Ford Model A Pickup Restoration October 2012

This month I have started with an unexpected new job …

Ford Model A Restoration October 2012

Here you can see the rusty original hood and on the right hand side a reproduction part. After I've checked the fitting, I came to the conclusion that I would reuse the original one.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2012

There is only one problem, which is the rust at the bottom.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2012

To prepare it for the electroplating I wanted to remove the color on the inside. Unfortunately, that was harder than I thought, because neither strippers nor other liquids which I have tried could harm the paint! The only solution was sandblasting.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2012

During sand blasting I have realized why this color was so hard to remove. I couldn't find any chrome under the paint, there was bare sheet metal. I guess Ford wanted to save some copper, nickel and chromium in the manufacturing process and applied this resistant paint before they did the electroplating.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2012

On the outside, I sanded the rusty parts, the remaining chromium will then stripped off in the galvanic shop.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2012

It's a long time since I did last time powder coating. These are all parts that will be coated in black color.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2012

The gas filter is ready.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2012

It is now powdered with black powder - looks gray but this is because of the photo flash.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2012

After baking, it is ready for installation.

Ford Model A Restoration October 2012

All parts are finished now.




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