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Old 05-20-2016, 08:18 PM   #207
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Default Re: Truck based woody

Been working on the rear doors and riding the BSA a bit too. I finally built the rear doors. Not the tailgate but the rear doors for passengers. I had bought some real heavy duty 2 1/2" hinges to hang them on but for the life of me I can't find them anywhere..... The photos show the very first fit into the opening and it isn't too bad. Some needs to be relieved so they will sit plumb. I have yet to determine how the windows will operate, but I have a lot of router bits and a welder to alter them if needed to get clearance. Tomorrow we will be on the mainland starting a much needed 4 day weekend. First stop is a guy I found in Oak Harbor who has 3 ford woodies and is willing to show me the doors and lots of other parts so I can get some dimensions and photos before I build the front doors. The front doors have been keeping me up at night, but really it's the regular work jobs that stress me and the woodie project keeps me sane. Or relatively so...... The mahogany looking panels you see are marine plywood I get from my supplier for 70 bucks and it's 9 ply 3/8". I see woodies that have mahogany panels and others with birch or ash or whatever. I tend to like the blonde wood for panels. Any advice on what would have been customary for the era? I have a vacuum press for veneers and access to any species so open to ideas.
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