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1934 Ford Woodie

Here is your chance to own one of 18 1934 Ford woodies known to exist in the woody registry. This car has spent its whole life in the Phoenix Arizona area. The history of the car goes back to the thirties when it was owned by the caretaker of "The Old Ahwatukee Ranch House," The first house built in Ahwatukee. Byron Slawson, caretaker of the ranch from 1921 until his death in 1976, owned the car and it was used primarily to haul exotic cactus for Helen Brinton, the ranch owner. The second owner of this car remembers it back in the 70's when he was a teenager in the Tempe AZ area. He always wanted it but it was never for sale and he never had the cash to buy it anyway. Back then it was stored under a carport and still in great shape. One day it disappeared. In 1995 it showed up in the paper and the same teenager, now near 50 years old, purchased the car. The wood was very dry and most of it was only good for patterns. 2 doors had been stolen off the car but otherwise it was totally complete. He organized all the parts in his garage and began the 2 year long restoration. Wood was all remade out of Birdseye Maple and Birch as original with the help of Ron Heiden. Wood slats are still original and all 300 interior and tailgate screws have been timed in the same direction. All of the original sheetmetal was used in the restoration of this car. Body panels are very straight and professionally finished in a "Jet Black" urethane. Car retains the original chassis which was fully boxed. Dropped Superbell axle up front w/ Four bar and Vega steering. 4 wheel power disc brakes were installed. Lincoln 9" rearend with parallel leaf springs were installed out back. Bilstein shocks all around. 300 hp 350cu in. small block chevy engine for power backed by a TH 350 Automatic transmission. Rolls on Vintique chrome wire wheels with Michelin tires. Original grille and bumpers were rechromed. Interior finished in Connely leather, all 3 rows of seats retain original frames. All side curtains and tracks complete. Has a nice stereo with CD changer. Vintage air AC and heating. Car has been complete since 1997, maybe 5000 miles on car since. No real signs of any road use on the exterior. Most of you woodie enthusiasts will remember this car from the cover of Woodie Times, May 2007 with a feature inside. Car has won over 50 awards including best woodie at Wavecrest. Car runs and drives flawlessly.


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