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Old March 20th, 2017, 04:08 PM   #1
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1936 Oldsmobile Business Coupe

I recently found out a work associate has owned a 1936 Oldsmobile Business Coupe for a while now. He has been in the process of restoring and as he explains the inside of the doors are reinforced from wood. He asked me if I know of anyone who can answer the question of where he may purchase an already made kit for the reinforced doors or is this something he may have to tackle himself? If any member can provide some information it would help greatly to put another classic back on the street. It would be a sweet ride!
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Old March 20th, 2017, 05:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Eric, I will relay this information..appreciate it.
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very cool. Post some pictures if he will let you. Would love to see it.
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very cool. Post some pictures if he will let you. Would love to see it.
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I know hot rodders for years have replaced wood door inters with metal.I think 37 was was the first year for GM to go all metal on the interior framing . It would not be original of coarse but might be a option if you are a welder and not a carpenter.... Tedd
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Here is another possibility. Its been a few years since I contacted him so cannot guarantee he's still in business. He does Chevy stuff but Olds coupes are a lot like chevrolets. If he wouldn't take on the project maybe he knows someone else who would. http://www.chevywood.com/index.html

I had a 36 Chevy 2-dr. street rod I built and I replaced all of the wood except the sills with square tubing. Lighter and I think stronger. Here is a link to a page some of the 36 guys put together to give an idea of different ways to get around the wood issues:http://demiurgiac.com/36wood/index.html

A person's willingness to depart from factory specs depends on the type of restoration and finances. A car built to exactly replicate an original wouldn't depart from factory size wood and for good reason. But a car built as a driver that may only be shown at local cruise-in shows or built as a street rod, would likely be ahead in time, expense and sturdiness to replace wood with metal.
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Thank you both Tedd and Jerry, I will relay this information. Thanks for your help.
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