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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MrGasser, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. MrGasser
    Joined: Oct 24, 2001
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    ...any pics or plans for building a body?...thanks...
     
  2. Boones
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    When I finish my current woodie, a Model A woodie done in a 60's fashion will be next.

    There are a few hotrodder woodies on my website.

    Here is a Model T first
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    some Model A's
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    I normally do not like 2 dr versions but this was has some nice proportions
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    one of my favorites (really dig the look of the T above) but this one has no windows, just original style curtains (I want to do the same thing with mine)
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    another favorite (to me a pure surf ride, old wood makes it better)
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    Not an A but similar in looks and a great style to it
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  3. Boones
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    Forgot to mention that if you join the National Woodie club, you can purchase some basic plans for about $10.

    there is a place in NY that build all the original brackets (about $4500 for all of the factory brackets) and also the original Model A wood for the same price. This is my plans unless I buy an original restored one and turn it into a hotrod (might save some money that way but its a steeper initial investment.)
     
  4. MrGasser
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    ...thanks Boones, those are cool examples, just what I was looking for....I actually really like that full-fendered 2-door..
     

  5. V4F
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    woodies are very rare car , like pheatons . they died because they were convertibles , woodies died because of the wood . hope you do good it your '60's hot rod ...
    steve
     
  6. GlenC
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    Model A woodies turn up on Ebay occasionally, and the last couple of them had huge photo galleries, including detailed pics from almost any angle you could want. Keep an eye open and save the pics.

    Cheers, Glen.
     
  7. Boones
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    I have more 2 door pictures on my site, look under the longroof folder for lots of woodie shots
     
  8. MrGasser
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    Wow! Great stuff on there Boones, thanks! I like the proportions of the 2-drs. that have a shorter door than quarter...
    I have a really nice, clean, slant windshield cowl, and a buddy who is a really talented wood worker who wants to try a custom, chopped, 2-door build...
     
  9. bbc 1957 gasser
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    my dad started to build a 29 woody rod and gave up on it a traded him a vega for it i dont want the body it will be for sale with out the cowl ..if there is any intrest for it ..

    its a 2 door with 2 doors in the rear all red and white oak .

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  10. PAPASMURF
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    anyone have more pics. Like interior shots?
     
  11. here's one that I like:
     

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  12. yoyodyne
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    The cowl hood and radiator shell look like Dodge Brothers, the fenders and splash aprons look like '29 Model A
     
  13. sawzall
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  14. PAPASMURF
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    That thing is awesome in every way. Thats exactly what Im lookin for.
     
  15. DrJ
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    You are correct.
    Dodge with Ford A fenders.
    It's a daily driver for going on 2 decades and an original Donut Derelicts guy. Last time I saw it was at Papa Z's at the anti donut thing!

    There's a "chubby" girl on a surf board on the hood ornament.
     
  16. DrJ
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    That's firewood without the cowl it was built to fit it.
    You should reconsider splitting them up.
     
  17. Here's a home-grown panel from one of our donut gang members.

    Not sure how much he had to start with, but I understand he did all the woodwork and most of the metal work and paint.

    Well done little car, SBC powered.

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  18. A100
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    I've spent many hours looking thru Sawzalls and Boones sites.

    The site that will keep you busy for days is Dave Lindsays. After you get done with the Woodies area check out the car shows for different years, especially the Huntington Beachcruisers. If that isn't enough, go thru the museums pictures


    http://public.fotki.com/wackydave/woodies/
     
  19. GlenC
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  20. GlenC
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    And another one! 29 Model this time, notice the difference above the front doors in the roofline.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars....c0.m245&_trkparms=72:727|65:12|39:1|240:1318

    Apparently the 28-9 models used T coupe front door pillars which are about 3" taller than an A closed car pillar, hence the flat roof on the early models. The 30-31 models had a downward curved roof over the front doors, presumably they ran out of T pillars and used the shorter A ones on these.

    Cheers, Glen.
     
  21. rustnpz
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    here are some woody pictures for you.
     

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