Ford Model A Pickup Restoration February 2012

At the moment temperatures are quite cool, not only outside the garage. Therefore I have to postpone some painting jobs.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2012

After a little bit heating with an electric stove, I could increase the temperature above zero degrees.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2012

Since I am still not sweating yet, I will do some grinding and polishing stuff to become a little bit warm. Here I had to remove a bump in the center of this spare wheel cover.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2012

This part is holding the speedometer, fuel gauge and ammeter and it will be nickel plated with a dull finish.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2012

With such a soft sanding wheel, steel parts can be grinded very easy.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2012

Smaller jobs I do with a Dremel.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2012

Now I prepare the parts which will shine later.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2012

The inner door traps are sanded with 320s to 400 grit. This is good enough to continue directly with the polishing.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2012

All pieces are grinded now.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2012

I use the polishing wheel to get a bright shine. Beside you get some warm fingers, because the part is heated up.

Ford Model A Restoration February 2012

The screw heads must not be forgotten, everything must shine ;-)

Ford Model A Restoration February 2012

All parts shine and are ready for electroplating.




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