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woodwork in body for rebuild

Does anyone have plans for all the body work in the 614 rumble seat coupe =-1930 deluxe. I am going to rip mine all apart again and try to do it right. Need help and any info will be helpful and appreciated
Never had a plan of any kind to work from so its not really good at all,
I sure hope to make things fit better this time around. All I had to start with was a couple of door posts and they were only pieces. Not one piece was complete They were rotted off on the lower section -I think about 12 inches were gone. One member gave me dimensions of the floor framework so I at least had a good starting point. That was many years ago and a lot of work was done since . I am now part way into dismantling it.Hope I get a bit of info here to help me-- Pictures would be very good
Ken

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 deluxe rumble seat coupe -Model 6 14

Re: woodwork in body for rebuild

has nonoe got an7y kind of plans or sketches for me --I sure need all the help I can get

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 deluxe rumble seat coupe -Model 6 14

Re: woodwork in body for rebuild

looks like I am on my own with this. First thing I guess is to level up the frame and block it up . Then find exact center line and start the wood work.
I believe I have a good base for my start anyway. I will keep you all informed of progress as I go

Ken

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 deluxe rumble seat coupe -Model 6 14

Re: woodwork in body for rebuild

All I can say is "Good Luck, Ken, and stick with it!" I've started two cars with no wood remnants and it's not an easy thing to undertake. My main rule is NEVER cut or modify the steel to make it fit. Also, never refuse to remake a piece. I generated almost a pickup load of scrap pieces and cutoffs to get where I'm at now! Anyone that can tolerate that Moose Juice of yours can accomplish anything!

Where Are You From? Texarkana, TX

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several

Re: woodwork in body for rebuild

I can sure as hell try anyway.. enough moose juice and I can do anything

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 deluxe rumble seat coupe -Model 6 14

Re: woodwork in body for rebuild

Ken:

There is a great pamphlet that I purchased when I did the body for my Durant called: Tips on Autobody Woodwork Manual by Don Marsh to Restore Wood Bodied Cars. You see it come up often on ebay and it costs around $24.00 I would recommend it as there are many tips on how to proceed.

Where Are You From? Hyattsville Md

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: woodwork in body for rebuild

Ken- I might have a door post for a copy. Don't know if would be worth sending to you, also maybe a couple of pictures. I have a picture of my car with all the rear bodywork wood done, and with no sheet metal tacked on(it's a coupe like yours). Let me see if I can get something organized first. What kind of wood are you going to use? Ross

Where Are You From? Orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

Re: woodwork in body for rebuild

thanks for the tip---I will look for it -every little bit would help.
Ken

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 deluxe rumble seat coupe -Model 6 14

Re: woodwork in body for rebuild

Ross
I tried to answer you earlier but seems my puter didnt cooperate. I Dont think I need the door post . I have rebuilt 2 and they seem pretty good. Just need a little touching up and they will be good. Thanks anyway.
I am using oak for most of the body wood and some parts I have done with B C Fir. Its pretty hard wood and holds up well.

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 deluxe rumble seat coupe -Model 6 14

Re: woodwork in body for rebuild

I can try to find some pictures of my car while it was under construction but many burned up in Louis Quenneville's house fire. Of course you could just drive down past Whitby again and have a go at taking mine apart. At least enough to see and measure

Where Are You From? Whitby ON

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: woodwork in body for rebuild

Jack
I think I will pass on the offer. It would be a long drive and I dont think it would really be worth the gas bill I would pile up. Thanks anyway
Ken

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 deluxe rumble seat coupe -Model 6 14

 

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