Wood for top of cab

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rriley
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Joined: June 8th, 2019, 9:10 am
Body Type: 88 A
Model Year: 1928

Wood for top of cab

Post by rriley » January 14th, 2020, 11:06 am

What kind of wood was used for the top frames?
Can you buy patterns?

Lvovich
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Body Type: A 82-c
Model Year: 1931

Re: Wood for top of cab

Post by Lvovich » January 14th, 2020, 3:00 pm

Maple, birch, elm, beech. The tree should not have through knots, cracks and bundles. Humidity not higher than 12%

rriley
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Body Type: 88 A
Model Year: 1928

Re: Wood for top of cab

Post by rriley » January 14th, 2020, 5:22 pm

Thanks for the reply. The wood in my truck seems to be a softer wood and I wonder if the rough lumber I had left over would work (Hard Maple).
I have most of the frame and only missing one slat I call it from the front to the rear but some rot and decay.
I was concerned about beating in the tacks for the roof material and gutters without having to use a 20oz hammer.
Thanks for the reply

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