1939 Pontiac Woodie, Disassembly.

1939 Pontiac Woodie, doors open and hood up.

The first step in this top to bottom restoration is the disassembly. At this time everything will be removed, tagged and bagged. An assesment will be made of each part to determine if it can be repaired and reused, or if it needs to be replaced. The vehicle will also be thoroughly photographed to record where everything went and how it went together (detailed assembly manuals on these vintage autos are hard to come by).

Woodie with the hood and fenders removed. Front fenders on the floor.

While disassembly continues, the front fenders will go straight over to the body shop where repair work can begin.

Straight-six motor #1 Straight-six motor #1

A closer look at that big straight-six motor.

Interior view of woodie with seats removed.

Man that's a lot of wood!

Floor under passenger seat. Rear floor boards.

Except for the roof slats, most of the wood looks like all it needs is a little sanding and a new coat of varnish. We will try to salvage as much as we can so we don't have to re-body the whole car, but time has taken it's toll in some areas.

Roof slats. left rear wheel well.

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