Posted 6 years ago
Thought I would post this for the person who was inquiring about a similar trunk. This was my first attempt at dealing with a metal covered trunk. There were four places where the metal had rusted out -- so I cut off the center pieces and used those tin pieces to patch the end top left and a place at the back. I used the leather from an old purse to make new handles. I used a stop rust product to slow down the rust and then gun oiled the tin -- just do not like painted tin so I do my best to make it look presentable. It has a very nice "East Lake" style lock. The last pic was the before shot....