Ford Model A Pickup Restoration August 2017

I can see a light on the horizon for my wheel hubs.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

All parts for my wheel hubs are ready. I now have to cut the parts and bring them to the correct length.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

Here they are ready for welding.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

Everything fits together …

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

To hold the parts together I use strong magnets.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

Now they can be completely welded.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

After welding, I have mounted a wheel cover to the rim to see if everything fits.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

Now comes a lot of grinding work …

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

Then, the outer radius is grinded. Left side of the picture before, right side after grinding.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

To protect region beside the weld, I covered it with adhesive tape.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

Looks not so bad, but has some regions with little notches.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

So I do have to fill these notches with silver solder and have to grind again.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

Fan sanders are usually not found in this round shape.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

In order to get such a shape, clamp the fan grinder into a drill and hold it on a running grinding wheel. This allows you to adapt the shape as you need.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

The wheel covers are now roughly grinded.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2017

This is the first one with a finer grinding and it slowly begins to shine.




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