Top Wood question

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KyCliff
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Joined: July 19th, 2013, 6:34 am
Body Type: 82A
Model Year: 1929

Top Wood question

Post by KyCliff » January 17th, 2018, 7:51 am

Hello all,
I'm working on a '29 AA and ordered new top wood for the cab as there was none when I got this cab.... my question is do I have to modify the wood? It doesn't appear that it fits correctly without some cutting and refitting.... it's a AWD-1033 kit from Snyder's.
I don't mind refitting and cutting if that's what I need to do but don't want to start if I'm missing something.
Thanks for any help, ideas... etc

Cliff

njcar757
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Joined: March 4th, 2009, 4:00 pm
Body Type: closed cab
Model Year: 1929

Re: Top Wood question

Post by njcar757 » January 17th, 2018, 8:33 am

First call Snyders. When I bought my truck, it came with a new top wood kit, I don't know who made it, The pieces did not have a perfect fit, I made small wood shims with gorilla glue to fill in places, then I used a small grinder with 4 1/2" auto body grinding disk to blend in. Measure corner to corner on an X pattern to get it right, open both doors, stand back and look at both door posts, are they parallel?
carry on

Bob C
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Joined: April 24th, 2003, 11:50 am
Body Type: Mail truck, Stake tr
Model Year: 1931
Location: SO CAL

Re: Top Wood question

Post by Bob C » January 17th, 2018, 9:13 am

This doesn't answer your question but this link to pictures Marco posted has a lot of good pictures of the 82-A top.
http://abarnyard.com/temp/82-a/

Bob

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s147881
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Joined: April 13th, 2007, 8:09 pm
Body Type: stake bed 82A
Model Year: 1930
Location: Decatur Michigan

Re: Top Wood question

Post by s147881 » January 17th, 2018, 1:50 pm

Les Andrews model a mechanic volume 2 has great details on installing wood for 28/29 cab

KyCliff
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Joined: July 19th, 2013, 6:34 am
Body Type: 82A
Model Year: 1929

Re: Top Wood question

Post by KyCliff » January 23rd, 2018, 9:04 am

Thanks everyone for the ideas... I had forgotten that i had the Les Andrew books and found that article.... lots of help there.

Doors shut okay but the cab isn't quite square when measuring in the x pattern... will need to figure out how to square it a little better.
Always something to keep the brain in gear...
I didn't have any top wood on the cab so haven't got anything to compare to, had been all removed and a metal sheet screwed to the top.
thanks again

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