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Old 10-19-2019, 01:46 PM   #21
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Interestingly....what's with the new tires?



With that much rust, it's likely the tires were rotted to rags. A couple new nuts too.



If it were mine, I'd continue with mechanical repairs and leave it basically original, but see that it lives under a roof from now on. My Tudor was bought by my dad in 1954 and used as his daily driver for 5 or 6 years before going in a shed from then on. Taken out and used a few times a year, but still just a used driver from the 50's. I won't change the appearance of mine.

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Old 10-19-2019, 02:22 PM   #22
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I really like it !!! It looks better than most of mine when I got them .

I was able to do all the work on mine

. I've got a rusty June 29 tudor named Gus .

Gus looks like solid rust .

If I use a scotch brite pad with water I can scuff off the rust and expose original paint .

Rust can penetrate from the metal through the paint . That's not to say that all of the rust can be removed in that manner or that it will work on every application .

The rust looks pretty solid and the scotch brite method probably would have little or no effect on your truck.

I just thought I would mention the possibility for anyone who may be interested.

Of course this wouldn't be restoration . This would help clean off some of the character without removing it all .
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Old 10-19-2019, 04:23 PM   #23
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Please don't confuse rust with "patina". Anyone who thinks its a good idea to leave rust on a Model A (or any vintage car) must not not live in a wet climate like mine. Rust is the enemy!
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:22 PM   #24
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Restore it!
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Old 10-19-2019, 05:29 PM   #25
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Keep it cosmetically like it is, it's perfect!!
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:13 PM   #26
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I would get it safe to drive and have a ball with it. I would leave the sheet metal patina as is, no scotch brite or clear coat. That truck will draw 10 times the attention that it would if restored. I like it. Ray
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:26 PM   #27
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:30 PM   #28
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:19 PM   #29
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Picked up our van after all four tires were replaced. All four tires had the stickers on them. Never went back.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:32 PM   #30
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I ain't old, I just have patina...got it?
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:26 PM   #31
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I have a 1930 AA that the paint is faded and gone in places. Those places that are bare have lite rust on them and I keep it inside and give it a coat of WD40 every year to keep it from doing any further damage to the metal. A few years back some movie people came to our Model A meeting looking for cars and trucks for a movie. One person had a AA that was restored to like new. They wanted all of us that wanted to participate send them pictures of our cars and trucks. They chose my truck over the restored one.
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:46 AM   #32
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Hmmm, just learned something! Here I was under the assumption that A's and AA's originally came from the factory with paint on them! Yet, I see comments to the effect that "they're only original once", so 'do not paint this truck'! Rust is "original"?? Who knew?
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:28 AM   #33
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If you are going to leave it like it is please do not use the most overused term aside from "barn find".Many use the excuse " leaving it as Henry built it",Henry would never had cars or trucks leave the factory with surface rust or dented fenders or rodent eaten seats. He would roll over in his grave but he already did that years ago when the first Chevy V8 went into one of his early Fords.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:52 PM   #34
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Id drive it and be proud!! Clean it up ,make it safe and drive the wheels off of that beauty!!
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:08 PM   #35
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Linseed oil might protect it for a while, if you don't mind it going darker over time.
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Old 10-22-2019, 05:11 PM   #36
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Looks like I see daylight inside from the roof. Donít drive in the rain!
I think I would worry about what falls off while driving
To each his own.....not for me!
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Old 10-22-2019, 06:43 PM   #37
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Brush coat with unthinned Penetrol.

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Old 10-22-2019, 07:23 PM   #38
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Did someone say Patina?
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:45 PM   #39
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That's Fake News Patina I can see lots of brown primer there; look at the seat backrest.


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Old 10-24-2019, 03:39 AM   #40
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That's Fake News Patina I can see lots of brown primer there; look at the seat backrest.
What you are looking at is the bottom of the seat panel over the gas tank that is in the open position. There is no primer of any kind anywhere on that car. It is all genuine Ford rust.
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