Ford Model A Pickup Restoration May 2012

The roof is finished, but it has cost me a lot of time to fit everything.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

Here at first a few parts I've picked up from the electroplating shop. They look perfect, you'll see more when I mount them.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

Just half strike the nails into the wood, it is easier to pull them again when something does not fit. In such a case like on the picture, it is easiest to push the nails with pliers into the wood rather than to do it with a hammer.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

At the front and rear side, the headlining is held with these strips of PET film.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

To get under the transverse, such a form is needed.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

In the back corner, I used the original wood.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

The entire headlining is secured, from inside everything looks perfect.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

Check everything because after the roof installation I can not change anything.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

Now the three sheets in the back of the cab are nailed to the roof. These sheet metal is necessary that the roof shape is perfectly round at this point.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

Then a hessian cloth is stretched over.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

I have stretched and nailed it to the roof in several steps.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

Now comes the padding. The old cotton was badly worn and that's why I've used new materials.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

Over the cotton, the leather is placed and tightened. For this work you need help, so someone can stretch the leather and the second person can concentrate on the nailing.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

A tricky point, the rear rounded corners. To pull the leather without folding it, I had to heat it up a little bit with a hair dryer.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

After a trial assembly of the drip rail I could cut the excess artificial leather.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

The leather must be cut very close to the nails, that you don't see anything at the underside of the rain gutter.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

The rain gutter is mounted. The gutter must not of be mounted too low, otherwise you can not close the door anymore …

Ford Model A Restoration May 2012

Everything is finished, the bare screws will be painted with black paint later.




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