Ford Model A Pickup Restoration September 2013

During the past month I have completed most of the fittings of the wooden flatbed.

Ford Model A Restoration September 2013

After removing the protective film, I shortly stopped with breathing when I saw the surface of this bar. In this case it was only the grinding dust which passed through a hole. I could wipe it away with some Water - me lucky …

Ford Model A Restoration September 2013

The visible parts on the outside are green, inside of the trunk it is visible. It took a ittle bit more time but it would be a shame not to show the nice wood.

Ford Model A Restoration September 2013

The grate of the vent holes are painted in green so it fits to the rest of the car.

Ford Model A Restoration September 2013

The protection profile for this board can be mounted too.

Ford Model A Restoration September 2013

The wood is painted and glazed.

Ford Model A Restoration September 2013

But now everything is stacked first. Before I can start assembling, I have to prepare some fittings, bolts and nuts first.

Ford Model A Restoration September 2013

The fittings have been galvanized after sandblasting, what follows now is a black powder coating. Powder coating is the best for this type of hardware and I must not fear that the paint would chip.

Ford Model A Restoration September 2013

The parts are coated with the powder and must now be heated up by 400 F.

Ford Model A Restoration September 2013

Half of all parts are finished. Castings like these costs a lot of time, bcause they have to be preheated first. This must be done that all remaining gas comes out of the casting. Otherwise you will get lots of blisters all over the part.

Ford Model A Restoration September 2013

Here you can see when the powder smooth and slowly begins to shine and becomes liquid.

Ford Model A Restoration September 2013

I have locked one moving part with a wire. It is easier to fix the fittings that way.

Ford Model A Restoration September 2013

And this is the second part of my hardware.




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