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    Did the factory weld the a pillar to the subframe after riveting together?

  • #2
    Mark I can't give you a positive answer for the a pillar, but I know Ford did use spot welds for some of the body to sub frame connections.
    Maybe me posting will jog someone's memory :-)


    • #3
      These are not spot welds. Appear to be stick welds at the rear of the pillar, on top of the "foot' and out to the top of the subframe. I have 2 bodies with the same treatment. would be the same for tudors , CCPU & others with all metal bodies I think.


      • #4
        look at my 30 Tudor wood thread in the tech section. I may have some other pics than what's posted
        3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
        Henry Ford said,
        "It's all nuts and bolts"
        "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

        Mitch's Auto Service ctr


        • #5
          Having salvaged many Model A's in the last 30+ years I have found Ford increasingly used welds in different forms the later in production you go. Rod
          "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell


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