Irvin Arter Jr.'s 1948 Ford Woody
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This is Irvin's first woody project, so when it came
time to paint the wood, he studied under the master. Irving
got himself tutored in painting plastic to look like wood
from club president Lyle Willits. According to Lyle, Irvin
watched him for about five minutes, said, "okay",
then went home and painted this masterpiece. The rest
of the body is coated with Tamiya Dark Metallic Blue straight
from the spray can.
Of course before painting started, Irvin cleaned up the
back end of the car by eliminating the rear-mounted spare
tire. The car currently displays Irvin's signature license
plate, but as soon as he decides on one that cleaverly
plays on the woody theme, he'll be changing it.