Ford Model A Pickup Restoration May 2018

In the meantime, my wheel gripper is finished and that's how it looks now.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

Depending on the type of jack you have to modify the connection to the wheel gripper compared with my version. It is important that you are using a jack that is as low as possible in order to have enough free space between ground and the bottom of the car.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

In my case, I have welded a nose to the middle flat steel to get a connection with the jack.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

The 5 steel profiles with 12x50mm size are not welded together.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

With this clamp, the steel profiles are secured, so the wheel gripper can not tilt and is always in horizontal position on the jack.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

The clamp must be individually adapted to the jack you are using.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

With a total height of 15 cm you have no problems with free space.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

The outer gripper can be fixed in 3 different positions dependent on the track width.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

Now you you can push the wheel gripper under the car.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

What is missing is the round steel and the tube which is pushed over it.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

The tube allows turning the wheel relative to the wheel gripper arms.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

On the inside there are stops for the round steel.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

When assembled, it looks like this.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

Raised to the maximum height …

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

… of 55 cm (depending on the jack)

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

Now follows a few details …

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

Since the whole thing is quite heavy, I wanted to weld a subframe where I can use the jack as a dolly.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

The frame can be easily placed on the jack.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

After that, all necessary parts can be stowed on it.

Ford Model A Restoration Project Mai 2018

Making a copy of my wheel gripper is allowed but at your own risk (please recalculate the construction by yourself) and the plans are coming soon …

Wheel gripper

… and here is the drawing of my construction or click on the picture for a larger view..




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