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Username Post: 1933 chevy wood        (Topic#309129)
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Reg: 03-09-14
03-09-14 10:06 AM - Post#2434204    

Working on my 1933 Chevy again and looking to replace the wood with steel. Any one done this?


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01-02-15 12:19 PM - Post#2511336    
    In response to gmann

Usually done on street rod Chevy?

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09-30-16 06:10 PM - Post#2654236    
    In response to gmann

wood is good!!!

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11-04-16 03:30 PM - Post#2659941    
    In response to gmann

I have a 32 Chevy and would like to do the same thing. So far I have been unable to find details about it. Please post any photos once you get started!

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11-05-16 07:54 AM - Post#2660012    
    In response to Charlie57

Had the wood replaced on my 30 3 window coupe. This was done at local hot rod shop @ 60 per hour.
All my wood was rotten and the nails were falling out. Floor board base was replaced from cowl to rear of car. A & B pilars replaced, doors rehung, doors were reinforced with steel, dash braces and winshield mounts added,rumble seat redone in steel as was all the bracing for rear panels, along with additional frame bracing. They used 2x3 steel and some 1x1.
Inside was gutted when i got the car. so this was easy decision. A wood kit is over 5K, and you still need to install.
I am still grinding welds.
The body is now solid. no wiggle from rotted wood and nails backing out.
All in all, I think the body is better with the
steel rather then new wood

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11-24-17 07:48 PM - Post#2715616    
    In response to gmann

I did on my 32 sports coupe.
I could not afford the wood kit so i took each piece and traced it as best as I could. Some of the pieces were almost falling apart, so i did the best I could.
Wood doesnt show, so sometimes I used plywood, (very strong). The rest I used the cheaper hard wood, got some good hard from pallets!
sometimes I did not return a certain piece or 2, there was no adverse effect, no problems. I also noticed that if a piece or 2 didnt get sanded or didnt have the true shape, they fit well any way.
It really isnt an exact science, fit the best you can and move on, it all holds together well. I assembled a small section at a time so as not to disturb the whole anatomy of the skeleton.

John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


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