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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by xhotrodder, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. xhotrodder
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    If anybody can get it back in shape, you can. Getter done! I see you can't sleep either.
     
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  2. love it, love it, love it!!!!
     
  3. my47buicksuper
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    from sunny fl.

    Nice find good luck with it I agree with you fix the stuff that needs it and drive the shit out of it , no resto needed on that one
     
  4. Steves46
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
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    Congratulations on a great find! Everytime I pass some old barns or out buildings, I wonder what could be possibly in there. Enjoy and look forward to reading more about it.
     
  5. Novadude55
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    from CA

    dreams do come true :cool:
     
  6. hotrodderhaag
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    i love the headlights and the fog lights on there!! soo bad ass!
     
  7. Harps
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    That is cool! Really digging it!
     
  8. circlek454
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    Rear brake work:
    First you must remove the hub......Fortunately I have my Grandfather's
    HUB PULLER. I can't find a brand name on it, but he used it in the 1940's as a line Mechanic.......Thanks Grandpa !
     

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  9. circlek454
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    The Woodie had no license plate mount when I found it, but during cleaning the box under the driver seat I found a generic holder and a VERY NICE 1942 Kentucky , local, Jefferson County plate !
    It has two matching tail lights, the one on the right supported by a simple angle iron mount.
    The left side light mount is a round bar style that appears to be somewhat original. From that mount I fabricated a piece to adapt the generic holder
    under the light.
    Looks original enough to me.
    circlek
     

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  10. circlek454
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    Here's the Woodie with its little brother, you know the kind, the rowdy one. He doesn't like fenders, has one of those '49 Flat head engines with Edmunds aluminum heads and of all things a Thixton high rise intake with two carburetors. He likes to be trendy, with a short flat top hair cut......4 inches out of the roof, and a 4 inch channel job on a z'd frame.
    He liked the wide whites and the wide five wheel pattern mounted on a dropped front axle for that modern look.

    Back to the Woodie, it's in the shop for diagnosis on the locked up engine.

    circlek
     

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  11. circlek454
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    How about these early Cragar wheel adapters !

    Upon inspection, they are very consistent, likely homemade, but functual to mount those '39 steelies with the standard hubcaps.

    circlek
     
  12. xhotrodder
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    Can't see them Pat.
     
  13. LSR 2909
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    from Colorado

    I'm diggin' the front fender braces
     
  14. Model T1
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    Thanks for the thread and all of the information. These are things car guys dream of. Yes, at my age, I still dream of having a woody!;)
    circlek it seems this wagon is in good hands.
     
  15. circlek454
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    Ok guys, here is the wheel spacer photo.
    These pieces , about .120 thick allowed the '39 steelie wheel / tire combo to clear the shock connectors at the top.

    circlek
     

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  16. aplayer
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    Love the updates. Keep 'em coming.
     
  17. circlek454
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    Well Guys, after 63 years of sitting, the engine was just flat STUCK !
    Pistons # 1 & 4 popped out through the top fairly easy, with the top ring free, but the others stuck.
    Pistons 2 & 3 only had 1 " to go to the top, but they were stuck bad . Even with carefully scraping the cyl walls and lubricating for days, the force of driving them out from the bottom cracked the skirt. All the rings were stuck and covered with rust.
    So now, with the pistons out, I expected the crank to turn........NOT.
    The valves are apparently also stuck in the guides.
    More lubricating ahead.......

    circlek
     

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  18. Novadude55
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    the top three rust buster chemicals imo:
    Marvel Mystery Oil, Buster-loose, or a new one called Tri-Flow
     
  19. xhotrodder
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    Also try Sea Foam.
     
  20. xhotrodder
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    Hope Circlek454 doesn't mind, but I wanted to post this. Seems everyone is interested in hearing about this woody. He is near setting records after posting it on barnfinds.com. Congrats, pat and keep us posted on your progress.


    On Thursday, February 6, 2014 1:01 AM, BarnFinds.com <mail@barnfinds.com> wrote:

    Hi Again,



    I'm glad you enjoy the site! Reading your email put a big smile on my face. Just so you know, your story set records today. Between the site and our social network, it has been seen by over 40,000 people! It's on its way to being one of our top 5 posts in the history of the site. You should be extremely proud of your find and the hard work your putting into it. If you get a chance to take any photos of your progress, I know everyone on the site would love to see how your coming along. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing how it's coming!


    Thanks
    Josh



    On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 9:51 PM, patrick knight <circlek454@yahoo.com> wrote:
    Josh
    Since I found your site, I have became addicted to it, read it every day.
    So you can imagine how proud I was to see 'my Barnfind' story listed today.
    Thank you !
    At this time, I am focusing on making it move under it's own power, that pushing it around gets old , you know. The engine was very locked up, so complete disassembly was necessary, but it will live again, and not too long from now, all is in good condition, will need new pistons which are on order, but even the babbit bearings are perfect and re-useable !
    I'll keep you posted.
    Patrick




    On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:10 PM, BarnFinds.com <mail@barnfinds.com> wrote:

    Hi Patrick,


    We just featured your find this morning! You can have a look at it here: http://barnfinds.com/pre-war-woodie-1930-ford-model-wagon/

    I just wanted to thank you for sharing it with us and I hope you will keep us updated on your progress! I'm sure everyone, including myself, would love to see your progress and hear about what you've done so far!


    Thanks Again

    Josh

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  21. my47buicksuper
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    from sunny fl.

    Was any one able to figure out if its a one of a kind special car ? ( we know its specal)
     
  22. xhotrodder
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    Don't think so.
     
  23. doctorZ
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  24. sschevysjs
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    Wow, that bad boy should be in a museam. Great catch! I wish I could help with the interior.
     
  25. circlek454
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    Today was rear seat rehab day.
    Over the years, the seat had become a temporary home to some kind of a varmit, like a raccoon.

    The Woodie came with a front and a rear seat, but no jump seats inbetween as I have seen in restoration photo sets.

    But, it did come with the bottom of some seat lying loose in the floor which had an aged material similar to the original which was found after removing the outer covering.

    So it was time to strip the OEM rear seat of aged material and re-cover with the NEW / OLD materials.
     

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  26. circlek454
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    California Dreamin' for a new engine

    One like this should make the Woodie really HAUL !

    Several years ago I found this engine at a swap meet and just had to have it, but my truck bed was full, so I just put it in the back seat...........because it's FIBERGLASS !

    Just funning guys ! ! !

    The Banger is at the machine shop getting the valve seating work done, then back home for assembly with it's new .060 over piston set.

    circlek
     

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  27. oldsjoe
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    But WOW it does look good sitting there! I'm sure it will make a GREAT conversation piece while the banger gets all fixed up!

    (As if the woody isn't enough of a conversation piece)
     
  28. Tank
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    I'll follow! I have a '31 Special Delivery, the 255-A Woody Delivery, also made my Baker Raulang! Very cool find!
     
  29. sadsack
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    now that's patina.

    sadsack

    now that's patina
    sadsack
     
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  30. luke13
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    check for termites
     

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