What suggestions for replacement wood?

jjbubaboyjjbubaboy Posts: 905Senior Contributor
Working on the interior and needed to fix the sliding rear quarter windows on my 36T.
Although the wood frames seem intact, they appear that replacing them might be a good move.
What did they use originally and more importantly, what would be a good, easy to work with, and lasting
replacement?
Thanks!
Jeff

Comments

  • ken1962ken1962 Posts: 334Member
    Wood?? Mine are metal with a painted wood grain effect. 1936 was the first year the entire body was made of metal ...no wood anywhere 
  • 54coupe54coupe Posts: 1,027Member
    Alder. easy to machine. stable. I know companies that reproduce wood framed car bodies, and that is what they use.
  • jjbubaboyjjbubaboy Posts: 905Senior Contributor
    Hey Ken , yes my interior garnish moldings are metal. This is the frame that the rear quarter windows fit into. And they are wood. So it the rear header and the front header panels over the windshield and rear windows.
  • tigermothtigermoth Posts: 526Expert Adviser
    car mfg’s in the states used ash.

    regards, Tom
  • ken1962ken1962 Posts: 334Member
    Thanks for the information..forgot our Hudson's had an Australian body which is similar to the USA but obviously metal rather than wood cheers ken
  • jjbubaboyjjbubaboy Posts: 905Senior Contributor
    I guess in Washington State, its prone to either rust or rot!
    Is Ash a relatively easy wood to work with and holds up well? 
    Should it be sealed before installed, and if so, with what?
    Thanks!
    Jeff
  • tigermothtigermoth Posts: 526Expert Adviser
    Ash is a relatively hard wood, but unlike any of the oaks (white or red) it does not splinter when subjected to shocks (think baseball bats) hickory would also be a good choice. Ash machines and shapes well.

     Yes, seal it before you attach the sheet metal. 

    regards, Tom
  • jjbubaboyjjbubaboy Posts: 905Senior Contributor
    Thanks Tom!
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