I have seen the pictures of Russ Furstnow's
touring but cann't see the hood. Is the stripe on the hood like the rest of the body?
Only the very first '13s were striped. If yours is later than one manufactured in 1912, I wouldn't worry about it, although the wheels continued to be striped.
My '13 was made in Nov '12 and I think it had a stripe.
This pic of Russ's shows the hood striped on both ends.
...and of course nice speedo set up on the front wheel
Does the stripe go on both sides of the hinge?
I'd like to know what paint code was used on that car. It doesn't look like the Mercedes Dark Blue. I think it looks better than Mercedes DB.
Hood stripe appears along the hinge line when I zoom in ....you can also see it if you zoom on the interior closeup, the hood is closed and the stripe is evident.
You can email Russ and he will tell you all about his award winning restoration.
Thanks Dan, I think you are right. i have a guy here today striping the car and just realized that I didn't know about the hood. My car looks to be the same color as Russ's car.
Thanks again, Tom
Steering Column appears to be painted black. What year did body color for the steering column revert to black?
1911 model year, steering column painted black.
The reason I asked is because my 1911 is in for painting and I had to refer to Bruce McCalley's book, "The Model-T Ford, The Car that Changed the World". On page 16 (for 1909 - 1910 cars) Bruce states that the column "was painted body color" and on page 79 (for 1911) it says the same. I just notified my painter to paint the column dark blue, same as the body. I'm sure this will generate a bunch of comments soon.
See you in Daytona next month.
Checked Bruce's newedt CD and he didn't spec any paints on the columns in the sections on 1911.
The MTFCI Judging Guidelines (6th Ed) spec black for 1911, and body color for '09-'10.
Generally if the chassis is body color, that column perhaps got body color. By Feb 1911, lots of other parts that were brass plated, like handbrake, and footpedal plates were black painted.
Since that Midnight Blue for 1911 is so dark, hardly anyone would notice!
Yes, see you in Daytona!
I did my steering column black, same as the hand brake. I believe the hood former should be black, too, but I did mine body color. (Anyone know for sure?) Hood shelves and latches should be black. What color of blue are you using?
Russ Used the Mercedes DB-904.
The strip on the hood of Russ's car is correct. It goes along the top hinge and all the way down the front and back, about 3/4" away from the edge. It goes right between the rivets. Ford never did "boxes" like on Pete's car (that Dan Posted) above. I have seen some with the stripe going along the bottom of the hood by the latches, and some without. Striper's choice, I guess.
(This is a 1912 hood)
Tom, What paint color code are you using for the French Gray? Don't get the stripe too wide!
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I just returned from the MTFCI annual meeting in San Antonio, and I see that my '13 is being discussed. The color of the paint is Mercedes Benz Dark Blue, and it shows lighter in photos. The stripe is a light grey. The stripe on the hood does not box around the panels of the hood and does go along the bottom of the panel where the hood meets the hood board. I'm happy to send photos of the car to anyone wishing to see how the striping was done.
Larry is correct in that only the earliest 1913 Fords were striped. This car is VIN# 188102, and it has the large data plate on the firewall. The steering column is painted black as are the fenders, aprons, running board and entire chassis. One "controversial" item that is painted dark blue is the hood former. Some experts state the hood former should be black. Overall, the car is a pretty typical 1913 Touring. If you have any questions, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope this helps,