Midsouthern Restorations

1949 Ford Woody Wagon

This 1949 Ford Woody wagon was delivered from Nashville, Tennessee. The owner searched for a company to retro fit his car with more modern updates to make the car into a classic driver. When he was at a Mercedes dealer- ship one day, he ran into a past customer of ours. He was referred to us for the restoration that was performed on a 1952 Chevy truck. After talking with the Woody’s owner we soon knew what he wanted and a project like this just finished up and turned out great. Plans are for a new modern Chassis and drive train. The picked a 1974 351 Windsor Ford motor and C-6 automatic transmission to go with the custom built power rack and pinion, 9 inch Ford coil over rear drive four wheel disc brake chassis. Since the car looked good the body was lifted off old chassis and fit to new. The motor and transmission was fit into place. The car will receive air conditioning and new classic custom wheels. This car is being built to be driven in town or down the highway in comfort. Watch this car transform. The 1950 Ford sedan we restored and upgraded was a huge improvement in the old Fords drivability and dependability. There is a short video of original car running before it was taken apart.

Once the new chassis was fit to old body it was disassembled again and chassis painted and drive train fit for the last time. Before this the motor was test ran on our engine fixture. The under side of body was cleaned up and more presentable. The car was rewired and A/C and all amenities added. A cool addition is the Dakota Digital Lighted gauges. this brings the car in the 21 century with a touch of old school cool. A period timed air cleaner was found and based off old GM design for Cadillac. Jet hot coated headers and 2.5 dual exhaust rumbles through Magna Flow mufflers. The exterior wood needed to be readjusted and rear side windows had to have the sliding mechanisms rebuilt. The car was built to cruise highways and around town and does it well. New stock appearing wheels were installed and 16 radials make the car run smooth. This is how you make classic old cars more user friendly by today's standards with out sacrificing the classic 40's-50's look.