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#393071 - 08/01/17 05:27 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
cabboy Offline

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Sorry I haven't added more pictures. Had some house related work to attend to. Soon I will have more.

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#393745 - 08/17/17 05:40 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Though this thread is titled for 1929 Chevrolet I am presently doing the wood for the doors from a 1928 Durant. This is a Budd built body but the construction is similar to early 20s Fisher bodies and probably some of the early bodies on Chevrolets from other suppliers. I will be posting pictures on my face book page "Automotive Wood Bodies" for anyone needing reference. Hoping they may help someone in their quest to restore any older Chevrolet. Every car restored is history saved.

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#394268 - 08/28/17 08:08 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Okay I have started to post the Duraht door wood starting with the regulator boards. This may be relevant to those with very early Chevs prior to Fisher being the exclusive body supplier. This Durant body was supplied by Budd and is typical of early body construction.

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#396587 - 10/16/17 06:32 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: SteveG28]
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Okay so I got out the chassis wood for the Sedan. I will start making templates and begin the side rails for it, a Cabriolet and a Coupe. Hoping to document all three for future reference.

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#396732 - 10/18/17 12:16 PM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Hey cabboy, I see you are making Fisher deep tapered box joints like this:

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...amp;oe=5A667A13

How are you doing it? Did you gave a custom cutter made? Is this done on a shaper? Tablesaw?

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#396768 - 10/18/17 07:19 PM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: bloo]
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Believe it or not but I do these by hand with final fitting again by hand to get close fit. I want to get a shaper bit for this but haven't found a commercially available one large enough yet. I will probably get a custom shaper bit made for future use.

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#396774 - 10/18/17 09:39 PM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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I tried to find shaper or router bits. It seems that they think 1/2" depth is all that is necessary for strength and that is about as deep as they go. That isnt much help when going around some angle to get away from a wheelwell.

How do you do it? A keyhole saw or something?

I was planning on just making a straight box joint on a tablesaw, and just living with the slight reduction in strength. I doubt I could get a close fit making those by hand. What kind of glue are you using?

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#396779 - 10/19/17 04:33 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: bloo]
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I have various jigs to hold the pieces in the correct orientation and use a bandsaw freehand to rough out the finger joint. I also have plans for a jig for the bandsaw as well that may work to eliminate the hand work. As I get more finger joint work to do I will make some prototypes unless I get a shaper bit made first.

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#397227 - 10/25/17 01:26 PM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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I have almost completed a master template for 1929 Chevrolet floor main sills. Coming I will be making three complete floors for three cars I am going to be working on. Just need to get the Durant done.


Edited by cabboy (10/25/17 01:27 PM)

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#397642 - 11/03/17 05:19 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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I finished the master template for the Sedan and will be starting the chassis wood soon. I have started work on the cross sills already.

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#398029 - 11/10/17 01:08 PM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Had a little me time today so it was time to profile the main side sills for the 1929 Sedan. Pictures on my face book page "Automotive Wood Bodies".

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#398331 - 11/16/17 06:57 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Started gluing the floor today for the 1929 Sedan. If I get some more free time I need to make pieces for the Cabriolet floor. Anyone need 1929 floor wood while I am at it?

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#398595 - 11/21/17 02:05 PM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Adding pictures of the 1929 Sedan floor as I go. Almost complete.


Edited by cabboy (11/21/17 02:06 PM)

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#398922 - 11/29/17 09:09 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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More pictures of the 1929 Sedan are coming online. Visit face book page "Automotive Wood Bodies" to view.

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#399105 - 12/04/17 09:46 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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Loc: whitby ontario Canada
I was at a local swap meet in Toronto and CABBOY was there with his 29 wood floor parts front to back.

NICE STUFF, well done and top quality .

mike lynch talk

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#399106 - 12/04/17 10:07 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: mike_lynch]
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Thank you Mike for the kind words. Now I got it back home I will mate the kick-up assembly to the main floor and start aligning the pillars and doors. I am on a little hiatus from the Durant and it will be early spring when I get a Star touring and a Nash sedan to do so I should have a bit of time through the holidays to get my sedan done and maybe start the main floor for the Cabriolet. Should be a fun year.

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#401087 - 01/03/18 09:23 AM Re: 1929 Sedan body wood [Re: cabboy]
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Been busy with holiday celebrations. Got a chance to cut the rear belt rail for the Sedan and put the pictures on my Facebook page. I have promised a web site and hopefully time will permit getting one up for the spring.
There is more then just the 1929 shown. The 1928 Durant pictures can be helpful to people doing early four cylinder Chevs as the basic framing is similar. When I get started on the Star touring those pictures should be helpful for those doing early open cars.
So have a look at "Automotive Wood Bodies" on Facebook to see if there is anything pictured that can help you with your restoration.

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