Woodworking on a Woodie


The station wagon that is.
Has anybody helped with the woodworking required to restore an old woody station wagon. I am going to Google it, but would be interested in feedback from anybody who has helped with such a restoration.
Thx - Jim
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wrote:

Couple of old MGs and a Morris Traveller
All were ash, bought as ready-made kits from specialists. The woodwork is pretty simple (especially on the MGs where it's hidden), but you need a bandsaw and a set of templates before you even begin. Making one as a copy of fragile rotten timber would be a bit of a chore.
Use stainless hardware.
Go to a boat chandler's for a finish, Spar varnish (the real, flexible stuff) would be a good idea, even if it's not the longest lived.
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I had a '71 Ford wagon with the wood grained decal on the side. I glued a loose part back in place. Will that help? ;)
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Was that before or _after_ you stayed at the Holiday Inn Express? *GRIN*
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Jim Wheeler wrote:

http://www.woodncarr.net /
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There was an article in Wood Magazine about 10 or more years ago about restoring a Woody. Maybe you can find it. robo hippy
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Many years ago I had a co-worker who did this as a hobby.
His #1 lesson learned - NEVER steam bend anything! Use a bandsaw, drawknife, spokeshave, whatever to shape the piece. If you can find a piece of wood with a natural bend, so much the better.
He never said anything about laminated bends but I suspect these would be ok providing a good waterproof glue was used.
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