Kevin's 1931 Slant Window Cabriolet (68C)

The car is mostly together.  I need to build up an engine and buy a bunch of more expensive items such as top and interior. 
As you can see I did not start with much and it was more of an exercise in learning metal work.

When this car is done it will have a mostly factory driveline.  Returning the drive line to factory is not easy.  The more I researched how Ford originally assembled the car the more I learned it was precision built at the factory.  Ford was nuts for extreme precision, even some the threading is special (do not use normal tap and dies to clean the threads!).  I have had to take some time to do better at working with precision measuring instruments.  I originally was using dial calipers, they are not precise enough.

So when you are done building the car to race car specs like Ford actually used on the production line.  You will have a car capable of comfortably running 60+ MPH all day long.  Plus you will have brakes the test the skinny tires ability to hold the pavement.  This was what Ford designed the car to run and what he told the dealers to show the customers. 

Oh and NO you do not have to run your car 60 MPH all day long.  Properly done the car is a pure dream to drive at 45 MPH.  Smooth and confident.   Your biggest worry should be getting the bugs off the glass at the end of the day.

Model A Technical Articles

The car in January 2013

Cowl

  • Rusty Cowls
  • Repairing the Cowl
  • Doors

    Rear Section

    Top Parts

    Frame

    Plating

    Plating your Model A, Few thoughts on correctly plating the A

     

    Metalworking

    Seat Springs

    Dealing with rumble lids.

    The body in May 2004

    Model B Caps

    Burnishing Machine

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