Ford Model A Pickup Restoration October 2016

In October I was able to finish the wooden seat.

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

The wood had been finished since a while, I just wanted to wait until everything had dried.

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

The glaze is beautiful and the massive beech wood is in perfect condition.

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

Now the bench is ready to use.

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

Last month, I started with the board on the cabin back side and I wanted to finish the painting in October before the winter comes.

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

In order to paint it on both sides, I use lock screws or threaded rods to be able to rotate the part from one side to the other during painting.

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

It is coated with filler, now I let it dry and then grind with abrasive paper (1500 grid).

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

Finally the 2k color follows (Ford Balsam Green).

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

The steel straps were in bad condition and one was missing. I have made several attempts to bend new ones, but with bad results.

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

In order to get sharper corners, I finally decided to make them by welding.

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

My new straps are made of 5 single parts which are welded together.

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

First weld the bracket together, then grinding and the 2 small parts follow at the end.

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

Above you see the old original one, below is my new part.

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

The old one was completely rusted and I wanted to build a better one.

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

The thread was in bad condition, so I closed it with welding.

Ford Model A Restoration Project October 2016

The M10 thread is cut again and soon I'm able to sandblast all parts.




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