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Technical Anyone assembled a brookville 3-window body

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 65standard, Dec 12, 2023.

  1. 19Eddy30
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  2. alchemy
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    So what happens if your body is still a half inch (or even just a quarter inch) still squished through the door opening? You’ve built everything else solid and now will just slice up the doors to fit? A well built car is done by minuscule fractions of an inch.

    If it was mine I’d go for those original doors posted above and do the necessary repairs.
     
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  3. nochop
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    It’s easy to spend someone else’s 7k. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. 34EB0C98-584E-40E8-BC7D-BFD359232ECE.jpeg AC6A2E8B-5B2C-4610-A409-0B9687B151E4.jpeg 51A4328E-E98A-426F-94FE-2908353BDDAF.jpeg 89FB4D49-BDC4-4B48-8C4A-ABD9230889B8.jpeg B2F1A964-A560-40C0-AE96-67F04CA29959.jpeg 6F67E411-1A79-4F5C-9869-A536AB57824A.jpeg I will make the doors fit the body. Here is where I’m at so far.
     
  5. Johnboy34
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    Does Brookville have a pair on a body in a showroom they might loan out? Or a feeler out for someone reasonably close that you could rent a pair to see how they fit before you go much farther? Just thinking out loud. What a dilemma you got, good luck.
     
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  6. F-head
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    A guy I know built a whole 32 3 window body in Lazze metal shaping class, including doors
    Mabee you could contact Lazze and he or one of his students could make you a pair
     
  7. F-head
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    Here’s a couple in progress pics E166F120-ACA4-4EC5-BF09-C98D6E05D796.png 34AFEEB3-0FBB-446A-8D3E-1AFA6AC7DB81.png
     
  8. Happydaze
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    Or even a kit of parts, or at least the hardest to make pieces, the deep drawn door tops for instance.

    Chris
     
  9. Kb8off
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    It looks like you plug welded the A pillars. When the body is done and the doors are ready to go in we squeeze that A Pillar to help set the door gap then weld.
     
  10. alchemy
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    So you’re saying he welded something too soon?
     
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    I knew about the two piece A-pillars not being fully welded so the inner door gaps could be dialed in. Ben told me about this feature.
    But after careful examining an original 32 3-window, I decided to weld that part.

    thanks for the tip.
     
  12. 5window
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    Between supply issues and assembly issues, it's a mess and I really feel badly for you. The outlook is grim for getting them any time soon from Brookville-and if they have 18 cars waiting for doors and can't get them,can they survive-and what then if they can't? There was a suggestion earlier about 'glass doors as a temporary fix.. Maybe you could get them, then find an original steel car close by to compare and modify them. These are available- https://www.ebay.com/itm/224566258300
     
  13. Ziggster
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    Damn! I just went through this entire thread. I thought I had issues, and was worried about spending a few hundred dollars here and there. Lol!
    I will say, looks like a real challenge assembling a body that is in pieces, and trying to get things to align without some type of jig. Wishing you luck finding doors.
     
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  14. dirt car
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    I'm hoping Andy Glause here in Nebraska won't mind my dropping his name, a top-notch fabricator that was initially involved in the 3w venture prior to Brookville & as I recall he built six hand crafted bodies, might be worth a call but as with all sources worth their salt it may require you to take a number. I know the 'Iron trap garage' also has a 3w on the back burner, Good luck!
     
  15. 19Eddy30
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    If you have not seen for sale

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  16. 3F3D4BAE-A7B9-47DB-878D-A6A2BA8D9FB6.jpeg 29F92943-D08E-426C-B67A-5C620B1C6C92.jpeg FA379716-6330-4508-B358-A1595B96C6A3.jpeg 21231E56-B9A3-4D74-AA59-CD16BB60C910.jpeg Thanks for the tip. Yes, I’ve seen them and talked with mrmerc. I will be at Brookville on the 11th talking to Kenny about my doors. I’m picking up my 2” longer hood there. If the Brookville doors are year off, I will buy a set of these early reproductions. They will be a lot of work making hinge pockets and everything else for them.
     

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