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50 Power Wagon Woodie

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

  1. This thread was just brought to my attention, the work being done is absolutely stunning! HRP
     
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  2. pwschuh
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    This is nuts. :eek:

    And I mean that in the most complimentary way possible.
     
  3. neds29
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    Looks like something that we may see on Nantucket Island? Beautiful work. You learned well at Rybovich. Wish my Lyman Islander looked that good.
     
  4. mamllc
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    Getting very close to the end, still have one window to install and a few interior panels. Have to get the top upholstered and reinstall the rear fenders. The list is getting shorter. I ran across this old picture tonight and thought it made for a good contrast. My opinion is obviously biased, but I like the new one better. IMG_3785.JPG IMG_4705.JPG
     
  5. rockable
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    You've done an incredible job on this!
     
  6. Peanut 1959
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    Agreed!
     
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  7. SS327
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    Wow! Incredible job!
     
  8. klilek
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    That is just cool
     
  9. plywoody47
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    Looking great.
    If you don’t mind, could you explain the rear floor construction? Specifically the “spacers” used between the planks in the finished images.
    I’m rebuilding a 47 Plymouth woodie, and missing any remnants of the rear floor, so looking for good references and any guidance there.
    Thanks
    Mike
     
  10. mamllc
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    Between the planks is a caulk that I got from Mcmaster Carr, it had the physical properties I wanted and a color that was good enough. The planks are fully finished when installed. I tape off the top edge, put enough caulk on the edge of the board that when it is installed it completely fills the gap and bulges out the top enough to trowel off with a spoon. Then peel the tape up. Some manufacturers have used tongue & groove, or lap joints, have also seen them done with a butt joint like I did. The reason I went this way was mainly to avoid wood on wood contact because the owner wants to keep squeaking to a minimum. I did other things elsewhere on the body to help isolate wood parts, and now that I have driven it, it seems to have worked. It's not new car quiet, but for an all wood body it's not bad.

    Finished pictures to come soon.
     
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  11. mamllc
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    I'm done! Drove it over to the guy that sprayed the clear on the wood for me, he's going to buff the hood and front fenders. Also had the top upholstered and front floor carpeted while it was there. Been rainey here lately and hard to get good pictures where it is parked. Hopefully the hauler will show up on a nice day and I can get some good outdoor pictures. IMG_4756.JPG IMG_4757.JPG IMG_4758.JPG
     

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  13. That's a mind blower! Beautiful!
     
  14. charlesf
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  15. Hope the owner fully appreciates what you have accomplished in this build. Just an outstanding display of skills and vision. Thanks for sharing.


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  16. 41 GMC K-18
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    " Money has no value unless it's spent " The owner of this amazing POWER WAGON has spent his money very well !
    As cool as this rig is, and as amazing as the demonstration of incredible wood working skills are, I hope this cool ride will never see a frame deep mud hole ! Its literally a rolling piece of art ! Congratulations on a wonderful completion of this build !
     
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  17. mamllc
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    Thanks everyone for the nice comments, much appreciated!

    This truck was built with the intention of it being used and I expect that it will. I wont be a bit surprised if the 4wd even gets some occasional use. I doubt very much that it will ever encounter any frame deep mud holes though. At least not intentinally....
     
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  19. Mopar Tony
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    Looks amazing!!! Are you planning on taking it to Fairfield Iowa in 2022?
     
  20. That is spectacular.
    I've always thought those Power Wagon were good lookers but this is next level.

    Congratulations on a job well done, you must be very proud.
     
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  21. mamllc
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    Thanks! The owner is more into useing than showing, so probably not.
     
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