Part 4 of the UK restoration project sees Mike Hill this week welding the pick-up bed frame and repairing the doors on the Ford Model Y. The English Fords had a lot more wood in them than the US counter parts so Mike replaced the rotten wood with steel. Wood worms HATE steel!
Next week there will be an interview of Mike at Survivor Customs about Hot Rod background and more importantly, what are the final plans for the Ford Model Y Hot Rod.
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The bottom and rear facing panel is all wood so out it goes. The pieces were used to create a template for the metal that will replace it.
After installing the steel the door was stripped and ready for test fit.
During the process the doors were test fitted to make sure of proper gaps.
Mike added gussets in the corners that will serve as attachment points for the wood.