Randy & Kim's 1950 Ford Shoebox Woodie


  • 1950 Ford Station Wagon
  • 2005 Mini Cooper Electric Blue Paint
  • Sapele Mahogany with Maple Trim
  • 400 hp Ford 351 W Engine with
    • Edelbrock 60cc heads
    • Edelbrock Air Gap Dual Plane Intake
    • Edelbrock Thunder 800 CFM carb
    • CompCams 35-425-8 Hydraulic Roller with 230/236 duration & .513/.529 Lift
    • March Serpentine Pulley
  • Ford 9" traction lock rear with 3:50 gears
  • Four wheel disk brakes
  • Hydroboost power brakes
  • TCI front suspension
  • Four-link rear suspension
  • All stock gauges reworked with new internals and new paint scheme
  • Air bag suspension
  • Pioneer AVH-P5200DVD with 1800 watts, XM radio & GPS.
  • A/C, tilt wheel, cruise control, electric windows, electric seats


Starting in August, 2019, I will be driving the Woodie back from Maine (4,000 miles).  Follow my progress on the Woodie blog!



The interior features the classic Crestliner steering wheel, modified original gauges and a modified dash.  A scrap dash was purchased and the clock bezel was used to create a 3rd opening in this dash.  Two original clocks were acquired with one converted to quartz and the other to a tachometer.  Stock key and pushbutton start were retained.  An American Autowire Hiway 22 kit was used to connect the electrical.  80 and 40 amp relays were used on the primary wires to isolate the nearly 70 year old ignition switch from the rigors of modern use.   Engine is a Ford 351 with March serpentine and a mechanical flex fan.  Ignition is a Pertronix Flame Thrower distributor.  The transmission is a Ford 4R70W built by Phoenix and uses a Compushift II Controller.  Headers are Summit Racing SBF Block Huggers.


View of the interior with sepele mahagony console.  Seat cushions are there for a long trip coming up.  Front seats are Glide Engineering units for Chevelles.  The rear is from a mid-90s Ford Explorer.


A view showing the customized dash and radio location in the console.  Located Inside the console are a a transmission temperature gauge, air suspension controls and the automatic transmission control panel.




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