Ford Model A Pickup Restoration June 2011

Finally I could finish the leather seat and the result is much better than expected.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2011

The first thing I did with the leather, I treated it with a liquid called "color neutral" to close all the fine cracks in the leather surface.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2011

The next steps are degreasing, primer, new leather color, top coat, protector and finally the leather seal. All products I used are from 'Lederzentrum'. The address can be found here: leather support . On the 'Lederzentrum' homepage you can find even more detailed instructions, videos and answers to questions concerning leather (in German only).

Ford Model A Restoration June 2011

Since the coloring products are for professional use only, no small quantities can be ordered. The 'minimum amount' which I ordered is sufficient for a complete car with front and rear seats and the interior panels of the doors.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2011

The backrest is also covered with a new coat of paint.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2011

Finally, the mounting brackets are mounted. The rest will be fixed with these brackets to the rear wall of the cabin.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2011

Unfortunately this was a black crocodile :-( and therefore I had to change the color of the leather on anthracite, so it will fit to the leather seat too. Later, I will use it for a new side pocket inside the driver's door.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2011

If you see such a picture, I'm sanding again, but this will be the last time.

Ford Model A Restoration June 2011

Why must all parts have such crooked shapes …




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