Ford Model A Pickup Restoration June 2007

After sandblasting, I spotted out rust holes in three regions of the fenders. I have to weld new sheet metal to repair the holes.

Restoration June 2007

Both fenders had holes where they are connected to the running board.

Restoration June 2007

This was the third location. First I have to mark the section which I have to cut out. The sheet metal is approximately 1,1 to 1,2 mm thick.

Restoration June 2007

Then I cut out the hole with a air saw. This is the best way which will not damage the remaining metal.

Restoration June 2007

In order to get the replacement sheet metal fitted, first cut it a little bit bigger than the hole, gif them the right shape, hold it inside the fender and mark it from outside. Now you can cut it to the correct size until it fits perfectly.

Restoration June 2007

Then the sheet metal will be welded with one weld spot after the other. Let the metal cool down to avoid any distortion.

Restoration June 2007

If the weld is closed, you can grind or mill off the weld.

Restoration June 2007

Also grind it from inside and finally some minor distortion has to be repaired.

Restoration June 2007

These are the other two parts which I had to repair.

Restoration June 2007

I you are not very familiar with your welding equipment and you burn holes in the sheet metal from time to time, put some copper at the back side of the weld, this helps.

Restoration June 2007

Before I am able to paint the welded sections, I have to grind off all the burned paint.

Restoration June 2007

Actually I had not enough room for all my painted fenders.

Restoration June 2007

Therefore I made this wooden rack, a big one!

Restoration June 2007

Now I'm able to put all my fenders and the hood onto this rack, the parts are protected from damage and I got more space for other things.




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