POWER WAGON WOODIES


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The Story of the Power Wagon Woodie by George Wellman and Don Moody

1950 Dodge Power Wagon Woodie - Body by Campbell

Thanks to George Wellman for these great pictures of his Woodie!

More pictures of George's Power Wagon

Front View (before restoration)

Woodie in the Snow

View of Front Seat & Dashboard

View of Rear Seats & Ceiling

View of Floor and Interior during Restoration


fdny-woodie

Tom Philippbar's faithful reproduction of the classic Power Wagon Woodie

Two companies were principal suppliers of the wooden bodies, J.T. Cantrell & Co of Huntington Station, Long Island, New York, and the Campbell-built line by the Mid State Body Company Inc., of Waterloo, New York. Information found in DODGE TRUCKS by Don Bunn, p.129.

The body's frame was seasoned ash, and the body panels were waterproof mahogany plywood. These were built on 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, 1 ton, and 1 1/2 ton chassis, and the largest units often served as school buses.

I have contacted the Huntington Historical Society about J.T. Cantrell and Co. Luckily they had a couple of boxes of Cantrell pictures and documents donated to them a couple of years ago by Cantrell's son-in-law, who was involved in the business.
 
 
 

History of the Campbell Co.

History of J. T. Cantrell & Co.
 

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February 2, 2010