Author Topic: Sixball's Wood Works(a splinter group discussion)  (Read 3427 times)

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Re: Sixball's Wood Works(a splinter group discussion)
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2020, 12:26:04 AM »
Thanks Tom, I'm trying to keep it moving. I have to get the frame beady to go or these guys are going to do it without me.  :o

Mike , Good find. I don't think they would fit mine but that is a good idea.
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Re: Sixball's Wood Works(a splinter group discussion)
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2020, 07:02:10 PM »
go5t myself locked out of rusty bowtie and until just now figured out old password.

What those metal parts are is COVERS.  Usually there is one for the A post and one for the B post.  They cover up all the nail and screw heads 

They are held on with just 4 wood screws and gives a great clean look.   I would imagine your 26 would also use them ?

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« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2020, 10:50:31 PM »
I don't think the were used on my '26. I have all but one small metal piece. I thing at least one would have survived. I tried to sort out all of the wood today and found there ia more missing than I thought. I'm about 6" short of one complete sill and a foot and a half on the other side. I have all of the trunk floor and quite a bit of the seat frame but a lot is missing. I need to take another look around here. It's been moved around over the years.

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« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2020, 11:22:41 AM »
have been searching for pictures of older restorations with the doors open to see if I can spot the post covers.  This would be an easily answered question in the VCCA CHAT 1916---1928 Chevrolet section.

Unfortunately I cannot post over there due to ripping some clown apart in a post.

Was just cruising ebay again and found a pair of nice windshield posts and also a real nice r r fender listed on auction.

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Re: Sixball's Wood Works(a splinter group discussion)
« Reply #64 on: January 13, 2020, 06:55:29 PM »
Dang Mike, Be careful here I need you!  ;D  The reason I'm doing the wood is so it will show where it should. If it is going to be steel I can save myself some anxiety. I have very nice windshield posts and not running fenders. If you come across a '25 front crossmember, the stampeded one or the right side rear front spring mount let me know.
By the way i think I have found the missing sheet metal piece for below the driver door at "Early Chevy Parts" He is listed in our Chevy Parts Sources at the bottom of this page. His listed parts are about 30 pages and he has others. That is also where I got spring bolts and bushings.I'm looking to to a larger order as he has things I need. He sells the hidden hinges for the early open cars like mine. Not a lot of open car stuff but some.
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Re: Sixball's Wood Works(a splinter group discussion)
« Reply #65 on: January 13, 2020, 08:25:45 PM »
Did not think you were in market for a fender with design of car your building, but thought I would mention it anyway . The windshield posts are wow really long but looked to be in great shape.

Ya having all that new wood in there with epifanes varnish glowing like a honey dew stick.  The floors will knock your socks off making you want to demand anybody getting into your ride REMOVE THE SHOES !!

I had all the wood flooring in cherry cut and fitted and gorgeous. Then a tragedy struck. 

I decided to put a tremec T-56 six speed stick behind the mock up sbc.  The x member got trashed the floor parts put into the #2 shed while I completely redesigned the chassis.  Unless your going to sit the motor 8" lower it has to stick up into the pass compartment by 6--10".  Motor would have to be a dry sump system and electric fans................no damn way.

Glad you found the rocker panels , damn like Xmas at sixballs.

Don't forget new saw blade for the bandsaw, tighten belt and your off to the races.

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Re: Sixball's Wood Works(a splinter group discussion)
« Reply #66 on: January 13, 2020, 08:38:29 PM »
Been trying to find this picture of the wood sills for 34-35 chev roadster + phaeton.

They start at the firewall and run all the way back to where the rear quarter panel wheel well starts and the rear fender shapes in.   Your panels don't have this feature, but its general idea.

Note the matching cutouts 2 high and 2 lower back.  This same system should be used in your 26. In my 35 in between the front and rear cutouts is the metal under the seat flooring metal panel.  The rear trunk metal panel nails or screws to the 2nd cross piece.  Behind that would be the final  floor panel.. No reason why those 2 trunk pieces in metal could not be done in wood.

Can you imagine opening up the trunk lid and looking inside at a cherry wood floor all epifanes varnished.

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Re: Sixball's Wood Works(a splinter group discussion)
« Reply #67 on: January 14, 2020, 12:03:15 AM »
Here are some pictures from yesterday.












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Re: Sixball's Wood Works(a splinter group discussion)
« Reply #68 on: January 14, 2020, 12:07:33 AM »
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Re: Sixball's Wood Works(a splinter group discussion)
« Reply #69 on: January 14, 2020, 02:30:21 PM »
of coarse these will not fit your 26.........but showing you how long they area and how they have areas where 1/2" or more boards would fit into the slots to tie the two sides together and that's how they did it...........most likely for 26 also.

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« Reply #70 on: January 14, 2020, 07:07:20 PM »
Looking at the pieces for your car and what is left of mine does give me a general idea of how it all works. That is a big deal. Placing the trunk deck boards in place showed me the width between sill in the back. even with some missing from my good sill I figured how to get the right spacing between the fronts and how to get the right contour. I also know I can use the right sill to make the left one. It is coming together in my mind and as I get more into it I'll figure more out. I may have found another source of parts  very near here. I'm checking it ut now.
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Re: Sixball's Wood Works(a splinter group discussion)
« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2020, 03:04:16 PM »
Well I'm finally on! Thanks EDNY! I guess that I am now part of your Splinter Group. I'll have to go find my tweezers.
I received some Evapo-rust and some citric acid in the mail this morning, going to try each to see how I like them.
Checked with my local hard wood dealer yesterday for white ash (northern, mountain). He had what he calls eastern ash, was saying that ash prices were going up. Didn't get any because I had the wife's newer car....couldn't get 10 footers in.
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Re: Sixball's Wood Works(a splinter group discussion)
« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2020, 10:15:11 PM »
I've been in the mud for several days now repairing broken pipes.. I thought I had it whipped yesterday but it broke in a new spot this morning. It's done now but there is a small leak. I'll get it tomorrow. I haven't been to see the car since I took those last pictures. I've been working on the front axle and springs. I am happy with Evaporust on the small front end parts I've cleaned. I'llget a bunch painted soon. There is a box of parts missing and I'm hoping the rear mount for the passenger side front spring is in it. Still trying to figure out how to make the template for the new frame shape so we can work on the chassis while I'm fussing with the body.
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Re: Sixball's Wood Works(a splinter group discussion)
« Reply #73 on: January 22, 2020, 11:11:50 AM »
Six Ball asked me to come over to this sight and put up some of the pics that he and I had been taking and sending back and forth!
This for the wood for a 1926 Chevrolet roadster. I hope it helps someone, and also gets comments from the people that know how to do the wood for these old G.M. cars. I have been learning just from trial and error...lots of error! These are old pictures that I had to take new pics of because at this point, I cannot scan. They show the five pieces of wood that came with my roadster. And also some of the guessing J did. The pine sill is patterned from an old 26 coach sill......They are not close.



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Re: Sixball's Wood Works(a splinter group discussion)
« Reply #74 on: January 22, 2020, 12:02:09 PM »
I'll ad that the doors had some wood. And I found a second set of doors with some wood. I got some of the door wood copied but nut much else except for the kick down and guessing at the seat back.
I was a member of the VCCA at that time and started talking to Ray Holland. He was the 1925 advisor and had a very nice 25 roadster. Anyway, I ended up borrowing some of Ray's old wood to make my patterns from. The 25 and 26 are the same as far back as the back of the seat. So I gained a hole lot of info by assembling his old wood.... It did not go together like this old farm kid had thought!

 

 


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