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      I've had a Willys woody project sitting on the bench for a couple of years. Now that TDR Hot Rod or Art Deco is sending me one of their new 6 litre Hemi's, its time to build the woody and power it with the new engine.

      The special order nose for the woody comes from an MF Willys coupe body. The wheelbase is the same as the coupe and I've used a piece of card stock to simulate where I'm going with the wood body.

      Here's where I'm stuck. I've always liked hot Hot Rod or Art Deco rod woody's. But, after seeing some art deco builds from Posies, SAR and other shops, I'm wondering if I should go that route and build it with rear fender skirts as shown in the second photo.

      Help me out here guys..........

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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Rick ol' buddy........you know darned well that this ol' fart appreciates anything on wheels but my tastes tend to be centered in the nostalgia pure hot Hot Rod or Art Deco rod arena with the occasional goof ball thrown in for good measure.

    However, your approach to something a bit more modern and artsy fartsy while retaining that retro rod look is spot on as far as where today's hot Hot Rod or Art Deco rods are headed....these cars actually turn corners and stop. They are comfy to drive and make a statement at the same time.

    Instead of following Posie's (or anyone else) lead goes.....why don't you just build a model that blows your skirt up. Build it the way you would if it was a full size driver that would suit Rick's personal tastes and your idea of what a hot Hot Rod or Art Deco rod should be....Rick's Ride! Yeah buddy, if you want 26" wheels and air bags.....do it. I won't pick on you (maybe just a little).
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    Rick, I agree with Dan about him being an old fart. And he's right that you should build what you like assuming that you like what I like. And I like Art Deco so that's what you should do. Also, if you have a picture of you in a skirt (being blown up or just laying there) then you should post it immediately!

    Andy.

    P.S. Did I mention that I have absolutely zero people skills. OK - just wanted to get that out there.

    P.P.S If you build it with 26" wheels and bags, unlike Don, I will make fun of you A LOT! Not because I don't like that look, but because I'm just a prick and that's what I do.
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    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    So Rick I agree that you should build that thing as if it were real and you were going to drive it. I spent my teen years on the California coast in the 60s so I really like the traditional hot Hot Rod or Art Deco rod Woody. I must say, though, that those Deco ones are way cool; I've never seen one before. The low roof line is an eye catcher. Andy; were you a First Sargent in the military, buddy? Your people skills sure remind me of a few I had. LOL.(Just kidding)
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    I was fortunate to see this custom woody at the Sacramento Autorama.
    It is drop-dead gorgeous!
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    Giovanni, the Posie's built Extreemliner is one of the coolest cars ever built and I must admit that I take inspiration from it when considering my build.


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    Ken - I wanted to be in the army but they turned me down. Said I wasn't nice enough!
    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    Clearly Marine Corps material...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andym View Post
    Ken - I wanted to be in the army but they turned me down. Said I wasn't nice enough!
    Ain't buying that Andy.....they took me and your dazzling personality is certainly as good as mine.......you may have noticed some of the members refer to me as Grumps.
    Must have been my good looks or perhaps at 5' 5" they figured I'd make a small target.
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    I don't thnk of me as grumpy Don. I order to think of it as interpersonally challenged.
    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    or perhaps at 5' 5" they figured I'd make a small target.
    Don, in Vietnam in the Marines you would have been Tunnel Rat material for sure.

    Semper Fi!

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    LOL, been there, done that.
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    Yea, but you were Army, Airborne the real guys. I was Army and 6'2'' and in artillery so no tunnels, very lucky.
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    I was a "River Rat" (Brown water Navy)

    It's true... [U][B] Don't get off the boat![/B][/U]
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