Ford Model A Pickup Restoration May 2013

In addition to the described task I did the planing of the main trunk boards.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2013

What's left from this wooden board is no longer usable. Everything is rotten and I can hardly determine the original dimensions.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2013

But first I have to build this U-section from steel which figures as an edge protection on both sides. Just heating up the iron slightly and bent it into the desired shape …

Ford Model A Restoration May 2013

Just joking … I have to learn through practice too! As you can see I've produced a lot of waste until I had two pieces which were beautifully curved. I hat to improvise a little bit, but the easiest way is to bend a solid 4-square steel with the needed radius. It has to fit inside the U-section. Now heat the U-section and bend it over the 4-square steel.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2013

Then I had to mill the edges so the steel parts fit.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2013

To get some space between back wall and the board, this piece of ash wood is shaped to fit to the back side of the cabin.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2013

This wooden part will now be screwed to the back side.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2013

With the help of old pictures I was able to find the right position of the holes.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2013

I fixed a paper strip to the back to check the position of the holes.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2013

Opps … at the bottom there is not enough space - I have to remove some material.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2013

Now I can mount the board with screws at the rear side of the body.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2013

Next month I'll mount the side- and tailgates and see if everything fits.




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