Ford Model A Pickup Restoration June 2014

All parts are back from the electroplating and I can continue with assembling the car.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

All are galvanized, but a lot of them (running board) I will treat with POR 15 too.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

Both running boards have been varnished some weeks ago.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

The parts for the front end of the board can now be screwed.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

Then the rubber profile is glued to the upper side with some contact adhesive.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

What is still missing are the aluminum profiles.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

Since they had minor stains, I had to polish them a little bit. For this purpose, never use chrome polish as it results in a mirror shine which does not look really good on my board. I've used ordinary paint polish and slightly polished the pieces manually.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

The two running boards are ready now.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

The rear window glass is fixed by the inner frame and sealed on the outside with a liquid rubber. I treated the edge of the glass with black color (POR 15). Now I'm sure that you see black only at the corners from inside the cabin. If you have no suction cup available, adhesive tape can be folded like you see it on the picture and can easily lift and mount the glass.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

These are all bright nickel plated brass screws where I have previously polished the head of each one - that was not question for me, they must shine!

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

These screws are all used for the windscreen frame and paneling.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

The previously bent aluminum sheets are now ready for the final assembly.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

I decided to use screws for this job and not nails. These are very small wood screws which are hardly visible and I have the option to disassemble the aluminum sheet.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

The handle has been previously fitted.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

I had to secure it with 4 screws only.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

This is the luxury version of my cover. Initially wood screws were used but they were completely worn out and so I decided to use normal screws.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

Now I can easily remove the plate.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

For the footrest I had to press in the newly-built rubber.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

And this is how it looks like mounted on the floor board.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

All three floor boards are ready now for installation.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

Some of the aluminum sheet metal is directly mounted to the cabin floor. But first I have to mount 2 corners made from sheet metal. This is my version of course, originally they were wooden and had been fixed with long nails - not good enough for my needs.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

Everything fits.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

There is still a few sheet metal work which I have to do. It is the holder for the number plates (front / rear) and one for the tail lights. All are made from 2 mm sheet steel. My first step is always to create a small model in order to get the correct size.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

Then I transfer everything to the sheet metal.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2014

After cutting and filing I get the desired shape.




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