Author Topic: 33 Chevy Cabriolet Wood Replacement  (Read 9917 times)

TFoch

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Re: 33 Chevy Cabriolet Wood Replacement
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2013, 08:57:06 PM »
Next I tack welded the tubing running up along the rumble seat to the pieces I rolled and attached them to the door latch post. Then I tacked in the piece that goes across the center.  This will all be finish welded later.
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Re: 33 Chevy Cabriolet Wood Replacement
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2013, 09:04:48 PM »
Once I had everything tacked in place I removed the body panels and finish the welding.  The first pics are of the "skeleton" being welded and the others are of the final structure on the chassis.
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Re: 33 Chevy Cabriolet Wood Replacement
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2013, 08:05:50 AM »
thats some clean work there bud.
i have about 60 feet of 1x1" square tubing in my 27.
it's not easy!

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Re: 33 Chevy Cabriolet Wood Replacement
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2013, 11:10:38 AM »
Thanks Billy.  Never did keep track of how much tubing but it's quite a bit.
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Re: 33 Chevy Cabriolet Wood Replacement
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2013, 12:44:35 PM »
How did you determine what size tubing to use? Did you size it closely to the original piece or did you just make what you had fit? 

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Re: 33 Chevy Cabriolet Wood Replacement
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2013, 01:43:43 PM »
All the square tubing is 1" X 1".  The other parts were sized close to the original wood.  Most of the pieces were test fit and then I'd trim or adjust to fit.  Took quit a bit of time and patience but should be a good foundation.
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Re: 33 Chevy Cabriolet Wood Replacement
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2013, 11:21:34 PM »
Dang Tom. That's some nice work. I really like the structure coming up from the sub frame to support the body. I will have to follow your lead for my buick to make it strong and not wobble.

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Re: 33 Chevy Cabriolet Wood Replacement
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2015, 03:17:13 PM »
Tom  Thank you very very much for all the pictures that you have posted. What i am attempting to do is build myself a three D copier using a router and copy the pices that i have accumulated  that an a multi layered plywood sub frame like you first built.You see I am sort of restoring this car but adding hydraulic brakes all four corners and probably a 230 or 250 6 cylinder engine with a 5 speed stick.I did think about a 700R-4  i have not rulled this out  yet.I will retain the front end for now and change the rear end to a Dodge D-50 1/4 ton truck rear end 6 bolt.will also change everything over to 12 volot.Was thinking of using a 65 gto dash but not sure if that would be a little over the top.I would like to see more build pictures if posible and what did you use for a seat  thanks  vette59jdwl   lave@cogeco.ca

 


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