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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ian Berg on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 04:32 am:

Here are some photos of my newly restored 1912 MIL roadster. This has been a 14 month project from a car that was complete and correct mechanically but needed extensive body work done.
I gleaned much information from the MTFA forum and only have praise for the information and people who support it. The colour is 1985 Mercedes Benz Dark Blue.
I have driven the car all of 5 miles and so far it is a delight
Ian Berg, Melbourne Australia.

Photos as finished

Photos as finished

photos as finished


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cameron Whitaker on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 04:40 am:

What a pretty car! Congratulations on getting your T back on the road!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kerry van Ekeren (Australia) on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 05:03 am:

Very nice, a 200k trip to gippsland would be a nice run in trip, then of course you would need to leave it in my shed, well that would go for any of the nice cars in your photo.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William Rowles on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 05:10 am:

Great job on the body! I am sure it will be a crowd-pleaser in shows and parades. The color is great too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warwick Landy on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 05:27 am:

Great job Ian! I hope I get to see it on a rally at Shepperton or the Barossa Valley later in the year.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Coiro on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 05:41 am:

Wow! As we say here in the States, "Now, THAT'S what I'am talkin' about!"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robbie Price on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 05:56 am:

Very nice. The brass creates a nice contrast with the blue. Great job!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 06:27 am:

Wonderful. Your car looks great. Now time to enjoy!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joseph A. Stearns on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 07:11 am:

Hi Ian, Very Very impressive for sure I'm a little GREEN with envy. I would love to actually see it in person and maybe go for a little ride too!!! Joe


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Poane on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 09:25 am:

Absolutely beautiful! And an inspiration because I will be picking up a 1912 Touring next week to restore.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 09:47 am:

Really a beauty! Wonderful work...that is a very nice runabout...if only the steering was on the correct side :-) I would have it!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Button III (Chip), Lake Clear, NY on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:41 am:

Outstanding job !!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Mays on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 02:44 pm:

That '12 really does look nice. We don't have a '12 but have just finished our '13 roadster/pickup. The color on the car really should be dark blue like the '12, however my Texas Aggie upbringing caused me to paint it maroon. Drove it to town this morning for gas. Sure does run better when it has gas in the tank.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 03:20 pm:

Beautiful car! (Fourteen months? Most impressive.) I also like the Buick and Cadillac. What year/models are they? ('08 F, '10 30? I'm guessing here.)
John M, I like that photo.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Olivier CHABANNE on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 03:37 pm:

Congratulations Ian.

This model T is beautiful .... I would very much like mine is so beautiful when it is finished.
This is really beautiful job, you can be proud.

Olivier (France)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 06:35 pm:

Ian-
She's a beauty!

I like the way that the mother-in-law gets the top in her face, or is isolated from the front passengers with the top up.

It looks like you did your homework before pinstriping. Did you do a stripe across the bottom of the hood near the latches, or just along the hinge, front, and back?

I'd love to see some more detail pics.

: ^ )

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ian Berg on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 03:46 am:

Thank you all for the remarks about my T model. I find this forum quite amazing and incredibly useful in the restoration and troubleshooting of problems for an amateur restorer like me!
Much (well most really) of the work was out-sourced on the car as I do not have the skills nor the time at this point to do it myself

To answer to some of the questions;

The paint colour I specified was a 1985 Mercedes Benz colour DB 904, however due to availability I used a Sikkens brand in a Midnight Blue which is reputedly the same.

The pin-striping was modelled on original photos of 1912 MIL's and I did manage to measure the exact locations from an original car also. Attached is an original photo which was a guide. Note there is striping on the upper body only, and the hood striping is quite simple and does not frame every panel in the hood.

I attempted to be as correct in the restoration as possible even to the horse hair stuffing

The other cars I have that you can just see in one of the photos are a 1910 Model F Buick, a 1910 Cadillac Model 30 (well picked Wayne!). I also have a 1907 Cadillac Model M - see photo

John I think your pick-up too is great - they sure are good cars to drive

Best regards to all and I may even see some of you at Bakersfield.

Ian Berg, Melbourne1912 MIL1907 Caddie


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Alex Brown on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 04:17 am:

Very nice Ian. Now you have the T I guess you have no use for the Caddy. Best ship it across the ditch so I can store it for you. The blue looks good too. Do you have more pics showing the blue?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 03:01 pm:

Beautiful 1907 Cadillac! You have a fine collection.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Sgro on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 05:47 pm:

Gorgeous car... Beautiful job...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Byrne - Racine, MN on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 09:27 pm:

Great looking Model T!!!!!! Glad to hear that the 1985 Mercedes DB-904 worked out for you. All of your cars look great!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Kramer on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 12:05 am:

Hi Ian,
That's a beautiful looking 12.Also like the 1907 Cadillac Model M.We are restoring a 1906 Cadillac Model M.Thanks for posting the pictures.
Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darin Hull on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 09:37 am:

Great looking ride and congrats on having completed the restoration.

Darin


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darin Hull on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 09:40 am:

Great looking ride and congrats on having completed the restoration.

Darin


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 04:36 pm:

Great to hear from you, Darin H! Getting any work done on your grandfather's T?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison_Rice Minnesota on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 04:49 pm:

Such a beautiful car. Ian you chose everything perfect. I love the way the brass accents the blue (or is it the other way around)? Though I love both my T's I'd love to have a brass T too. Maybe in 4 or 5 years if my health holds up. Once again, a truly great looking car Ian.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By michael grady on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 10:03 pm:

Do you realize you have the steering wheel on the wrong side? Just sayin...


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