1940 Ford Woody discovered in the woods

This 1940 Ford Woody had been sitting in the central mountains of Idaho for many years without being seen. After the forest fires of 2007 it became visible. A couple hours work and she was on the trailer and heading for restoration. After all, a woody is about 75% wood. Sheet metal is just a beat away from original iron.

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Dec 14, 2009

"Forget the map Honey, I know a shortcut." Sometime later... "I think we got a flat?" And here we are today!

Mar 25, 2008

you know ....its totally amazing what can be restored from so very little, and yet rebuilt to look just as great if not better then original...it blows my mind!

Mar 6, 2008

hope the guy that plans on fixin this "could be nice ride" isnt a smoker,because we could be seeing the same thing all over again.

Feb 13, 2008

I am almost positive that what is there was the only steel body wise. The rear section and roof had wood panels and wood framework. They did have metal rear fenders.

Feb 13, 2008

Look here, http://www.hotrodscustomstuff.com/40woody-09.html

Jan 4, 2008

I'm guessin there would have been some metal framework to hold the wood together on these beauties when new...but I could be wrong ...who knows maybe the wood wasnt even there before the fire hit....?

Jan 1, 2008

sure is'nt much left after the wood is gone huh?

Dec 24, 2007

awesome job saving this one!now thats what i call a real carnut,one who acts on potential!

Dec 22, 2007

Great find ! I am glad you saved her. Looks like a good project .

Dec 20, 2007

Thats amazing.....way to go.

Dec 20, 2007

If you look at the driver’s fender, the firemen had put three or four ax marks on the top of the fender. Amazing enough, the frame is good and a lot of the original parts were found. Only had to take a couple trees out to remove and they were used as ground rollers. Owner has already hammered out one of the rear fenders. You know how hard those are to find?