Ford Model A Pickup Restoration January 2013

At the end of January, my Ford Model A looks a little bit more like a car …

Ford Model A Restoration January 2013

Before I can mount the tank and cabin, the fenders and side panels must be installed.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2013

Between the sheet metal, fender welt is installed. I have it previously drilled and the cuts are necessary because it will be bent later.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2013

The left side is finished, now comes the other side.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2013

Well, everything is ready now to put the tank in position.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2013

The tank is not directly placed on the sheet metal. Between comes such a rubber pad.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2013

The hardwood is the original one and is only restored. The screw which holds the tank on the frame goes through that wood.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2013

The tank is mounted, also the radiator is on its place.

Ford Model A Restoration January 2013

Just put the hood on and you can recognize the shape of a car :-)

Ford Model A Restoration January 2013

I also wanted to move the cabin closer to the tank, but that was a little more difficult than I thought. The main problem is that the steering wheel can not be removed and my brother had to help me to lift the cabin so far that the dashboard went over the steering wheel. Uff… it was a hard job but everything is at the right position. I'll later do some modification that the rod in the steering wheel will become a two-piece item which can be removed easily.




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