Ford Model A Pickup Restoration October 2013

The powder coating from last month is not finished yet, some more small parts have to be done.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

But first I have to slightly turn off various nuts on the inside. They are flat and would scratch the surface with the sharp corners. For this reason, I'll give them a little bit rounder shape at the edges with a lathe.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

All nuts are finished.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

Now they are powder coated too.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

These pan head screws will get a black colored head, so that they will better match. For this I wrap the bottom of the screws in aluminum foil and fix it with heat-resistant adhesive tape. Now I can easily fix it in my rack for coating and burning.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

All these small parts are ready for assembly.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

On these carriage bolts I have painted the head with green color. The heads are visible and must have the same color than the rest of the wooden bed.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

Before I can start reassembling the bed, I need to attach a wire lock at differential first. It is better to do it now as long as I have better access to it.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

The anti squeak must not be missed. This prevents squeaks when the frame is twisted.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

The two main supports are this bolt at the back and 3 screws at the front near the cabin.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

So far everything fits.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

Now I can mount the cross bar at the back side of the cabin.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

The two cross bars are both fixed with these long screws. In order to protect the threads from rust I have all treated with RPM against rust.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

Unfortunately, my plan did not work because the screw nut could not be mounted because of its limited space. I had to lift off the whole frame and now I could I attach the nut.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

This is the view to the bottom where I have used my modified box wrench.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2013

The basic frame is together. Now all I need to do is aligning everything, tighten all screws and then continue with the rest of the assembly.




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