Ford Model A Pickup Restoration August 2013

The paint job of all parts took quite a while, but now I'm finished.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

Where is the wooden flatbed?

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

I have all parts completely removed in order to make the final work like sanding, painting, etc.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

Here is the second batch of wood which has to be processed.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

As you can see, the edges are not rounded yet. This work will be made now manually with a router. After sanding, everything is ready for the first layer of primer.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

The exposed wood of the flatbed must go through a special treatment. I want to get a little tanning of the wood, because the growth rings of the wood will be visible much better and it does not look too clean. I do this with a flame. I first practiced this a little bit, because the gap between a lighter tint and black wood is very close. On the picture you see on the right hand side the untreated board, on the left the one which is treated.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

These are all boards after my flame treatment.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

All wooden parts are sanded and I can start with the wood primer and after that with the glaze.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

Overall, I have primed 2x, in critical areas such as the front side of the wood parts it was 3x. Then I applied the oak stain in 3 layers.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

These are parts of the trunk.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

The different colors are due to the different wood I've used (spruce , ash, beech).

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

After the glaze I prepared the parts for painting.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

First, the filler is applied to equalize all irregularities. After subsequent grinding, it decides whether a second coat has to be applied or not.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

To easily move the biggest two parts, I've made two of these hooks.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

For the sideboards I had to think about how I can put the board on both sides without destroing the already painted oposite side.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

Therefore I have mounted these wooden parts at a location which is not visible later.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

In this case I used the holes to mount screws which protrude on both sides.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

The parts for the sideboards are painted.

Ford Model A Restoration August 2013

All other parts are painted too.




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