Ford Model A Pickup Restoration February 2007

The last unexpected surprises I guess came up this month.

Restoration February 2007

Inside the cabin there was a bigger damage at the inlay since water came in at the rear window.

Restoration February 2007

First I removed the inlay but you see the wooden parts underneath are damaged.

Restoration February 2007

Everything is removed now and I will face a lot of work to repair the wooden parts.

Restoration February 2007

I have also removed the sheet metal in front of the roof. This way it is easier to replace the wood.

Restoration February 2007

A big section of the sheet metal at the rear side is rusty and has to be removed too.

Restoration February 2007

First I have to make a cut with an air saw and then remove nail by nail.

Restoration February 2007

On both sides and at the bottom, the sheet metal is fixed with nails onto the wooden frame.

Restoration February 2007

I will close the whole with a new piece of sheet metal later.

Restoration February 2007

I have turned the cabin onto the back side to see how good or bad the condition of the wood is.

Restoration February 2007

Surprise, surprise, one side is not in a good condition, the wood is rotten. But this is not very critical, I'm able to repair it.

Restoration February 2007

The doors are looking good from outside, but how is the condition inside?

Restoration February 2007

The wood at the window frames looks bad but the wood is still in good condition.

Restoration February 2007

Is this the 84th car which was built at the Frey company? All wooden parts from the doors are marked with 'No 84' at the rear side.

Restoration February 2007

The mechanic is still working, probably the spring is not so strong anymore and has to be replaced.

Restoration February 2007

Here is the mechanic to move the side window.

Restoration February 2007

The door is stripped down, just the glass is on it place.

Restoration February 2007

The aluminum sheet will also removed and replaced by a new one.
Now I'm facing a lot of wood work, but first I have to organize some ash.




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