Ash Car Frame

Ash Car Frame

This is a particularly interesting project for me. Many old cars, including this Morris A1, traditionally have ash frames supporting the bodywork. I had to re-create this from a partially rotten and dismantled¬† car. Each part of the frame is cut from a single piece of ash. Ash is the preferred timber used for these types of frames because of its strength and flexibility. Also it tends not to bleed any tannin, sap or acid, which doesn’t damage any metal, rubber of fabric attached to the frame. The metal bodywork is attached to the timber frame with nail, which in turn are painted.

This is the front end framework, housing the speedo and other dials.

No part of the framework is square or straight, including the doors illustrated below.

This is an ongoing project. I will keep this post updated as it progresses.

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