And flat tires. I haven't seen that on Ford paint before. Maybe lacquer check. Several of the big fancy cars like Rolls Royce s in the Henry Ford Museum had cracked paint like that.
I wonder when the picture was taken. It would be a fun car to have.
He can't be lost. That road map on the side of his car should show where he's at.
Looks a little like this '26 coupe we discussed a few weeks ago: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/412399.html?1388764225
Old lacquer repaint was a guess in that thread.
Nice thing about the Model T is you can get away with the paint being like that. Great looking car.
That looks like paint was put over the wrong primer. But this can occur with any miss-matched paint systems, not just lacquer. Acrylic paints and primers can take years to fully cure if not used with an accelerator (hardener). As they cure, they shrink. If the primer doesn't shrink at the same rate, you get checking. This can also occur if the primer was applied too thick.
By the way, there's no way to fix that except to take it down to bare metal and repaint. You won't be able to "get away with it" for very long. Rust will eventually take over in the cracks.
Those rims look great. Can't be very old.
I'm not a body man, but one told me that's caused by to much primer under the paint.