1938 Ford Deluxe Woodie. This car came into our shop 2 years ago as a totally stock car that had been carefully cared for all of its life. It had received a full restoration roughly 25 years ago. Most of the lumber on the car is original and in great shape. The owner wanted a car that would be reliable, comfortable, and would handle the road nice. We boxed the rails from the cowl forward and installed a Heidts Superide 2 front suspension. Tubular upper and lower A- arms with adjustable coil overs and Wilwood disc Brakes. Rack and Pinion steering. Custom made Chromemoly sway bars front and back. All welds were done with tig..very clean. We installed a Ford 8in rear end with Parallel Leaf spring suspension and Bilstein Shocks. Engine is a GM crate 330hp backed by a 200R automatic transmission with Overdrive. Aluminum coated Sanderson Exhast Manifolds, Edelbrock 600 carb, electronic ignition, new radiator. Vintage air AC blows ice cold. Console in the rear is out of a 63 Ford, it has 2 power points and AC ducts. 18 circuit Painless wiring system was also installed. CD player is hidden in the glove box. Boston Acoustics speakers in the kick panels and under the back seat. Beautifully finished seats with hard foam to eliminate the springy feel of original. Carpet is an Oatmeal German Square weave. Original Steering column was shortened on top for more driver room. Car rolls on Halibrands and BFG tires. Drives like a new car. Cruise at 85mph on the freeway and it feels like 55. Paint job was finished in Lacquer and shines like new, however if you look closely it has some checking on the hood sides and chip touch ups here and there from age. Most people think we painted it when they see it because it looks so nice. Straight as an arrow and fully sanded and buffed. Most of the glass is original with the ford stamps and 11-37 date codes. Obviously the glass has some delamination from 70 years of use. We rechromed the bumpers and the rear window frame, the rest is original and shows wear. Cosmetically the car has alot of Patina, both myself and the owner agree that Patina on these wooden cars make them look "real." Brand new wood with 10 coats of varnish in my opinion looks plastic. Most of the wood on this car came from Henrys Forest on Iron Mountain. There are only a few lumber repairs(Small) and all of the ply inserts were replaced when the car was restored 25 years ago. This was a rust free car, all original floors. There are only a few over 100 of these cars left in existence, you would be hard pressed to find one nicer.
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