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1933 Ford Fordor Sedan #6: Windscreen, dashboard and seats

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Blog entry by crowie posted 10-18-2019 06:56 AM 971 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: And now for the engine and radiator.... Part 6 of 1933 Ford Fordor Sedan series Part 7: Mudguards (Fenders) and Running Boards »

The windscreen was done twice as the first one done in Jarrah snapped so the second is American Walnut.

The dashboard is also American Walnut on a firewall of Gidgee.
The dash needs a steering wheel which will be made using a Dutch wooden button plus a glove box and gear shift level to be completed.

The seats are Australian Red Cedar which I had to made twice also thanks to mis-measurements.
They will have a small plinth underneath them to raise them which will make the positioning look correct

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



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recycle1943

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#1 posted 10-18-2019 10:19 AM

it coming along nicely – measure once cut twice lol

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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crowie

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#2 posted 10-18-2019 10:26 AM



it coming along nicely – measure once cut twice lol

- recycle1943

Yes Dick, I have that exact sign posted in my shed in a few places and still manage to muckup…
But then I can claim I’m building a “scratch built project” with lots of trial & error along with a heap of guess work!

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

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PaulDoug

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#3 posted 10-18-2019 03:44 PM

Looking good!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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Orvile Baker

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#4 posted 10-18-2019 10:16 PM

The way it looks now I think you will have another winner my friend.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI. http://papabudswoodtoys.webs.com/

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hornpout

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#5 posted 10-18-2019 11:25 PM

I’ts looking good Crowie can’t wait for the finish ,i like your WIP pictures

-- Hornpout Gorham New Hampshire

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htl

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#6 posted 10-19-2019 02:55 PM

Your on your way with this build and looking good for sure!!!

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#7 posted 10-19-2019 11:14 PM

Looking good Crowie

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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crowie

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#8 posted 10-20-2019 05:31 AM

Well the Dutch steering wheel is done along with the dashboard instrument panel and glovebox.

The accelerator pedal, brake pedal and clutch pedal are ready for installation along with the gear level.

The seats have been raised.

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

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FrenchGoattoys

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#9 posted 10-21-2019 02:00 AM

It looks really good. I hate to tell you the steering wheel is on the wrong side. ;0)

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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crowie

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#10 posted 10-23-2019 10:46 AM



It looks really good. I hate to tell you the steering wheel is on the wrong side. ;0)

- FrenchGoattoys

Come on; It’s the correct side for DownUnder;
The opposite side of the globe to yourselves;
That’s upside down to the north
or
is it that the north in upside down to us, who are downunder in the south….lol!!

All I know it scared the living daylights out of me when I was driving in the USA!

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

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#11 posted 10-27-2019 01:06 AM

Looking good.

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

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FrenchGoattoys

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#12 posted 11-08-2019 02:49 AM

All I know it scared the living daylights out of me when I was driving in the USA!

- crowie

I know what you mean. I felt the same way the first time I was on the opposite side of the road. Everything in the car was backwards, especially the stick shift.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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