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wayfarerstranger last won the day on December 14 2013

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  • Birthday 08/06/1917

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  1. Hi- I am reassembling a 1949 Plymouth Suburban that was given to me in parts. It's a project and my goal was to assembly it into a complete wagon. 

    I see you have a couple of woodies. I always wanted to end up with one. I am an old surfer from So Cal and it's a perfect fit for me.

    I hope to purchase one this year and sell my 49 Sub and my 56 Merc wagon.

    If you know of any for sale or will be for sale this year let me know.



    1. wayfarerstranger


      I have a 49 Dodge Woodie only 900 made and only a handful exist today . needs restoring or could be left in original  patina condition with just mechanical rebuilds and and needed wood repairs , in other words just needed repairs to be driven , which is what my 49 Plymouth is & i love it and what i will do to the Dodge  if i keep it .  i want 30,000 as is  if it was a driver like i described it would be double that easy and like new restored around 100.000 .....  i also have a 51 Chevy Tin Woodie  with lots of new parts needs finishing these rolling down the road kinda nice are around 25 to 30,000  super nice 40 to 60.000 and up . i would want 18.000 .....

  2. That car is like an old friend saw her many times and had a ride or 2 lot`s of fun ! It is a one of a kind and a very impressive piece of work !
  3. so you are only doing the inside of your house and not the barn ? you have 100+ tubes in your house ?
  4. UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM , sounds like there will be a lot of florescent TUBE`s available soon ?
  5. UMMMMMMMMMMMMM ~ sounds like there will be lot`s of florescent lights on the market in the near future ?
  6. do you have a picture of the striker part you   i probably have it

  7. what are you asking for the shift button ?

  8. send me a picture of your ash tray i may have one .

    1. wayfarerstranger
    2. medium_jon


      Awesome. Thanks. I'm getting my Toyota Prius serviced, but I'll send a photo or two later today. 

    3. wayfarerstranger
  9. hello do you know if parts on the inside of a 4 door P15 door will fit in a 2 door car door ?  window channel , regulator , door winder etc. thanx




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    2. greg g

      greg g

      Looks like the vertical channels will work and the geared portion of the regulators, the actuator might need some mods.  Looks like the coupe glass support could be shortened to work on the four door glass.  Guess you would need to lay it all out to see for sure.  And mods might limit the vertical travel of the glass.



    3. greg g

      greg g

      Send me your email for the parts number chart.  This format says I am out of space for note images.

    4. wayfarerstranger
  10. It was another fun trip , and pretty funny about the ball cap but actually they are all different in every picture , but still pretty funny . i have been driving that AMX since i was 16 as my sister bought it when she was in high school i had it totally restored back in the late 80`s and now in the process of getting it back in shape . The 49 Ply coupe in the drive way was one i was working on for someone else at the time .
  11. Is that Tim Adams in that first picture with the jug in his hand ?
  12. What kind of woodie      do     u have ?

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    2. wayfarerstranger


      Is this a running & driving  truck in good condition . if it were mine it would stay original .

    3. Frank's 49

      Frank's 49

      This is the truck my Dad bought new in January 1949.  

      I started to repair/recondition it 4 years ago.  The wood of the roof was all punky and soft, and that is where I started, by removing it.  One thing led to another and pretty soon it was down to the frame.  While I had it stripped, I went ahead and cleaned everything up and painted the frame.  Replaced all the springs hardware, other than the spring leaves them selves.  The shackles were worn down to the size of a pencil, and the bushings were worse!  Wonder it hadn't just fallen on the ground.  And then all the brakes.  New wheel cylinders, flex hoses, shoes, master cylinder, etc.  Dropped the fuel  tank and cleaned it, installed a new fuel pump, then rebuilt the carb.  Got it running.  Then started rebuilding the wood.  Retained what I could, and replaced anything rotten.  Hard to tell how much was from the original factory build, because Dad had replaced some over the years.  This car was used basically daily from 1949 to 1986, and most of the time was not parked under cover, so  some of the wood had problems, especialy at the joints.  

      The motor was replaced back in 1976, but all it need was to have the valves adjusted, and one replaced and it runs fine.  

      Just added new Coker original size tires (600-16).  The heater has been recored, and the generator has been replaced with a 6V alternator (both the generator and regulator were shot, and it was cheaper to replace them than repair, and i thought better). 

      replaced the speedometer cable (the needle still wiggles around some and i don't think it is accurate.). 

      Installed a new sending unit for the gas gauge. Have not run out of gas yet, so I don't know if it is accurate.

      (I also have a small tachometer and a gps  (a very old gps that does not always work). 

      And some other stuff.

      The bad?   It still has some rust, that should be fixed, but I am not a metal worker. Not all of the woodwork is "factory standard".  But my intention was not to do a complete "like new" restoration, but rather to get it driveable and usable.

      I have posted a few pictures on this site, and would put them on a publc site (if I knew how.. lol )  I will investigate that and let you know if I do it.  

      In summary, yes, it is finally a running, driving truck.  On a scale of 1 to 10, I would probably say it was a 7 or 8.  But it is an on-going hobby.  It still needs things like  window  cranks, and interion door handles on the passanger side.  One headlight rim is missing.  And there are no rear seats.  Originally there was seating for 8, three up front, two in the center and three in the rear, plus room for lots of newspapers LOL.  


      Guess I need to write a book.   





    4. wayfarerstranger


      Sounds like u have done a lot already and i loved reading about it .....That has to be a fun truck to drive ...i know i love my 49 Plymouth Woodie Wagon .

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