Register now to get rid of these ads!

50 Power Wagon Woodie

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by mamllc, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. mamllc
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 129

    mamllc
    Member

    I started this project about 6 months ago so the first post will show a lot more progress than later ones. The truck is a 1950 Power Wagon, the wood body that was on the truck when I got it was built by someone who either didn't have the original wood to copy or didn't try. The original plan was to build an exact copy of an original, but as the owner intends to use it, some changes were made to improve functionality. Styling will be mostly Campbell. It is a three door style with the spare tire on the running board behind the drivers door. I am working on the spare tire mount and finishing the opposite door now. After that will be the tailgate, trim, veneer for all the panels, a few thousand odd details then blow it all apart and start making it shiny. IMG_4041.JPG IMG_4058.JPG IMG_4081.JPG IMG_4103.JPG IMG_4121.JPG IMG_4129.JPG IMG_4131.JPG IMG_4138.JPG IMG_4142.JPG IMG_4150.JPG IMG_4156.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

  2. mamllc
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 129

    mamllc
    Member

    Not sure how many pictures will fit in one post but a dozen seemed like a nice round number. The roof is mostly original except that I decided to dress the corners up some. The original back corner posts had the same shape on the back as the new ones but the outside was straight instead of having the same profile as the other pillars. I decided to shape the outside of the rear post to match the front pillars. Tall people will be driving it so the front seat will be moved back along with the B pillar to make a bigger door and better access. The back door will be s IMG_4194.JPG IMG_4222.JPG IMG_4223.JPG IMG_4224.JPG IMG_4225.JPG IMG_4226.JPG IMG_4244.JPG IMG_4246.JPG IMG_4257.JPG IMG_4296.JPG IMG_4294.JPG IMG_4298.JPG tretched some too in order to keep things proportional.
     
  3. mamllc
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 129

    mamllc
    Member

    Using bear claw door latches but staying with roll up windows. One piece glass in the front doors, originals had a fixed wing window. Quarter panels will get solid glass instead of sliders. It has A/C now and the four front windows should provide enough ventilation. IMG_4353.JPG IMG_4354.JPG IMG_4356.JPG IMG_4358.JPG IMG_4384.JPG IMG_4381.JPG
     
  4. WiredSpider
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
    Posts: 842

    WiredSpider
    Member

    Amazing work
    I envy people that can work with wood.
    I,m not one of them
     
    classiccarjack likes this.

  5. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,898

    BJR
    Member

    Am I watching "This OLD CAR". Where is Bob Vela? Nice work and it looks great. You have talent sir.
     
    210superair likes this.
  6. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 2,373

    gene-koning
    Member

    WOW! That is some nice wood work.

    I'm lucky to cut a board straight with a power saw and a guide. I'm impressed with guys that can do wood work, and what your doing is better then most the stuff I've seen. Gene
     
  7. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,761

    F-ONE
    Member
    from Alabama

    This is not what I expected. Wow! just wow!
     
  8. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 3,540

    Fordors
    Member

    @mamllc, your abilities suggest training as an artist, wood worker, tool maker and pattern maker all rolled into one. Very impressive, that will be one beautiful truck when completed.
    You will enjoy seeing another scratch built Woodie, on a one ton Ford truck chassis. Go to fordbarn.com and search for GB SISSON.
     
    classiccarjack and 210superair like this.
  9. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,757

    51504bat
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I second the woodie build by GB SISSON on the Barn. I sent him a PM with the link to your build. I don't know how often he gets on the Barn at the moment. He is busier than a one armed paper hanger right now with his cabinetry business.
     
  10. mamllc
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 129

    mamllc
    Member

    Found the thread, it's a long one! Way too late tonight to get started on that. I'll have to have a closer look when I get more time.
     
  11. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,525

    41 GMC K-18
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Perfection cannot be rushed !
    Everything old, is new again !
     
