Post by aussieute on Sept 17, 2019 13:43:03 GMT 10
Hi all new to timber vans all mine are alloy clad.Pulling the old masonite of the 38 jennison I noticed there was no glue should I use liquid nails or stikaflex and nail the panels on or just nail them on again most of the timbers are in good condition but have to remake the 4 corners they have cracks in them making it weaker I want it to hold together for another 80 years cheers chris
Restoring 1934 jennison roadcruiser 10 ft restored 1963 Jennison pathfinder 30 ft 1961 jennison pathfinder 17 ft restored 1957 jennison pathfinder 14 ft And 55 fj special sedan Portarlington vic
Not sure about the gluing of sheet but if memory serves (60 years ago) when helping my late Father installing Masonite to walls at our holiday cottage the backs of the sheets were whetted with hose and broom, this caused the sheets to expand slightly and when the sheets dried the sheets pulled nice and tight, however this may not apply to today's Masonite.
Mate to know more than you need to know about Masonite click on this link archive.org/stream/WhatYouOughtToKnowAboutMasonitePresdwoods/CCA87486_djvu.txt and go down to answer 110 to 118 that deals with bending Masonite, that is when the wetting process comes into play, with the radiuses you'll be dealing with I don't reckon you'll need wetting so for my money I'd probably glue it with 'no more nails'