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  • Transmission and Bell Housing mounted

    Yesterday I spent the day getting the transmission and bell housing in the frame. I had more work to do on the transmission than I realized. Got it safety wired, not exactly aircraft safety wiring but good enough for my old Ford.



    Since I haven't found a good used U-joint, I assembled the yokes I have and the new cross and bushings from the parts suppliers. ....Fingers...
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  • Mrtherich
    started a blog post New Wheel Color!!!

    New Wheel Color!!!

    I found it time to deal with the wheels. Currently the wheels on the car are old and dried uit, micro cracks are plenty in the rubber, and I shouldn't be driving on them for much longer.

    Also, I was never a big fan of the gold rims. It's just a bit too much. So I decided to give it a little more. By making them bright red.

    The car has a thin red trim around the edges, And...
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  • Frame coming together

    This is what happens when you get out of bed early

    Frame at 4:00am....



    3 hours later..



    Time for breakfast, then off to the hardware store....
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  • Frame ready to assemble

    I finished the frame for my Station Wagon today. A few weeks ago, I got the riveting done and painted the frame flat black. Today, I masked off the parts that need to be Gloss Black and painted them.



    Now it is back in the shop awaiting the rest of the parts to be put on.

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  • MasterD78
    started a blog post Been a while!

    Been a while!

    It has been a while since I've been on here and had anything to say. Today I went out, fired up BBJ and she sounds great. Haven't taken her out yet after checking the gas cap to see if I still have the same problems I had earlier. But, I have decided before I do that I should do a one over on the car and lube everything up to get her in tip top shape. My question is, what grease does everyone suggest...
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  • dsmithtx
    started a blog post April '22 Progress

    April '22 Progress

    So much to do, so little time... Busy taking everything apart down to just the frame, cleaning, evaluating, re-greasing/oiling, ordering parts that are worn or broken and painting. Too much to go into the details, hopefully the pictures will help tell the story. The more I learn about the Model A, the move I love this car! Next up, the engine.
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    Last edited by dsmithtx; 05-11-2022, 09:06 PM. Reason: Added additional photo of rear axle and leaf spring before tear-down, clean-up and re-paint

  • rusty
    started a blog post More work on the coupe.

    More work on the coupe.

    Back home from Michigan and working on the coupe. Installed engine and transmission today.
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  • rkmiller
    started a blog post Close to color April 2022

    Close to color April 2022

    My friend the painter sent a lot of photos today, here are a few, I think he is close to putting on some color.

    My dad and I have always done the final priming, sanding and painting but I just have not had the time the last few years and we do not have a good paint booth anymore. I had this guy do the paint on my last project a few years ago - burgundy 67 mustang fastback. He has a good...
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    Last edited by rkmiller; 04-29-2022, 10:03 PM.

  • rkmiller
    started a blog post Pickup bed wood

    Pickup bed wood

    So I took the red oak wood back to the wood shop for a finish. I was going to just paint them the body color like original, but my dad talked me into putting a light stain (Min-wax fruit wood color) and a polyurethane floor coating (verathane).

    I looked up a lot of pickups for sale online and it seems that is what everyone does as I did not find one painted body color - and it does...
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  • dsmithtx
    started a blog post Original Horn Restore

    Original Horn Restore

    While I'm waiting for parts to arrive, I thought I'd tackle the horn. She was in very bad shape. I can't believe I got it working again, I have video of it working, will upload when I figure out how. A big confidence booster for this project...
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  • rkmiller
    started a blog post Color

    Color

    Well I sent everything to the paint shop for some final body work - primering/sanding etc.

    I looked through the Sikens tone book - they have 300 plus pages of colors slightly toned over different colors. I looked through the green to blue section and picked out this color (see photo). It is a dark-grey-blue that will look a tad greenish under certain direct light angles.

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    Last edited by rkmiller; 04-18-2022, 11:56 AM.

  • dsmithtx
    started a blog post Remove Body from Frame

    Remove Body from Frame

    OK, did this myself, don't tell OSHA, let's just say hydraulic jacks and 4x4's were not meant to be used that way. I'm sure I violated several safety rules. :-)
    Yes, I will put the body on something a little more stable, all I had at the time. :-)
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  • dsmithtx
    started a blog post The journey has started

    The journey has started

    Got her in my very crowded garage, removed wheels, brakes, etc. Cleaning, replacing, repairing... I've come to the conclusion things will be easier with the body removed... Up next, remove the body...
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  • dsmithtx
    started a blog post Arrival Day

    Arrival Day

    My father-in-law passed away about 10 months ago and it was his wish that the 1931 Model A coupe he started to restore get's completed. I accepted the challenge. The day I brought her home to Texas from California.
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  • Building a Spare Carb - Checking the Jets

    A few weeks ago, I took apart a dirty crusty Zenith carb. The internals looked great despite the external crud. The Venturi broke during disassembly so will have to replace it, but the rest looks serviceable. The base had a removable GAV seat which I see as a plus.

    Any hoo.. the jets were all marked as Ford would have done so instead of just putting them back in, I decided to check...
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