Ford Bamboo Woodie .
This 1928 Ford Model A is powered by a 350ci Chevrolet V8 mated to a three-speed automatic transmission, and was built by the seller for a client and friend. The project was completed in 2018, and the seller took ownership of the car after the owner's passing in 2019. The steel lower panels are finished in Hugger Orange, and the upper body is fabricated from steel tubing covered in bamboo sheathing and custom weaved bamboo panels. The roof is covered in a removable canvas top, and the interior features custom wood paneling and a fabricated front bench seat. Equipment includes four-wheel disc brakes, rear coilover suspension, and a "Dago" dropped axle and transverse leaf spring on the front suspension. This custom woody is now offered with the pictured surf boards, vintage Coke cooler and a clean California title in the seller?s name.
The steel fenders, running boards, louvered aprons, cowl, hood, headlight buckets, and grille surround were refinished in Chevrolet Hugger Orange as part of the build that was completed in 2018. The seller notes that the cowl panel was repaired using steel patch panels, and that the floors were custom fabricated, bead rolled, and powdercoated. Factory chrome bumpers are mounted on custom powdercoated brackets, and the windshield visor and rear roll pan were custom fabricated from steel. The upper body was fabricated from 1.125 x 0.090″ mild steel tubing and sheathed in bamboo that was coated in satin acrylic and fastened with sheet metal screws.
Ansen-style slotted wheels measuring 15×5.5″ and 15×8″ wear a mix of bias-style tires on the front and Falcon Ziex radial tires on the rear. The Model A frame was "Z"-ed in the rear and powdercoated, and features traditional split wishbones front and rear, coilover springs on the rear, and a transverse leaf and dropped Ford I beam solid axle on the front. The four-wheel-disc braking system uses GM calipers and rotors on the front and Ford Mustang four-piston calipers with race-style rotors on the rear. Brake system plumbing was fabricated using stainless hard lines, with braided flex hoses and AN-style fittings.
The interior features a custom-fabricated front seat covered in a woven blanket along with wood paneling on the doors and rear body sections, and a steel dash top custom-painted to mimic woodgrain. The roof covering was custom-made from Stayfast canvas by Howard McKee in Lakeside, California, and installs via snaps along each perimeter top rail.
A chrome surround houses VDO instruments including a 120-mph speedometer and gauges for oil pressure, battery voltage, and water temperature. A matching ?petrol? level gauge is housed below the paint-matched steel dash panel, and the seller notes that the speedometer is currently inoperable. The odometer shows approximately 4k miles, though the seller reports less than 50 miles have been added since the project?s completion in 2018.
The 350ci Chevrolet small-block V8 was sourced from a running donor and mated to a rebuilt three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission. Equipment includes a Rochester Quadra-Jet four-barrel carburetor, AN fuel fittings, a Mallory distributor, and custom-fabricated headers exiting through removable baffles.
Additional underside photos are included in the gallery along with several views of the build process.
Price $ 22,000
Call (619) 417-4224
El Cajon, California
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