Being a woodworker has its advantages when building a phantom woodie. The previous owner from Round Rock, Texas, knows this because he finished this woodie using a 1931 Model A cowl, reproduction fiberglass fenders, and a Duece grill shell with a die-cut stainless steel insert after spending four years in the design and build process. Unlike woodies of old, he chose white oak and marine plywood to construct the body around a 3/4- inch square steel framework for increased rigidity and safety, and this woodie does not creek or flex when driven. The engine/transmission combo is a chevy 305/TH350 for ease of maintenance and reliability and since this is a Texas car both a mechanical and electric fan from Speedway Motors are used to cool the Walker radiator. The chassis is from Total Cost Involved Engineering with a Ford 8-inch rear end hung by Aldan coil-over shocks. Upfront a dropped tube axle spring, and the steering consist of an ididit column and a Vega cross-steer box. The mechanical, fabrication, bodywork, and paint were handled by Jim Waltman of New Braunfels, Texas.  The information used as the description was taken from the article seen in the photos. 

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