Ford Model A Pickup Restoration December 2008

In December I have started to restore my leather seats.

Restoration December 2008

The leather is really old, very hard and I had to work carefully otherwise I would have destroyed the leader. This is how it looked when I started with my work.

Restoration December 2008

First I have used a leather cleaner, the extra strong version.

Restoration December 2008

Just clean the leather with a sponge but be careful not to make the leather too wet.

Restoration December 2008

When the leather is dry again, I can start with the leather softener. It is a synthetic oil and I had to apply it to the leather many times, not too much at the time.

Restoration December 2008

The leather will not become new again but it is quit flexible again and it will not brake when I bend it.

Here I have the history of the company 'Konrad Peter Ltd.' which has modified my Model A in 1929. The text out of a book describes the first 50 years of the company history (1894 - 1944). Sorry, it's in German only but you'll find also a lot of pictures too (see Denkschrift Konrad Peter AG).




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