The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CapeCodBob, Jan 18, 2018.
Here's some inspiration.
I'm not a woody guy but that work is impressive!
Wow, that’s got me totally inspired. Did you have templates to go by? Or are you just know what you were doing?
He looks like the same guy that did the woodwork on the '40 Ford that Boyd Coddington did. After he did all the work and got everything to line up perfectly on the stock frame, the guys at BCHR removed the body and placed it on an aftermarket chassis. Guess what, nothing fit any longer . DUH!! He had to return and do it again. Anyone that has ever done a Woodie can tell you, it's not like metal. Make a mistake with metal and it can be fixed a number of ways. Screw up a $500 piece of maple and it's over.
Dammit Man, he sure made short work of that timber
Dad was an amateur basement woodworker, so I grew up with sawdust in my veins. A Woody Hot Rod is my ultimate dream car.
Love that BFH
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Makes me want to bring home my pal Rene's woodie and build it,it's been sitting for about 15 years now. HRP
Beautiful work and kudos to you. Love the car! Measure twice, cut once. I've always had a soft spot for woodies and now I know how much work goes into one. Any updates on the car?
That's Cool! Inspiration for getting our Shop Woody goin.
Oh man, IMPRESSED!
It’s hard to imagine they EVER mass produced woodie wagons. I assume there were no powered portable planers in those days, maybe even no portable belt sanders? I also assume someone - a subcontractor? Made kits and assembly line workers installed them with a BFH and hand planers? Just SO much tedious work to get them “right” - to the degree anything was ever really “right” from the factory.
Ford had there own forests and mills. I belive woodies were built in there own plant.
I'm going to do a woodie one day. Probably a phantom one of some kind.
Isn't that an oxymoron?
Ford had there own forests and mills....Iron Mountian. $500 dollar piece of maple? i've got some 24
" wide clear cherry 5/4 sawn and sticker dried 5 yrs and can't get near that money.
You sir, are a true craftsman! Bravo!!
[QUOTE=" I've always had a soft spot for woodies and now I know how much work goes into one."
Oxymoron or wishful thinking?
i did one Woodie , a `49 Ford....never again!
Beautiful work and craftsmanship!! I have been involved with 3 a 34,37 and 40. They require MUCH patience and are very time consuming. There is a pic of the 40 on Pewsplace this week.
badgas, a wood kit for a Woodie runs between $25 and $40K, between the labor and cost of the wood. It ain't cheap.
I understand,supplied a local guy with ash to restore his C cab Mack.Clear furniture grade wood it was under $3000 in lumber. He did offer me the old wood pieces he had to make patterns if i wanted them....thinking i do now!
The old Ford sawmill and camp is now the Ford forestry center or was when I went there . I got drafted out there in 1971. They taught forestry aide students and sawyers.
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