Ford Model A Pickup Restoration April 2007

We have nearly summer temperatures in April and therefore I wanted to continue my work on my front fender.

Restoration April 2007

It is already welded but I had to bulge some minor dents.

Restoration April 2007

The fender well was available as a spare part.

Restoration April 2007

First I have made some holes into the fender. Later I will weld through these holes and fix the fender well to the fender.

Restoration April 2007

This elbow fitting inside the fender is newly made from 1,3 mm sheet metal.

Restoration April 2007

I wanted to remove the rusty section on the fender and here I show you how this can be done very easily without any sandblasting cabinet. What you need is a thermoplastic foil, mine has a size of 3x4 m, fold it and close two sides with adhesive tape. What you get is a big plastic bag, big enough for a fender. It's best to use some piece of carton in order to protect the plastic.

Restoration April 2007

Just close the bag with some clamps. On the left hand side you see my right glove and on the right the connection to the air pressure.

Restoration April 2007

Because of the higher air pressure inside the bag, it blows it a little bit and makes it easy for looking trough.

Restoration April 2007

The fenders are ready for the welding job.

Restoration April 2007

In the meantime my little air compressor which I do normally not use for this kind of jobs like sandblasting became a little bit hot, the motor stopped and did not start again. Either after the motor has cooled down, no chance to get it run again.

Restoration April 2007

And this was the reason, the capacitor became so hot that it melted and destroyed it. After I have changed the defective part, the compressor will run again and I will take care in the future that it can cool down from time to time.

Restoration April 2007

Now I have fixed the fender well with some weld spots.

Restoration April 2007

Here is a view from underneath.

Restoration April 2007

The weld spots are already grinded and both fenders are ready now for sandblasting and the epoxy primer.

Restoration April 2007

Since I want to get done all the dirty jobs like sandblasting, I started sandblasting with these parts. During May I will do the remaining jobs.




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