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#57163 - 01/15/06 12:35 PM 27 chevy truck (wood cab) ??
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 10
Loc: malmo,nebraska
I have been restoring a 1927 chevy truck the last few months and about to work on the wood cab. It needs some boards replaced and I was wondering what everyone thinks about glueing the cab together. It is put togther with wood screws and not any glue was used as far as I can tell, I was just wondering if I should use glue??? Does the cab need to flex at all.
Thanks to all for any help

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#57164 - 01/15/06 03:30 PM Re: 27 chevy truck (wood cab) ??
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Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 124
Loc: Rural Foremost Alberta Canada
I would ask Bill of KC-Wood. Have a look here
http://vccachat.org/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=001573
Mine a '26 will be screwed and glued and I add some hidden steel tubes to make it as strong as I can get it.

Good luck
Richard
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#57165 - 01/15/06 06:03 PM Re: 27 chevy truck (wood cab) ??
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 10
Loc: malmo,nebraska
Thanks Richard,, The Cab was built by Patriot mfg. in Havelock Nebraska. I guess I just wanted to make sure to use glue before I start putting the cab together. At the moment Its in a whole bunch of pieces. I have to replace alot of boards even all the way down to the frame.
Here is a link for a picture of the truck before I started.
http://www.msnusers.com/27chevy/shoebox.msnw

I have to say you gotta love the Roar Of A Chevy Four
Thanks Dale

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#57166 - 01/15/06 07:20 PM Re: 27 chevy truck (wood cab) ??
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Registered: 10/28/05
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Hi, that's a good looking cab laugh look at mine like New
And once finished it should look a bit like this one really New but the doors turn turn the wrong way, it will be greener and there are a few other details that I can't reconstruct from the remaining wood. But by now I have seen them worse and looking very good after a while. Have a look at Arvid's site Arvids Site He does really wonders, he makes everything himself. More pictures at my site at the bottom.
The little line I stole from Chipper, he lives at Chevy Talk
Have fun.

Richard
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#57167 - 01/16/06 12:22 AM Re: 27 chevy truck (wood cab) ??
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Quote:
Roar Of A Chevy Four
I always thought that statement was attributed to Tom Meleo?

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#57168 - 01/16/06 04:52 AM Re: 27 chevy truck (wood cab) ??
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Registered: 10/28/05
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Loc: Rural Foremost Alberta Canada
OK, but I saw it first when Chipper was using it. At least now I don‘t feel bad steeling it, Thanks.
I'm still working on that sound; it will take at least another six months until my engine is "roaring". But please explain who was Tom Meleo? I was Dutch for half a century before I moved to Canada. I should, no my Dad should have done that sixty years ago.

Richard
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#57169 - 01/16/06 08:00 AM Re: 27 chevy truck (wood cab) ??
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Registered: 12/14/01
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Loc: Central Texas
Maybe it was Barney Oldfield?
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#57170 - 01/16/06 08:26 AM Re: 27 chevy truck (wood cab) ??
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Registered: 10/28/05
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Loc: Rural Foremost Alberta Canada
ok yay
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#57171 - 01/16/06 08:37 AM Re: 27 chevy truck (wood cab) ??
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Registered: 11/22/01
Posts: 13459
Loc: The Great State of TEXAS
Actually Tom Meleo coined the phrase "Listen to the Roar of a Chevy four." My version is an adaptation based upon my heritage.
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#57172 - 01/16/06 10:35 AM Re: 27 chevy truck (wood cab) ??
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Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 124
Loc: Rural Foremost Alberta Canada
Thanks Chipper, I still don't know who you guys are talking about, but he left us a nice one liner.
I have a nice wav file for the 6 inliner's here Chevy 6 song At least I think it's fun laugh
I'll google "Tom Meleo"

Thanks

Richard
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#57173 - 01/16/06 10:47 AM Re: 27 chevy truck (wood cab) ??
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Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 124
Loc: Rural Foremost Alberta Canada
Now I'll never forget Tom Meleo, very nice museum, great collection, I wish....., but I'll finish Truck'26 first laugh

Thanks guys, I'm learning all the time.
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#57174 - 01/16/06 10:48 AM Re: 27 chevy truck (wood cab) ??
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Grease Monkey

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 10
Loc: malmo,nebraska
I just want to say,,,, I sure I'm glad to come across this website.
Theres alot of nice people out there.

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#57175 - 01/16/06 10:58 AM Re: 27 chevy truck (wood cab) ??
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Registered: 11/22/01
Posts: 13459
Loc: The Great State of TEXAS
Yes,
Some real nice people and a couple of grumps.
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