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#365960 - 04/06/16 10:18 AM 1929 Sedan body wood
cabboy Offline

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Loc: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
If you are on Facebook look up Automotive Wood Bodies. I will be posting pictures of the wood work for my 1929 Sedan. May be helpful to anyone working on theirs.
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#366205 - 04/09/16 10:45 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
cabboy Offline

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Hi there. The Chev pictures are in a separate album. Just click on Photos then Albums to access it. Save you the trouble of scrolling through all the Durant photos. Likes would be appreciated
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#367326 - 04/26/16 01:38 PM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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In the coming weeks I will be starting wood for a 1929 Cabriolet. I will set up an album and load pictures as it starts to happen.
Best wishes to all

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#367960 - 05/05/16 10:20 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Hi added some door wood pictures. Did it a while ago and it is painted but the photos may help someone.

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#368493 - 05/15/16 05:26 PM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Registered: 08/19/15
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Loc: Galloway B.C. Canada
Following you now, work looks great!! thanks for posting it!
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#368525 - 05/16/16 06:08 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: SteveG28]
cabboy Offline

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Hi Steve,
Saw your thread on the 1928 Sedan. Keeping original mechanicals will be easiest way to go and the brakes are quite adaquate. The 28 wood is different then my 29 but uses similar practices in design. Too bad the body plate is missing as it would have told you where it was assembled. Most likely in Winnipeg but possibly right here in Oshawa. Watch buying wood pieces as you may find yours is mostly maple and e US suppliers are using ash. Compatible but not original if that's the way you want to go. Both my 1929s are from here and are primarily maple so I am making all their wood with local maple. Anyway best of luck with your car. It will be cool when done.

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#368581 - 05/16/16 06:16 PM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Thanks! We're going more usable then original. Original looking and safe are most important. Non visible wood doesn't bother me, but the stuff you can see I would like it true to original. It had the Vin plate on the seat still I think it said Oshawa. I'll start looking for maple wink
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#369880 - 06/08/16 11:30 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Received over 1000 views. Pretty cool. Hope the pictures are helpful. I have been at other projects and hope to get back to the Chevs soon and post more pictures.

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#374318 - 08/25/16 05:50 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Been slow to get back to the wood work. I have been assembling some mechanical parts and need to finish a Durant first. I hope the pictures so far have been helpful to some.
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#382943 - 01/29/17 02:15 PM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Still loving them, keep them coming.
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#384446 - 02/21/17 08:45 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: SteveG28]
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Started the doglegs for the rear quarters for the 1929 Sedan. Come warmer weather I will be making new floor wood and starting to frame up the wood structure. I will have more time once I finish my friends Durant. Check it all out on Facebook page "Automotive Wood Bodies"


Edited by cabboy (02/21/17 08:46 AM)

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#384482 - 02/21/17 04:30 PM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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EXCELLENT WORKMANSHIP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#384506 - 02/22/17 05:11 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: mike_lynch]
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Thank you for the kind words. I am working up to being able to do more of this work. Thinking of specializing on this kind of work. I am pretty much at a level to be able to design wood framing if none exists. I think this would be great for some rare makes and styles.

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#385162 - 03/06/17 07:09 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Hello. I have been adding photos of the 1929 Cabriolet wood as it progresses. I have been completing the rear kick-up assembly and am working up to the belt rail. All pictures can be viewed in an album on my facebook page "Automotive Wood Bodies". Have a look and give a like.
Thanks.

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#386288 - 03/24/17 05:24 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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More photos of the Cabriolet wood have been posted. Working on the back end and soon will be able to make and fit the rumble lid. Visit my Facebook page "Automotive Wood Bodies" and see the current builds. All likes appreciated.
Regards

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#387340 - 04/10/17 06:50 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Weather is getting warmer. Time to get back at it.

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#388585 - 05/01/17 11:30 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Cleaning out my workspace and should be back at it soon.

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#391073 - 06/21/17 05:36 PM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Loc: Galloway B.C. Canada
Have you gone any further recently?
Trying to find some of the tools you are using but I think I'll get by with the basics I have for now. Your work looks great! Keep it up!
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#391090 - 06/22/17 05:22 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: SteveG28]
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Hi Steve. Basically I do most with a table saw, thickness planer and a good band saw. Drill press in handy as well as a jointer. Obvious items are good chisels, forstner bits and various knives. The key to complex parts is making jigs to hold the work when putting it through the power tools. I did pictures of the jig for doglegs. They were sacrificial but allowed for creating the complex curve and angles on those parts. Just take your time and check measurements over and over until you are comfortable with them. All the best.

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#391094 - 06/22/17 05:52 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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I would add a router and sander to your list as they can dramatically reduce the time with hand tools. Caution, they can also a ruin a good piece of wood as can all the other tools.
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#391095 - 06/22/17 06:05 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: Chipper]
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Sorry Chipper but the TOOLS by themselves do not do anything. The user has total control-or lack of it.
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#391096 - 06/22/17 06:42 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: m006840]
cabboy Offline

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Loc: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Yes a router is handy as well. I make routing templates as required. May I add that even with good working knowledge of tools the user needs to have a working knowledge of body construction as well especially if the existing wood is barely good enough to copy or missing altogether.

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#391474 - 06/29/17 08:38 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
SteveG28 Offline

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Registered: 08/19/15
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Loc: Galloway B.C. Canada
Well for tools I should be set then, except for the thickness plainer but I should be able to source one of those. I will be going mostly from drawings and reverse building from sheet metal as our car is missing most of the wood and what was there had been replaced with sub par product. But following you feed on Face book is helping with showing individual pieces and actual pictures.
Thanks again!
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#391817 - 07/07/17 05:22 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: SteveG28]
cabboy Offline

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Loc: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Back from vacation trip so it's time to get back at it. I have four doors to do for a 1928 Durant before resuming the two 1929 Chevs I am working on. The Durant body was built by Budd (mostly known for their steel bodies but they did wood framed as well) and they followed typical construction for the era. Early Chevs followed similar design methodology. I wish I could retitle this thread as the wood work relates to many years.


Edited by cabboy (07/07/17 05:23 AM)

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#392304 - 07/16/17 10:30 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
cabboy Offline

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Registered: 03/01/02
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Loc: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Been reading about the recent photobucket issue. Thankfully I have my photos on a dedicated Facebook page that even non-Facebook users can view. Eventually I will set up my own web site but until then check out "Automotive Wood Bodies" on Facebook.

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