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Old 01-22-2006, 10:14 PM
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Replacing wood bracing in cab

I'm wondering if anyone has any idea where I can find the diagrams for the original bracing in a 35 Chevy 3 window. Alot of the orginal wood in mine is so far gone I can't even use it for a template. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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My suggestion would be to make a template from a series of 12" pieces of cardboard about 2"-3" wide taped together lengthwise to bridge the entire interior headliner area where the supports used to be or where you think they should go. The short pieces can be easily cut to conform to the contour of the roof and not be too big to make it hard to handle. Cut the cardboard to match the contour and tape it to the roof, then go to the next one doing the same. When you get all the across the roof, take the whole kit and kaboodle out and transfer it to a piece of wood; oak, MDF, plywood, whatever and you should have a pretty close match to the roof contour. Then you can "glue" the wood to the roof with some Loctite Polyurethane caulking available at Lowes or Home Depot. The Loctite brand seems to work best as it holds better. I found that if you apply a good heavy bead, the brace will stick to the roof without anything additional to hold it in place. When its dry, lay another bead along each edge. When its dry, it will be in there to stay. I screwed my headliner to the supports I put in my Willys using this method.
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You could try going to vccachat. Its the vintage Chevrolet forum. There's alot of great info on Chevy's there. White ash seems to be the choice of some of the top notch builders around here. Good luck. '35 Chevy, Cool Ride. Cheers!!
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Thanks alot for the info you two I appreciate it.
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Replacing wood bracing in cab

The Old Online Chevy Manual project has some interesting original manuals on it:
http://chevy.tocmp.com/1934fisher/index.htm
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That is perfect man. Pretty much what Iwas looking for thank alot..
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Chevy Wood

www.chevywood.com makes replacement wood for most early Chevys. A little on the pricy side though.

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