what kind of wood should we use to repair to body, or does it not matter? This is for a 1912 touring. I took the seats out and want to replace some of the wood. Pine just does not seem right??
Hard Maple or Popular,Ash. Just don't use oak as it tends to shatter to easily.
I used Maple on mine and was very pleased with the results. If you have to drive nails into it, it helps to pre-drill with a drill bit smaller than the nail so that the nail still has something to grab on to when it is driven.
Soft Maple (which is either Red or Silver Maple species) also would be a good choice. It's soft relative to "hard" maple, but it's not a soft wood like pine. It's marketed as "soft" maple, but it's at least as hard and strong as Poplar, and much easier to work with and lighter in weight than hard maple (which is the Sugar Maple species).
This book is a good read. I am not sure it is designed for Ford, but it discusses wood body work more than I expected. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tips-on-Autobody-Woodwork-Tips-Manual-by-Don-Marsh-to-Re store-Wood-Bodied-Cars-/171180346245?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash =item27db24cb85