Ford Model A Pickup Restoration November 2011

This month I've started working on my doors.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2011

The mechanism for opening the side window is cleaned, everything is running and treated against rust.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2011

The closing bolt on my newly-built door handles is working fine. What is still missing is the replacement of a broken spring in the lock cylinder.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2011

These are all parts from the door and the old chrome and nickel is already removed.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2011

The black rubber gasket for the side window is already on its place. It was not an easy job, since the profile was closed on both sides. I had also to modify the profile with scissors and a Dremel.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2011

This is a side window glass. Safety glass was already standard on Ford Model A but not on my Swiss built car. The old glass window panes were damaged and scratched anyway, and now everything has a thickness of 5 mm and is made of safety glass.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2011

The rear trunk is in a bad shape and I wanted to see what type of wood is needed for the reconstruction. The wood used for is ash and beech.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2011

This is no sawdust from sanding, it is the work of wood worms …




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