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Old 01-27-2017, 06:11 PM   #1
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I have a 30' 4 door Briggs body sedan. Some of the wood needs replacing especially in the roof. Is there someplace I can get the plans for this wood and cut it myself?

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Old 01-27-2017, 07:16 PM   #2
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I need the the same for a 28 Briggs 60A. So far no luck.
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I have wood patterns for a Murray body fordor/town sedan 155A 165A. I would part with them cheap since I got them in a parts purchase years ago. Just PM me.
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I have a 30' 4 door Briggs body sedan. Some of the wood needs replacing especially in the roof. Is there someplace I can get the plans for this wood and cut it myself?

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I need the the same for a 28 Briggs 60A. So far no luck.
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As one who has made some of the wood in my 30 Briggs 155 Town sedan (4 dr), can you not get the shape and dimensions from your old wood? From what I understand, The Benson Ford center has all the plans, BUT they charge $25 a page for them. Yes you can make the parts yourself! But Ford worked to a tolerance _+ .010 mostly in Ash. Ash is a very good wood for this application. It doesn't move and it holds size, whereas oak will swell. Walnut and Maple are OK too, but they must be seasoned. Ash can be used green. As an aside, The Morgan Co, in England uses strictly Ash in it's body wood.
You will need a Vernier caliper, a good adjustable square, A 24" scale, an angle gauge. You will have to duplicate every angle on the piece and there are many. Those little angles are sometimes the difference between Rights and Lefts and the way the parts lock together. Good Luck!
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Old 01-29-2017, 05:12 PM   #6
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Terry, thanks for the good info.
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Old 01-29-2017, 06:39 PM   #7
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Drawings would have to be very complex as the parts are obviously 3 dimensional and the drawings from Ford, besides expensive, they are difficult to read the dimensions on. To me, original pieces in poor shape would be about as good, if not better. Under any circumstances, the machinery needed, regardless of the experience and space factor, outweigh the cost of a kit for needed parts. One would spend a lot of time just making jigs to hold the work while cutting to shape. Getting a kit to fit as it should is challenge enough for most restorers.
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