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1930 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan

A 1930 Model ‘A’ Tudor Sedan ready to be re-restored.
Disassembly begins as everything is dismantled and inspected.
After complete disassembly and media-blasting, the holes in the firewall are repaired.
Fitting a replacement patch panel to the cowl.
When the vehicle was restored in the 1960’s, many dents were never removed nor were replacement panels correctly installed.
A Hammer & Dolly is used to begin removing the dents.  After the rough-in work is completed, a shrinking disc and a pick & file is used to complete the repairs.
Block sanding the R/R Quarter panels reveals the waviness and the dents.  (Note the previously installed patch panels that were never correctly installed.
Removing sheetmetal and preparing to install replacement panels.
A replacement inner fender panel is marked and ready to be trimmed.
A replacement patch panel is being modified to fit the body.
The fender is installed to check the fit.
The previous patch panel was flanged and tack welded in, so a commercially manufactured replacement panel was shortened lengthwise and sectioned in to it to fit properly.
A cowl patch panel has been properly fitted and is tack-welded into place.
After all sheetmetal has been properly repaired and finished, the metal is sanded by hand for a straight and smooth finish.
Details matter to us!  Even the inside areas are worked to remove all evidence of damage caused by rust or corrosion.
A panel about to be block-sanded in incremental steps using different grits of sandpaper.
The Ash wood infrastructure is cut, fitted, and installed to provide strength to the body.
Another view of the interior wood.
The bottom side of the body is sanded smooth.
Once the body has been sanded smooth, it is thoroughly cleaned and prepped for paint.
The front fender has been repaired and is being sanded smooth.
These fenders have been painted and are awaiting to be buffed to perfection.
Our definition of ‘restoration’ means that all items are returned to factory specifications.  The bearing race on the axle housing is being machined to accept a new race.
To ensure a vehicle with no squeaks or rattles, the platform needs to be as solid as possible.  The frame rivets are heated & re-bucked tight to counter the years of abuse.
We find most Model ‘A’ frames are bent or damaged which require straightening to allow proper body and hood alignments.
After straightening and rivet tightening, the frame is body worked to remove the pits caused by years of exposure to the weather.
After the frame has been restored, it is ready for components to be installed.
Restored sub-components are being bolted to the frame on our custom-made assembly cart which aides in the productivity during assembly.
An interior shot prior to the installation of the sound deadening insulation and upholstery.
The rebuilt engine installed into the chassis.
The nearly completed chassis awaiting the body to be installed.
With the top material stretched & tacked into place along with the headliner and insulation installed, it is time to set the body onto the chassis.
Aligning the body to the frame.
A view of the headliner during installation.
Installation of the interior.
Trial fitting the seat cushion to check the pleat alignment.
The top’s long-short grain material trimmed and the drip moulding installed.
The top material tacked into place and ready for the drip moulding to be installed.
The engine compartment.
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