Body by Cantrell

Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:34 pm


I don't have a picture of the actual car, but this looks as close as I could find. It may not be the right year, and I'm not sure it's the Dodge, since Cantrell made bodies for almost all of the auto makers.

I spent most of the day helping my brother move his 1946 Dodge Woodie from Co. Springs to Denver where he now lives. It came with an interesting story. The original owner purchased it just after Dodge was released from making ambulances on their truck frames. The owner and his son rode the train to Long Island and then spent two weeks driving it back to Estes Park, Colorado. It was used to haul guests to their dude ranch and back to the train station. When the dude ranch closed, the family kept the property for summer vacations and would fire up the Woodie, drive it into town shopping, etc. This one may be unique in that it is on a truck chassis, not an auto chassis. It's 95% original, the canvas top was replaced. We actually had a guy follow us for about 5 miles that wanted to know more about it as he also has a Woodie. Thought some of you guys might find this interesting.


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Re: Body by Cantrell

Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:43 pm


That is a sweet Woodie. It is nice he has the history of this particular vehicle. Pics at some point???

Re: Body by Cantrell

Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:47 pm

Here you were having fun again, and I sat at home all day staring at the walls... :(

That's a cool looking vehicle Bob! We need to have a visit soon before it gets cold! :D

Re: Body by Cantrell

Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:49 am

The posted photo is a Studebaker, built on the light truck chassis.

Re: Body by Cantrell

Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:43 am

Thanks Busdriver, The website where I found the picture didn't identify the cars, so I just picked the one that looked close.