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Technical How Tall is That Pickup Around The Window ?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by chev34ute, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. chev34ute
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    Hey Guys.
    To cut to the chase my 30 Model A Pickup cab has been through a fire so all the panels are buckled. This extends to the roof.

    I am fabricating all the replacement panels but want to save the roof. In order to do that I want to fabricate a steel tubular frame over the roof that I can screw the roof down using the existing tack holes.


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  2. chev34ute
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    Due to the condition of the cab, the crown directly above the rear window is flatter then the ones I have seen in images.
     
  3. chev34ute
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    I am looking for measurements of the overall height of the cab taken from the highest point of the cab down to the bottom of the bottom belt line, as shown in the diagram above. Any help is appreciated.
     
  4. jetnow1
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    It might help if you specify what make your cab is, I am guessing Ford but your handle says Chevy. Nice fabrication though.
     
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  5. Happydaze
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    Sorry, I have no idea about that, nor the price of the canine :)

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  6. sloppy jalopies
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    Not to imply that c34 doesn't know, he is a very good fabricator, but i post this so guys offering their measurements know from where to where...
    To get an accurate measurement wouldn't you have to measure forward to the seam between the back and roof panels... would involve a level flowing towards the back from the panel seam and measure from the level down, otherwise measuring the curved crown will not be consistant.... HIH.
    go c 34 go!
     
  7. chev34ute
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    Its a Model A, 34 Chev is my avatar name and I am not sure I can change it.
     
  8. chev34ute
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    It’s actually just a straight vertical measurement that’s taken from the inside of the back panel. I will get more photos this afternoon.
     
  9. 41rodderz
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    States what he has in the first line .:)
     
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  10. sloppy jalopies
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    what if the truck is assembled ?
     
  11. chev34ute
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    9EF7F86A-7A73-4FF2-934E-16DF47F4AE09.jpeg Sorry about the image quality it was getting late, but here it is. The measurement needed is taken from the inside of the cab to the bottom of the cab. If it was sitting on a frame, the top of the frame crossmember or bottom of the sub rail would be the cut off for the measurement.
     
  12. chev34ute
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    Hey Guys.

    I did some major re-thinking on how I approach this problem.

    I figured out an easier way to get the desired measurement from the rear of the cab.
    What I worked out was that a straight edge perfectly balanced on the crown could be measured at either end. The straight edge could be a long spirit level and the measurement would be taken at either end.

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  13. chev34ute
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    As you can see from the image, the cab is rough, it’s actually far worse then the photos show. Every panel is buckled and the flange on the roof is crinkled which I believe is one of the reasons why the crown is so flat. The heat has shrunk it in.

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