Neil Emory's 1949 Ford
1949 Ford Woodie Wagon owned and restyled by Neil Emory of Valley Custom Shop in Burbank, California. The wagon was Neil's parts hauler and he kept it stock in the beginning. After a while the engine needed some love and care, so Neil decided to do some semi-custom exterior work on the car as well while he was at it. The wood paneling was refinished and the taillights were removed and replaced with accessory lights that offered built-in turn signal lamps. The new lights were adapted to the rear body pan. The headlights were frenched into the fenders using 1953 Ford outside and inside rims. A new grille was constructed by splicing two 1953 Studebaker lower grille pans together, forming an oblong cavity. The grille assembly was made from tubing and small round rod. The center ornament of the grille was from the grille of a 1951 Ford. The hood was shaved and peaked, and the corners were rounded.
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