Hot rod culture is all about unique style; just look at the countless Deuce Coupes, roadsters, sedans, customs, Tri Fives, rat rods, lead sleds, trucks, etc. that fit into the hot rod genre today. But Larry Andersen’s hot rod is more than unique, it’s one-of-a-kind and that’s not just a figure of speech for this 1932 Ford roadster body car. But you don’t have to take our word for it. You can see for yourself in the ‘Cuda Brothers video featured here.
Inspired by his talent for building custom wood dashboards for the roadster, Andersen began building his wooden hot rod in 1987 and went on to complete it in 1990. Since then, the roadster has seen plenty of road time, being driven in all kinds of weather conditions along the West coast.
The entire body of Woodster is made from the Myrtle wood Andersen purchased, including the headlight buckets, removable hardtop and even the grill made up of 450 individual pieces. But it’s not just the body of the car that’s wood. Andersen also crafted the interior and even some engine components to match the exterior of the car.The roadster is powered by a Chevy 350 with what appears to be a wood blower, wood carburetors and wood heads. In all reality, though, the engine is fuel-injected and the wood components are only there for show, but they are rather convincing. To keep these components from burning from the engine’s heat, Andersen painted them with a special undercoat.
Andersen’s hot rod is truly one of a kind, and like he points out in the video, can never be duplicated because of the way the wood finish is. But Woodster isn’t the only unique vehicle Andersen is set to own. According to the video information, he’s also working on a rubber car. And you thought your hot rod was unique!