Ford Model A Pickup Restoration July 2016

It was time to put some machines onto a stable support frame.

Ford Model A Restoration Project July 2016

First one is my swaging machine which I could hardly use because it was not mounted on any stable frame. This should be changed now. After I've made sketches, I could cut all profiles to the correct length.

Ford Model A Restoration Project July 2016

Now I can start welding.

Ford Model A Restoration Project July 2016

My new 'seat' is getting its shape.

Ford Model A Restoration Project July 2016

Finished welding and painting, I could start with assembling.

Ford Model A Restoration Project July 2016

But first I have to drill the holes in the axis for the split pins. The easiest way is if you drill a screw nut and then drill a hole on the top edge. Now you have a gauge and can drill all the holes into the axle very easily.

Ford Model A Restoration Project July 2016

The 2 wheels are about 5 mm from the ground and get only in contact with the ground when the frame is raised at the opposite side.

Ford Model A Restoration Project July 2016

The swaging machine is polished, I have oiled the wood and is now ready to work.

Ford Model A Restoration Project July 2016

This pipe bender must be modified before I can use it. In a first step, I'll put it on a wheeled cart to make it easier to push it around.

Ford Model A Restoration Project July 2016

It stands on 3 wheels.

Ford Model A Restoration Project July 2016

And this is how it looks like when assembled.

Ford Model A Restoration Project July 2016

So far I'm finished. As I said, I'll need some more time to make the pipe bender better …




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