The Auburn's original body was a wooden structure that the metal 'skins' were nailed to. Woodworking to recreate this is beyond my skill and tool set. As this car is not 'numbers matching', or especially rare, I decided to make the new structure using steel tubing. I connected the Cowl and Windshield posts to the "B" pillar using a piece of 1.5 x 2.5 square tube.(not shown) The piece below covers that area, which was originally wood.
My 1st try at this.
Side view of the same piece
Ready to fit and install.
Getting "Greedy" by wanting the radius closer- ended up buckling the part. scrap.
The pile of bad parts. A simple curve with a radius was more difficult than I had imagined!
Where this piece fits, getting it closer to finished shape and dimension. The tack welds are on the backside where this bolts to the header bar. (still needing trimmed in this pic.)
Finally! a piece that fits and works! Right above the hinges, the body curves back in towards the rear. (widest part of the car) I will make this new piece seperately.