Ford Model A Pickup Restoration March 2007

During the last month I have mainly organized spare parts like tires and the window glass.

Restoration March 2007

These are my new (old) tires in dimension 12/13/14x45. They are Firestone brand and I think they are looking better on my pickup than the Michelin ones.

Restoration March 2007

Since the original glass is no safety glass, I had to make some pattern so the glass factory is able to cut it in the right shape.

Restoration March 2007

All three pattern are finished, one for the windshield and the other two for the side and the rear window.

Restoration March 2007

Two weeks later I got my custom made window glass.

Restoration March 2007

These are some mechanical parts belonging to the front window. They are all originally nickel plated.

Restoration March 2007

This is the frame of the windshield. I have to bring it to the galvanic shop in order to get the nickel off.

Restoration March 2007

The galvanic shop has already polished the frame but I have to do a small repair first.

Restoration March 2007

Here is a damaged corner.

Restoration March 2007

First I have to solder a piece of messing to the frame. This will close the hole.

Restoration March 2007

Then I use a file to remove the overlapping part of the messing. Finally I use sandpaper to get a smooth surface. The polishing task will be done in the galvanic shop later.

Restoration March 2007

For the wooden repair work I have organized some ash wood.

Restoration March 2007

Inside the cabin I have started to mill off the rotten parts with a router.

Restoration March 2007

You see, I'm still facing a lot of work.




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