Ford Model A Pickup Restoration March 2010

Due to the cold temperatures, I have continued with the mechanical tasks.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2010

My shocks are not finished yet, I had to repair the damaged threads with a small blade.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2010

Now all the mechanical work is done, what is missing is the painting and the filling with oil.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2010

To test all 4 shocks I built this simple test device.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2010

The shocks are mounted on a plate which is fixed in a vise. With the long lever I can test it easily.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2010

For the choke I have searched a replacement for the rusted shaft and finally found something suitable. The choke is not an original Model A, this one goes with my Solex 30 AKV.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2010

The replacement shaft is perfect and has the same diameter as the old one.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2010

The carburetor is a Solex, therefore you must know a little bit French to operate the choke ;-)

Ford Model A Restoration March 2010

These door handles will be replaced, i.e. I will make new ones.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2010

These parts were already polished.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2010

These parts will be sandblasted and the rubber parts replaced.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2010

This is the side pocket of the left door.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2010

Originally I wanted to restore this side pocket, but after opening it the interior looks very bad. I will make the interior lining without the pocket, and at a later stage, I'll make a new one with new leather.




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