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i thought it would be neat to try to post a "photo of the day" every day for 2013!!

feel free to add your own pics as well. I know MANY woodie enthusiasts have vintage or interesting photos

I believe that this photo was taken sometime in the early 1980's?

Fairly certain it was taken AT Hershey.

anyone know for sure..

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JEFF, great idea! It'll be fun, maybe educational, while keeping this new forum active. Here's my first contribution.

Although today they're usually gussied up in bright colours, gorpy visors, and wide, wide whitewalls, most woodies in their time were work horses. In period street scenes and in the background of old movies, they were dull, dirty, and often had a ladder lashed to the roof. One of my all-time favourites is the bathtub Packard Station Sedan, 1948 through 1950, on the Standard Eight chassis only. No flippin' cormorant on the hood for these plus-size beauties.

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WOODIE53, your photo didn't make it up. Let me know if you have trouble posting, I'll walk you through it.

I like how this thread is shaping up to be an Olde Timey photo drop. Keep 'em coming, people.

PLY-WOOD, the joke is on the junkyard - they wouldn't have got full scrap value for that half-wooden wagon. Hey, my inlaws live in Abbotsford. There's a dark blue '46-'48 Town & Country sedan stored in the parking garage of their condo buidling. Nice car, probably an older restoration. Do you happen to know the car?

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WOODIE53, your photo didn't make it up. Let me know if you have trouble posting, I'll walk you through it.

I like how this thread is shaping up to be an Olde Timey photo drop. Keep 'em coming, people.

PLY-WOOD, the joke is on the junkyard - they wouldn't have got full scrap value for that half-wooden wagon. Hey, my inlaws live in Abbotsford. There's a dark blue '46-'48 Town & Country sedan stored in the parking garage of their condo buidling. Nice car, probably an older restoration. Do you happen to know the car?

Have rarely seen another woodie in Abbotsford. I'm usually the only one in the local car shows. Would like to know who owns the one your talking about.

Heres another odd ball one. A woodie dragster. Dont know the year, but the sign says racing gas is 50 cents a gallon...

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Have rarely seen another woodie in Abbotsford. I'm usually the only one in the local car shows. Would like to know who owns the one your talking about.

Heres another odd ball one. A woodie dragster. Dont know the year, but the sign says racing gas is 50 cents a gallon...

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Olds Woody from Jeff Courtie

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here are infos on the NHRA Webside Jeff Courtie: A pair of pretty sound careers

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Have rarely seen another woodie in Abbotsford. I'm usually the only one in the local car shows. Would like to know who owns the one your talking about.

Heres another odd ball one. A woodie dragster. Dont know the year, but the sign says racing gas is 50 cents a gallon...

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I think that Olds woodie is still around. There was an article on it in the Woodie Times not to many years ago.

As for the owner of the '36 Chevy woodie, contact me privately at stofpc@rcn.com and I'll send you his name. I don't want to put it out there just in case he is a little shy, which never happens with woodie people, right?

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Imported from Buick Funnies over on the Buick - General forum:

Two Aggies buy a 1951 Buick woody and take it back to their shop and get to work on it. After working on it all day and night they take a step back and get a good look at what they have.

Then the first Aggie says to the second, "You know, I think it looked better before we took it out of the crate"

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Maybe this will make up for the derelict Chrysler Town and Country I posted above. This one is in a little better condition. Photographed at Charlotte in 2008. I particularly like the matching kayak.

Don

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PHIL, what's the story behind that stretched woodie? Hotel car? Work crew carrier? Rich family with too many kids?

Rob,

The story that came with the car, and I have no reason to doubt it, is that the car was built for the Woolworth Estate in Freeport, Maine. They used it to pick up guests of the estate at the train station. I've heard from people in the Freeport area that there are pictures of it at the estate and around town. The car was built as a standard four-door station wagon by Hercules Body Company, then stretched by McNear Body Company of Framingham, Ma. There are body tags on the seats and firewall from both companies. The restoration will be a monumental task, as powder-post beetles have been feasting on the birch body despite my best efforts to eradicate them. It is now out of the barn that its been in since 1983 and I have it at my garage at home. I expect to begin the restoration in the next few years.

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PANCHO, my Swiss-german-french-italian is much worse. Great period photo - do you know where it was taken?

You're right, Chev woodies usually had just one horizontal framing member across the doors. None of the station wagon bodies at that time were manufactured by GM or Fisher. I can't say without some research who was the "normal" supplier - it might have been Ionia - but your example could have been built by one of the other regulars, such as Cantrell or Hercules.

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do you know where it was taken
? No unfortunately not
but your example could have been built by one of the other regulars, such as Cantrell or Hercules
What or who is Cantrell ?

Here an other picture of the Day

This image was selected as picture of the day on the english Wikipedia for October 22 ,2006</SPAN>

Dorothea Lange, Resettlement Administration photographer, in California. The car is a 1933 Ford Model C, 4 door Wagon

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FABULOUS! I gots me a new desktop background, thanks.

Does anyone here know how these Chevs and the similar Nashes where built? Were the sheet metal door and quarter panel skins deleted and the wood set flush into that space? Or, was the wood framing simply overlaid on the surface of the sheet metal, with the panels applied as Dynoc transfers?

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What or who is Cantrell ?

They were another coachbuilder, who supplied station wagon bodies to the manufacturers, as well as building custom bodies for individuals. Here's a terrific website, with stories of most of the Classic-era coachbuilders - J.T. Cantrell, J.T. Cantrell & Brother, Suburban, Woody, Woodie, J.T. Cantrell & Company, Huntington, Joseph Theodore Cantrell - CoachBuilt.com

Dorothea Lange was a fascinating woman, photographer, and journalist. Her family home, a grand log cabin in Berkeley CA (I think), was written up in American Bungalow magazine a couple of years ago. The Resettlement Administration was part of FDR's New Deal, which tried to overcome the social hardships of the Great Depression. It helped people get out of the depressed, jobless cities and spread them across the rural US, where their prospects for success could be better. Lots of sad stories but very hopeful at the same time.

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FABULOUS! I gots me a new desktop background, thanks.

Does anyone here know how these Chevs and the similar Nashes where built? Were the sheet metal door and quarter panel skins deleted and the wood set flush into that space? Or, was the wood framing simply overlaid on the surface of the sheet metal, with the panels applied as Dynoc transfers?

The wood kits on these cars was placed on too of the sheetmetal body. The original kit was white ash and the insert is African mahogany transfer film. Dealerships contracted to a company out of Detroit called Engineering Enterprises. This was a dealer option you couldn't order from Chevrolet. I didn't like the transfer film so I put real African mahogany veneer and them varnished it.

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They were another coachbuilder, who supplied station wagon bodies to the manufacturers, as well as building custom bodies for individuals. Here's a terrific website, with stories of most of the Classic-era coachbuilders - J.T. Cantrell, J.T. Cantrell & Brother, Suburban, Woody, Woodie, J.T. Cantrell & Company, Huntington, Joseph Theodore Cantrell - CoachBuilt.com.

Thanks for the terrific website , ( I and Google translators are already good friends ) :)

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