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Project by ralbuck posted 04-16-2016 07:57 PM 1018 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had to try to make a seat base for a Model A Ford coupe. Had broken pieces to use as a guide.

Here is finished product! Client was well pleased.

Made from 5/8th plywood, modified just slightly from pattern to add strength.

A bit challenging as some pf the wood was missing from the original. Still fun and a learning experience.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#1 posted 04-16-2016 10:03 PM

Love to see the Model A when the customer has finished it…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 04-17-2016 01:23 AM

I have been promised to drive it around the block! The last A I drove was about 52-3 years ago!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 04-17-2016 01:52 AM

Good one Ralbuck

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 04-17-2016 02:37 AM

Always great to make it out of wood yourself. I never had the opportunity to drive one myself but at least I can say I was in one. Way to go.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 04-17-2016 03:30 AM

Wow, that is pretty cool! Congratulations.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#6 posted 04-17-2016 11:48 PM

Looks like it will work just fine, planning to come and see you last few days of august.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 04-18-2016 12:22 AM

Great that you were able to fabricate this part for a beloved old car!

Would love to see photos of the car, too!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 04-18-2016 12:27 AM

I am supposed to be eventually allowed to drive this A! When I do photos will be posted!

Might be a while though—some of those projects take a few years.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#9 posted 04-18-2016 03:25 PM

What type of Model A is this for?

-- "A good craftsman can hide their mistakes."

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#10 posted 04-18-2016 09:02 PM

Hi Ralph,
Great work. A real labour of love to help keep a beautiful old car running.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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