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There are always more unusual creations in the RestomodArea, and this vehicle is one of those sustained. In today's times, in which sustainability is playing an increasingly important role, this model, which rolled off the assembly line in 1948, seems to be back in fashion. With his Body made from renewable raw materials, and his wooden frame the car can be recycled better than a conventional automobile made of steel, aluminum and plastic. But away from the environmental aspect and towards what every car fan with petrol in their blood is most interested in: the drive! The unique piece is made of a modern Coyote V8 petrol engine driven, which we will go into in more detail.
Especially design for Restomod fans!
The Woody was made by the tuning company Schwartz performance from the legendary town of Woodstock, Illinois, USA, modernized and modified, and we introduce it to you. In order to cut a good figure in today's road conditions and in modern traffic, Schwartz Performance donated the old Ford a new one Power Steeringthat come with a height-adjustable steering column connected by Flaming River.
The vehicle also got sportier, adjustable ones Suspension shocks with variable degree of hardness. In order to achieve not only sportier driving behavior, but also sports car-like deceleration values, the classic got Six piston calipers from Baer, which cling to 355 mm brake discs at the front as well as at the rear, which are also perforated and slotted. Of course, the original one also became leadframe through the familiar G-Machine chassis replaces, just like the company's previous project, a Restomod Oldsmobile was the case.
The Wooden panels In our opinion, the doors and rear look razor-sharp, and harmonize perfectly with that black lacquer of the sheet metal. To achieve the spectacular look, the metal was completely removed from the rust and the Patina freed, and also the wooden parts of the vehicle were completely renewed. What is extraordinary is the fact that the Oldi is on Mirrors waived, and the Restomod forge against it High-tech cameras in the vehicle so as not to destroy the original design. The vehicle was actually delivered without exterior mirrors in 1948.
The cameras are in the front Fenders and in the Hatchback, and are with a LCD monitor connected, which is inconspicuously integrated into the headliner and is located directly above the interior mirror. Something like that is only expected from high-tech forges like McLaren, Human Horizons and the like, but not necessarily from a Restomod project.
The interior was created in-house!
Only the wooden door panels and the headliner have been retained, everything else is either overhauled or completely RENEWED. Das Custom dashboard has an analog Watch collection with five round instruments, as well as a control for the modern Automatic climate control. The controls were built into the car and taken over during an earlier restoration.
Designed on the drawing board individual seatswhich the continuous Bench, which was standard in the vehicle, were covered with two-tone leather in light and dark brown. The material with the darker tone was also used for the custom steering wheel to ensure more sustainability. It is simply insane when you consider the amount of time and passion that went into the project.
5 liter Coyote V8 with supercharging
Before anyone comes up with the idea of describing the vehicle as a racing soapbox because of the enormous amount of wood it contains, it should be said that that is simply wrong. Furious may be true, because at 560 hp and well over 800 Newton meters of maximum torque Many a driver of a modern supercar makes big eyes! The 560 hp are almost six times the output of the original engine from 1948. The power from the unusual Restomod project comes from a Tremec T56 manual transmission with six forward gears to the Rear wheels. We don't have any information about the exact performance, but the vehicle shouldn't find any opponents on the drag strip anytime soon.
Our Summary for the 1948 Ford Woody:
We are overwhelmed by the technical possibilities there are in the restomod scene. Perhaps the vehicle is the most modern and complex restomod project to date !? If you are also out of your socks, you can admire the picture gallery that we have attached to the article. If we get more information about the changes, there will of course be an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply do ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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1948 Ford with Woody body and 560 HP!
Photo credit: Schwartz Performance Inc.
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