On Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:19:05 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You could be right - the Durant Rugby (or as it was known up here,
the "star"would be another possibility -(4 cyl Durant)
It is NOT a Ford or an Essex, for sure -
I guess in 32 they diddn't call the phaeton or touring Chevt a Baby
Grand any more -officially .
On Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:29:31 +0000 (UTC), Alice Jones
Looks to me a lot like a 31/32 Chevy Baby Grand, going by the shape,
the between-the rails rear mounted fuel tank, and the double bead at
the top of the body. Being an open body, not a sedan, I'd definitely
say there is a VERY good chance.
What were 'Woodies' made from - station wagons were in the 50's.
We had Wood carrier top that had to have Spar put on it now and then.
I want to say the tailgate also, but not the sides.
On 3/18/2017 4:12 PM, email@example.com wrote:
On Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:16:06 -0500, Martin Eastburn
By the fifties woodies were all steel bodys with wood trim. GM's last
wood framed body was 1937. Ford's last real "woodie" was 1951,( Maple
and Birch.) and other than the woodie wagons, Ford was all steel from
1935 on.. Even the '40's Ford woodies were steel framed, with wood
skins and "trim" which was only semi-structural.
Nope. 36 still had some wood framing in the doors and doorposts.
Mabee not quite as much as in a '35 - but '1937 saw the first ALL
STEEL Chevy body. 1934 was the first year with an all steel "turret
top" roof (no more slats and chicken-wire), but the doorframes and
doorposts were still steel-wraped wood up untill the 1937 model year.
here is a picture showing how much wood was in a 36 4 door sedan.
and here is a 36 chevy door - - -
Some low production vehicles like sedan deliveries had wood in them up
into the forties.
Take a look at this article:
I know my old Chevies. I had a 28 (Wood wheeled National) and a 35
On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:45:55 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org (Neill
Take a look at ANY durant - the closest would be a 28 Star (or
"RUGBY" as it was exported as) but the Durany is a 3 piece tub, not a
stamped steel tub as shown - and the side panel is too long for a 4
door or touring.
I've been around a lot of old cars - and the first thing that came to
mind, with the way the gas tank is mounted, the double "bead" or
"feature line" around the top, the moderate curve to the obviously
stamped steel tub, and the lever shocks peaking through the floor on
the one picture is "32 Chebby". Looked like a Phaeton except the side
panel matches a 2 door body, not a 4.- and all "Chebbies" of that era
did not have a separate roof - so it looks like somebody took off the
roof to make a "topless" two door - not to use the roof elsewheere
because the "riser" which would be left after removing the roof
appears to have been metal-worked out (if indead it WAS a 2dr Chebby)
I'm still wracking my brain to find a better answer.
On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:24:34 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
H'mmm, you just answered a question I had in my head, I saw a 2dr
Chevy sedan and the tub near as I could see, seemed to fit, and I saw
a sedan where the top was off, but there was a wooden post left
attached to the hub.
Note the Durant doesn't have the "double bead" across the back of the
body. That is pretty common on the GM cars of the period - and the
rounded, curved in at the bottom profile was pretty well exclusive to
1932 - '28-30 were a lot straighter, for sure.
It's NOT a Durant - only a 28 Star would be close, and it does not
have a one piece pressed steel bustle - the sides and rear quarters
are separate and have a "bead" vertically on both sides to join them.
This is a pressed steel "bucket" - That, with the double bead around
the top of the beltline, rules our any Durant - and if it's a Chevy
pretty well narrows it down ro a '32 . On closer inspection, it's not
a touring or Phaeton because the door of a phaeton or fordoor would
go back over the fender
So whatever it is, it started life as a 2 door, it's a stamped steel
tub, I'd say LIKELY a 32 Chevy 2 door with the roof cut off.
(Assuming it is a North American built vehicle)
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