Register now to get rid of these ads!

Termites and Bowties- Early Chevy Group

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 29bowtie, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. For the Early Chevrolet builder or owner ,I've created a new social group,called "Termites and Bowties". Hopefully all the frustrated Chevy people will come out of the "woodwork" and join this "splinter group".:eek: Here's a bunch of Chevrolets,that have been on the HAMB before,just to show everyone that there are non Fords too.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Yep, had a ton of termite timbers in the 34 chevy truck I'm going through right now. Funny thing was I found some baby Scorpion skins in the wood pieces also. Freaked me out, I've seen the things on TV but never a real one up close. Carl Hagan
     
    Durbinspeedshop likes this.
  3. And a few more.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    Throw me in there with my '31 Chevy.

    [​IMG]

    In this pics you can see the Sawdust at the bottom from cutting. Hahaha!!!
    [​IMG]
     
    mgtstumpy and volvobrynk like this.
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. revkev6
    Joined: Jun 13, 2006
    Posts: 3,145

    revkev6
    Member
    from ma

    steve's gold coupe is as beautiful in person as in the pics. the 250 six in it screams too! He drives the wheels off the thing. when I saw it he had just driven it straight through from arizona to massachusetts! guy is nuts I tell ya!
     
  6. scoop
    Joined: Jul 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,075

    scoop
    Member

    I'm in,31 Chevy pu.I'll post pics later.
     
  7. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,047

    Ghost28
    Member

    Thanks Bowtie I like chevys and chevy talk. Me and my delivery will be here...ghost
     

    Attached Files:

    volvobrynk likes this.
  8. R.Allan
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 412

    R.Allan
    BANNED
    from Ca

    1 29 chevy sedan.

    in progress
     
  9. thechopperguy
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 149

    thechopperguy
    Member

    All the wood was long gone from my '33 Master Coupe when I got it, so at least I didn't have to fight any termites. I'm really looking forward to getting going on this thing.
     

    Attached Files:

  10. 34toddster
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,406

    34toddster
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Missouri

    One more Chevy, getting closer to go to the exhaust shop, glass and got the wheels from Busted Knuckles yesterday. All it takes is mo money!:D
     
  11. sundance
    Joined: Sep 11, 2001
    Posts: 38

    sundance
    Member
    from minnesota

    i'm in with '32 sedan
     
  12. billbrown
    Joined: Dec 24, 2007
    Posts: 595

    billbrown
    BANNED

  13. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    29nash
    BANNED
    from colorado

    Thanks for starting this bowtie; Here's my daily driver, a '29 Chivvy Custom Truck. I suicided the doors. My plans are (someday) to slam it, channel it a couple more inches. I already have it chopped a couple inches and channelled a couple more, but think some more would do it right. When the wood spokes get tired I'll put 16" steelies off a '41 on it. I've been driving it since '02 with a lot of work in progress and two paint jobs. Motor is Chivvy 250 L6.

    Termites? Well I did the support structure in combinatin of steel and wood. I fabricated new sills from wood that a lathe was shipped on, Made the garnish moldings from wood and gave away the steel ones. The doors have some wood in them, roof bows are wood with aircraft fabric (Stitts Process) roof cover, and floorboards are wood.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 7, 2009
  14. ohiotj
    Joined: Mar 19, 2005
    Posts: 115

    ohiotj
    Member
    from SW Ohio

    Count me in :)
     

    Attached Files:

  15. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,047

    Ghost28
    Member

    i wonder if that body is longer than a 2 door just curious...ghost
     
  16. Joe Tx
    Joined: Jan 25, 2008
    Posts: 209

    Joe Tx
    Member

    Mine from 1966:

    [​IMG]

    Mine now----hoping to replace my long gone chevy:

    [​IMG]
     
    mgtstumpy, Chuck Craig and volvobrynk like this.
  17. ohiotj
    Joined: Mar 19, 2005
    Posts: 115

    ohiotj
    Member
    from SW Ohio

    To give you some perspective, the platform it is on is 8 feet long. I'm going out to continue pulling the suspension from the frame once I'm finished digesting dinner. I'll try to measure the body while I'm in the garage. I suspect its the same, though. It definitely gives the illusion its longer.
     
