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M37 REPLACEMENT PART CONVERSION DATABASE (for modern equivilents) part numbers, oil weights, seals, etc.
Bed Wood Measurements from the old Big Electric site
The uprights are 21-1/4″ long, 1-9/16″ wide and 1-1/8″ deep. There are three 5/16 holes drilled into the 1-1/8″ wide surface. The first is 3/4″ from the end, the next is 2-3/4″ from the end, and the third is 15-7/8 from the SECOND hole or 18-5/8″ from the far end (this sets the proper height – or you could make it ). The double holes are for the corners bow corners and the single hole is so it can be bolted into the bed stake.
The horizontal bows are 55-1/4″ long. The horizontal width is 1-9/16″. The vertical side is 1-1/8″. There are four 5/16″ holes in the vertical side to mate to the metal bow corners. These match the pattern of the uprights, which are one hole 3/4″ from the
end, and the second hole 2-3/4″ from the end; repeat for the other end. Flip the bow 90 degrees and on the wide flat you drill two 1/4″ holes, each 1-5/8″ from the middle of the bow (which is 27-5/8″ from each end). Double checking, these two holes should be 3-1/4″ apart. After drilling, they need to have a recess of 3/4″ diameter by 3/16″ deep to clear the bolt head. These two holes and bolts hold the ridge pole in place via brackets.
All corners are to be rounded. Suggest using a router. All holes are to be drilled on the centerline of the wood. These diminsions were taken from an NOS set of bows. All measurements for the holes are to the center of the hole.
Seats and Side Boards
upper board, 2 each side 2.75″x77″ (use 1″x3″x8′ boards and cut to length )
headache rack, 2.75″x?? (use 1″x3″x6′ boards and cut to length)
seat, driver side are 3.5″x77″ (use 1″x4″x8′ boards and cut to length)
seat, passenger side with rumble seat are 3.5″x61.5″ (use 1″x4″x6′) otherwise use same dimensions as used on the left side.
seat, passenger side jump are 3.5″x?? (use 1″x4″x6′ board and cut to lengths)