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Old 01-07-2015, 06:40 PM   #21
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Well, I have some progress that I have not been posting here, so take a look. Here is the last video, but there are 6 so far.

http://youtu.be/_FfEDWWHtns
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:56 PM   #22
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Yes young man you have been busy! Catalogs,Catalogs are mostly free and a world of information pictures etc and of course Ford Barn keep up the good work,glad to hear your dads helping :-)
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:32 PM   #23
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Read up on the rear springs before you remove any bolts and get better, larger c-clamps PLEASE.
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:30 PM   #24
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If you can join a local club I am sure there would be a club member who could loan you a spring spreader to safely deal with your rear spring.
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:31 PM   #25
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You're moving along nicely! Just keep on schedule and never loose sight of your goal. This motivates me to start a project of my own. Just waiting to accumulate enough knowledge and money before I buy something and start a restoration.
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:51 PM   #26
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Understand the rear and front spring removal...Do it right...Be safe.

Save as many original nuts and bolts as you can...Note where they came off of.

Bert's in Denver can get you a lot of your original items...Steve is a great guy and will help you out emensly.

Get in a MAFCA club if a MARC club is not close...lot's of MAFCA clubs and one is, as Mike says, about 23 miles from you.

Don't just take the rear spring off...do it correctly and safely.

Have fun.

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Old 02-07-2015, 09:08 PM   #27
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Here is another update that is pretty important! Everything has left the frame...
http://youtu.be/Os2hxECOg3Q

Do you suggest I take the frame apart?
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:55 PM   #28
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Ben, you've got quite a project, but your enthusiam is refreshing. Don't forget to apply for the Model A Youth Restoration Award, you certainly are deserving.
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:05 AM   #29
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Don't take frame apart. Check for square, not twisted, flat near rear motor mounts.
Have it sand blasted,chemically cleaned etc. check rivets for tightness.
Welding plates, dropped front axle sounds like your headed down a different path
than restoring your A. That's still cool but you may have better advice on other
forums. Please keep us to date on your project. Hang in there :-)
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:15 AM   #30
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Hi Ben: As you can see you are in familiar territory. We've all been there. Looks like most of us here started where you are. Work parts up as your doing. Looks like your on track. Your at the beginning of a great Journey. I've been on it for 50 years. You'll be amazed at the things you'll learn and the Great people you'll meet.

Have fun and ask questions. We all do.
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:42 AM   #31
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It looks like a fun project Ben, thanks for posting pics etc. Others have advised to stick to a plan and I'll second that advice. Between here and the Hamb there's some very talented people that'll help - like the poster above me, TinBasher.
What you might consider is to post a picture of a car similar to what you want to build, people on here can supply the steps on how to get from here to there.
One of the fun things in building is developing the skills, you should consider a metalshop class os some sort. You'll need to learn to weld and move sheetmetal around so's you can do your patchpanels and frame work. Developing these skills is what gives us a deeper appreciation of our sicknes...hobby, thats what I meant, our hobby.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:24 PM   #32
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Watching the video i think that frame should clean up nicely.
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