Ford Model A Pickup Restoration August 2009

After the painting of all the sheet metal parts, I have concentrated my work to the wooden cabin.

Restoration August 2009

First I have restored all the steel angle and screw heads. The cabin has such angles in most corners. I sanded off the rust and then protected it with POR15 in gray color.

Restoration August 2009

The reconstruction of the lower-right corner is nearly completed.

Restoration August 2009

Everything now is ready so far that the nose can be attached. But before I have to rebuild the nose from a piece of ash.

Restoration August 2009

The lower left corner was repaired about 50 years ago. It was the same problem as I had, that means water lets the wood rotten and for this reason, the corner was remade. Now I make the connection permanent. In addition, the parts are neatly glued.

Restoration August 2009

I have fixed it also with 4 screws.

Restoration August 2009

The holes are sealed with wooden plugs.

Restoration August 2009

Then the plugs are grounded.

Restoration August 2009

I have also glued a thin ash at the bottom and then cleanly sanded it.

Restoration August 2009

The upper-right corner had a water damage too because the roof was not sealed. In addition, I have rebuilt it with several layers of wood.

Restoration August 2009

After drying of the glue, I have sanded the edge and brought it back into shape.

Restoration August 2009

To attach the roof as well as for the metal on the back side many nail holes are in the wood. If have closed the holes with more than 300 toothpicks.

Restoration August 2009

Once the glue is dry I can cut off the end with a chisel.

Restoration August 2009

If I need a larger diameter and if I prefer ash wood, I put a piece of wood into a chuck and take a wood chisel.

Restoration August 2009

And this is the result.




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