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Modern '32 Ford "Woody" Wagon

  • Original year: 1996
  • Company: Revell/Monogram
  • Scale: 1/25
  • Designer: Don Fink and Thom Taylor

The Speedwagon is such an outrageously different kind of street rod that a term actually had to be invented to describe it: Newstalgia! Newstalgia describes the Speedwagon's classic rod styling with the high-tech approach that has become the trend of the nineties. The Speedwagon was born out of a sketch on a piece of paper that was ultimately turned into a collaboration between artist Thom Taylor and Don Fink's Metalworks. The project took a year and a half to complete and a meticulous attention to detail is apparent throughout the car.

Starting with a set of reproduction frame rails, an original 3 window cowl section, steel fenders and reproduction rubber running boards, the remainder of the vehicle was then entirely scratch built. The main body was built from curved rectangular steel tubing for safety and support and to give the master wood fabricator special guidelines to follow in order to keep the Speedwagon style as close to the original as possible.

A modern Ford motorsport S.V.O. fuel injected 302 C.I. V8 and 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission was the obvious choice: a high-tech Ford engine in a high-tech Ford street rod. Performance and creature comforts include 6-piston billet aluminum power brakes, heating and air conditioning, hidden windshield wipers, defrosters and tilt steering wheel.

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Dave's comments:

A nice modern take on the good ole' Woody wagon. Remember to pay homage to one of the original Woodys the Daryl Starbird '30 Woody Wagon.



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