Last Call: Like a Wood Edition

Wood Truck
Chevrolet used to advertise their trucks as being so tough they were “like a rock” and even got Bob Seger on board to prove it. I guess the builder of this custom knotty pine and slightly nautical pickup didn’t get that message though.
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22 responses to “Last Call: Like a Wood Edition”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar
    Batshitbox

    What did I notice first? Those single wall exhaust pipes will never pass housing code. You need 6 inches on all sides between that type and any combustibles. Now your twin-wall, B-Vent type…
    What did I notice second? Single headlamp GMT400 longbed. The trucks are always sweeter on the other side of the fence.

    1. Alff Avatar
      Alff

      The day B vent is required on automotive exhaust is the day I enthusiastically support the Libertarian party.

      1. Batshitbox Avatar
        Batshitbox

        I’m about to re-route my furnace and water heater exhaust, so I’ve got ducts on the brain.

  2. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
    dead_elvis, inc.

    Your mom says, Got Wood?
    /feeling like 12 years old at the moment

  3. Alff Avatar
    Alff

    I used to hate crap like this. Then they invented “flame surfacing”. Now I miss it.

  4. longrooffan Avatar
    longrooffan

    Not just knotty pine. That tailgate appears to be white oak, the doors to the storage compartment appear to be pine while the rail above those doors appears to be leopardwood. Some carpenter put a lot of thought and effort into this one. Not just another wood pickup bed on the ass end of that C10. And this olelongrooffan has seen more than one. This one is from a quick Hooniverse search. Check out the exhaust system on this one Batshitbox.

    1. CraigSu Avatar
      CraigSu

      Hmmm, from my perspective with the possible exception of the handles on the doors in the bed and the Chevy emblem in the window that’s all #2 Southern Yellow Pine, in other words, common framing material. The “leopardwood” looks like it was textured with a Dremel tool. I’d bet the handles and emblem were simply stained before sealing. I hope he didn’t use regular Minwax polyurethane to seal it or he’ll be doing it every few months. That stuff is for indoor use only and carries no UV protection. Hopefully the creator used an outdoor decking product like Sikkens but I doubt it. The Sikkens would have cost more than the sum of his wood material.

  5. Dean Bigglesworth Avatar
    Dean Bigglesworth

    Wood you look at that. There was some wood at yesterday nights cruise, too.

    1. Manic_King Avatar
      Manic_King

      Not an woody, nor old, nor RWD wagon, but otherwise fine looking Volvo V70 ute for sale here, Swedish plates, Finnish logos…….
      http://eng.auto24.ee/kasutatud/auto.php?id=2282184
      http://img4.auto24.ee/auto24/560/667/83585667.jpg

  6. stigshift Avatar
    stigshift

    I wooden drive that, fir fear of looking like an asp.

    1. Vairship Avatar
      Vairship

      Instead you’re just pining for it? That’s just ash-king for regrets.

      1. Tiberiuswise Avatar

        Not even if the spruced it up?

        1. karonetwentyc Avatar
          karonetwentyc

          We’re just going to keep larching from arboreal pun to arboreal pun, aren’t we?

  7. Sjalabais Avatar
    Sjalabais

    A Swiss guy rebuild a VW Polo into a “Poolo” and sold it for 300€. All necessary clues in the name:
    https://data.motor-talk.de/data/galleries/0/68/5876/74505968/208509241-w988-h558.jpg
    More photos posted by a Swiss kid here.

  8. CruisinTime Avatar
    CruisinTime

    We knew it was only rock an roll
    But We liked it.

  9. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    Anyone think this ’65 Mustang is worth $2,033? This is from an outfit that lists insurance auction vehicles on HMN:
    http://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/55533985-770-0@2x.jpg?rev=1
    http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/ford/mustang/1847920.html?refer=blog

    1. Sjalabais Avatar
      Sjalabais

      Exterior: BURN
      http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2012/11/OohBurn.gif
      This must be a joke, a typo or both. There’s not even anything salvageable here, is it? I’d have a BaT-ish comment of mismatching tires if there were any.

    2. Guest Avatar
      Guest

      If it comes with a particularly valuable VIN, and if the engine block is number’s matching and salvageable, you could attach both to a replacement body…

      http://www.dynacornclassicbodies.com/ford_models2.html

      Of course, that’s a lot of “ifs”, and it would be a lot of work and money, with a good amount of risk.

      1. dukeisduke Avatar
        dukeisduke

        It’s already been written off by an insurance company, so they’re just trying to get some of their money back. My guess is it won’t sell. It has a mostly complete 289, but I don’t know how much that’s worth. How does something get burned and smashed anyway? A building collapsed on it? Trapped under a collapsed overpass?

        1. Guest Avatar
          Guest

          My guess would be collapsed building.

          I just discovered that the auction lists the VIN (5F07F184167).

          According to online VIN decoders, means that it’s a hardtop from the Dearborn factory, and it originally came with a 260.

          So the VIN isn’t worth much, even if it was good.

    3. Rover 1 Avatar
      Rover 1

      “Obligatory”
      That’ll buff right out.

  10. karonetwentyc Avatar
    karonetwentyc

    Something I spotted in a Sun Valley, California junkyard several years ago: the Peugeot 550 pick-up.
    As backyard Sawzall conversions go, it actually wasn’t too badly done apart from the sheet of opaque plastic used as a bed divider.

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