Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Phaeton Restoration Progress

So ended up making a bit of a late night cruse last evening to pick up a set of harness racks. Very nice J.L. Mott, NY stamped bridle and harness rack sets. Two of each. These items are great finds when they come along. Quite unusual and interesting carriage related Americana.

The work on the Show Phaeton is coming along well. The wheels are primed and sanded and ready for paint.

This is the last wheel of the bunch. Brandon is wrapping up the final sanding on this wheel and that one will be ready to go in the booth.

Bob is working on the seat. It has been sanded and prepared for primer. The existing upholstery is going to stay in place so we have removed the edge webbing and masking of the rest.

The chassis went into paint yesterday. We used our old reliable deep maroon base with clear and it looks fantastic. The wheels will be going into the booth today so we should have a rolling chassis before long.

There are a lot of little nooks and crannies to work on when it comes to painting a chassis. It’s the details that matter when it comes to work like this. It’s impossible to cut any corners and come up with good results.

The body has been painted as well. Such a great little carriage. I’m really looking forward to seeing it back together next week. Stay tuned.

It’s a nice cool day here in the Midwest. I think we are supposed to struggle to break 70 today. My kind of weather!

Have a great day.



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