  18. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    29nash
    BANNED
    from colorado

    Same chassis was used on all models, coupe, sedan, coach, cabrolet, landeau, imperial landeau, phaeton. 107" wheel base from '28 to '30. 109" in '31 and '32. Sedan body hung back a bit over the rear apron than the Coach did. A couple of inches. In the frame at the rear there were 4 bolt holes on the '31 I had, the Coach body bolted to the 2 more forward ones. I'm assuming the Sedan used the rearmost holes. Don't remember if my '29 frame had the 4 holes or not?
    Sedan=4door. Coach=2door
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2009
  19. 28 chevy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2006
    Posts: 512

    28 chevy
    Member
    from NE Pa

  20. kelzweld
    Joined: Jul 25, 2007
    Posts: 291

    kelzweld
    Member

    This ones not really early but its all wood from the doors back. It's right hand drive, registered new in NZ in 36, and as far as I know it's been a pickup all its life, although it's built with car parts. A colonial coachbuilt job I think. I've also been told its a cut down car, but the doors don't look like any car doors I've seen. Have any of you guys seen 36 doors where the beltline ends in a spear like these ones?
     

    Attached Files:

    volvobrynk likes this.
  21. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    29nash
    BANNED
    from colorado

    70 years old, with termite food for structure, is early! I like wood, but it costs a lot less to replace with steel when it's rotten. That wood you have there looks good enough to keep.
     
  22. I took all the wood out of this one. Some day I'll make a Car out of it again. I need a steel gas tank cover for it so it will be all steel. Happens to be 34/35 standard that will fit. Ya, the wheels Suck but ya gotta roll it on something. Also changing the Nose Bleed attitude is on the list.
    The Wizzard
     

    Attached Files:

    mgtstumpy likes this.
  23. ohiotj
    Joined: Mar 19, 2005
    Posts: 115

    ohiotj
    Member
    from SW Ohio

    Don't know about 29, but my 28 chassis just has slotted bolt holes in the back.

    Ghost28: Just a quick measurement, looks like the body is about 8 feet long from the front of the cowl to the back of the body at its farthest back part.
     
  24. norby48
    Joined: Dec 21, 2004
    Posts: 742

    norby48
    Member

    Oh man! What have I gotten myself into?
    Not a Chevy. '33 Olds. As is. No more parts than what shows in the pics.
    Only the very bottom wood and roof frame is rotten.
    What size tubing do you guys use?
     

    Attached Files:

  25. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,047

    Ghost28
    Member

    Most inner structure is 3/4 inch, lower body is 1 1/4 inch, just around rockers. The body you have looks very solid and a lot better than most wood structured cars that are available. it looks to be a good project, take lots of pictures...ghost
     
  26. kelzweld
    Joined: Jul 25, 2007
    Posts: 291

    kelzweld
    Member

    Some of the wood is still solid, some is not and a little bit is gone altogether. More thoughts are that if I'm going to steel it out, I'll do it all in one go. Steels easier for me than wood because I work with it for a living, but i think a little wood will find it's way back in there around the windows.
     
  27. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,047

    Ghost28
    Member

    I just measured my 2 door coach and it is 92 inches or about 4 inches shorter in the body than the 4 door sedan. If I would of had a 4 door. The delivery could have been 4 inches longer. Oh well coulda, shoulda, woulda. I am happy with what I got. And it would have been more work STEEL STRUCTURE IN JUST THE FLOORING ALL THE SIDE WALLS ARE THE SAME...ghost
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 7, 2009
  28. ohiotj
    Joined: Mar 19, 2005
    Posts: 115

    ohiotj
    Member
    from SW Ohio

    Wow, thats weird, I'dve thought they'd be the same, since its on the same chassis. By the way, thanks for sharing all those photos in the vaious Chevy threads, the lower wood on my 28 is shot, so I'll be using a lot of your work as a reference. Kind of wish I had a two door, though, since it looks like alignment would be a lot easier with two less doors.
     
  29. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,081

    autobilly
    Member

    Hey Bowtie, I don't run an old Chev but I dig 'em.
    Check out Jimmy B's cool early lakes style roadster project in his albums.
     
    31Truckster and volvobrynk like this.
  30. Termites Ate my Chevy
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 544

    Termites Ate my Chevy
    Member

    The name says it all. Nothing like taking on the giant your first time out the gate.
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.