Old Timer

Yesterday we started blocking this 1932 Ford pickup. It was delivered to the shop with the body work complete and primed so all we are going to do is block it smooth then paint it. It will then be returned to the owner for reassembly.

Blocking is the smoothing of the primer to remove imperfection so when the paint goes on it is as smooth and flat as possible, producing the best shine from the paint. The nice thing about blocking this truck is all the slab sides … which make the blocking process very fast and easy. The problem is all the little details, like the belt molding as seen in the second photograph, which has to be sanded by hand.

No way to shortcut stuff like that though, so you just grit your teeth and do it. The sore fingers will feel better in a couple of days.

Posted on August 20, 2011, in 1932 Ford Pickup Rod and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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