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    My Model A money pit.

    Thought I'd have a go at a build thread. Any suggestions / advice welcome.

    After I finished my coupe a year or so ago, had the urge to get back in garage, so after some searching found the makings of a model A pickup, in July of last year.

    This had been imported for donor panels, by a chap doing a ground up restoration to original standard. In the end he had only used the rear sheet metal, as the rest was in worse condition than what he already had.
    So I brought cowl,fuel tank, doors and his original rear panel. He also included some other leftovers in the sale, including: bonnet, rear cross member, couple of repair patches, stake bed pockets etc.



















    As the wood work was rotten, I decided to steel out the cab, starting with B pillars, also incorporated a recessed door jamb as I want flush fitting doors, and it adds a smidge more space.









    Next made a frame to support rear panel.





    Next step was to start to piece it back together. I've also extended the cab by "2.




    Thats it for now, if anybody's interested I'll stick a few more upto date pics on.

    Cheers,
    Gav.
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    Yes Please, B Pillar especially if you can.
    Cheers.

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    Chassis

    Few chassis pics.


    This is my first attempt at a complete chassis, so try not to be to harsh!
    Figured that if it does'nt work out I'll just cut it up and start again, always believed that the best way to learn is by having a go.



    started by making 2 identical rails, then set them up narrowing to front of car.





















    then made cross member with sleeved holes. Next time I'll make one a little less busy with fewer holes.











    1 of 2 loops for transmission tunnel.












    braced with spare bits of box section during welding. Probably not the correct way to do it and looks Heath Robinson, but kept everthing square.














    fish plated joints.











    I pie cut rails before kick up. to bring rear part of chassis parallel for leaf springs (donated from Suzuki SJ)





















    few random pics.












    hi-tech lifting of body to go on chassis!









    Thats it for now.
    Cheers Gav.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyrodgers View Post
    Yes Please, B Pillar especially if you can.
    Cheers.
    Hi,
    will try and find some decent pics of B pillar.

    Gav.

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    That's bloody great, some really nice looking work there bud.
    Did you cut the fish plates yourself and how, plasma cutter or the hard way ??
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    thats cool, those old panels all look fine just as they are.

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    thats brilliant keep the progress coming

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    nice gav, tidy fab. work.

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    that chassis looks great

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    Lookin good, some nice welding and fabrication skills there.

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