Ford Model A Pickup Restoration May 2011

The work on my leather seats is very time consuming and I have always make sure that at the end everything still fits.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

The synthetic leather has more of a visual effect and does not fix the leather. For fixing the leather I have fasten it to the steel frame.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

Then the cover can be done with the artificial leather.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

The leather is nailed to the wooden frame and the work with the rest is finished.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

Now the leather is stretched and I can easily fix the remaining cracks and defects with a spatula (Liquid Leather).

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

This is the worst wrecked corner of the seat. The holes I've already repaired, the transitions are later smoothed even more beautiful. The brown color is not a problem because I will newly paint the whole leather at the end.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

The structure of the seat I have removed as a whole. The assembly part will be more difficult later.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

Since I still have left over some coconut fibers and the padding on the driver side can be adjusted somewhat, I have used them to make the seat more comfortable.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

Now I will try if the 2 pieces really fit together.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

Oooopps … This lack of leather is an inch! With my previously tests done, I always assumed that the leather is fixed at the side, now I have realized that is must be fixed on the bottom!

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

A slightly larger curvature of the seat has probably led to this problem. I have no other choice than to shorten the 4 bands by an inch.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

Now it fits and I can also lock the cloth on the right position.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

The assembly is not easy - I come with no hammer on the nails. But I could press the nails with pliers into the wood.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

My first attempt to be sure that everything fits - the width is ok …

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

… and the height is also correct.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

Now I can fix all the missing nails.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

What made me cost another day is filling the cracks with a special liquid leather.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

All defective parts are sanded, degreased and treated with a primer.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

Then I fill the cracks with the liquid leather. It has also the leather color and therefore you can not see the difference very well.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

Here on the top of the seat was the most work to do. This side of the bench was exposed to the sun for about 40 years and therefore has suffered somewhat more than the driver's side.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

All nails are on its place.

Ford Model A Restoration Mai 2011

The seat is now ready for the new color.




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