I need some opinions on what to do with the over abundance of leftover wood pieces. I have a ton of "good for patterns" wood pieces from two '27 fordors and a '26 coupe. I have no use for them at this time and really no room for storing them. What would you do?
Either brisket or sausage are my favorites when an abundance of hard maple is needing disposal.
list them on e-bay. might not get much for them or they may bring a lot. Please do not destroy them. We are slowly losing all the original pieces and parts. Even just for patterns there is some worth to them. If you were closer I would love to have them. Do you think you can ship them. If you can ship to Arkansas zip 72031 I will be interested in having them. I already have a large collection of body wood. Mostly tourings and roadsters, bot not much for sedans. It would also help if you could post a couple pics of the pile of wood. That way we can have a idea of what you have.
There is a lot of stuff that's too good to throw away, takes up room but how do you find who would use it? I built my last car out of parts that were not good enough to use on a nice restoration. I would love to have found some nice old soiled upholstery for it and I have some tired old leather diamond tuft that I will build a car around one day. Last week a guy sent me some nice old original door panels because he couldn't bear to take them to the dump. I too, have lots of wood patterns that may never be needed again.
I'm not sure ads on ebay or anywhere else would get much response as the folks willing to pass stuff on may not match up with the folks that are looking for something.
I have checked in to having the wood detailed for blueprinting. It was to costly for me to consider having it done. The mission here is to not lose what this material has to offer.
It has a few BTU's to offer. Don't you have a wood stove in the barn?
Shame on you Edwardo !! I do have a extra '27 I could dismantle for warmth....
They, and old spokes make good kindling for a wood stove or fireplace.
Any piece that you get rid of you will need in a year or two for sure. I would keep them all, hide them away in the rafters, you'll be sorry if you don't.... Of course you've been in my barn and you know I never throw anything away, no pitching it, no regrets! Jim Derocher, AuGres, Michigan