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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: round rumble step plate and bracket for bumper

You might want to post that for sale in the swap meet section.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: '29 coupe sub frame

For anyone who's interested, the rear cross member is spot welded together. I cut about 9 or 10 welds and it popped apart. That allowed me access to do the necessary welding to close up the extra...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: wood?

I just removed my coupe's original body wood. I didn't see any paint on them but they were coated with a black stinky tar-like substance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Progress report...

I've been busy removing rivets. This is how she looked yesterday. She's completely apart now, down to her sub rails and cross members.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: '29 coupe sub frame

Rusty, my rear body mount area on both sides are bad also and my rust over-all isn't quite as bad as yours. However, I feel as though I went this far tearing it down, I might as well replace the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Vin-tin
'29 coupe sub frame

My coupe body is all apart down to the sub frame. The only thing that remains is the cowl and latch pillars and the seat riser sheet metal.
The rear half of the sub rails are more rusted than I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,954
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Sensible packaging

I agree! In the past year I have ordered twice from them. Both times they got my shipping info messed up. Both times they tried to send my order to a town in Maryland that doesn't exist! (I live in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Body to frame clearance

There's a whole sequence you have to go through to make sure your doors, hood, radiator, etc. all line up where they're suppose to be. Other people on here are more versed in that and i'm sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Progress report...

Many questions, but not many answers. Everyone must be on vacation :D.
No problem, as i'm answering most of my own questions as i'm going along.

I figured out how to get the belt-line trim...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Progress report...

How is it removed at the door jamb? It's tucked down behind the metal tab at the latch pocket. Do I carefully pry it out, or ???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Progress report...

One quick question. I noticed that, originally, many of the cloth covered cardboard interior panels had tacks through the cardboard, but not the cloth. How'd they do that without damaging the cloth? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Progress report...

Yes it is and I love it.
I also noticed very thin flat flexible steel straps that are sewn into the fabric top. Some extend down from the support rods to above the doors. Plus a few on each side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Progress report...

Thank you for the info.
I just checked. I do have them! They're sewn into the fabric top and look to be in excellent condition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Progress report...

Can you further explain what the wires are? (pictures, dimensions, type of material, etc.)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Progress report...

Here you can see the roof layers peeled back.
Exterior black covering, layer of cotton, burlap, some type of treated fabric, and finally a stiff paper / cardboard type material.
Is all that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Progress report...

I also removed an outer layer of grained roof material someone added.
I need to figure out what's original to the interior and roof, and how it was installed so I can make note of it for later.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By Vin-tin
Progress report...

...and many questions to follow as I start dissecting my coupe's body.

With the chassis mostly complete, I turned my attention to the body.
Pictured is what's left of the interior after I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: e-brake cross-shaft arm angle

Thanks guys. I think i'll just leave it that way for now. The rod does go on if I flex it. If it creates a problem later, i'll fix it then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: e-brake cross-shaft arm angle

Yea, the first picture shows it that way and looks correct. The second picture shows the other side. It starts to angle front but then bends rearward slightly near the end. Maybe I should just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Vin-tin
e-brake cross-shaft arm angle

The two arms on my cross-shaft are at different angles. The first picture shows the driver's side. The arm angles forward which in turn puts the brake rod heading outward towards the rear. This looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Another front drum / brake problem

It does look as though they could have machined a little deeper to remove more of the radius.
I shimmed-out the bearing race about .010-.015. Now it only rubs ever so slightly. I can live with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Another front drum / brake problem

No crud. Everything was blasted and painted.
I can push the shoes towards the backing plate, but the shoe springs pull it away again slightly. I figured that's normal as you don't want the shoes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Vin-tin
Another front drum / brake problem

So i'm down to my last corner of the new brake / drum installation.
I have a problem with the one front brake drum rubbing as I spin the hub. I discovered it's rubbing on the outer edge of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: Painting

Stay away from TSC's "magic paint". It's junk!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Vin-tin
Re: front brake advise needed

I fixed it.
I removed one shim. Still the same. Then I noticed the one brake adjusting shaft was only touching the adjusting wedge in one area (shiny spot). I dresses the angle of the shaft a bit...
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