1934 Woody Stationwagon

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Project by unknownturner posted 02-22-2015 07:01 PM 4393 views 13 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first interviewed with my current employer I was asked if I could make a woody. I suppressed the first answer that came to mind, and I answered that if it was made of wood I could probably figure out a way how to make it. Not knowing that my new employer was an avid collector of Ford woodies I had no idea of what I was getting myself into. They rolled this dilapidated old wreck with termite infested, and water rotten wood into my area, pointed to a pile of Birdseye maple, and said make us a woody. I was also given a file of archive photos of the 1934 ford woody, and I was on an adventure that would take five years working in between paying jobs, so that we could keep the shop doors open. If they would’ve have had a swearing jar it probably would’ve had several thousand dollars in it by the end of the project. The first show we entered was the Wavecrest Woody Show in 2010 in Encinitas, and it in won the “Wooden Car Award” for outstanding woody. The second show we entered was the Grand National Roadster Show in Pamona in 2011, and it won first place in it’s class, which totally blew me away. You can see more photos of this car on my blog page

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#1 posted 02-22-2015 08:05 PM

WOW! That thing is beautiful! What’s under the hood?

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#2 posted 02-22-2015 08:11 PM

I think it has a 350 chevy engine. An old flathead probably would have been enough, but what’s a little overkill amongst friends.

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#3 posted 02-22-2015 08:31 PM

Nice work, indeed.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 02-22-2015 09:25 PM

Beautiful job, I have a soft spot in my heart for Woodies. I grew up and surfed in No. Calif and alway envied the guys with woodies.

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#5 posted 02-22-2015 09:25 PM

Wow James
That’s one amazing build. This is a super supreme project given that I restored cars for a good number of years for a living ,plus out of all the years of Fords 1934 is my all-time favorite, plus it’s a woody ,I say again WOW!!!
This is a real work of art and it deserves many many more awards.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 02-22-2015 09:37 PM

What a major undertaking. It sure did turn out looking great

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 02-22-2015 10:41 PM

Very nice beautiful work.

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#8 posted 02-22-2015 10:45 PM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 02-22-2015 10:51 PM

Finally, a project really worthy of a top 3 designation. Superb job! Top notch craftsmanship!

-- David

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#11 posted 02-23-2015 12:38 AM

First Class build, you have a calling.

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#12 posted 02-23-2015 12:46 AM

sweet….nice job

-- What this world needs is a little more sawdust on the floor.

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#13 posted 02-23-2015 01:34 AM

A+.....Wood, cars you can’t go wrong. Congrats on the awards.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#14 posted 02-23-2015 01:51 AM


-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#15 posted 02-23-2015 01:58 AM

soooo sweeeet..

Nice work, and of course it looks great.

-- Jeff NJ

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