Ford Model A Pickup Restoration June 2013

I'm making good progress but ready to drive by the end of summer is a very short target which I probably cannot hold … Let's see what's going on in my garage.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2013

I have to cut the wood that these 4-square head screws will fit.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2013

These are holes for carriage bolts and if I had made the big holes before the small ones, it would have been much more easier …

Ford Model A Restoration June 2013

But in this case there is a solution for this problem. Just make a hole in a piece of wood and use it as a guide. Then fix it over the small hole and drill.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2013

The screw heads are countersinked now.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2013

In order to get some space for the screw heads, I have just filled the already milled area with some wood and then drilled a hole.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2013

I have enough room for the head and the screws can be mounted.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2013

Then I have fixed the frame protection to the wooden frame.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2013

The basic frame of the bed is ready, now I'll continue with mounting the side rails.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2013

I start with mounting the hinges to the tailgate.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2013

For the hinge counterparts on the frame, I had to adjust them to get enough but not too much free space.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2013

After all I could mount the latches. They have to be mount in a way that they hold the boards tight and do not rattle.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2013

This screw head was too high and I've removed a little bit from the head.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2013

The basic parts of my wooden flatbead are fixed now. But first I have to buy some additional screws, since I run out of some specific lengths …




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