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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2023, 08:58:04 AM »
Wheel prep for tubes and tires.   Sandblasted and checked for cracks/pitting/trueness.  Picked the best out of the bunch and painted.







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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2023, 08:45:18 PM »
rear tires mounted with tubes.   FYI baby powder is your friend when installing tubes.

Sucks that the wheel that look great has a small runout.  The wheel with all the pitting is true.  O-well.  run it!


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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2023, 08:48:58 PM »
Miss on my part.  >:(   The explorer 8.8 is too narrow for this body.   I just assumed that all Model A bodys are the same width.
So back to market place for an axle.    Found a D44 out of a 1978 Ford F100.  $50.  super clean southern axle.  however the 2.72 gears suck.  I will address that later.   
First I had to do a test fit and make sure i had room for the backing plates not to rub on the body.  Looks good.




 

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2023, 10:16:48 PM »
Front tires finally showed up.  Had to cancel an order through Jegs for Coker tires that kept getting delays and was ultimately  "back ordered" until end of March.
Found same tires on Ebay for cheaper and shipping included.  Shipped in 4 days. ::)  These tires are small,  450x19.  They use motorcycle tubes! 

Big/little staggered wheels/tires.  Rears 235/85/16. 

Grabbed all the steel I think I will need.  Prices have come down.




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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2023, 06:44:06 PM »
grabbed a good looking set of D44 3.73 gears off eBay. $75 shipped.  They came out of a J10.

This look up is awesome.

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/19166926/front-and-rear-axle-catalog-spicer

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2023, 09:00:17 PM »
Building the body back up in steel.   Found good inner fenders in the pile of stuff that came with this car. got them and rear doors welded in. 





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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2023, 11:38:09 PM »
Cowl patch panels welded in.   Started the sub frame for the body.  The body panels without the wood is like a wet noodle.  Takes lots of cross bracing and measurements to get everything square.  I got the A & B pillars and the rear welded to the sub frame.  That only took 15 hours...




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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2023, 03:47:36 PM »
Underside of the body sub frame and some supports welded in.  Body is starting to stiffen up.  Jumped on the frame next.  Just the rear so far.  Going to try something different for the front frame rails.




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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2023, 10:34:09 PM »
Got the body in a fixed position with 4 mounts to the frame.  I will have two more body mounts mid frame once I get a better idea of the floor layout.
Put the engine and front axle in position so I can start to design the front frame rails.  Car is sitting at target ride height.




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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2023, 09:29:11 PM »
trying something different for the front frame rails.   using the same 2x3x.125 tube and cut every 2"






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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2023, 12:58:00 AM »





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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2023, 10:56:10 AM »
cool!

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2023, 12:36:37 PM »
thanks,  its going to be a LOT of welding and grinding...


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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2023, 08:36:06 AM »
Very unique!
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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2023, 10:05:28 PM »
Well this project just stalled. Had a bad ski crash this weekend. 5 broken ribs, broken scapula,  broken clavicle and a punctured lung.