1929 Ford Phantom Woody Wagon Lets face it, woodie (or woody, opinions differ) station wagons are cool looking. When theyre custom made and attached to the imposing, full-sized bodies of the 1930s and 40s, theyre just about the last word in suburban sophistication. Its hard to imagine these gleaming concours art statements in supermarket parking lots, (or down at the beach with a surfboard strapped to the roof), but they were once everyday transportation. For consignment, we answer the question of what would happen if you took a 1929 kit car and made it a woody? Well here is your answer as we are graced with a 1929 Ford Phantom in woody wagon form, mixing the use of fiberglass, maple and birch, and we have a very cool hot rod creation. Exterior Molded fiberglass panels have been expertly put together on top of a TCI frame and these are taking the form of the 1929 Phantom, (Phaeton?). All bathed in Mercedes-Benz Aztec Gold. She has an open cowl flip to the side hood, chromed front radiator surround with bar mounted flanking headlights and a dual bar front bumper below. Running lights are attached to the firewall cowl and running boards create common ground for the curved fenders which arch gracefully over deep dish 15-inch chromed steel wheels with a center moon cap all wrapped in new black wall tires. The woody passenger cabin is a totally handmade maple framed and birch insert paneled passenger compartment box if you will. This is in excellent condition with no signs of any rotting or finish chip off. This wraps around the back where we see a lift gate covered in wood with a rear rectangular glass insert. Tail lights are on stalks and a set of curved dual bar bumpers round the corners protecting the rear curved fenders. A near perfect canvas top in tan has the roof covered. Interior Seating for 5 comfortably is inside in the form of tan tuck and roll vinyl bomber style front buckets and a rear curved back bench. Door panels are wood and have a leather pull on them as well as power window toggles. Nice short loop tan carpeting covers the floors and some nifty bamboo floor mats protect the carpeting. We also note that a new gas pedal assembly has been installed. Upfront the dash has been cleaned and painted in the Aztec Gold, and it has a custom chromed instrument cluster featuring white faced Dolphin vintage styled round gauges. A snazzy Grant rally wheel wrapped in wood with a modern take on the banjo style wheels of yore is fronting the dash with an adjustable column. The headliner is wood lath with horizontal and vertical oriented laths to create a solid structure. All warm and inviting in this wood and tan vinyl interior, very simple but very effective. Drivetrain Under the open cowled hood sits a gleaming all metal and polished consignor- stated 427ci V8. This is topped by dual Edelbrock carburetors and an Edelbrock intake manifold. On the back is a TH400 3-speed automatic and an 8.8-inch Ford rear axle. A very nice presentation for the engine. The engine has been the beneficiary of a new starter, plug wires, and oil change while the transmission has had a new valve body, filter kit, and gaskets installed. Undercarriage A TCI Frame has all the structural aspects covered and the molded fiberglass takes care of the rest. No rust, just dual Turbo muffler exhaust, clean body hangers and 4 bar suspension up front. In the back is a 4 link with coil over suspension. Disc brakes are now upfront, and drums left for the back. Drive-Ability It fired up with a mighty roar and off I went to the test track. Here it had a tendency to spin the rear tires (I wonder why!). It ran very smoothly, had a nice smooth cruise, handled well and stopped very efficiently and bias free for the panic stop test. The A/C has a condenser installed but nothing else is present for this A/C system. A true handle built custom Woody box like wagon with a souped-up engine, new suspension and brakes and a beautifully warm and inviting interior. Hop in and drive away... in total style!