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Old 02-02-2017, 07:41 AM
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1931 Model A fordor Build

Hi all, Started this project about a year and a half ago.
I'm about half way done. Lot's of pictures to come.
Started with this.
Pieced together Model A 1930body, 1931 frame. Was not running.
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Stripping it down
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Nice start Mojo.
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Thanks Tech,
More to come.
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Switching to the body.
Making my own replacement wood for all the rotted stuff on the car.
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More wood installed.
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Lookin' Good so far! Keep on going! I have a soft spot for the As, as I've worked on them for so many years.
Is it a Briggs, or Murray body?
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Woo Hoo! just looked through the dissasembly pics a bit closer. It has a heater!! Is it an allstate, or another brand?
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Lookin' Good so far! Keep on going! I have a soft spot for the As, as I've worked on them for so many years.
Is it a Briggs, or Murray body?
Thanks.
This is a Briggs body.
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Woo Hoo! just looked through the dissasembly pics a bit closer. It has a heater!! Is it an allstate, or another brand?
It had an allstate.
All the original parts have been sold off. This is going to be a highway cruiser.
A street rod that will have a stock looking appearance.
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Tackling the roof rails and ribs.
Rails are made of ash.
Roof ribs are oak.
Wanted to beef up the ribs from original.(3/4x3/4).
So I laminated 4 - 1/4" x 1 1/4" oak slats.. Used an existing rib for the radius and a laser and measured a thousand times+ to get the proper arch.
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Forgot to mention.
Only piece I bought was the front header. The rest made in shop.
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Start of the rear suspension
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Not enough clearance for the rear end.
Need to change out the original rear cross member.
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