I am almost 17 and am a grade 11 student at Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School in Calgary, Alberta. I am a trombone player who will be looking into a career in jazz music education. I am also in the process of doing a ground-up restoration of a 1928 Ford Model “A” Roadster Pick-up. The project started when I was in grade eight in response to a desire I had expressed towards such a restoration at the Stampede City Model “A” Ford Club Christmas party. (See How I got My “A”)
Three years later, the restored chassis proves to be in excellent operational condition. The largest problem encountered to get to this stage was the straightening of the frame, which occurred an agonizing three times and is still less than 100% perfect (but more than 1% perfect). After two attempts to straighten it, it was better, but the engine was crooked. The solution was to replace the original-style motor mounts with float-a-motor mounts, which permitted the use of washers as shims. The hair on our heads started to grow back after this.
The current state is approximately halfway through the fitting of the sheet-metal parts (minus the cab and hood). Getting this step completed will permit the process of sanding, and eventually painting to begin. Thanks to Glenn Smith for much assistance with the chassis and to Murray Walkemeyer for ongoing assistance with the panel-fitting.