Progress continues on our project Model A pickup, being built around a brand-new, stretched ’28-29 body manufactured by Kelvin Waddington’s company, Nostalgia Speed and Cycle.
Having recently installed a heater in the truck, we wanted to keep that precious heat inside the cab by installing windows. And when the weather’s warm we can count on those windows to roll up and down effortlessly without wrestling with the glass.
Since it is not an original vehicle, the pickup had no original windows or window mechanisms to remove and replace. Kelvin Waddington was at the STREET RODDER tech center to oversee the installation of a new Door Glass Window Channel Run Kit from Vintique Inc. The Vintique package comes complete with all the parts needed to finish the job, including a tube of adhesive. In other words, everything except the windows themselves. The glass on the Model A is single-sheet, solid-tempered glass, available through Nostalgia Speed and Cycle.
You’ll notice from these photographs that the pickup is still in primer. There’s no better time during the buildup to install the hardware and test-fit the glass. Waddington took his own advice and performed this test installation prior to paint. Once the truck is painted we can do the final installation without having to worry about damaging the paint.