Stephen Homes, Santa Rosa Beach FL
This Woodie weighs 3,648 pounds and is propelled by its original “Flat Head” V8, a 100 HP, 239 cu.in. engine. “Three on the tree” plus the optional Columbia overdrive.
Ford owned 330,000 acres of hardwood forest on Northern Michigan’s Iron Mountain and had a fully-integrated Woodie manufacturing system there. Lumberjacks harvested the trees, lumber mills processed the trees, and fine-wood work shops crafted the Woodie’s body. Trains carried the Woodie bodies to Dearborn, Michigan for mounting on the chassis. Only Ford manufactured the Wooide’s body in-house. They closed Iron Mountain in 1951.