Picking the grain to match side to side and then marking each board is critical and takes a trained eye. Knowing what the Stain and Clear Coat will do to a grain is important when matching boards. Hand picked to look as if one tree for the complete set was used!
Upper cab wood before and after rotted versus beauty.
Floor old and new same comparison "Ugly versus Beauty" the age old battle of restoration that we win every time!
Cab wood goes in place smoothly from all the preparation measuring exactly then cutting and trimming.
Once we are sure of the first fit tolerance we glue and screw some of the sections together using original style screws that are now made out of stainless to eliminate rust and staining problems forever more!
Assembled cab looks good, preliminary measurements are now done ensuring us that every thing is exact. We will now disassemble and apply 4 coats of clear coat to preserve the wood and keep any stains from penetrating and marking the wood during the sheet metal outer skin fitting stage.