sleigh is the most immaginative and well executed piece of art I have seen here on the HAMB. Great Job!:)
With that kind of statement I think I will post it on the Friday Art Show.

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Old 12-19-2008, 07:02 AM   #20
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That's the coolest damn sleigh I've ever seen!!! Merry Christmas Giz'
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