Restoration of our Woodie...

Our Restoration

Born in June 1948, our beloved woodie entered this world after rolling off the production line at the Ford Factory in Detroit, being one of the last full bodied wooden vehicles before all models became steel framed with a wooden trim finish.

With an unknown history to its early milestones, our woodie most likely experienced many adventures covering miles, visiting new places and living a full life. However, there was a period of time where the woodie became unfashionable and not as cool as once before and therefore became neglected, began to deteriorate and eventually forgotten.

In the early 1990’s a fellow enthusiast rediscovered the woodie and with dreams of creating a “hot rod” woodie the car was moved to Missouri. As experienced by many before them, those dreams of restoring the car faltered and the car was listed for sale on Ebay.

As some dreams come to end, other dreams begin. Within a few days and upon completing the paperwork, we were now the proud owners of an original 1948 Super Deluxe Ford Woodie Station Wagon.

Previous discussions with the talented and renowned car restorer, Mike Nicholls and his supporting wife Lana, were re-hatched and the woodie was moved to their workshop in Michigan (USA). The transition to a new life commenced.

Over the next 9 years, the car was lovingly and sometimes painstakingly rebuilt. Parts were stripped, sourced, traded and salvaged. Sometimes life got in the way and the rebuild occasionally slowed… if not stopped altogether. However, life’s challenges were soon conquered and thankfully the rebuild continued.

Decisions were made, changed and changed yet again just because we could, or for that matter needed to. Under the skill and patience of Mike, our woodie was beginning to take shape and evolved into what it is today… totally rebuilt from bonnet to bumper. So on a snowy day in November 2019, Mike and Lana finally said bon voyage and loaded the woodie bound for the land down under.

After a journey across the oceans, our woodie has re-birthed here today in the beautiful South West corner of Western Australia. It’s the only Woodie in the State and one of just a few in the country.

So with this in mind, when you ride in our woodie, remember its past, savour today and look forward to continued adventures just as we do with our woodie.

By the way………Surfs up!!!

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Our Woodie Restoration


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