Ford Model A Pickup Restoration November 2013

In the first picture you get a small preview of what could be completed the last month …

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

… It is the wooden flatbed. I don't want to show yet the final result, just a small view from below.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

After the entire frame has been put together, I could mount the screws of the corners. Here, the screws do hold the edge protection too.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

The hinges are fixed on the outside with these modified carriage bolts.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

The trunk will be closed at the top edge.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

After the floor is in, the trunk is ready.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

Now I can mount all boards of the flatbed, of course with some distance between each board.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

The first part of rear end is done and the rear fenders are already in place.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

Even from underneath it must look perfect - no matter if you can see it …

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

I almost forgot the trunk lid. From outside a beautiful green color …

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

… and inside some nice wood. On the door inside you can see 'No 84'. I wrote this onto the door because all pieces of wood such as window frames, etc. had this mark on the inside, not visible when mounted, I suspect that it was the 84th car or coach which was made at 'Frey Wagenbau '.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

After opening the door …

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

… You can now enter the clean and nice 'living room'.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

I have lost count in how many screw heads should become green. So the two missing bolts had to be painted.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

The last parts are the sideboards.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

Frame and board are nailed together.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

Now the hinges are fixed with screws.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

Although the powder coated nuts are durable enough, I have protected them when tightening with a tape. The screw end will be painted later with black paint.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

On the top of the sideboards there is also an edge protection, which I have attached with stainless steel pan head screws.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

Because the screw heads do shine a little be too much, I have brushed them with a rough household sponge.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

Now I can put the sideboards to it's final place.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

Everything fits perfectly.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

I am satisfied with the result.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2013

Another milestone has been reached.




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