Ford Model A Pickup Restoration September 2016

This month I started with the restoration of two accessories.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

First, I'll make a 2 + 2 seat pickup like it was in the 40's when my grandfather has made his Sunday drive with the family.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

The wood of the seat is still in good condition and only has to be restored. Therefore, I removed all screws.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

4 hours of grinding were necessary to remove the top layer of weathered wood.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

Now I can start with 2 coats of primer.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

I wanted to put my grandfathers name somewhere on his car and the seat is the best place for. I have burned it with this old branding iron.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

Now I added 3 layers of glaze (walnut).

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

The wood is looking like new.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

The second accessory is the additional board that can be fixed behind the cab. This board protects the cabin rear wall, allowing better securing of the load with the top-mounted hooks. In the picture you can see the original parts but the wood is in a very bad condition.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

At the car, the board is mounted in this position.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

I could not find a board with the required width, so I have glued 2 of them with additional dowels.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

To drill the holes in the center of the board, I have made this guide out of an aluminum sheet.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

The boards are together and the glue must dry now.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

The shape can be transfered.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

Old and new board side by side.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

Everything fits and the window opening is at the right place too.

Ford Model A Restoration Project September 2016

Small cracks and the front side of the board are filled with plastic spatula. Actually it is ready for painting.




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