Ford Model A Pickup Restoration December 2009

2009 is over but at least I have managed to supply the car with a new back wall.

Restoration December 2009

The lower part of the rear wall was rusted through in some places and that is why I made a new sheet metal.

Restoration December 2009

Into the existing sheet metal, I punched holes.

Restoration December 2009

Now I can push the new sheet metal under the old one. On the right side you can see the drilled holes for the nails.

Restoration December 2009

The sheet metal is nailed to the wood. I used nails with 1.7 mm in diameter and drilled holes of 1.5 mm. That was not always successful, so I made 3 drills shorter …

Restoration December 2009

Now I did the spot welding with the 'poor man's method'.

Restoration December 2009

The first nail was not always a success!

Restoration December 2009

All nails are placed in short intervals.

Restoration December 2009

The nail job is done.

Restoration December 2009

Next follows the primer.

Restoration December 2009

Now, the welds are sanded clean.

Restoration December 2009

The same has to be done inside.

Restoration December 2009

Before I can continue with the rust protection, I must bring the cabin from 7 up to 17 degrees operating temperature. Therefore I use a plastic film and put an electric heater inside.

Restoration December 2009

The seam I closed with POR 15.




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