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Take Home This Wishful Woody – 1950 Ford Country Squire Needs Help
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Take Home This Wishful Woody – 1950 Ford Country Squire Needs Help

In the early years of Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford believed his car company should be self sustainable. He desired to build cars completely from the ground up. This meant mining ore, operating rubber plantations and growing trees for their wood to build Model T floorboards and other wood body parts. For the latter, Ford purchased some 500 wooded acres in Michigan, which provided a constant supply of lumber. That expansive forest would eventually become the source for complete bodies, birth the Ford woody wagons. Fast forward to 1950 and this Ford Woody Wagon, presumably a Ford Country Squire, rolled off the line. It's one of less than 23,000 built that year, still using real wood from Ford's forest. This example, badly in need of restoration, is found on Craigslist near Spokane, WA ...

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