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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2023, 02:52:08 PM »
did you end up being happy with that vinyl paint? going to black these seats also?

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #61 on: December 31, 2023, 08:19:24 PM »
Was good for my application.   Wouldn't use it on my chevelle.

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #62 on: January 01, 2024, 10:07:32 PM »
All the access hatches are done.  That was a lot of work...






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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #63 on: January 02, 2024, 07:18:47 AM »
Looks great
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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #64 on: January 03, 2024, 12:30:50 AM »
Thanks.   I'm almost at the point I can chop the top down.  I'm thinking a 6" chop for this one.  :o

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #65 on: January 05, 2024, 07:47:14 AM »
Rear deck is done.  Planning out the 6" roof chop.



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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #66 on: January 05, 2024, 09:20:59 PM »
6" chop.  8)   
Set the top back on to make sure I still have good head room.  I have plenty.  Next I will need to clean up the cut gaps so I can weld the top back on.  Car is 46" tall






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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #67 on: January 07, 2024, 09:15:10 AM »
Looks great!


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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2024, 06:27:26 PM »
Roof chop welded back on.  Now I need to finish the rest of the roof.


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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #69 on: January 19, 2024, 11:58:29 PM »
Doors cut down and fitted with new upper lip.  Windshield frame cut down and fitted with new hinge.  New 2x2x16awg A pillar header.
Roof was more work than i was expecting.  The old wood filled a 1" gap between the roof panels and the door tops.  I decided to fill that space with 1x1x16awg. The fun part was that the roof line narrows back to front and  the tops of the doors are dome shaped.  So the 1x1 had to curve on two different planes..



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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #70 on: January 24, 2024, 08:18:04 PM »
Decided to start the exhaust.  You ALWAYS have a few broken exhaust manifold bolts to remove.  This is the first time I have not been able to remove a bolt.  I have TWO that wont come out.  Broken extractor, broken bits, lots of welded nuts that just kept breaking the bolt deeper in the head. >:( 


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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2024, 08:37:55 PM »
some tricks i picked up while doing this a 100 times.

clean / wire brush  die grind what ever steel is left in the whole

weld on a 1/4" washer first, then the nut. 



the whole is pretty deep, enlarge the first bit of the hole with a 3/8" drill bit to give you a little more room the get the weld to stick

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #72 on: January 24, 2024, 08:40:02 PM »
i guess if your breaking the bolt though thats not going to help you.  maybe try pre heating the aluminum around it?

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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2024, 09:56:00 PM »
that pile has the washer/nut trick too.  the trick that was my fail safe was to drill the stud with a 1/4" bit about 3/8 -1/2 deep. then i would have an all steel "pocket" to fill with weld out to the nut.   if you look you will see different length chunks of studs on the nuts.    Im down to one still stuck.  I will fuck with it later.  i have enough bolts to mount the exhaust flanges and start fab of the Lake headers.
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Re: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2024, 10:43:40 PM »
10" Chevy headlights modded and mounted.   ebay score.  glass and buckets in good shape.  I will clean the reflectors and mod in some LED bulbs.  Found front and rear turn signals I like and got them on the way.

Ordered up a 40"x70" sliding ragtop.  8)