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Old 07-17-2016, 02:56 PM   #1
robertc
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Default Before I mount the body???

I would like to move forward and mount my body to the chassis, but am I ready to do so?

Quick back story, not my car, I did not take it apart, I have never worked on a Model A before, Flying blind. This car was purchased, taken apart, test fitted and then fully painted, then sat for about 5 years until I came along tasked to reassemble it.

I have a few pictures I am hoping some folks can review and give me a yay or nay. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

The suspension, drivetrain and brakes where already installed before I came along. I am just trying to put the pieces together...

My bi question is if the splash shields are installed correctly? There is no adjustments, they are reproductions, and already painted so hammering and modifying them is kinda out of the question.

I just want to get the body on and start getting that all aligned and keep moving forward and making progress, as I am getting paid to move this project along...
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:56 PM   #2
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Welcome back,

Attached is a pic as I was lowering the body down,
From what I see I would assemble the front fenders and as much else u can...
Remove the clutch and brake pedals
Putting the chassis on tire Dolly's gives you more maneuverability
The shifter and collumn can stay if you have the means to lift it high enough






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Old 07-17-2016, 04:07 PM   #3
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if in question, call Rick Davis in Bakersfield...One of the best Model A'ers in the town.

Will PM you with his phone number.

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Old 07-17-2016, 07:17 PM   #4
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Wow, Mitch, that is a gorgeous plum color! Thanks for the pictures that actually helps. Looks like you also mounted the fuel tank to the body before installing as well. Just figured I could do that after the fact.

Steve, thank you for observing my location and helping with a local resource. I will be sure to reach out to Mr. Rick Davis.

I love the fact this forum is so active with so many users, I had no idea there was such a vibrant community for the Model A. Very Cool.

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It's ford maroon put the pics change the actual shade
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:43 PM   #6
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Wow, Mitch, that is a gorgeous plum color! Thanks for the pictures that actually helps. Looks like you also mounted the fuel tank to the body before installing as well. Just figured I could do that after the fact.

Steve, thank you for observing my location and helping with a local resource. I will be sure to reach out to Mr. Rick Davis.

I love the fact this forum is so active with so many users, I had no idea there was such a vibrant community for the Model A. Very Cool.

Rick is a member of the Bakersfield A's as I was from 1982 thru 1986 or there about. You should join the club. Great people and all willing to help get your project on the road and to enjoy the great tours they go on!

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