Ford Model A Pickup Restoration November 2014

This month I have started with the wiring.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

The trafficators and my rear-view mirrors are mounted. The mirrors are not in its final position. Until I have mounted the door stoppers and I cannot see if the mirrors do collide with the door glass.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

This is my turn signal unit. Since I want to hide it behind my wooden dashboard, I've made several mock-ups of carton to see if everything will fit.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

This is the look from the driver's perspective with mounted dashboard. The switch can only be seen with a white background - usually it is black in black and you can hardly recognize them.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

For the metal housing I had to do some sheet metal work. The eyelets are soldered.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

The entire construction is based on a support which is bolted under the dashboard. The switching box is then fixed with two screws. That way I can easily remove the unit, should I have malfunctions with the switches.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

On the right hand side there is a removable bracket for mounting a holder for a navigation device. Anyway, my first runs will be not that far away, so I will not need it yet.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

Here is the complete unit which I can mount now but the space inside is pretty tight. The lamps I'm using are 6V LED versions I can directly use on my 6V battery.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

So far everything is mounted.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

Fixed in the final position, only the wooden dashboard is missing.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

All my wiper parts are nickel plated and I can put them together. These are all the original parts I'm using. I only replaced the rubber blade.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

Since I have removed the 2 rivets for the plating, I had to make new ones now. I'm using brass for that because they do not rust.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

The new rivet is finished.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

Actually, the wiper is ready for installation, but I have to wait until the wiper motor is running. The reason is that I don't know the end position of the wiper motor - I can see that only when it is running.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

For safety reasons, I'll carry such a CO2 fire extinguisher in the trunk. But for that I must fix it in such a holder.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

The holder should make it easy to move the extinguisher into the trunk. Therefore I have mounted 2 wheels which do only have ground contact when I lift it a little bit from the horizontal position.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

After the successful test I brought all parts into its final shape.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

The wood has been varnished, the 2 leather straps are from an old Swiss Army backpack.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

My vehicle looks perfect. The 4 support points to the ground are rubberized, so it cannot move in my trunk.

Ford Model A Restoration November 2014

The fire extinguisher has a bit too modern looking - I'm wondering how I can trim it to an older look.




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