1940s1940s
1941 Ford Station Wagon
World War II dominated the 1940s. From 1942 to 1946 most US car companies were focusing on military equipment causing the late 40s wagons to be extensions of the early 40s design. The increasing use of ornate embellishment propelled through this decade to the stylistic explosion of the 1950s.
1948 Ford Station Wagon
WAGON 1940 Ford Super DeLuxe Station Wagon
MODEL American Muscle
#31041 [CustomShop Die Cast Metal Body]
(2001) 1/24
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The early 40s Ford Woodies were popular in the 50s and 60s with the surfers as beach cars.
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Pros: Easy to assemble
Cons: Seems wrong to have a metal bodied 'Woody'.
Summary: American Muscle is a division of Ertl. This model is basically the same situation as the AMT #30248 CustomShop kit, only the body is metal.
 
 
WAGON 1940 Ford Super DeLuxe Station Wagon
MODEL All American Models (resin)
 
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Pic of body part -  2001 Dave Lindsay
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see above
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Unfortunately I believe this company is out of business. More pictures at Dave Lindsay's web site.
 
 
WAGON 1941 Ford Super DeLuxe Station Wagon
MODEL AMT
#30051 [Stock version]
(2000) 1/25
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#30052 [Custom Version]
(2000) 1/25
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#30248 [CustomShop pre-painted]
(2000) 1/25
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#31641
(2002) 1/25
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#??? [Hot Trucks]
(2002) 1/25
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#30051:
Pros: Magnificent level of detail, true to original.
Cons: A few pieces (such as the steering wheel) are unnecessarily chrome-plated. The hood has an awkward fit.
Summary: I'm very happy to see AMT offer this often-customized model in stock form. For those like myself who like to stay true to the original, this is the kit.
#30248:
Pros: Pre-painted so this kit makes for easy assembly. Fuel injected flat head engine, custom wheels and a surfboard included.
Cons: Lacking in details. Painted wood looks poor. Should come with paint to touch-up the missed spots.
Summary: This is a neat little kit for quickly putting together a mild beach-custom.
#31641:
I don't have this kit, but I have heard it includes the custom parts (even through it has a stock picture on the box. I hope it comes with the stock parts as well.
 
 
WAGON 1946 Chrysler Town and Country 4-door Woody Sedan
MODEL TKM Models (resin)
 
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The models are handcast in resin plastic. Use Chrome paint or bare metal foil to detail bumpers, grilles etc. Body may be painted with Auto or Hobby paints. Some sanding and preparation is required for best results. Kits are sold complete with resin wheels and tires, metal axles and a metal chassis.
 
 
WAGON 1946-48 Chevrolet Fleetline Sedan Delivery
MODEL Galaxie Limited
#98021
(???) 1/25
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This detailed kit includes 153 parts, decals, and chrome trim. Contains parts for '46, '47, or '48. Can be built stock, custom, or commercial delivery. This kit has lots of potential. It could convert to a station wagon by using one of the Ford Woody rears.
 
 
WAGON 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster 4-door Wagon
MODEL TKM Models (resin)
 
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The models are handcast in resin plastic. Use Chrome paint or bare metal foil to detail bumpers, grilles etc. Body may be painted with Auto or Hobby paints. Some sanding and preparation is required for best results. Kits are sold complete with resin wheels and tires, metal axles and a metal chassis.
 
 
WAGON 1948 Ford   Station Wagon
MODEL Revell/Monogram
#85-2540
(1998) 1/25
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#07321 [Revell of Germany]
(1998) 1/25
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1948 was the last year for the classic 40s style Woody. The 1949 Ford had a steel frame and roof, flush fenders and the grill changed giving the car a more 50s style. 1948 also marked the end of the 4-door Ford wagon until it's return in 1952.
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Lots of parts and lots of detail. A good kit.
 
 
WAGON 1948 Oldsmobile Dynamic Sixty 4-door Wagon
MODEL TKM Models (resin)
 
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Pic of body part
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The models are handcast in resin plastic. Use Chrome paint or bare metal foil to detail bumpers, grilles etc. Body may be painted with Auto or Hobby paints. Some sanding and preparation is required for best results. Kits are sold complete with resin wheels and tires, metal axles and a metal chassis.
 
 
WAGON 1948 Plymouth   Wagon
MODEL R & R Vacuum Craft (resin)
 
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I don't know much about this company.
 
 
WAGON 1949 Dodge Coronet 4-door Wagon
MODEL TKM Models (resin)
 
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Pic of body part Pic of body part
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The models are handcast in resin plastic. Use Chrome paint or bare metal foil to detail bumpers, grilles etc. Body may be painted with Auto or Hobby paints. Some sanding and preparation is required for best results. Kits are sold complete with resin wheels and tires, metal axles and a metal chassis.
 
 
WAGON 1949 Buick Roadmaster 4-Door Wagon
MODEL All American Models (resin)
 
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Pic of body part -  2001 Dave Lindsay
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A wonderful limousine-like wagon. A popular hearse conversion in its day. Although it has just a sliver of exterior wood it had a lavish mahogany interior. It also sported the magnificent chrome portholes. A truly beautiful car.
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Unfortunately I believe this company is out of business. More pictures at Dave Lindsay's web site.
 
 
WAGON 1949 Ford   2-door Station Wagon
MODEL Testors
#45067
(2001) 1/24
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1949 introduced the newly styles steel-framed station wagon for Ford. Only available as a 2-door.
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Gold Series/Hot Metal. Prepainted metal body.
 
 
WAGON 1949 Ford   2-door
MODEL R & R Vacuum Craft (resin)
 
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Pic of body part - 2001 Dave Lindsay
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See Above
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I don't know much about this company. More pictures at Dave Lindsay's web site.