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Old 02-18-2020, 11:23 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone had a diagram which showed what screws go where when fitting the top wood. Ive got a bunch of screws and i have no idea where they go as part of my wood was missing so there was no model to follow for when it went back.


The new wooden header has no holes in it apart from the 3 each side.



The screws im stuck with are for the front header and windshield hinge to header really - i think the rest are pretty obvious.


Ive got 10 dome head slotted screws for windshield hinge to header - i can guess where these all go.


I have 5 countersunk slotted wood screws which apparently hold the header to the header panel but dont the hinge screws hold the header to the header panel?


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Old 02-18-2020, 08:03 PM   #2
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The Les Andrew Volume II "green book" is a great source for this information. Good luck, Kyle
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Old 02-20-2020, 11:28 AM   #3
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Kyle i didnt want to buy the book as i thought someone must have done it and was able to provide a little help hence the reason i asked on here.
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:29 PM   #4
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It would be helpful to know what year and body style car you are asking about, so we could give a good answer
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Old 02-22-2020, 02:23 PM   #5
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Steve sorry the car is a 30-31 standard coupe
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Old 04-13-2020, 07:19 PM   #6
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Default Re: top wood fitting

Hi. Sandollar here. Been away for some time. Installed header on my '30 coupe. But when installing sun visor cannot get the 2 screw holes on post to line up. Have Vol II Andrews book. The header sticks about 1/8" above header sheet metal cover. (P 3-87).
It looks like I will need to shave that 1/8" off where header is proud. Am I correct? Should the top of the header be even with the top of the header sheet metal cover? The Andrews book does not address this.
Thanks in advance for any help given.
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Old 04-14-2020, 10:00 AM   #7
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Some of the reproduction wood is made a bit larger to allow for variations in body fit. It just depends on the fabricator that made the parts as to how close they will fit. It helps to have some wood working tools like a belt sander available but if you have to get too many, you might as well make the stuff yourself.

A lot of folks purchase the kits due to missing or badly deteriorated parts that won't work as patterns. In this case, it's still easier to purchase a wood kit than guess about how to make the parts from scratch.
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