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  • Victoria Wood Kits

    Does anyone have any experience with the Cubles in Utah who build wood Kits?

  • #2
    Welcome to the VFF!!

    I have not heard anything good about Fordwood, (Cubles) in years and years. Just long waits, poor fitting wood, or can't reach them.

    IMO your best bet would be to contact Classic Wood ask for Ricky Hite and mention the VFF.

    http://www.classicwoodproductsllc.com/
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
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      Maybe others had better luck that I have not heard of. If so it would be nice to hear about some good experiences

    • BNCHIEF
      BNCHIEF commented
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      I bought a kit for a 25 coupe from them might as well have sent firewood. Thanks for opening an old wound.

  • #3
    Welcome to the VFF!
    Tell us more about yourself and your car.
    We all enjoy a good story and pictures.. Jeff
    Twiss Collector Car Parts

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    • #4
      Hey N97323, WELCOME to the VFF!!

      We are hooked on pictures. Please give me my daily fix!
      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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      • #5
        I bought this Project a Pate last April it had the bottom wood with it and it would probably work but my OCD just won't let it happen trying to decide if I will build new wood or just buy. However I am picky so I don't want to be disappointed if I buy it.

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        • Terry, NJ
          Terry, NJ commented
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          Let me clue you in about what you may be in for. I bought a 30 Town Sedan, didn't know what I was getting into. Do you have a fairly big (1 1/2 HP) table saw? Do you have and can you use a Vernier Caliper? Various squares and angles ? A belt sander ? Large sanding drums? A large scale/ These are the tools you will need. A Bridgeport Milling Machine would come in handy too, but it's not necessary. How much of the original wood can you use for a pattern? You'll need Ash to use for wood. My best advice is to cut an Ash tree, they're all being eaten by those Emerald Ash Borers anyway, and mill it into planks. ( about $40) But you're not the first to do successfully.
          Terry

        • N97323
          N97323 commented
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          Thanks Terry I do have the tools so I am going to dig in and start making sawdust I have good patterns for the body wood and fair for the chassis the top wood is pretty sketchy, but we will see how it goes. I have told many novice woodworkers the first tool you need to buy for a woodshop is a wood stove so at least you can use the mistakes for heat I'll keep you posted

      • #6
        Well, I say if you have the skills and patterns, build it yourself, if not, call around and compare prices because from what I have heard there are no perfect sets, but some are closer than others. Like Mitch said, check Classic out too.
        You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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        • #7
          the picture is not a Victoria, they don't have all that wood below all steel

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          • Mike V. Florida
            Mike V. Florida commented
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            Which picture are you talking about?

        • #8
          This looks likes like N97323's

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          • #9
            Originally posted by old victoria View Post
            the picture is not a Victoria, they don't have all that wood below all steel
            Why do you say that? It sure looks like my 31 Victoria. As to the original posters question about Fordwood, they will not return calls and after several attempts I decided that what starts wrong ends wrong.

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            • Mitch
              Mitch commented
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              Art we need to put together a build thread on that Vicky. From what I have seen you did document it with pictures

          • #10
            Art Where did you get your wood?

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            • #11
              Originally posted by N97323 View Post
              Art Where did you get your wood?
              My wood came with my car. I agree with Mitch about Classic Wood. If you need more pictures or if I can answer any other Victoria questions feel free to ask. This is the latest picture of my 31 as of a couple weeks ago. Art

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              • Mitch
                Mitch commented
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                Absolutely stunning Art. Don't forget the hubcaps and hood ,

              • N97323
                N97323 commented
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                That's a beautiful car Art. That's the color I'll paint mine except straw wheels. My brother likes the Black wheels mmm maybe I'll rethink the wheel color

              • Jwmckenzie
                Jwmckenzie commented
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                Yes, Black Wheels for sure!!!

              • 40B1930
                40B1930 commented
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                Wow! Beautiful car Art! Really top-notch job craftsmanship.

            • #12
              I like the straw wheels but they are not correct for these colors. The optional wheel color was Apple green. Here is a picture of one with straw wheels and stripe.

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              • Mitch
                Mitch commented
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                I like black wheels best but not with white walls. I like whitewalls better on Tacoma / straw wheels
                JMO

            • #13
              For sure no white walls for me

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              • #14
                I have some leather back wood I don't need and the Victoria association has electronic copies (some real bad) for the wood.

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                • N97323
                  N97323 commented
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                  Do you have the bottom sills that would work for patterns ?

                • Mike V. Florida
                  Mike V. Florida commented
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                  No, I don't have sill wood, but I have the drawings.

                • N97323
                  N97323 commented
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                  Thanks I have the drawings from the Victoria Club

              • #15
                Art I hope you are going to Dearborn would love to see you and that beautiful car as well.

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                • #16
                  Thanks to all for the info. I’m going to buy lumber and fire up the wood shop what else do I have to this winter when the snow is blowing across Western Kansas. I’ll post updates as I have them

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                  • BNCHIEF
                    BNCHIEF commented
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                    Where in western kansas I live in Great Bend and good luck with your project and welcome.

                  • N97323
                    N97323 commented
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                    I live in Goodland

                  • BNCHIEF
                    BNCHIEF commented
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                    Always nice to know look forward to your project.

                • #17
                  Not having good luck with Classic Wood. Ordered wood top kit from Bratton's (Classic Wood ) for my '31 coupe. After 2 weeks hearing nothing had Bratton's call them and they said it would be 4-6 weeks. At 5 weeks called again. Was told another 2-4 weeks. Now at 7 weeks and told first weeks in December. If it happens it will have been almost 2 1/2 months. I'm not holding my breath.
                  http://www.turnbophotography.com

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                  • Mitch
                    Mitch commented
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                    Did you try calling Classic direct? Most manufacturers cater to fulfilling their own in house orders first

                  • Mickey
                    Mickey commented
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                    No Bratton's has always done right by me so don't know why Classic would delay an order just because it was sold by a retailer. Same sale price and classic will charge the shipping.

                  • Mitch
                    Mitch commented
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                    Just a suggestion

                  • Mickey
                    Mickey commented
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                    Bratton's said Classic told them they didn't have enough qualified employees and were in the process of training more. Sounds a bit strange but who knows?

                  • Mitch
                    Mitch commented
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                    I talked to Ricky Hite at Classic Wood. I met him at the Branson MARC meet. Their flea market spot was set up next to the VFF tent. They are making 30 kits which should be done in about 2 weeks. 20 of the kits are already sold.

                • #18
                  Getting started on making sawdust! Can anyone tell me what the deminsion of the wood is at the cowl section. The POS stuff I have is 1-1/8 on one side and 1-1/4 on the other. The drawing I have from the Victoria Club says 1-1/2. I am hoping some one knows or can measure for me Thanks Don

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