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    rspears: Thanks for the input. I think I'm going to need a screen gasket and than make a template out of Aluminum or some stainless that I have laying around. That way I guess it should show and tell all, I had hoped on driving this truck this summer but I guess its just not going to happen. I just don't know enough to get things done in a time efficient manor.

    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    I'd offer that trying to use a piece of glass (screen?) that's going to be in a rubber gasket might be a bit of a challenge. You might think about cutting a piece of plywood and mounting a couple of screen door handles on it? Maybe even make it a bit oversized to account for the gasket thickness, then you could maybe clamp it on the sides and bottom and watch to see if the top starts pulling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy7797 View Post
    rspears: Thanks for the input. I think I'm going to need a screen gasket and than make a template out of Aluminum or some stainless that I have laying around. That way I guess it should show and tell all, I had hoped on driving this truck this summer but I guess its just not going to happen. I just don't know enough to get things done in a time efficient manor.
    Navy, just keep plugging away. You've made a great deal of progress in short time for sure! I still have some hopes of driving my 40 this year and you I have to do my frame and a lot more. Just keep at it and you may be surprised!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy7797 View Post
    Kelly: I'm not sure what your referring to when you say "cab wood" ? This 40 Ford is all steel.
    The wood that goes under the cab, that you said you made out of a oak pallet

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    Ok now I know what wood your talking about ! You have 2 choices for the wood, buy them or make them. I had just enough old wood to get a pattern made. If you have a tablesaw, hand saw, chisels ect. you can make these. I have a milling machine wish greatly aided in the process. Did you know you buy them ? If you want to make them I can help you with the pattern.

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    The wood that goes under the cab, that you said you made out of a oak pallet

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    Yeah I seen them, I think I want to at least try to make them, you made it look pretty easy, LOL, and this truck is just going to be a shop truck nothing fancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALL4SHO View Post
    Yeah I seen them, I think I want to at least try to make them, you made it look pretty easy, LOL, and this truck is just going to be a shop truck nothing fancy
    Its easy because I have or have access to all the wood working tools, plank plainer, bandsaws ect. It can be done with just a hand saw and a block plain if your wood is new and the right thickness. If you use pallet oak as I did a table saw is almost necessary, but I suppose it could be done with a GOOD skill saw and lots of patience. Its about how much time you want to put into them I guess. I'll get the patterns for you but it'll be a while my cab is on the frame at this point and will be for a few weeks. How about starting a thread of your own and show us your truck and what you have for it.

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    Well this roof replacement is coming along but there's something wrong some where and it started before I cut the old roof off. The original roof had a gap between the drivers door and the roof and I thought that it was because of the bent up roof, not so. In the pictures below you'll see a big gap on the drivers door. Its not because the roof is to high, the front window is set at height. The passenger side is fine. The doors measure the same. The back roof seam is just like all the others I've seen up a little from flush of the cab. Unless some one sees something I don't my only fix is to extend the door's upper lip as I have done with paper in the picture. Again the front window measures the same on each side and is set the match the old size. Unless they had different size/ tapered front windows its not the height of the cab, maybe a crappy stamped roof ? All theories are gladly welcome !! I can't figure it out, I wore out my tape measure.





    White paper showing area to be filledwith extended lip of door.
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    Any pics of the passenger side?
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyr View Post
    Any pics of the passenger side?
    Well I didn't take any, the line's all look good. I guess I'll have to take some to show ya. Heck if both side were high I'd just the the roof down to fit the doors and cut glass to fit.

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    I'm guessing in this time at Ford, Chevy, and Dodge, they were more concerned about getting them out than perfect alignment so that may be a bad stamping like you say. I've seen several 40 Ford 2 door sedans that the driver's door doesn't fit correctly at the bottom at all. I thought it was just mine until I started looking at others and noticed it was just how they were.
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    Yeah, the good ol' american quality control that we remember so well. When we all know the factories were chasin' the dollar, just like today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy7797 View Post
    Well I didn't take any, the line's all look good. I guess I'll have to take some to show ya. Heck if both side were high I'd just the the roof down to fit the doors and cut glass to fit.
    My thought was that if we have enough eyes comparing the two sides, someone might see a little something that could be tweaked.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyr View Post
    My thought was that if we have enough eyes comparing the two sides, someone might see a little something that could be tweaked.......
    You may be right, I'll get the pic's.

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    Navy,
    I'd take a piece of poster board and trace the top outline of the passenger door using a measured reference from the bottom of the window opening and cut it out. Repeat for the driver's side, using the same point of reference, and compare the two. Someone might have put on a replacement door at some time in the truck's past, and it might have been close but not the same profile, like for a coupe or sedan?
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    Did you measure the top of both doors are they the same?? I think if the windshield fits I'd redo the door. Great project.
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