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  • Station Wagon - Front Fender Repair

    I have moved to the Driver side (LHS, Port) fender. One major issue with this fender is the break in the wire and subsequent damage on the leading edge of the fender.


    I procured a donor fender that had a perfect leading edge, but not much else. So we will cut a patch out and stitch it into the damaged fender. Marked what I wanted and got busy with the cutoff wheel.
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  • Station Wagon - More Fender work

    Work on the Passenger fender continues. Working on the shelf part where the fender bolts to the frame.

    Start with the two holes for the hood hold down. Drilled them out 'til I got solid metal, and made a patch for each hole. The smallest was 1/2 inch diameter, about as small a patch I can make, because hard to cut out something that small with my tin snips and big fingers

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  • Station Wagon - Front Fender Work

    Working on the Passenger Front Fender. Here are a couple of pics that are the target of the work yesterday.
    First is to address how the fender lays on the frame. Here is a pic of how the fender is not laying flat on the horn of the frame.



    So have to address an old repair as well as sheet metal that has been bent. I cut the old repair and opened up the crack that...
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  • Station Wagon - Front Fender progress

    Yesterday I worked more work into my front fenders. Focus is on the LHS. After I got the old paint and Bondo ground off I had a couple of areas that needed to be addressed.

    Several small dents had simply been filled, pounded them out without any big deal. One of the old guys that I learned from believed that the sheet metal knew where it was originally and so all you need to do is coax...
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    Last edited by Jwmckenzie; 03-26-2020, 08:22 AM.

  • Station Wagon - Front Fenders

    Yesterday I started working on the fenders. My objective is to get these worked (dents pounded out, cracks repaired, and Sheetmetal re-shaped) on the frame so that when I get them painted they will bolt up without any issues.

    A few months ago I checked the frame for sag and was happy with the results, so didn't need to straighten the frame.

    The running board brackets were,...
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  • Station Wagon - Wood working begins

    Last week I delivered my Woody body to my Brother, N97323 , After unloading we just had to get started.

    First up was the belting railing: We purchased tooling to form some of the unique shapes. Here is a pic of the belting railing tool on an original piece of wood.


    Although not a perfect fit, we think because of sanding on the original piece, it is extremely close....
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    Last edited by Jwmckenzie; 03-17-2020, 08:06 AM.

  • Station Wagon - Adding to the herd

    My brother picked up this '29 Woody Cowl section this weekend in Denver. I have a couple of pretty nice original front doors, plus a lot of original wood we can use for patterns....
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    Last edited by Jwmckenzie; 02-10-2020, 06:03 AM.

  • Station Wagon - Door Hinge Welting

    Wow it's been a while since the last post. 2 months-- not good.

    This week I have been working on making some Door hinge welting. I have discussed this before and was unable to find someone who wanted to make it for me. So I decided to give it a try.

    In the Woody Wagons Newsletter others have suggested to use the welting around the gas tank. Although the re-production is inferior...
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    Last edited by Jwmckenzie; 01-24-2020, 03:55 PM.

  • N97323
    started a blog post Making more sawdust

    Making more sawdust

    Back to the shop today. Finished up the door posts (well as far as I can go) this morning, then glued up the lumber that will be the pieces that hook the door and window posts to the header. Then built the quarter braces (needed something easy today) Enjoy the pictures.
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  • N97323
    started a blog post The Door Posts!

    The Door Posts!

    After not working in the shop all summer I'm finally back at it. I spent the last 3-Sundays getting the door posts mostly done. I still need to final sand them and get them fitted to the body and the floor. I'm glad to get them this far.
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  • Station Wagon - Making progress, getting the roof together.

    Since the weather has turned colder and painting on the cowl is over until spring, I am turning my attention to the wood part of the body.

    I put the Cowl together with all the parts. Honestly putting the tank welting in has got to be the most frustrating job on assembling a Model A. I don't know how people do this after all the parts are fully painted. I decided to install the front...
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  • Station Wagon - Door Hinge Welting

    There is a special welting that goes around the front door hinge on the '30-'31 Station Wagons. The drawing is A-151380. The information below was found in The Woody Wagons newsletter, "Wagon Wheels" Vol 32 No.1



    We mocked up the welting, from some gas tank welting




    Here is where it goes around the hinge.


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    Last edited by Jwmckenzie; 10-31-2019, 08:26 AM.

  • Station Wagon - Front door Hinge

    Today was about putting the front door hinges together. They are made of two pieces, one piece that mounts in the cowl where the hinges are attached, then a hinge that runs top to bottom is spot welded onto the cowl mount.

    Here is a pic of the piece that mounts to the cowl post.



    In an earlier post I described re-working the mounting holes in the tabs that go...
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    Last edited by Jwmckenzie; 10-28-2019, 08:22 PM.

  • Station Wagon - Roof Ribs aka Top Bows

    It took me all day, but I carved out #4 --> #8 Roof Ribs. A-153257.



    These things are 7/8" X 7/8" but drop 7/8" from the center to the edge, about 27". These ribs are 54 3/16 edge to edge. They also have a tab that is parallel to the floor and goes into side roof rail. So it took a bit of figuring on how to get these cut out.

    I started...
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  • Station Wagon - Manilla Brown

    Finally got some color on the gas tank.


    I shot PPG's Concept, after research, spraying up some lacquer that was mixed to the right color plus a couple trips to the paint store I settled on a GM Medium Tan, #25034. Happy with the color.

    This was my first attempt with a single stage urethane, I have 3 coats on the front of the tank, in case I have to cut and buff...
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