Ford Model A Pickup Restoration July 2010

I'm back from my summer vacation and have used my time to learn something about how I can form sheet metal.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2010

No, I have not moved to motorcycle restoring! First I will finish my Model A restoration. The parts that you can see here I have made at the Car Academy in Schweinfurt Germany (http://www.fahrzeugakademie.de). First we have learned 4 days the basics in forming sheet metal. The following 4 days we used the English wheel. I did learn a lot during these days.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2010

The courses are for hobby restorers but also for professional people. We started with a small piece like on the picture and got familiar with all the tools.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2010

This has been our piece we made in the basic sheet metal course.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2010

The same piece from the rear side.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2010

Then we started with the English wheel and we first made this motorcycle fender.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2010

The following day we started with this motorcycle tank. It's a big job and nobody was able to finish it because it's a lot of work.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2010

Here you can see a sheet metal part how we stretched it with the help of a hammer and a sandbag. On the edges we made wrinkles with a wrinkle-pullers and compressed the metal.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2010

Because of the two courses the progress on my Ford was little, but a few things I have to report. As you can see I have mounted the guides of the door lock into place.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2010

The paneling at the back is fitted and glued. Since I could not fasten the clamps properly, I have put all the heavy metal parts I could find to get some weight on it.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2010

Then the wood on the door side was glued.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2010

The paneling is on place.




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