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Old 08-07-2017, 03:23 PM   #1
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I am working on restoring a 1928 Model A leatherback that belong to my parents. I received a top wood kit from Classic Wood. In the kit is 2 blocks about of wood 4"x1.25"x.375" and 2 blocks of wood about 12"x1.25"x.375". Can someone help me with where these blocks of wood go.
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Old 08-07-2017, 04:21 PM   #2
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Go to YouTube there is an excellent posting called "Restoring 1928 Leatherback town sedan" or close to that . You should see where these parts go as they tear the car right down and replace all the wood . Really very informative and excellent craftmanship for sure .

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Old 08-07-2017, 04:59 PM   #3
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Go to YouTube there is an excellent posting called "Restoring 1928 Leatherback town sedan" or close to that . You should see where these parts go as they tear the car right down and replace all the wood . Really very informative and excellent craftmanship for sure .

John in heavy summer rain Suffolk County England .

Thanks, I have watch the restoration videos. They do not show the extra wood pieces. They are great videos. I have watched them several times.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:38 PM   #4
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Could not remember any wood like that inside my '28 leatherback. Wish I had taken more pictures when no upholstery was on the inside. It is all finished now and do not remember any pieces like that. Could be part of the rear tire mounting assembly.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:45 PM   #5
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Only 3/8" thick is the part I'm wondering about. I'm not a bodyman, but the only thing that comes to mind is the wood blocks used under the hood latches, but even those I think are thicker.
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These 4 small blocks cam with the the top wood kit. The blocks that hold the hood latches are different. Thanks for the input.
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These may be the blocks of wood that go between the two doors. There is wood above and below the metal piece that attaches the front seat to the door posts.
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Maybe if you contacted Classic Wood, they could explain what and where these wood pieces go.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:17 AM   #9
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Call Classic Woods, they did not know.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:42 AM   #10
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Call Classic Woods, they did not know.
Thanks for the suggestion.
So wait, you called the place you bought the product from, but they have no clue where it goes?
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:53 AM   #11
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Maybe this will help.

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Old 08-10-2017, 12:05 AM   #12
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The photo doesn't show the blocks. My body is the Briggs. Thanks
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:31 AM   #13
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All 28/29 Leatherbacks have Briggs bodies .

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Old 08-10-2017, 08:01 AM   #14
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Yes I understand that Leatherbacks have Briggs bodies. The photo is not Briggs.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:42 AM   #15
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It is not a leatherback either.
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