Thought some of you might be interested in the pic below (hopefully, I'm not real great at posting pics). (1pic = 1,000 words) I have an arrangement with the local museum Board of Directors in that I bring my antique cars to the museum whenever I am available and display them as a part of the museum offering. The museum is only open from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.. I am the "vehicle docent" i.e. I just talk to folks about the cars and how the vehicle world was in the mid 20's. Some people are very interested, some mildly interested and some don't give a hoot.
The T in the pic is our 1925 Fordor. It is mechanically restored and all the underside is painted gloss black. I retained the "barn patina" as found when it was a non-running barn find. Most people like it. The other car in the pic is our 1924 Chevrolet (I make no apologies)Touring. It also was a non-running car when found. The contrast in restoring a Ford and a Chevrolet of similar vintage was a most interesting experience. The Chevy is very pretty and shiny but people invariably migrate to the Fordor.
All to say that this is my way of sharing a bit of automobile history with others. Perhaps this will give some other owners some ideas. If any of you are in S. Arizona (Ajo) this winter, be sure to stop by.
Bill R. '25 Fordor
Bill, No apologies needed. The important thing is preserving these cars. Besides my T I have a '55 Ford, a '31 and '55 GM and a '28 orphan make. I like the Ts a lot but also enjoy the others. I'm sure there are many others in this forum that feel the same.
That's very nice of you to give of your vehicles and your time to the museum.
I'm sure there are plenty of folks who appreciate them and you providing the history about that era.
Gary, what make is your orphan?