48 Ford Woody

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Bryan, I've got a few feelers out on info for a painting technique. If that falls through, I was thinking of trying these. Look about 2/3 down the page for the Woody.

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that looks pretty cool, be kinda tough to make it around all the sharp angles tho.......worth a shot i guess.

i noticed there.........weathering "decals"?? oh man, thats just cheating in my book! LOL

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bryan

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Looking great! I like the look of this body after little cutting, just like someone said on the first page, it looks like Morris Wagon or something. And that's not a bad thing! I always enjoy watching your work, and I will be watching this one for sure.

Bought the Wagon Rod while back too, nice Air Suspension and Four Links, good looking body too. But that's all, luckily I managed to sell the engine, wheels and modern interior parts. I'm building Gasser from it right now. B)

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I wanted an unusual engine for this build and decided to go with an Offy. I found an old Monogram Midget on ebay for a couple of bucks, and to be safe I got one of the Revell Midget kits as i didn't have much faith in the Monogram version. With my love for dirt racing, I just couldn't ruin the Revell kit by stealing the engine, so I decided to see what I could do with the mess from the Monogram kit.

It took a little work, but I think I've got something decent looking. I found pics of a model of the Offy online, I hope I interpreted them correctly. I've got a few more pieces to make yet. I mated the Offy to the 94 Mustang tranny.

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Making the header. For now it will be just the primary tubes. I'll wait on the collector for when the body and frame are further along. The exhaust is going to exit out the front fender.

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Now to find some stacks for the injectors.

The driveshaft has been shortened and we're getting closer to a rolling chassis.

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nice work on that header!

cheers

bryan

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A little more detailing on the engine. The plumbing is well on its way, both radiator lines are run along with one from the block to what I'm guessing is the water pump.

I'd like to add an alternator but I have no idea where it would go or what would drive it, a gear or belt?

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thats lookin cool!

bryan

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thats lookin cool!

bryan


cant agree more , not a big fan of the style of the steering wheel but thats one cool build , looked through the whole thread :)

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This is going to be a very cool build.

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yea rich, those wheels look too bulky to me, but its ok.

keep it goin, this is gonna be cool dave!

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bryan

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Really nice air ride setup. Any idea on what your doing for the air tank and compressor? What a cool build, keep it comin.

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this is a very cool build....ive never seen anyone chop one down to a 2 door before, i think its great!

lookin forward to more, keep it goin

cheers

bryan

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Some more work on the engine. I added a fuel rail and electronic injectors to make the engine more streetable. I also made the curved stacks that lead to a finned aircleaner, I still need to make an element for it. I also think I've got things close enough to take a stab at running the header through the fender.

The intake/aircleaner.

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The fender cutout.

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Some engine bay shots. I think the engine fits well and is definitely different than your average V8.

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Other than plug wires I think there is enough detail in the engine now. What do you think?

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Other than plug wires I think there is enough detail in the engine now. What do you think?

yup :) looking great , just finish it off paint it some wires and hoses and it will be great

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Really nice air ride setup. Any idea on what your doing for the air tank and compressor? What a cool build, keep it comin.

I'll either scratch build them or steal them from the 39 Wagon Rod.

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The engine and transmission are painted and assembled. Other than a little touch up, throttle and clutch linkage they are done. I think it's a pretty cool looking engine.

The block is an aluminum silver, then I added some satin black to the same silver for the transmission color and all of the bolts on the block. I gave the tranny a black wash, but left the engine bare, the sheen from the silver gives all the detail needed. I had to fight the urge to do all the accessories in red for contrast, instead I did them all in Alclad. the only color is the red of the magneto and the turquoise of the wires.

If you notice, I did find a way to mount an alternator. It looks like the drive for the mag comes around from the side of the block, I added a housing that would hold two gears, one from the mag and one on the alternator. It might not be realistic , but it makes sense to me that it would work.

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NICE!

cheers

bryan

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Oh Man you're Up a good pace !!

Nice build !

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Some interesting things goin' on with this...keep it up.

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Is that header painted? If so, what did you use? That looks better than kit chrome... heck, it looks real to me. There is alot of cool things going with this build. Ive got it favorited as I will be using your suspension work as inspiration in future builds. Nice work, bro!

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Is that header painted? If so, what did you use? That looks better than kit chrome... heck, it looks real to me. There is alot of cool things going with this build. Ive got it favorited as I will be using your suspension work as inspiration in future builds. Nice work, bro!

looks like solder.....

nice work!

bryan

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Is that header painted? If so, what did you use?

It's Alclad over a gloss black enamel.

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