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The Car End Sills - Page 2
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An end sill cross brace was added to each corner. This helps stabilize the car end sill and supports the decking. These were toe-nailed into place, as was done with the originals. Not the best way to do it, but it seems to work.

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One of the car end sills in place. The frame has taken it's final shape.

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A close-up view of an end sill cross brace.

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A view of an end sill cross brace between the body and car end sills.

The Car End Sills

All photos Copyright 2003 by Martin Nemerever. Copying prohibited without permission.