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Contact us if you need a body fully or partially rewooded. 37 years experience.  We have rewooded everything from numerous Packards, an L29 Cord, several Kissels,  Studebaker,  Marmon,  Pullman,  you name it. If you need any type automotive woodwork you will not find better craftsmanship. Our woodworker is an academically trained sculptor and very experienced woodworker and does amazing work. PennDutchRestoration.com

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On 2/26/2018 at 6:05 AM, Restorer32 said:

Contact us if you need a body fully or partially rewooded. 37 years experience.  We have rewooded everything from numerous Packards, an L29 Cord, several Kissels,  Studebaker,  Marmon,  Pullman,  you name it. If you need any type automotive woodwork you will not find better craftsmanship. Our woodworker is an academically trained sculptor and very experienced woodworker and does amazing work. PennDutchRestoration.com

I have a 1926-47 Buick (Master Series 4-Dr. Sedan, 120" wheelbase) that needs the wood on the top replaced. This would include the perimeter wood that sits above the drip rail and the wood bows. We've just started the project so need basic information. In general, what does this cost to have made, and how do we go about getting the existing material to you or do we do that? Do you have patterns. Just not sure how to get a wood top that is in bad condition and broken in spots with dry rot in others shipped from Colorado to PA. Other question obviously is cost? Thanks, Gene Leach, Greeley, Colorado. gene370@comcast.net

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No we do not have patterns and doubt anyone does. We would need the car here to do the job properly.  Likely there is more rot than shows , especially in the A, B, and C pillars. To a certain extent the sheet metal would need to be disassembled to install the wood. Hate to turn down work but given the distance we suggest you try to find someone closer to work on the car. The work is more complicated than you might think. 

Our best guess is you are looking at several thousand $ to remove the old wood, make new and install it. $3000-$4000 would not surprise me. Best of luck with your project. Many early cars remain unrestored due to the cost and difficulty of rewooding them. Next to serious rust repair,  rewooding is often the most time consuming part of a restoration. It has to be done precisely if you want the doors to open and close properly.

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Sorry, we do not have patterns for that wood but we can provide you with top bows and irons in polished stainless steel. We have made many of them over the years.

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