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    Posted: 22 Dec 2010 at 8:32pm

Does anyone remember this? In the 70's Dick Dean sold a booklet on how to put a 32 Ford body on a Datsun truck chassis. this was all I could find.

Always the innovator, Dick marketed the "Dot Rod" kit car using the chassis and power train from a Datsun. The information packet sold for $10 and gave instructions on building a glass or steel '32-'34 Ford. If it was built correctly, this is how it looked.

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Wow I want 2 of them! LOL
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Can't say I have heard of it but that would make interesting reading.  I love hot rods and the bare bones engineering in them.
 
There is a pickup in Meadows of Dan, Va., that is on a Datsun truck frame/engine/driveline that is made entirely of wood!  Body, doors,bed, dash, hubcaps, hood ornament,  mirror frames, door handles like round door knobs, interior panels and in the back a log chain about 6-8' long carved from one piece of wood.
 
The owner bought it from the builder and said he would sell for $12.000 if anybody is interested.  Just go to the Poor Farmers Market in MOD and ask.  They would know him.


Edited by Pa's Truck - 22 Dec 2010 at 9:04pm
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i'd like to see that.

I've wondered several times what a Datsun woodie would look like. Built on a 620 chassis. 

From the windshield back would be made of wood. It's been done to VWs and other cars.

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I did a quick photochop just because.. I didn't spend a lot of time on it in case everyone hated it. But I came up with a 620 woody. It could be shortened and made a 2 door. Whatdayathink? Too much like a Wagoneer? I can draw it better on paper. I may try that.  




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Originally posted by Pharouh Pharouh wrote:

I like it a lot, I think it would look awesome if the hood and fenders were painted  black cherry! I would love love love to see a real nice sketch of it!

I did a quick photochop just because.. I didn't spend a lot of time on it in case everyone hated it. But I came up with a 620 woody. It could be shortened and made a 2 door. Whatdayathink? Too much like a Wagoneer? I can draw it better on paper. I may try that.  




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Thanks slam!  Yeah,a darker color would look better. Even a dark green or blue. That picture was handy so I used it.


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I can't wait to see what you come up with, I know you got very good art skills and you will please all!
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i would like to know what rack was used under this thing
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Originally posted by Knottyhead Knottyhead wrote:

i would like to know what rack was used under this thing


You mean frame? If I understand right,it's a pickup frame. I pm'ed a guy on jalopy journal that had an old post about the brochure. Haven't heard from him yet. May not.

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