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Hot Rods Homebuilt Woodies? Anyone Done It?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fordor Ron, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
    Posts: 3,856

    from Woburn, MA

    If we're on to wood PU beds, I've seen this one that I appreciate the workmanship on at a few shows up my way. Not sure who it belongs to though.

    Here's a shot from the gathering of the Faithful '18

    and another from the Ty-Rods '18 show:

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  2. PONTNAK123
    Joined: Jul 10, 2008
    Posts: 638


    my 37 before paint and after paint. built by myself dan dubs and carl kunkle thumbnail_GetAttachment4 (1).jpg thumbnail_Resized_20200914_183155.jpg thumbnail_Resized_20200914_183206.jpg thumbnail_Resized_20200914_183248.jpg thumbnail_Resized_20200914_183309.jpg unkle. painted by Melvin naramore
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  3. 1934woodie ply
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
    Posts: 19

    1934woodie ply

    Thinking about building my own woodie, but how is the wooden body attached to the floor pan and sealed?
  4. twenty8
    Joined: Apr 8, 2021
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  5. 2Blue2
    Joined: Sep 25, 2021
    Posts: 368


    Don’t know about homemade or not but fun to look at.
    I guess second one more of a huckster than a woodie?

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  6. Magfiend
    Joined: Sep 11, 2019
    Posts: 403


    I really like this one and would have loved to have been able to pull the trigger on it when Tony was selling...
    The bamboo and grass is just plain fun...
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  7. boozoo
    Joined: Jul 3, 2006
    Posts: 556


    This was my high school project... would have been around 1984 I think. Was ground-up learning experience. It's since been sold to a family friend and is running around Nazareth, Texas I believe with a blue cowling a little different treatment on the wood.

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  8. This car was built by my pal Dick, I believe he purchased the wood from a shop in Florida. HRP

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  9. dave plmley
    Joined: Oct 24, 2014
    Posts: 194

    dave plmley

    this is my home-built woody, but I didn't build it. I'm the third owner and was told it was built by a guy in Arkansas 20220531_1.JPG 20220531_7.JPG
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  10. Blake 27
    Joined: Apr 10, 2016
    Posts: 1,479

    Blake 27

    My friend Mike from Sacramento has this 29 he re-built. HPIM1262.JPG DSC03730.JPG DSC03813.JPG DSC03725.JPG
  11. Big mike 1968
    Joined: Jul 17, 2021
    Posts: 187

    Big mike 1968

    That's gorgeous.
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  12. This is a bit premature, but I'm starting on a '29 woodie, using my coupster door jambs for a template to add a bit of curve and shortening the body, more victoria like. Hence my wooden vickie or as my grandson called it, a"Wooki". I got 8/4 maple from the lumberyard-planes out to 1 3/4" thick. My nephew went and googled "woodie" to see what they were and sent me a picture, which was pretty much in my mind's eye when I started. Now I've got a vision to followI've got most of the wood cut and shaped, same with the doors. The rear spring has been on back order for a year and when that arrives, I start setting up the chassis. All the joints are hand cut mortise and tenon with some dowels thrown in the doors as a bit easier, countersunk screws and glue, epoxy, blah, blah. Build thread when I get moving on it again.

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  13. 1934woodie ply
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
    Posts: 19

    1934woodie ply

    RB 35,how are you fastening the wood to the Steel floor pan,love to see photos,thinking about building mine useing 1934 plymouth parts.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2022
  14. rusty_bits
    Joined: Feb 10, 2010
    Posts: 54


    Current state, stalled at the moment.

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  15. KevKo
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 866

    from Motown

    That is COOL!
  16. I used a set of old sub frames and traced them onto the 8/4 x ? maple. Used the original frame holes to bolt them down, then did mortise and tenon for the uprights and the roof frame. Tried to hide all the screws and everything is getting a coat of West epoxy, then will be clear coated for UV protection. I realized all of the 'build so far" pics are on my phone, just need to load them on the desk top, then I can start a thread. Moving very slow since my build space is used by management...
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  17. Binkman
    Joined: Nov 4, 2017
    Posts: 376


    I have of have had and built all of the '34 Ford's except for a roadster pickup and a woody. I know my limitations and will leave that one for the pro's. It would be nice but it's not going to happen.
  18. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 4,836

    Rand Man

    I had plans to build one for years, but sold my model A cowls. If there was a good kit out there, one would make a killer rod.
  19. My favorite woody. Discovered on the HAMB in some 1956 ish Allentown PA airport drag photos. John Good bought the wagon for $50. Invested $1450 on the body and drivetrain. Chopped and channeled, new Mahogany. '40 Lincoln front axle & brakes. 354 Hemi, 4 carb intake, Ford floor shift with torque tube rear. Last photo is the latest one I could find from maybe 20 years ago.

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  20. Somebody should have left that car alone.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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  21. Looking forward to seeing more of your project. Please post a link here when you start your build thread.
  22. Will do.
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  23. 32FordWoody
    Joined: Sep 30, 2022
    Posts: 37


    thank you for these photos! I’m on the hunt for all the history I can find on that car! Everything iv gathered is on my profile
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  24. Turns
    Joined: Jan 3, 2009
    Posts: 87


    A mate of mine built this car many years ago in Australia. Ironically he is talented metal man

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  25. mr.chevrolet
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 8,797


    if you're thinking of building a woodie, i have this 28/9 A truck A pilla 28trkCowlSupp1.jpg r for sale
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  26. Been a while and my apologies. I got hung up on home duties, still waiting for a rear spring since 6/2021. Was told it may be shipped this week-been hearing that for awhile. Got the 276" flathead back from Bill Coleman, putting 59A Edelbrock heads on it to start, but have an original 8BA pair that have been milled a bit for compression, had the '40 rear axle bells reversed and converted to open driveline. A bit early, but the coupster has been stored off-site so now Ihave an empty bay and can start to put everything together to get final fit then finish the wood. Once I get the suspension set up, then I can get ECI's tandem brake/clutch pedal set-up and run the plumbing. Has anyone ever put an hydraulic slave on a T-5? Have to make your own bracket?
    My phone takes OK pictures, but the cord between it and the desktop is hit or miss. So getting out the SLR and will post a few of where I am or should probably start a thread.
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