Because of the condition of the wood on this car measurements and photos were taken of the sister car at the Colorado Railroad Museum in order to duplicate as closely as possible the original arrangement.
The second photo is a view from below looking at the framing. The spacing blocks were morticed into the sills and held together with tie rods as well as bolts.
Bolts were placed at strategic locations--
--at both ends of the sills.
Finally, angle steel was fitted along the inner sill extensions to provide further strength and rigidity to the platforms. This is a view under the care looking toward the end.
Many thanks to Tom Simco for the photos taken at work sessions that I missed.