How to Build a Hot Rod Model A Ford (Motorbooks Workshop Series)

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Build a dependable and fun street rod on a budget! Follow the construction, start-to-finish, of a 1929 Model A Ford sedan. Step-by-step photo sequences detail chassis modifications, body repair, driveline installation, wiring, paint, bodywork and upholstery. Parks also covers options not explored in this car's construction such as independent suspension, reproduction chassis, and other hot refinements.
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Overview

Build a dependable and fun street rod on a budget! Follow the construction, start-to-finish, of a 1929 Model A Ford sedan. Step-by-step photo sequences detail chassis modifications, body repair, driveline installation, wiring, paint, bodywork and upholstery. Parks also covers options not explored in this car's construction such as independent suspension, reproduction chassis, and other hot refinements.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760308790
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: Motorbooks Workshop Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What to Build? 8
Choosing a Body Style
Body Material
This Project's Concept
The Plan
Parts, Costs, Shipping and Handling
Vehicle Title
Chapter 2 Chassis 19
The Model A Frame
Stock
Reproduction
Suspension
Front
Dropped Axle
Independent Front Suspension Rear
Solid Axle
Independent
Drivetrain
Engine
Transmission
Drive shaft
Brakes
Front Brakes
Rear Brakes
Other Components
Wheel/Tire Combination
Wheels
Tires
Mounting and Balancing
Wheel Alignment
Chapter 3 Preliminary Mock-up 38
Body on the Frame
Determining Locations
Seat(s)
Steering Column and Steering Wheel
Shifter Linkage
Throttle Pedal
Air Conditioning Units
Dash Components
Fuse Panel
Battery
Bumpers
Taillights
Preliminary Fit
Fenders, Splash Aprons, and Running Boards
Engine and Transmission
Brake Lines
Grille Shell and Hood
Chapter 4 Bodywork, Repair, and Modification 56
Rust Repair
Replacing the Subrails, Cross Sills, Floorboard, and Wheelwells
Removing the Stock Fuel Tank
Replacing the Cowl and Firewall
Repairing the Doors
Installing Quarter Panel Patch Panels
Fitting the Fenders, Splash Aprons, and Running Boards
Modifications
Chopping the Top (and Doors)
Installing the Delivery Door
Filling the Roof
Other Possibilities
Suicide Style Doors
Front or Rear Opening Hood
Other Bodywork Requirements
Body wood and Top Wood
Fuel Tank Access
Chapter 5 Drivetrain Assembly 88
Engine
Mid-1930s through 1940s
Early to Mid-1950s Hot Rod
Early to Mid-1950s Show Rod
Late-1950s through Early-1960s
Early to Mid-1960s
Mid to Late-1960s
Late-1960s through Early-1970s
Mid to Late-1970s
Mid to Late-1970s (a different view)
Early-1980s through Mid-1990s
Turn of the Century
Crate Motor
Rebuilt
Component Selection
Parts, Bolts, Belts, and Sealants, Etc.
Transmission
Rear Axle Housing
Chapter 6 Paint Prep and Final Color 100
Chassis
Powder Coating
Paint
Body Components
Bodywork
Sanding
Primer/Sealer
Color
Chapter 7 Assembly 120
Chassis
Rear Suspension Assembly
Front End Assembly
Master Cylinder/Booster Assembly
Color Gallery 128
Fuel Tank(s)
Engine and Transmission
Radiator
Fenders, Splash Aprons, and Running Boards
Body
Installing the Body
Hanging the Doors
Hood and Hood Latch
Headlights and Proper Aiming
Thorough Mechanical Examination
Chapter 8 Interior 153
Mechanical Components
Pedals
Transmission Shifter
Emergency Brake
Window Regulators
Door Handles
Electrical Components
Lights
Gauges
Ignition Switch
Windshield Wiper
Hot and Cold Air
Stereo
Wiring
Installing Fuse Panel
Running Wiring
Seating
Seats
Seat Belts
Upholstery
Interior Style
Material
Insulation
Traditional Interior Panels
Contemporary Interior Panels
Glass Installation
Appendices
Source Guide 172
Model A Body Styles 173
Index 176
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