Steve Jelf's recent post on wooden wheel restoration has inspired me to seek the group's collective wisdom on how best to proceed with my latest project...
I stumbled on this all original Model T near the former railway division point of Kelton, Utah. I believe it is a 1926/27 but vandals stole the coil box so I can't be sure.
There are some other parts missing as well — I'm undecided as to should I just clean it up a bit, make it safe and enjoy it as is, perhaps build it into a speedster, or just go all out with a full concours restoration.
A little Bondo and a coat of Krylon and you're good to go.
I'd leave it as is. Nice patina...
Side note: Once a car person, always a car person, I guess. Before I saw the name of the poster, I spotted the Dodge and knew it was from Chris...
It will buff right out.....
Holy cow. This is a blast from the past image that I did not expect to see today. I know because I was there, and it has brought back some very good memories. October 2008, Longest Auto Race Centennial tour, 90 miles west of Odgen, UT at the ghostown of Kelton along the trace of the Transcontinental RR, also the route through Utah of the New York-Paris race. My car is the Suzuki on the right. Had a blast those couple of days.
Proceed with utmost caution as, unless I'm wrong, that looks like one of the rare late bootleg units from the East Dakota plant that made Canadian cars on United States soil. They were sent down in parts protected by large amounts of whiskey barrels (note the bullet holes). Long story, but that may prove to be a unique T worth a considerable sum. Don't do anything to ruin the illusive yet invaluable authenticity factor.
Obviously, before any work could be started, there would have to be an environmental impact study done to be sure the T was not being utilized as a home by any small animals of an endangered nature.
On the plus side, I happen to know Steve Jelf has a real sharp looking wheel you need for this resto project.
But the question remains, gentlemen - did it run when parked?
Don't try to register it in Massachusetts!
If you have any problem with registration. I can help you. That is plenty enough to register in Arkansas. But please remember to keep three receipts for something you used in the restoration. And please do not over restore it if you decide to go the restoration route. These truly original cars are getting harder to find. It may even qualify for the preservation class.
Come on guys, don't you know a Chevy when you see it ?
Sorry guys its rolls canardly.
I am very surprised to see that much
corrosion .They were painted with
moified bitumen.Good luck with the
Check about for any other of it's remains ---FORD often have extended warrantee on know faulty parts.
Gosh I think that's great Aunt Ethel's car !
Looks like it was put together from parts of other cars. It may have had a water pump that leaked so bad it rusted the rest of the parts away. I think you should put it on ebay as a rat rod and ask $75,000 for it.
It ran until somebody shot it and put it out of it's misery. Now it's a 20 Horseless carriage.
That's my car. It was stolen on tour last year. Runs great...
Dennis - Ha!
(and did that other guy really use "canardly" in a sentence?)
Am I missing something? All I see are fenders...
I guess you gotta' start somewhere