Ford Model A Pickup Restoration September 2006

During the past month I had to do some sheet metal work.

Restoration September 2006

The hood had some dents and I had to bulge them. Then I have sanded it in and outside.

Restoration September 2006

All the rough edges required sanding by hand.

Restoration September 2006

My self made frame for the hood is very useful like here in closed position …

Restoration September 2006

… here it is opened …

Restoration September 2006

… and another position where you can easily work on the louvres.

Restoration September 2006

Finally I have painted it with epoxy primer.

Restoration September 2006

Also the running board brackets are painted black.

Restoration September 2006

This is the last whole I had to close.

Restoration September 2006

In the meantime I could organize a thicker sheet metal and I cutted it to the right size as you can see on the photo. It is hold in place by two magnets.

Restoration September 2006

The next step is to weld the part weld point by weld point.

Restoration September 2006

Then the weld is milled off.

Restoration September 2006

To get the correct shape I have tin plated the surface. The first step is to put some tin paste onto the cleaned surface.

Restoration September 2006

The you have to heat it until the surface gets a brown color.

Restoration September 2006

Then use a cotton tissue to remove the rest of the tin paste and you will see that the steel is tin plated now.

Restoration September 2006

Now you can put the tin onto the surface. As you can see not an easy job, for the next time I will do some exercises and show you better pictures …

Restoration September 2006

When the tin is cold, you have to remove the unnecessary tin with a special file.

Restoration September 2006

Finally clean the surface properly degrease it and put some epoxy primer onto the surface to protect it from rust.

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