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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #90 on: July 25, 2017, 06:36:41 PM »
I couldn't resist.  I had to install the front door !

Due to the length of this task and the number of pictures I posted a link to the blow by blow description below:

http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/Work_files/2017/07252017.htm



It seems that my work is paying off.  Fingers crossed on the other 3 doors.

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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #91 on: July 30, 2017, 12:23:00 AM »
It's Great when a plan comes together !

Due to the length of this task and the number of pictures I posted a link to the blow by blow description below:

http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/Work_files/2017/07302017.htm



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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #92 on: July 31, 2017, 08:30:11 PM »
Looking good!

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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #93 on: August 13, 2017, 06:54:04 PM »
Driver's Side Upper Roof Frame

Due to the length of this task and the number of pictures I posted a link to the blow by blow description below:

http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/Work_files/2017/08132017.htm



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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #94 on: August 31, 2017, 09:13:53 PM »
Upper Roof Frame Continued (front)

Due to the length of this task and the number of pictures I posted a link to the blow by blow description below:

http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/Work_files/2017/08312017.htm



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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #95 on: September 04, 2017, 03:54:41 AM »
Really enjoyed your posts, keep up the great restoration work!

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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #96 on: September 13, 2017, 08:15:47 PM »
Roof Frame Continued (front & driver's side)

Due to the length of this task and the number of pictures I posted a link to the blow by blow description below:

http://www.1948plymouth.info/1929/Work_files/2017/09132017.htm



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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #97 on: September 25, 2017, 08:33:38 PM »
Finally finished the last of the structural framing

I can finally move on to something new.  Yes I know that there is still plenty of wood work to complete but the structural side of the equation is now in the past.  It's actually been a little over a year since I started down this road.  Pretty soon maybe I'll have something to actually drive again.





I'm thinking Floor next ?


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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #98 on: September 29, 2017, 09:00:24 PM »
Chet,  You'll be crusin' in no time!  To answer two flooring questions...

1.  I need to look at this and get you some pictures, but I remember there is one directly under the "back" of the front seat; at right angle to the B pillars

5.  Neither my car or Dave's had a cross member at the toe/floor intersection.

6.  This picture is Dave's car.  I was lucky to find my Body Tag.
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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #99 on: September 30, 2017, 05:58:31 AM »
Frank, Thanks for the info and picture.

Dave's car is a treasure trove of information details.  I was fascinated by the two nails in the sill washer below the bolt holding the sill in place.  This is the kind of stuff that gets washed away by owner repairs over the life of the car.  The body plate is where I thought it should go.

I also sent an email to Jeff Buton to pick his brain also.

Thanks for all the help,  Currently working on the rear suspension, Chet...
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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #100 on: October 01, 2017, 06:27:28 PM »
Nice work Chet. I know I'll be looking back at this thread for info. If you need any info send me an email.
 

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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #101 on: October 07, 2017, 07:26:14 PM »
Hey Chet,
I'll respond here to the floor board questions.
Interesting that on my car the solid wood two cross members do not extend to the frame. They seem to mainly provide reinforcement of a sort.  The plywood on mine is one piece that extends from the front edge of the rear seat all the way to the front removeable floorboard. The center cross board on mine seems mainly to provide extra support for the center pillar brackets.  The front solid wood piece provides a lip support for the front removable floorboard, but otherwise seems to just provide overall extra strength to the plywood.

The two cross boards do not extend to the frame, but rather the wood sill boards rest on the rubber frame pads and the attachment bolts go through the side sill boards.

The rear solid cross member sits on top of the rear edge of the plywood and supports the front edge of the rear seat.

Anyway, that is how mine is.
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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #102 on: October 07, 2017, 11:20:54 PM »
Thanks John

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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #103 on: October 08, 2017, 02:53:29 PM »
Hello  , Chet
  In a continuation of a discussion at Hershey on paint colors . When I said about light blue primer . Attached is a pic of the other Dodge '31 build pickup cab with light blue under black and interior green . Since it shows up in only the cab section of the truck and your composite cab . Can this be that manufactures primer and not a former color . Your page 6 shows it well .
   Any other examples out there ?



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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #104 on: October 08, 2017, 04:01:21 PM »
Hello  , Chet
  In a continuation of a discussion at Hershey on paint colors . When I said about light blue primer . Attached is a pic of the other Dodge '31 build pickup cab with light blue under black and interior green . Since it shows up in only the cab section of the truck and your composite cab . Can this be that manufactures primer and not a former color . Your page 6 shows it well .
   Any other examples out there ?

I don't know.  I think Walter P. was a waste not, want not, type of guy and liked to use what was left on the shelf.  I've been known to mix some paint remnants together and get a room done for free.  Another mystery or another practicality ?  Might have to ask those "History Detective" guys.  We need to find an expert on early 20th. century manufacturing.

As far as primer goes my understanding is that it provides a consistent and neutral surface for the top coat.  The lighter or darker primer I believe can affect the appearance of the outer paint but my knowledge is minimal in this area.  Maybe someone else has a comment.
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