  12. ras
    Joined: Apr 28, 2013
    Posts: 63

    ras
    Member

    Very impressive skills. I'm curious how you cut the finger joints? Did you buy a jig or make your own, maybe a picture? Is the structural wood maple? Thanks in advance for your response
     
  13. mamllc
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 129

    mamllc
    Member

    The wood is Ash. For the finger joints I had a set of wing cutters made and do it on a shaper.
     

    Attached Files:

  14. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,580

    rustednutz
    Member
    from tulsa, ok

    Truly an amazing job! I'm looking forward to the finished vehicle.
     
  15. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,244

    woodbutcher
    Member

    :D That is just outstanding.Thanks for posting.Looking forward to updates.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  16. 38bill
    Joined: Dec 20, 2019
    Posts: 78

    38bill
    Member
    from Minnesota

    Thanks for sharing your project. I really love seeing wood bodies being built.
     
  17. 1952henry
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 837

    1952henry
    Member

    Nice job. Thanks for the pics. A fellow Marmon-Herrington owner and I have swapped thoughts about a woodie body on an F3 M-H frame. Neither of us have your abilities. Woodies were built on standard F2 and F3s. No woodie M-H has surfaced, however.
     
  18. Clean , crisp, and precise . Such talent put to a cool build on a Power Wagon . Thanks for the pictures , I agree there is a thousand more " to dos" but I'm sure you will work your plan and plan your work. Looking forward to following the progress.
     
    lothiandon1940 likes this.
  19. CaptainComet
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 27

    CaptainComet
    Member

    Boy, you sure are killing a bunch of trees there ....
    Nice Work! I build furniture as a hobby.
    Haven't made this leap yet .... woodies and guitars, those are some serious woodworking skills.
     
    VANDENPLAS likes this.
  20. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,700

    john worden
    Member
    from iowa

    Beautifully done.
     
    VANDENPLAS likes this.
  21. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,436

    Okie Pete
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Beautiful Craftsmanship.
     
  22. As a "retired yacht carpenter" I can really appreciate your skills. I also am impressed with your "finger joint" system. What are you using for adhesive?
     
  23. mamllc
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 129

    mamllc
    Member

    Guitars aren't something I make a habbit of, but got roped into this little repair on my brother inlaws Les Paul. IMG_1276.JPG
     
    6inarow and CaptainComet like this.
  24. mamllc
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 129

    mamllc
    Member

    Yacht carpenter? Ever heard of a wood sportfish called a Rybovich? That's where I got started in custom woodworking. This one is 48', finished it in 87. IMG_1207.JPG
     
    Okie Pete, 6inarow and Tim like this.
  25. mamllc
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 129

    mamllc
    Member

    Forgot to answer your question.... I use epoxy for the finger joints and for most other things too including veneering the panels when I get around to it. I use a little yellow wood glue once and a while too.
     
  26. mamllc
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 129

    mamllc
    Member

    The doors are all done, got the spart tire mount finished and am on to the tailgate. IMG_4405.JPG IMG_4407.JPG IMG_4408.JPG IMG_4409.JPG IMG_4410.JPG IMG_4411.JPG IMG_4412.JPG IMG_4435.JPG IMG_4434.JPG
     
  27. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,053

    Rolleiflex
    Member

    Man, that is one big beauty!
     
    lothiandon1940 likes this.
  28. Holy shit!! This is amazing!


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
    6inarow and lothiandon1940 like this.
  29. oldwagonlover
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 233

    oldwagonlover
    Member

    Very impressive. I hope to do the same thing for my 48 Chevy!

    You have me inspired, bought my shaper withsliding table and have my finger joint blades. Plus bought a 4” tall spindle cutter so I can copy pattern for my wood.


    Sent from my iPad using H.A.M.B.
     
  30. mamllc
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 129

    mamllc
    Member

    I have never considered myself to be exceptionally talented. I know that not everybody can do this kind of work, but I think a lot more can than know it, they just haven't tried. Good to see you jumping in, best of luck to you!
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.