The 40 Woodie Wagon has long been a dream of mine and my friend Jim. Jim decided to have Ryan Reed, of Reed’s Design, do the build. No small task — starting with a bare cowl and related parts. The progress shown below has taken several years but the project is in the paint stages today. This undoubtably will be the Top 40 Woody completed in recent years. Congratulations to both Jim and Ryan for the effort and dollars put into this exquisite build. I can’t wait to see the finished product. Cars produced by Ryan are always Top Shelf and require a closer look. You may remember the orange hiboy deuce roadster, his 37 coupe or Brian’s Deuce 3-window. All show winners and Magazine feature cars. It may take another year to complete but I will bring you up to date as I receive the project photos from Ryan.
Here is the starting point for Jim’s 1940 Ford Woody. You really want a Woodie when you start from scratch.
The Ultimate 1940 Ford Woody by Reed’s Design
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Jim has had his Woodie being modified by Reed’s Design where it has undergone extreme modifications but retains the original profile.
The workmanship and design are first cabin. The stance is Ryan’s speciality. He worked for Fat Jack!
The support a Kaase Boss Ford engine with mega horsepower.
The engine required a new firewall which Ryan fabricated in his shop. He is an artist with sheet metal.
The new Boss 576 Kaase engine produces 700+ HP.
The fit is awesome but required some extensive metal shaping to make it look right.
Ryan fabricated all new floors, wheel tubs, floor boards, firewall and trans tunnel. A mega challenge for anyone.
The dash is a work of art and retains the original flavor which I love. Hidden A/C vents are behind the ash trays.
Reeds Rides built Hot Rods — Perfect in motion!
Ryan’s personal 37 coupe is one of the best out there.
Ryan also re-styled Rick Reed’s Deuce into a Rodder’s Journal Cover car.