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Replacing 36 chev wood frame

I am going to replace the wood inner structure of my 36chev tudor with steel but am not sure of what and how much i need. I was going to use square tubing but just how much do i need?
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Do you men how many linear feet of tubing? If so, get out your trusty tape measure, a pencil and paper. Sketch out all the tubing paths you will be installing, measure those paths on the actual car body and you will have the number you need. Buy ~10% more than you need to allow for mistakes, mis-calculation.
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I meant what size of square tubing and do i need to totallybuild an inner structure.
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Take a look at this thread:

How To Go About Replacing Wood With Steel In 34' Chevy?
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As mentioned in the other thread, choose a tubing size that best replicates the wood that you are removing. 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" square and various rectangular sizes will be used a lot.

One word of advice; the question was asked in the other thread, "why not just replace the wood?" There are so many good reasons to use steel instead of wood I don't know where to start. With steel the doors will be WAY lighter and stiffer so they won't sag as they immediately do with wood. The body will be very stable and keep its shape which it won't do with wood. In short, don't even think of replacing the wood with wood.
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