This Month's Featured Ride - June 2011

Andy & Lynda's '39 "Cheviac" Woody

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In 1992, a man found a 1939 Pontiac wagon, (which was last restored in the '50s), while hunting on an abandoned farm in Connecticut. After taking it home and totally disassembling it in his barn, he realized that it was too far gone for him to restore.

That's where Andy stepped in and bought it from the man in a thousand pieces in 1994. He got everything home, piled all of the parts on shelves in his garage, and left it for as few years. In 1996, Andy began to restore and finish the wood. After two years, he had a nice wood body leaning against the garage walls! Andy agreed with the hunter's assesment that the rest of the car was too far gone to be used.

In 1998 at the York, PA NE Nationals, Andy found a '39 Chevy four door with the roof cut off - it was already a Rat Rod. A deal was made and the car was delivered to his garage. It was rust free, and had everything Andy needed. He took it completely apart, and mated the Chevy cowl to the already finished wood body, then put the rest back together. It's been on the road since 2001 - Andy's '39 "Cheviac" - or is it a "Pontrolet"??

Year / Make / Model: 1939 "Cheviac" Woody
Owner:
Andy & Lynda Spiegel
Year Purchased:
1994
Engine:
327 Chevy
Transmission:
Turbo 350
Rear:
1969 Camro
Frame:
1939 Chevy
Suspension:
1969 Camaro Subframe
Wheels: '67 Camaro Rally's Front - '72 Vette Rear
Paint:
'99 VW Bug Yellow
Interior:
Wood - Ash Framework with African zigzag zapelle inserts and oak floor. Bronze tinted glass.
Modifications:
'36 Ford Tail lights, '32 Ford rear bumper, '28 Ford tail light for 3rd brake light.

 

 


 
 
 

 
           
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