Surfboard Rack for '32 Ford Woody

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Project by Michael Murphy posted 06-14-2010 05:33 PM 4995 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend Steve has owned this 1932 Ford Woody Wagon for many years. He enters it in local car shows and has a good time with it. He called me on June 4th and asked if I could make him a rack to hold his old longboards on the roof. Then adds the fact that he has it entered in a show on Sunday the 13th of June.

Being in a hurry to get it done I did not get to take any pictures of it in progress, but there really isn’t much in the way of Joinery or anything except where the feet are attached at the ends to bolt it to the roof. It’s more of a sculptural piece made to fit the boards and bungee cord (rubber rope) them down.

It might have been nice to have made it out of Ash to match the rest of the wood on the wagon, but time constraints make me unable to do a proper finish job if I had made it out of Ash. At the start I said I could probably get it done but it would have to be painted rather than a wood finish.

I think it turned out nice, more importantly Steve does too.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#1 posted 06-14-2010 06:22 PM

Nice rack and Nice car…...................Schloemoe

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#2 posted 06-14-2010 06:33 PM

Nice work.

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#4 posted 06-14-2010 07:18 PM

cool cool Duece and nice rack

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#5 posted 06-14-2010 09:21 PM

they appear to match the rest of the roof quite well, good job!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#6 posted 06-14-2010 09:41 PM

Wow….very nice! You could sell those as a custom addition to any vehicle.

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#7 posted 06-14-2010 09:42 PM

Super Schweeeet!


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#8 posted 06-14-2010 09:50 PM

Nice job on the racks for that beautiful Woody. It brings back some fun memories!
I remember kids just sticking their boards out through busted out rear windows.
Didn’t need racks. LOL

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#9 posted 06-15-2010 04:35 AM

nothing better than a nice “rack” !

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#10 posted 06-17-2010 01:31 AM

Great job on the board racks, your friends car is much better than the 32 Jan & Dean sing about in Surf City.

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#11 posted 07-06-2010 05:54 AM

Nice job on the design and fabrication. It looks like it belongs to the original design.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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