Hi Dave.... I guess everyone has their own opinion about the type of wood to use, but I think it best to use white ash. It is a good wood to work with and is a "little" cheaper than oak. I made new body sills for my Flint last year on a bridgeport mill and it also machines nice!
The best chrome shop that I know of is Paul's over in Mars Pennsylvania... but certainly not the cheapest! You can find his address in Hemmings. Hope this helps
Yes I've just been told white ash is the better wood and don't buy it from the local lumber yard but a saw mill out in the country, where its cheaper. Ash has fewer knots and won't splinter with all the hundreds of nails I have to put into the roof area.
Orig was oak or maple up here.
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