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50 Power Wagon Woodie

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

  1. pumpman
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    Are you working from wood structural plans? Was there any original pieces used as templates? Your craftsmanship is off the chart! Thank you for the posts.
     
  2. mamllc
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    It had a body on it when I got it but it was not the original one. The only parts in the new body from the old one are the window regulators. The original idea was for me to build an exact copy of an authentic Campbell body, but one small change led to another and at this point it is pretty much a full custom, loosely styled after the Campbell body. Kind of what I call a working prototype. Making it up as I go. Truth is that there are a lot of people out there doing that, just not many of them doing it out of wood.
     
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  3. 210superair
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    That's absolutely insane, beautiful work. You're a talented fella...
     
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  4. COCONUTS
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    When I was in Iraq, I saw these trucks that would pass as a woodie, must like the one that you are building. they were pretty big, much bigger than your or a 49 Ford SW. If I can find a picture I will post it. Maybe you should be in the Chris Craft boat business, with your skills and eye for detail
     
  5. mamllc
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    I've built several Mahogany Chris Crafts. My next big project after this truck is going to be a 1937 Gar Wood.
     
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  6. mamllc
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    Tailgate wood work is about done, still have some hardware to sort out. Finishing up some of the interior trim and panels. Getting down to the small stuff. IMG_4447.JPG IMG_4462.JPG IMG_4466.JPG IMG_4460.JPG IMG_4461.JPG
     
  7. pumpman
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    Awesome just awesome!!!!
     
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  8. BamaMav
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    Beautiful woodwork!

    Where is Concord AL?
     
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  9. mamllc
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    West of Birmingham, just past Hueytown.
     
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  10. BamaMav
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    from Berry, AL

    I thought I knew AL, but wasn't sure about that. We have a Concord community over here in Fayette county. I'm just west of Jasper about 30 miles in the corner of Fayette county.
     
  11. khead47
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    Wo.w ! Simply wow. I can almost smell the sawdust. Your skill rivals Guis, The giant Speedster guy in Brazil.
     
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  12. Peanut 1959
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    We assume you meant awesome!
     
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  13. i.rant
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    Awesome craftsmanship. Do you make a template for each piece? I’m interested in the process you’re using for design,layout,tooling and final assembly.
    You sir have a gift IMO. Thank you for posting this project..
     
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  14. Tim
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    Unbelievable. Wow
     
  15. deathrowdave
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    It wasn’t in this league when it was brand new
     
  16. mamllc
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    Thanks. I do make a lot of patterns, but not for every piece. Some pieces are simple enough to make just using measurements, a two dimentional pattern works most of the time, and in extreme cases (like the roof front corners) I make a three dimentional pattern. The design goal for this truck is for it to be recognizable as a Campbell body, even though quite a few changes have been made. It got there in steps, starting with building an exact copy of an original and ending up more like a full custom. I've worked from renderings in the past, but this one is more of a design it on the fly kind of project. Tooling is as simple as I can keep it, no point in building elaborate tooling for one off parts. The assembly process is dictated by the body, and every one is a little different. In this case, the floor will go on first, followed by the quarters as they hold the roof up, then the roof. After that the doors can go on in any order. Smaller parts are installed as they need to be or whenever convenient. Thanks for watching!
     
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  17. mamllc
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    I still have a couple panels to veneer and some final fitting before it comes apart for finish sanding and varnish. Gonna get cluttered around here. IMG_4508.JPG IMG_4509.JPG IMG_4510.JPG IMG_4511.JPG
     
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  18. Boones
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    amazing work. I had a 48 Dodge Pilot house project but end up selling it as the wood portion was more than I could do and could not afford to have it done professionally. wi
     
  19. 51504bat
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    Found this photo while looking for something else in my files. You've probably seen this photo but here it is in case you haven't. Like everyone else has said your workmanship is beyond amazing. Thanks for the post. pww.JPG
     
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  20. Ford52PU
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    Really amazing work. So beautiful true craftmanship, cant wait to see it finished.
     

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