Ford Model A Pickup Restoration August 2018

Since a long time I wanted to make a spare key for the trunk and was searching for a matching key.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2018

Some month ago I found a complete key chain and they look just like mine. The coding is of course not yet matching (would have been too easy …), so there is still some work to do.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2018

First I made a counterpart with the help of my original key. For this I use a 2 mm aluminum sheet, drill the hole and file with a needle file until the original key fits into it.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2018

Now comes the processing of the new key. First, I apply enough material to the beard with welding and then start bringing the beard into shape. I use a file in a first step and then the Dremel with attached cutting disc. Now follows grinding, see where material must be removed, until the new key fits exactly into the aluminum sheet.

Ford Model A Restoration Project August 2018

Then make a final test at the lock and here you see my new key. For my next visit in the galvanic shop, I'll let it nickel-plated (dull) like my other key.




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