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
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.