Ford Model A Pickup Restoration February 2011

With the seats I'm making good progress, this month I worked on the seat back.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2011

The springs are knotted with the cords.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2011

Cord and springs are in line.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2011

Just remember, this was the old state …

Ford Model A Restoration February 2011

… and here the same place after my rebuild. If you look very closely you can see a small difference ;-)

Ford Model A Restoration February 2011

Now comes the first layer of jute cloth.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2011

The cloth is secured to the wooden frame with nails.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2011

What follows now is the padding.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2011

Here's another picture how the seat rest has previously looked.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2011

The first layer of padding is made of coconut fibers called Crin d'afrique (in old German books also called D'Afrique or Afrik). In the foreground are the old coconut fibers, in the background the new ones.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2011

The old coconut fibers I have still used and filled up the missing amount with new ones.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2011

The coconut fibers are covered now with another jute cloth.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2011

Everything fits and I can go on with the next step.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2011

The original black horse hair I have re-used. It is fixed to the jute cloth but also the two jute cloth are fixed together with a cord. This prevents the coconut fibers from moving around.




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