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1948 Ford Woody - Resto-Mod

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I think the term Resto-Mod is perfect to describe my 1948 Ford Woody. On the surface it is completely stock except for its stance but underneath it is any thing but.  

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The Woody sits on the great Art Morrison chassis from the AMT Wagon Rod which features an independent A-arm front suspension, rack and pinion steering, disc brakes, a Ford 9-inch rear end and air bags all around. The wheels, tires, hubcaps and rings are from the Revell ’32 5-W

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The engine is a Corvette C-5 LS-1 attached to a 5-speed manual. The ignition covers were modified with Evergreen siding to sort of look like finned flatheads. The engine compartment has new sides, the firewall was recessed and electric fans were added to the radiator.

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The interior has bucket seats and hung pedals. The “wood” headliner was opened up to expose the white above.

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The wood paneling was made from cigar box dividers.

Link to construction information while On The Workbench

 

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I like the theme of your build and the finish looks great. I'll have to remember your Headliner idea on my next build also. 

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8 hours ago, thatz4u said:

wow!!! nice detailing & workmanship....

Thanks Al

6 hours ago, espo said:

I like the theme of your build and the finish looks great. I'll have to remember your Headliner idea on my next build also. 

Thanks David

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12 hours ago, Plowboy said:

Very cool Woody Phil! It's kinda like a sleeper. Only better!

Thanks Roger

11 hours ago, bondo bill said:

very sharp

Thanks Bill

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Super gorgeous all around! Loved the WIP.  I don't often say this, so I'll say it once. It's a shame there's an LS in it. ?

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44 minutes ago, Lunajammer said:

Super gorgeous all around! Loved the WIP.  I don't often say this, so I'll say it once. It's a shame there's an LS in it. ?

Thanks Mike for the compliments. In regard to the LS at least I tried to disguise it !! In my next Ford build I am using an LT-1.

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Looks Great Phil! Looking forward to seeing it person one day. Wish I had more of those wagon rods the chassis are great

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2 hours ago, Lunajammer said:

Super gorgeous all around! Loved the WIP.  I don't often say this, so I'll say it once. It's a shame there's an LS in it. ?

Hey Mike - That Lt-1 is not going to work so I am back to a Ford in aFord

1 hour ago, PappyD340 said:

Super nice build Phil!!

Thanks Larry

24 minutes ago, m3fan said:

Looks Great Phil! Looking forward to seeing it person one day. Wish I had more of those wagon rods the chassis are great

Thanks Russ - Agree that the Wagonrod has a great chassis. It was mastered when AMT was at the top of its game. The Phantom Vickie has another great chassis and many of their mid-century era kits had very good chassis and engines like the 57 Chrysler, 60 Ford and 62 Thunderbird.

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20 hours ago, Dave Van said:

Looks great....the wood is fantastic!!

 

9 hours ago, slusher said:

Absolutely stunning!!

 

8 hours ago, ChrisR said:

VERY NICE!

 

2 hours ago, ATHU said:

Wow looks fantastic, excellent work!!

Thanks everyone. Your comments are much appreciated.

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1 hour ago, Phildaupho said:

 

 

 

Thanks everyone. Your comments are much appreciated.

I have a 30 Woody in waiting....any wood detailing hints??? Thx

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16 minutes ago, Dave Van said:

I have a 30 Woody in waiting....any wood detailing hints??? Thx

Dave - This is how I described in my On The Workbench post - I used a technique of painting plastic to look like wood on the ’32 Ford Woody I built last year and was pleased with the results so decided to try the same with the ’48 Woody. The plastic Woody parts were first painted light yellow. The “wood” around the windows was brush painted with Light Yellow Testors enamel while the body was sprayed with Model Master Daytona Yellow lacquer. All the “wood” parts were then dry brushed with Testors light brown enamel in an attempt to give some grain affect to the “wood”.  The previous time I employed this technique I used Tamiya clear yellow acrylic for the final coats but all I found on my paint rack was orange clear so went with that.  The “wood” around the windows was brush painted with the orange while the headliner and body were airbrushed. It took some time for me to adjust to the results that are so different than the ‘32 Woody. The brush painted pieces look more like wood than those airbrushed which are definitely way more orange than I would have liked and the grain affect has virtually disappeared.

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Thanks sir!!! I love that rear 3/4 shot.........

small disclaimer.....I own a 1/1 scale 46 Ford Super DeLux so I am a bit bias!!! 

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1 hour ago, Dave Van said:

Thanks sir!!! I love that rear 3/4 shot.........

small disclaimer.....I own a 1/1 scale 46 Ford Super DeLux so I am a bit bias!!! 

You are a very fortunate man. I envy you !!

1 hour ago, bobthehobbyguy said:

Very sharp. Superclean. Beautifully executed.

Thanks Bob

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I keep coming back and looking at this model! It's so deceptive in it's look and execution. It kinda reminds me of the Phantom Vickie I built a while back. But, it's so much better conceived! Makes me want build something in the same style.

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On 4/27/2020 at 1:02 PM, thatz4u said:

wow!!! nice detailing & workmanship....

X2 and then some.

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