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1950 Ford F-1 Woody

28 August 2014 - 01:14 PM

More photos added further down the post.  Also please see post under on the workbench.

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59 "Rumbler" Wagon with Woody panels - 2 versions

20 August 2014 - 01:50 PM

I have been on a Woody kick lately with three under construction. I came across the great decal sheet from the Johan 59 Rambler I built a few years ago and decided to give it a change.

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Island Classic Victoria BC Canada September 27

19 August 2014 - 06:58 AM

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Revell 67 Camaro

10 August 2014 - 04:17 PM

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I am kind of surprised there is not already a thread of many pages regarding the soon to be released new tool Revell 67 Camaro. I have a stash of AMT 67 & 68 Camaros and Revell 69 Camaro Z28 kits to eventually build the three years of Penske Sunoco Trans Am Camaros. It will not surprise me in the least if Revell eventually releases 67 & 68 Z28's.


I'm building a '34 Woodie but it's really a Speedwagon

02 August 2014 - 07:47 AM

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With apologies to Brian Wilson and Dean Torrence

I recently read an article about Jan of Jan & Dean finally driving a ’34 Woodie for the first time after changing Brian Wilson’s Surf City lyrics in 1963 from a reference to a ’34 panel to “I bought a ’34 wagon and I call it a woodie”. In the original video for the song a mid-thirties Ford pickup is used with Woodie written on the door! I decided to convert a Revell Speedwagon from ‘32 to ’34 configuration thinking it would be pretty easy but it ended up requiring numerous modifications. I wanted to stay true to the original Tom Taylor/Dan Fink Speedwagon design but giving it a fresh look as a ’34.

- The door lines on both the ’34 and the Speedwagon are very similar so I cut away the cowls and rocker panels on both.
- Because the Speedwagon would need to channelled, the ’34 cowl required a slight sectioning as well as the interior
- The hood sides were made from sheet styrene as I wanted them smooth anyways
- Sectioning the grill was a bit tricky and the V8 emblem was removed
- The Speedwagon rear fenders were used mated to the outer lips from the ’34. The fenders were joined across the back with a fabricated panel mimicking a ’34 fuel tank cover
- The wheelbase surprisingly ended up being shorter than the Speedwagon so the rear axle was moved forward and was actually raised slightly.
- The engine was also moved forward so it would look properly centred in the engine compartment
- All of this now needs finessing