Surf Woody

Build a replica of a famous show car from the 60s.
289 cu. in. Ford
Dual Holleys with Dual Paxton Blowers
Rear End:
Datsun 240Z
The Surf Woody is a custom car that was built in 1965. It was the combined work of three great automotive icons, George Barris, Dick Dean, and Tom Daniel. George Barris, the original car “Kustomizer” that built and modified cars for those that wanted something different as well as the television and movie industry. Tom Daniel is a well known automotive designer/illustrator and he originated the concept of the Surf Woody when he drew the initial sketches for Rod & Custom Magazine read more
The Build Time Line
Pictorial History
2004 - 2005 School Year

Claudia Vasquez and Noa Bruhis build the frame by copying the 1/25th scale model kit. Each tube must be cut and fish mouthed to fit.

Along the way we test fit the engine and transmission. We also adapt the frame to accept a Datsun 510 rear axle and control arms. By the way, Noa was voted Homecoming Queen this year.

2005 - 2006 School Year

At last a rolling chassis! We've built a custom front end using Mustang parts. We had some help building the upper control arms. We have hooked up a makeshift steering linkage which will be replaced by a rack and pinion unit. We've mounted tires on our Centerline wheels with knock offs... Just like the real car.

2010 - 2011 School Year
The chassis with engine and transmission all mounted up and sitting on Go-Jacks ready for body fabrication. Sitting in our brand new build room waiting for funding so that we can buy the materials to fabricate the body.