Ford Model A Pickup Restoration May 2014

In April, I was able to complete all painting jobs - I hope that I have not forgotten something …

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

This is one of the hood shelves which is mounted on the left and right sides of the hood. I had to close a 2 cm long crack in the sheet metal with silver solder.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

Then followed primer, sanding, primer, … until no remaining dents are visible.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

The shelves had heavy dents all over, but are now ready for the primer and filler.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

All parts got the last layer of filler, now I can do the final sanding and cover the parts with black paint.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

These are the original hubcaps, which have touched many walls and corners in their live. To repair them makes no sense, so I'll make them new from scratch. Since this cannot be done in one day, I'll do this work later and at this point take a little shortcut which you see on the following picture.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

This is chrome spray I wanted to try out and my first objects are the hub caps.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

First, everything must be painted with black color and then follows the chrome spray.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

It is not a perfect result, but enough for this temporary purpose. My final versions will look much better …

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

I will finish all open paint jobs, so I continue with painting my artificial leather with anthracite color. This is the same color which my seat already has.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

The black artificial leather on the left is for the interior lining of the door. Because I found nothing in anthracite, I'll color it as I did it with the seat. First degrease the leather with mineral spirits, then make the surface a little bit sticky using a primer. Then you can apply the leather color. What follows is the final finish (Top Coat + binder). At the end comes the sealing to finish my leather coloration.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

The large piece of leather is colored, the little snippet has the original color.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

The crocodile leather is colored too, but I'm not sure if I'll need it later.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

The aluminum sheets were not finished yet, I had to drill holes for the screws.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

During the drilling work, I have mounted a rubber washer to my Dremel which protects the surface from scratches.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

Since the floor of the cabin is slightly buckled to the door, I had to bend the aluminum sheet slightly at the edges. In order to not scratch it, it is best to take a piece of wood, saw a notch into the wood and bend the aluminum down by moving section by section.

Ford Model A Restoration May 2014

At last comes the cutting of aluminum sheet which is later attached at the bottom of the door (inside).




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