1950 Dodge Woodie Commercial Station Wagon.
Owned by Brad and Kelly Anderson of Temecula, this Dodge Woodie
was brought to us in 1997/98 for restoration work. This was not a full frame-off
resto, but the vehicle needed a fair amount of work. We caught up with it
again at the 2007 WaveCrest Woodie show in Encinitas, where it stood out
for all to see.
Built on a Dodge B-2 series ½-ton truck chassis, it
sports an original inline six-cylinder, rated at 96 horsepower. It seats
eight people, and is painted its original Dodge Green color. Called the
Campbell Highlander Station Wagon, it is one of three know to still exist.
The body was built by Campbell Mid-State Body Co.
Like all "station wagons" it was designed for transporting
guests from railway stations to hotels, resorts, camps, etc. To keep passengers
from exiting into traffic, there are only three doors. This particular wagon
was originally a school bus for an all-girls boarding school in Utah.
Being a school bus, it was required to have turn signals,
a unique feature back then. The tailgate, when lowered, was designed to
carry the passengers trunks and baggage; and when lowered, the tail light
swings out so it will be visible when driving with the gate down.
The light colored wood is Ash (100% original), the darker
panels are Mahogany and have been replaced. The interior is all original.
The vehicle has 57,000 original miles!
It's the last woodie owned by legendary longboard Surfer and
Surfboard manufacturer Dewey Weber, who drove it daily up until his death.
Randy Clark & Brad Anderson pose in front of the Woodie
at our shop back in '98.
A few of the pictures taken after the restoration.
Dodge Woodies lined up at the WaveCrest Woodie show in Encinitas,
01 - 02
Read what Brad has to say about his Woodie
Read the article in Cars
& Parts Magazine
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