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Old 07-31-2018, 09:17 PM
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This coming out amazing.
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Old 07-31-2018, 10:25 PM
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Look at all that wood in the floor! Are you planning to replace that or just leave it as-is?
Yeah, Packard was one of the last ones to hang onto the wood. It's all got to go to be replaced with steel tube - door frames, roof and trunk lid also full of wood.
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:21 PM
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Yeah, Packard was one of the last ones to hang onto the wood. It's all got to go to be replaced with steel tube - door frames, roof and trunk lid also full of wood.
Our 36 Diamond T was also FULL of wood (oak). All completely rotten. A-pillars, B-pillars, floor framing and floors, etc. At least the doors only had one small piece of wood in them (skin supports). What is weird is- we got a 37, same body style, for a parts truck and it had MINIMAL wood in it. We wished we had started with the 37, but we were well into the build on the 36. Too far to turn back unfortunately!
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1936 -37 seems to be the cutoff date for a lot of companies to get away from using wood in their bodies.
In 35 Chevrolet boosted about their "All new steel turret top." And within a couple of years more the industry followed suit.
Looking great ZZ.
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:12 AM
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I'm not eager to do another replacing the wood car
Chevy carried out the wood deal until going to all metal in mid 36
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:36 AM
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I'm not eager to do another replacing the wood car
Chevy carried out the wood deal until going to all metal in mid 36
Us either! That was a HUGE ordeal do put steel structure in a wood-framed cab! Never again!!!
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Looking good ZZ!
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Took out the front half of the floor to get access to the center members and completed the pass side front legs. The two sides are not symmetrical but unavoidable with the pedal/ booster assy in the way. The whole crossmember assembly was previously just tacked together, now I've welded up everything accessible from above, next step is to make the tranny mount and a couple more cross members in the center of the frame.



After I get the tranny mount done, it's time to take the wood out of the floor and build a new steel substructure and the last 6 body mounts.
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:13 PM
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Once again, looking great ZZ. No big deal being "asymmetrical", I had to do the same - I just told my buddies that it was stronger that way, and set up for left turns! Lol.

Thanks for taking the time to post such great and detailed pictures.
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:52 PM
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Finished building the tranny mount and braced up the body with a support structure before removing the old wood subrails. Deforestation has begun!! The rockers were bolted to the wood subrails and after cutting just a couple spot welds, they came right off. They are also pretty rotten and will need a lot of rehab before they go back on. New subfloor structure comes next.

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