Got my Grandfather's 27 coupe back from the paint and body shop. The guy who did it still is painting the cowl vent lid and blocking and painting the deck lid. He does high end show cars, so he's good. Anything that leaves his shop is a reflection on him, so it has to be right. What made this job different was that I already had a professional upholsterer install the Cartouche' upholstery, so the car had to be painted with new upholstery in it that hasn't even be set on. Perfect; not a speck of over spray that I can find.
I forgot to add that all the other sheet metal had previously been painted and is ready to be installed, but first, I'm going to get the engine and trans in and hooked up.
That is gorgeous!
That's too good for a Model T, Terry.
Unless my eyes are deceiving me those tires are Sears Allstates. They are probably at least 20 years old or more. I have had a set on my 1930 Plymouth since 1966 and they still look like new with no sidewall cracks. Whatever you do don't replace them with the new junk they are foisting on us these days. Your car looks great and is even more impressive because it is a family heirloom. All I got from my grandfather was a watch! Use it and enjoy it!
That looks fantastic and it's great you have such close ties to the car. Did he happen to buy it new?
I'd be afraid to get near it when it's done though.
Wow! Looks nice!!!!
My Father, brothers, and their Mother came to Texas in January 1929 in a Dodge touring car and a TT truck, to farm rice in Texas, west of Houston. They had a lot of second hand farm machinery that was shipped by railroad. Their Father (my Grandfather) refused to come with them and told them,"Things won't be any better in Texas, and you'll be back. Well, by January 1941, my Dad and his older brother weren't farming on halves for someone; they had acres and acres of their own land; had farmhands working for them; and in 1941, my Dad had the second rice dryer and storage silos built in this part of Texas on his farm. Previously, I posted a advertisement that Massey Harris featured him in, on this Forum. My Granddad saw the light in 1941 and came to Texas in this car and he drove it up to 1951 when he was in his eighties. He died in 1953.
My Dad and I restored the car in the late sixties when there weren't near as many reproduction parts available and we didn't know many private collectors who had parts for sale. We patched up the fenders and they had a quarter inch of Bondo on them in places. The rear decklid was made from about the top eight inches of the original decklid and a reproduction roadster decklid formed the rest. It had a 22 serial number block which replaced the original.
All of that is changed. The fenders on it now will be early take offs and the decklid, thanks to Mike Peterson, will be original and straight. The correct 27 type block will replace the 22.
The tires on the rear are fifty year old Allstates and they are as good as they look. The tires on the front are Goodyears. One is good enough for a spare. the other one is almost slick. I have a dozen of new Firestones and will probably use them to have fresh rubber on the car.
Very nice Terry !! I love old cars where the photographer is visible in the door paint reflection. Well done sir!!! I can't wait to see the completed product. It should be a beauty.
I will add to this that the painter, after buffing the paint, just glazed it. There is no wax on it, yet.
thanks for the updates and photos.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Very nice Terry. Beautiful paint.