WTB '31 steel top cab

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wild4679
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WTB '31 steel top cab

Post by wild4679 » May 20th, 2018, 4:08 am

I want to put on late 1931 steel top cab on the '31 I'm restoring. Can anyone lead me to one?

Stakebed
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Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

Post by Stakebed » May 20th, 2018, 6:47 pm

Ill keep my eyes and ears out but dont hold your breath. Where abouts are you in this world?

wild4679
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Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

Post by wild4679 » May 21st, 2018, 11:00 am

Western Oregon. Thanks in advance for the help.

Bob C
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Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

Post by Bob C » May 23rd, 2018, 8:35 am


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Neil Wilson
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Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

Post by Neil Wilson » May 23rd, 2018, 9:03 am

This might be a better buy at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MARCFordGroup/

Swap the cab with the one you have maybe and resell.
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KimVanOrder
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Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

Post by KimVanOrder » May 24th, 2018, 1:48 pm

wild4679 wrote:
May 20th, 2018, 4:08 am
I want to put on late 1931 steel top cab on the '31 I'm restoring. Can anyone lead me to one?
If your not hung up on being 'original', have one built. My dad in law just put a flat top on cab. No one seems to notice. If you go to a body man they may be able to form something for you. just a thought...
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

wild4679
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Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

Post by wild4679 » June 8th, 2018, 9:36 pm

Kim,

I found a vendor in CA that sells a drop in piece to make the cab a solid top. What did your father in law use to support it from inside? Did he use the wood ribs as if it were a canvas top?

bud valerius
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Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

Post by bud valerius » June 9th, 2018, 4:49 am

I have a steel top that came off a chev. , I took it off a 30 Ford PU ,it fits over the top and down the back about 4 inches you would need to patch the sunvisor to the front

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Re: WTB '31 steel top cab

Post by KimVanOrder » June 9th, 2018, 3:01 pm

wild4679 wrote:
June 8th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Kim,

I found a vendor in CA that sells a drop in piece to make the cab a solid top. What did your father in law use to support it from inside? Did he use the wood ribs as if it were a canvas top?
Nope. Simpler than that! A piece of 3/4" plywood. then wrapped it with the covering. He even put 'ribs' on the inside in the place of the original ribs. Most people are so busy looking at the inside, see the "ribs" and never notice it is all fake.

FYI. I have made all the pieces to replace the top and make it like original. BUT. what is there was made by him and he is gone so it is sort of 'in remembrance of him that we leave it as is. He lived to 92.
KVO
Dec. '28 AA

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