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For Young Truck Drivers

October 28, 1990|STEVE ELLINGSON

Kids and trucks seem to have an ongoing attraction for each other . . . and here's a popular toy vehicle that any youngster will enjoy for years. This pint-size version of a dump truck is made from plywood, runs by pedal power and has a working steering mechanism.

Other realistic features include a crankshaft on the forward set of rear tires (8-inch lawn-mower wheels) and the back set of rear tires "floats" on rough terrain.

The dump lever operates by pivoting on a roller that moves under the dump box, causing it to rise . . . and allowing the driver to deliver his pay dirt from one end of the yard to the other.

Full-size traceable parts, detailed drawings and step-by-step directions guide you in construction. To obtain Dump Truck, Pattern No. 682, please send $5.50. No. C53 Truck Packet has three plans for a panel truck, bulldozer and diesel for only $8.50. Prices include postage and handling.

"Patterns for Better Living" catalogue, picturing over 700 woodworking and handicraft projects, is $3.95. Send check or money order to Steve Ellingson, c/o Los Angeles Times, P.O. Box 2383, Van Nuys, Calif. 91409-2383.

Ellingson has been designing patterns and plans for the amateur woodworker since 1948.

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