Ford Model A Pickup Restoration April 2013

The carpenter work is actually my main task.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

The supporting cross beams are not just straight. As you can see here, I also had to glue some additional wood.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

With a belt sander I brought the wood into shape.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

All cross beams have its final shape.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

Mounted on the car it looks a little bit more elegant than before.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

But now I'll continue working on the side- and tailgates. These are the original ones which are in poor condition and not usable anymore.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

The construction is not easy and I have to work precisely that in the end everything fits.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

First I spent hours of milling grooves and working with the router. Then I prepared the parts with a rasp and everything is ready now for assembly.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

Just compare my new piece of wood and the old rotten part.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

And here you can see two pieces of beech wood and how they are put together at the corner.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

Finally I glued all parts together and the three frames are finished.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

The finish at the inner corners I had to do by hand because I could not find a special cutter for my router … ;-)

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

With the router I modified the frames and made a slight chamfer.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

The result can be seen here.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

The wooden boards of spruce are already prepared, i.e. they have the right thickness and I have only to fit them in width and length.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

Now I continue the work on the trunk. For this I need to install a vertical bar first.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

Then I can fit the boards for the rear wall.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

Here I bring the floorboards into position.

Ford Model A Restoration April 2013

The wooden boards are not finally mounted of course, but the shape and size of the trunk is already recognizable.




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