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Re: Need old body wood


Hey Norm,
I tried Lance the first thing, but I knew the 619 he had really didn't have much wood to begin with.
What little was left was n't saved and may not have been much use anyway.

Rick

Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of them

Re: Need old body wood

here are pictures of the 619, as you can see it has history.

Rick






Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of them

Re: Need old body wood

Rick,

Looking at the Pics, I'm wondering if their is enough left of your front header and or whatever original wood that you may have left, if it could be locked together with "Quick polly" ( http://kwikpolyllc.com/)? Quick Polly is a two part resin that will soak into wood (especially rotten wood) then sets up...Possiably those pieces could be saved for pattern?

I see that a fingerjoint was used, I have a cutter with that same profile that I made for making steering wheels, and have used it for body wood as well...(cutter must be used in a mill with pieces clamped securly!)

Where Are You From? Leavenworth, WA / Yuma, AZ

Do You own a car built by Durant? 2 Durants / 2 Flints

Re: Need old body wood

I have some old wood from the roof of a 32 Durant sedan. Its in the rafters of my garage and hard to get at but for you Rick it can happen. If you still need it Ill look for some free labour to get it down.
Not sure how much or condition.

Where Are You From? Whitby, ON

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

Re: Need old body wood

Hey Bill,

I bought an old header from someone that had replaced the wood in their Durant many years ago as a template, but I'm not sure if it's a perfect fit or not until we take a closer look.

Rick

Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of them

Re: Need old body wood

Yes Jack I'm interested.

Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of them

Re: Need old body wood

Your header looks like mine,just a row of bolts and someone looped the chicken wire round them to stop the canvas sagging. You have more wood left than I do.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 Dominion built 614 Sedan

 

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