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Old 09-01-2015, 01:34 PM   #1
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Has any Fordor body owners had experience with body wood supplied by Classic Wood in NC?
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:01 PM   #2
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I got a great top wood kit from them for my Tudor. Very little tweaking. That area of NC was the furniture capitol of the US before it all went off shore. I suspect some of the folks there are ex furniture workers.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:29 PM   #3
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Bought my top kit from them. Top quality.
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:48 PM   #5
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I just bought the top ribs and some other pieces for my '30 Fordor from them. Excellent fit.
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:25 PM   #6
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I just replaced the top wood on my 31 Tudor. I used the classic wood kit. The header, the rear corners and the top bows need to be sanded down a bit to fit properly. I used a small right angle air sander. It's not particularly difficult, but it is time consuming.
Les Andrews install instructions were very helpfull

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Old 10-29-2015, 05:12 AM   #7
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How much difference do you suppose there is between fitting body wood in a Fordor, and top wood in a Tudor?
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:35 AM   #8
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How much difference do you suppose there is between fitting body wood in a Fordor, and top wood in a Tudor?
Good morning, Brent,
My Snap-On Racing cap is off to you, for having the SKILLS to do Fordor wood ! ! ! Pics I've seen are SCARY, looks as though you're building a SPANISH GALLEON !
Chief was NOT a wood person & only taught me how to drive a NAIL correctly. Momma had 2 Great Uncles that had a small furniture factory in N.C, but don't know much about them or where they Emigrated from Only about 12 years ago, I found out I am 1/8 Pawnee Indian & when watchin' Old Western movies, I don't know whether to root for the INDIANS or the WHITE EYES????
I've commonly read that often, the wood parts are cut slightly larger, which is probably a GOOD thing.
Chief often said, "I've cut the danged thing off TWICE, & it's still too SHORT" He DID teach me to nail up a board, first, THEN cut it to length!
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Their's is best available as a direct supplier. You might email Brent directly about fordor wood. He has made wood and actually installed the wood. So, he knows the good, bad and ugly of fordor wood.

Again, Classic is best available from a wood supplier as such. They a re great guys and make a good product in many styles.

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Old 10-29-2015, 09:40 AM   #10
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I bought my 28 roadster wood from Brattons. It all fit good.
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:53 AM   #11
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Good morning, Brent,
My Snap-On Racing cap is off to you, for having the SKILLS to do Fordor wood ! ! ! Pics I've seen are SCARY, looks as though you're building a SPANISH GALLEON !
Chief was NOT a wood person & only taught me how to drive a NAIL correctly. Momma had 2 Great Uncles that had a small furniture factory in N.C, but don't know much about them or where they Emigrated from Only about 12 years ago, I found out I am 1/8 Pawnee Indian & when watchin' Old Western movies, I don't know whether to root for the INDIANS or the WHITE EYES????
I've commonly read that often, the wood parts are cut slightly larger, which is probably a GOOD thing.
Chief often said, "I've cut the danged thing off TWICE, & it's still too SHORT" He DID teach me to nail up a board, first, THEN cut it to length!
Bill W.
Did he also teach you that if you hold the hammer with both hands you'll never hit your thumb?
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:09 PM   #12
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Where can you buy plans for body wood? I've always wanted to try to make some.
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Best source is Ford archives as far I know. And you have to pay for them.
Probably need part numbers which is likely rediculously hard to find!
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The price for all the wood prints will probably exceed the cost of a restored car.
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:48 PM   #15
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The price for all the wood prints will probably exceed the cost of a restored car.
Yes, to a certain extent that is very true. Most of the wood part #s I have found have been in the Body Parts Book. Knowing the correct Ford nomenclature is very helpful too! Also, there are some items like roof ribs that are interchangeable between bodies. (For example, the #2 Roof Rib on a Tudor might be the same as the #3 rib on a Fordor.)

I honestly foresee the day where we have the wood prints digitized and cut on a CNC router. I doubt the costs will be any cheaper but replicating, and making adjustments would be easier.
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A whole lot - fordor's are very complex.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:41 PM   #17
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Back in the 60s, I made the wood for my 28 tudor myself using the old original wood as patterns. I still have the tudor.
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This is some of Brents work,
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You're right, it does look like a Spanish Galleon.
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Old 10-30-2015, 05:47 AM   #20
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I wanted a fordor, ended up with a tudor and now am very happy I did...
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