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I have been kicking this one around. It was offered to me for helping a friend sell some cars. It may not be a traditional woodworking project, but there is a lot of wood on this beast. Not to mention the wood spoked wheels that I will probably have to redo also. I really don’t have room right now to drag it home, but hopefully we will be buying a new house in a few months and who knows..i might be posting pictures of this beauty fully restored. BTW, its a 27 T..

-- Sure Dear, I can make that for you. Lemme just run out and get a tool I need for that.





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WayneC

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#1 posted 04-01-2007 08:16 AM

Wow. That looks like a lot of work. I’m sure it would be wonderful when completed.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 04-01-2007 11:54 AM

looks like a woodworking project to me!! – A BIG project!!

(I saw a pickup truck the other day and the the box/rear fenders … were all made from 4×4’s)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 04-01-2007 01:19 PM

I read a story about Henry Ford. He was trying to get a good price for wooden floor boards, & whoever was making them bid to high too his liking. He ended up designing a special wooden crate, for about half the price. When he got the crate, he took it apart. It ended up as perfect fitting floorboards.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Greg3G

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#4 posted 04-01-2007 01:55 PM

WOW! What a project. This should keep you busy for a couple of years. Good luck on the new house.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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oscorner

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#5 posted 04-01-2007 02:05 PM

Looks like you could take the one in the back and swap the bodies. This would lessen some of the work you need to do to restore it. It would be a great save.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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rb765

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#6 posted 04-01-2007 06:46 PM

The one in the back was sold and became a rat rod. The one that I am kicking myself for not getting was his 67 el camino. The guy that bought it for $1,000 and did a frame off restoration. He is planning on selling it for about $30,000. Believe it or not, this one is pretty darn complete. The engine and trans are all salvageable and the only body part besides the wood that needs to be replaced is sitting a few feet away in another pile. For the wood, there is a guy near Modesto, CA that has Black Oak for sale for $2.00 a board foot in 8/4 sizes…I only hope the house we find has a big enough garage to fit it. The lot sizes on the newer houses in this area are too small for even a shed in the back, much less a workshop. So I might have to take up turning instead of car restoration depending on what the house looks like.

-- Sure Dear, I can make that for you. Lemme just run out and get a tool I need for that.

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Bill

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#7 posted 04-01-2007 06:51 PM

I think it qualifies as a woodworking project. Look at all that woodwork you will need to do. It should be a fun project.

That is a great price on lumber. I need to find that place since I am in the area.

Maybe Obi can store it in his new shop?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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WayneC

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#8 posted 04-01-2007 06:53 PM

I would be interested in knowing where the lumber is too.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bill

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#9 posted 04-01-2007 06:54 PM

We tell Obi and he will buy it all up before any of us get it.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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gizmodyne

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#10 posted 04-01-2007 06:55 PM

Very cool…!

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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rb765

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#11 posted 04-01-2007 07:07 PM

Here is a listing for quartersawn oak for $2.00 and plain for $1.00…this is not the same guy that had the black oak. The guy with the black oak’s name was Scott Periera? or something very similar…I remember it being a Portuguese name. He posted it in craigslist a few months ago

Quarter Sawn Oak Lumber, 1000 bdft @ $2.00 bdft
Reply to: sale-285627943@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-02-27, 12:55PM PST

Plansawn oak lumber at $1.00 bdft. For complete details please go to: http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html and look for the INTERNET LUMBER SPECIAL

-- Sure Dear, I can make that for you. Lemme just run out and get a tool I need for that.

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WayneC

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#12 posted 04-01-2007 07:40 PM

Ah I have seen his ads on Craigslist.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bill

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#13 posted 04-01-2007 07:45 PM

Thanks for the link. Sounds like he is in to all kinds of things.

I liked that idea of the internship, but can not afford to do that. Otherwise it sounded fun.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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dennis mitchell

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#14 posted 04-01-2007 08:53 PM

Cool project! I was called in to look at an old car that was being restored (pre ford) and was impressed with the woodwork. This old thing was built by carriage builders so the woodwork was amazing. The guy who was supposed to do it was dragging his feet, but as soon as he knew another woodworker was sniffing around he somehow found the time.

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PanamaJack

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#15 posted 04-17-2007 01:28 AM

This is a project that will take a bit of time. Just go ahead and make the whole thing outta wood. It’s get better gas mileage. It will look better also.

Good luck!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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