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Old 03-13-2017, 07:45 PM   #1
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Gaucho Plywood Thickness

I'm replacing the plywood that the cushion sits on for the front gaucho in my 67 caravel.
What was the original thickness? The piece with the two little legs that pulls out is 3/8 but the piece that sits on top of that with the cutout to get to the pump is 1/4. Is this correct? Or should they both be 3/8?
I'm not sure that the top thinner piece was not replaced at some point. Since the pull out "sofa" across from the galley is 3/8 also.
Any help is much appreciated.
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On our 65 Safari it is 1/4 inch
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:30 AM   #3
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1/4 for all pieces? Or 1/4 for the top gaucho piece?
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In my 71 and 73 1/4" luan. 1/4" baltic birch would be a nice upgrade.
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The only Birch I can get locally has MDF in the middle with Birch veneer both sides. MDF may not be the right initials.
Flat plywood seems to be nearly unobtainium these days. The big box stores get it in wet and it curls like a Pringle.
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Your original question was "I'm replacing the plywood that the cushion sits on for the front gaucho in my 67 caravel. What was the original thickness?"

That wasn't 1/4" on our '65... it was 1/2". Unless you're really light, I'm not sure 1/4" would work.
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I thought 1/4 seemed to be too light weight.
I think I'll try to find 3/8. It seems very solid in the "sofa".
Like I said originally I think the top piece had been re- made at some point before I got it.
Thank you for all of the input. These forums are the best!
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Mine is 1/4 and I am sure it is original.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:02 PM   #9
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I thought 1/4 seemed to be too light weight.
I think I'll try to find 3/8. It seems very solid in the "sofa".
Like I said originally I think the top piece had been re- made at some point before I got it.
Thank you for all of the input. These forums are the best!
Dingo Girl, The parts that slide out to extend these bases on my trailer are 3/8" plywood. The rear cover plywood is 1/4" for both to allow access below. If thicker upper rear plywood is used it may cause an issue/bind sliding out to bed width. Hope this helps,Ed
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Our 1958 Traveler is all 1/4" over Pine/Douglas Fir Framework. Remember they were trying to keep everything light so don't get crazy over-building but I still suggest keeping things as close to original as possible. I am not a lightweight and no problem with the original scantlings.
If you are using Birch then find a supplier that can offer a higher grade. I used Baltic Birch from Russia, very high quality and no warpage when purchase providing they stacked it properly.
If you are having trouble finding good quality try a high end cabinet shop.
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I'm going to try to keep it as close to original as I can. I don't want to add weight if I can help it. (me or the camper )
Will go to a local lumber yard today & see what they have.
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Who knew that finding plywood that wasn't warped would be so difficult. I'm in a rural area so sadly not many choices.
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Looks like you need to make a trip to a larger city to the Big Box DIY stores! Cadillac is not that far from other areas. I would call ahead first to see what they stock. Places like lumber yards just don't carry better quality stock like they used to thanks to places like Home Depot, Menards and Lowes. They cannot compete with those DIY stores for they buy by the rail car not by the stack/pallet. Hope you can find it close to you but you may need to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your plywood prince! Ed
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Be cautious! the Birch Plywood that I got from Lowes was JUNK! did I say JUNK? wound up using it for kindling.
I went to a specialized Lumber Yard and found that they had 4 grades of Birch Plywood. The stuff that I bought is multiple thin layers of Baltic Birch and imported from Russia....guess what kind of glue? not sure but not legal in USA!
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