Ford Model A Pickup Restoration January 2011

All springs of the seat are set to the right place, now I will link them together.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2011

First I have to fix the steel frame with some straps. It holds the frame in the right position above the wooden frame. It cannot go up but can yield down.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2011

I fix the springs with a simple string first in order to see if the height of all springs is correct.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2011

Then I can attach the final cords which run transversely to the seat.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2011

The term 'string' in this case is not entirely correct. What is used for this application is a twisted thin rope, which is much better quality than an ordinary cord for parcels.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2011

After about 300 knots all springs are fixed and cannot move sideways anymore.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2011

As you can see, first the knots are placed 90 degree and at the end diagonal.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2011

Now the seat back is on its turn. Here the steel frame first must be attached to the wood. I did it the same way as it has been made originally. I used a small strip of imitation leather, which will be used for the roof too.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2011

The seat back is a little bit harder to make the knots. As with the seat, I fix all the springs in the correct height.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2011

All springs are fixed in the right position.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2011

Now I can start with the final knotting. In contrast to the seat, the strings are nailed to the wooden frame.




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