Ford Model A Pickup Restoration March 2014

The past month I had to find a solution for my headlight support.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2014

It started with a crossbar where the surface of the two holes was horizontally oriented. It is the 3rd headlight support which was looking like that but in the meantime I guess all were modified in the past to mount different headlights than Ford used.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2014

Correctly it should be mounted in this position.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2014

At the fender you see how much the support must be bent.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2014

I mounted a long angle profile to the end, in order to have a large lever arm.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2014

In addition, I need also a torch to heat the ends. After the first treatment you already can see a difference.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2014

Step by step I have bent it into the right shape for a perfect fit.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2014

The headlight support is ready now for installation.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2014

It must look like you see it on the picture (tilted forward). I will sandblast and paint it (again) but I will make it together with other parts later.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2014

These old running boards cannot be used anymore.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2014

The new boards don't have the correct size yet, I have to fit everything step by step.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2014

New angle profiles are made too.

Ford Model A Restoration March 2014

These are parts which will be welded and used for the running board. I want to be able to disassemble everything without destroying anything. My version needs a bit more effort, but is more service-friendly.




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