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Old 05-23-2022, 08:01 PM
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Very interested in how you do the roof wood. I'll have that task on my '30 Dodge truck this fall.
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:35 AM
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Very interested in how you do the roof wood. I'll have that task on my '30 Dodge truck this fall.
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We may both learn something, I've never done a wood top before, so I'll be making it up as I go - at the very least you may find out what not to do on yours..
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Old 05-24-2022, 08:08 PM
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Woodworking time. This is all maple wood, seemed like nice stuff to use... Made 4 cross ribs of 1x1 tubing and welded them in, the two middle ones have a slight crown, the front and back ones are straight.
2" x 3/8" strips will make up the rest of the roof, lots of drilling and screwing, they all go into the tubing - found out I don't have the right screws, hard to get countersunk sheetmetal screws from the hardware store. I also made a rabbit or recess along both sides so the last strips will fit into the side pieces.. Once the wood is done, I'll make a metal visor, kinda like a Model A. Just stared sawing and my 40 year old Sears tablesaw took a dump, made a trip to the tool store too.. Gonna take a week off to deliver the yellow coupe and see friends, hit a swap meet and maybe some wobbly pops too

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Old 05-25-2022, 08:15 AM
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What was the reason you decided to use wood instead of metal?
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Old 05-25-2022, 07:13 PM
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Going for a more authentic late 20s look, I like the fabric top look also and seeing the wood on the underside is kinda kool - I just like the style of those years when you could still see how body styles developed from horse drawn buggys and stagecoaches.
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Old 05-26-2022, 07:12 AM
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I'm the same, I like seeing the wood overhead when sitting in these vehicles.
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Old 05-26-2022, 02:10 PM
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Thanks for bringing us along ZZ.
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Old 06-01-2022, 06:55 PM
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Swap meet treasures.. A decent pair of 28 A lights and light bar, bigger than the King Bee lights I have and look more period correct, under dash mastercylinder/booster assy with the bellcrank setup I need, a free belt sander , good #4 Record vise for 30 bucks, a gennie motometer (a gift from my Packard friend), some neat Caddy door trim I'll use on the dash and a brand new Moroso stroker pan for the 496 going in the Gasser Packard...



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The Motometer looks right at home on the Herc shell. I installed some stainless mesh screen but its too weebly and flimsy, need to find something heavier for a grille....

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Old 06-01-2022, 10:40 PM
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Old 06-02-2022, 07:46 AM
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I like the caddy trim for the dash
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