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1949 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible Woodie

Just completed the drive train. Engine is rebuilt, fluid drive is rebuild and the entire chassis after the sandblasting. So the next step is to weld in new Sheetmetal floors.

Can anybody guide me to late 1949 Sheetmetal floors including the trunk? I need help in procuring the proper Sheetmetal. Help?

Regards, Brian

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1949 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible Woodie

Just completed the drive train. Engine is rebuilt, fluid drive is rebuild and the entire chassis after the sandblasting. So the next step is to weld in new Sheetmetal floors.

Can anybody guide me to late 1949 Sheetmetal floors including the trunk? I need help in procuring the proper Sheetmetal. Help?

Regards, Brian

Two places come to mind. "Wildcat Auto" in Sandy, Oregon and "Big M" in Williams, California. They both have web sites.

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1949 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible Woodie. Quest for Sheetmetal

I found a Sheetmetal Fabricator to help create new floors and trunk. All it took was a race up to Grants Pass, Oregon from the San Francisco Bay Area to intercept his route home to Michigan. Moved the Chrysler body from my trailer to his, under the questioning eye from the local law enforcement. Patterns will be generated from this effort.post-143880-0-89792600-1454831327_thumb.post-143880-0-15709600-1454831352_thumb.post-143880-0-08822900-1454831384_thumb.

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After many months and some great talent from Kemps Restoration the car now has new Sheetmetal.   All the floor surfaces and rotten rockers are now 100% new metal.   Proper ribbing and counours have been fabricated.  I'm now ready to mount the body back to the frame and start fabricating the woo.  Slow but sure is my motto

 

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That actually looks good for sitting under a tarp outside for 31 years. Without the pictures I would have assumed it to be much worse. Deciduous trees in the background = humidity. Do you know who the body builder was?  Any history on it?

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Its a 1925 dodge Brothers 3/4 ton truck with a Cantrell body but what gets me wondering is a plate on the passenger side of the body that says built by graham brothers doing a little research now but really going to do it this winter 

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