Restoration Corner

Welcome to “Restoration Corner”

  1. The idea with this page is to invite fellow restorers to share their experiences of fun, anguish and satisfaction in completing a restoration. I’ll keep it short and kick the ball off with my 7th restoration a 1928 Tudor Model A Ford. The project commenced with the purchase of a near complete however dismantled vehicle in September 2008 and completed in September 2013. The body shell was in reasonably good condition. However, the running gear was pretty bad and a serious challenge. I was fortunate to be able to complete all of the restoration tasks myself excluding the engine rebuild and balance which was carried out by Bob Croft of Kiama. The majority of parts and components were procured from Snyder’s (USA) and Henry’s T & A Spares in Melbourne and of course E bay and a number of friends. I became a member of the Model A Club of NSW which proved to be invaluable. Many a problem was resolved following a phone call and or email to a number of now good friends in the MAFC.  It was great to be able to use Col’s Tudor as a reference thanks Col. My approach to the project was to break the build down to sections, e.g., front end, rear end, transmission, steering etc work out the requirements of parts to complete the section and have them on hand.  Therefore, the restoration was a complete ground up build. The outcome of the restoration has been very pleasing and I’m more than satisfied with the result. To date 1,200 miles has been covered. Big thanks to Margaret. Enjoy the pics. Note click on RHS direction arrow to move through pics. Cheers Barry Send your story and pics for addition to Restoration Corner Open more….

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