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Old 02-13-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Who makes the best model A woody kits?

I am thinking about the possibility of putting a model A woody body on my original chassis. But what company makes the the best repop woody kits? All input would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-13-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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Great question. I've known about a collection all the metal bits for a 1929 that would be a great start on a rebuild.
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Are you asking about a Station Wagon that is original, --or just something that looks close? Pleasantville is probably one of the best. It is what I own.

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I search for two years yes Pleasantville is the best I found,
Met him at Hershey and was sold once i saw the wood work very nice all oak, done to a point car, only draw back was the price on hardware. I could swallow the kit price on the wood, You will need a glass of water for the hardware, great people to work with also. He builds the 150a and 150b also a 255,
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:32 PM   #5
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They are not oak. They're maple with birch plywood panels and basswood roof slats
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sorry just know there were not pine and plywood,
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thanks for all the replies I am just talking about a wood kit for a body. I have the cowl and all that stuff
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Default Re: Who makes the best model A woody kits?

It would depend on what kind you want. If you want a Huckster (see my picture at left) then Lentsville A's in Holland, MI makes the best (I could find) complete ready to bolt on body. Most of it solid Red Oak with some ply in doors, etc. But well done and very solid.
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Check out Wagon Works in Iowa. They make a nice kit.
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the only company that advertises in "Wagon Wheels", the newsletter of the Woody Wagons chapter of both MAFCA and MARC, is Pleasantville.
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thanks for all the replies I am just talking about a wood kit for a body. I have the cowl and all that stuff
What kind????
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Custom designs like a C cab

Help us help you. Do you have a picture of another car that looks like what you want to build?
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Is the 255 the Station Wagon Delivery? I draged home the remains of one from the Town Dump back in the 1960's, still have the window regulator from the drivers door.
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I search for two years yes Pleasantville is the best I found,
Met him at Hershey and was sold once i saw the wood work very nice all oak, done to a point car, only draw back was the price on hardware. I could swallow the kit price on the wood, You will need a glass of water for the hardware, great people to work with also. He builds the 150a and 150b also a 255,
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Is the 255 the Station Wagon Delivery? I draged home the remains of one from the Town Dump back in the 1960's, still have the window regulator from the drivers door.

yes it is. He will use the same front doors on 150b and the 255, the 255 has roll up windows again very nicely done,
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Pleasantville and S&S Industries is the former Hudson Wagon Works. I'm in the process of building a huckster using their plans and making some modifications along the way. If you buy their plans, I highly recommend that you also purchase their DVD as there are some differences between the two and the DVD clears them up.
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thanks for all the replies I am just talking about a wood kit for a body. I have the cowl and all that stuff
You mean interior wood?
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Pleasantville and S&S Industries is the former Hudson Wagon Works. I'm in the process of building a huckster using their plans and making some modifications along the way. If you buy their plans, I highly recommend that you also purchase their DVD as there are some differences between the two and the DVD clears them up.
Denis, If I'm not mistaken I believe "Wagon Works" is the former "Hudson Wagon Works" and Pleasantville in N.Y. makes the true repro wagon and Special delivery bodies and S&S is their factory that make the steel hardware for station wagons.
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Denis, If I'm not mistaken I believe "Wagon Works" is the former "Hudson Wagon Works" and Pleasantville in N.Y. makes the true repro wagon and Special delivery bodies and S&S is their factory that make the steel hardware for station wagons.
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