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Old 12-14-2010, 05:40 PM
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reproduction wood parts for Chevrolet trucks 1936

has anyone replace the wood frame in a 36 Chevy low cab truck?
and do you have detailed pictures?

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I have not replaced any wood frames in "Body by Fisher" because I find it a waste of time and effort for any vehicle that is going to be used over a period of time. For a total restoration of an occasional short drive vehicle would be fine. I would use thin wall rectangular or square tubing with spot/tack welding, bolts and screws so that you would never have to revisit the job again. All in all, I would consider this is an easier way to go.

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I have not replaced any wood frames in "Body by Fisher" because I find it a waste of time and effort for any vehicle that is going to be used over a period of time. For a total restoration of an occasional short drive vehicle would be fine. I would use thin wall rectangular or square tubing with spot/tack welding, bolts and screws so that you would never have to revisit the job again. All in all, I would consider this is an easier way to go.

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I'm curious as to how you can find replacing the wood frames a waste of time if you've never done it?!!

To answer chief36chev's question, I have replaced the wood in a 36 Buick 2dr coupe. Unfortunatly I don't have any pic.s. Most of the wood came with the car when I bought it. The previous owner had bought it from the Menonites he said. All I had to do was put it in. The only pieces I made were around the trunk. All the wood I put in I coated with outdoor Varathane first. That should slow the breathing of the wood during humidity changes. The only revisiting of cars that were rewooded that I have heard of is the doors. With mine coated with Varathane I expect that to be minimum.
The advantage to wood is its supposed to be quieter and depending on the person and there skills, maybe easier to work with.
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daoldbuick, I have been around a long time with an interest in cars for as long as I can remember. Over the years, I have tweaked the screws, bolts and, yes, tacks in Bodies By Fisher to cure sagging doors, loose sheet metal, misaligned cowls, sagging drip rails etc etc. Much of this was done on cars that were not that old and the wood appeared to be in great shape. I have watched some real craftsmen saw, form and fit some beautiful wood to rebuild many of these bodies, only to see them split, crack and go back to sagging doors etc. The old coach builders used Black Gum for the wood and have you tried to find any of that lately? Oak and other woods are nice to look at but lack in performance. So, no, I don't have to work with wood when I can do it faster and better with metal.

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Sorry Guys

Sorry guys i didn;t mean to cause a hassle I was just looking for some information.
My truck is still solid except for the lower pieces under the cab at the front of the door jam. I got a kit off e-bay but no instructions as to where or how the pieces fall in place.
Again just looking for some info.

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I would recommend JimCarterTruckParts.com they have parts for '34 and up chevy trucks. They can fix you up and are nice people to deal with and get info from. Spanky
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http://www.chevywood.com/ This guy has your wood.
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