I am almost done with my 1927 touring. It was supposed to be a quick go over and done, but one thing led to another. You know the story. Anyway I spent all winter and most of the summer getting her ready to tour with this fall. Shes not perfect, but mechanically she is almost new. I have about 200 miles on the rebuild and everything is starting to settle into a nice running car. We went for a 20 mile country gravel road drive yesterday and I took a few pics while we were out. I still need to put in the floor mats and repaint the pedals where I burnt off the paint while adjusting the pedals, and do a good cleaning of the uphoulstery, but basically she is done ......
Looks great Donnie, love the bumble-bee theme. Best of luck to you, and more importantly, have fun!
John, I like the yellow and black. It is the color shown in some of the "sport touring" ads from back in the day. The wheels are a little "too yellow" for me, but they were already powder coated when I got the car so that's there color for now. And they also match the yellow of the 27 Arkansas license tag very well.
Nice car Donnie, But I want the house. that would be way cool on my place. Scott
Robert, The log cabin is on our property. I bought it about 20 years ago from the original family, they were getting ready to tear it down. It was built in 1873 and I know its entire history. We moved it to our property one log or board at a time and rebuilt it. I plan on it being a guest house. Now that Im retired we want to try and have it finished in about another year (or so). It will be available to any model T owner for 2 free nights of stay. But you must have a T with you. We are not going to be a 4 star outfit. It will be a bed and get your own breakfast type of place. There will be a modern "outhouse" out side for the shower and toilets. One electric plug in each of the 3 rooms, and a window air unit for the summer. Wood heat for the winter and a wood cook stove with a sink and one cold water faucet (hot water in the outhouse/showers, but no hot water in cabin). The cabin did not ever have electric in it, and I do not want to modify it. But I can get one plug per room with no permanant modifications. . The last family lived in it till 1974. I hope it works out and we get to meet a lot of model T folks ....
The cabin looks like a set from Winter's Bone. Pretty neat.
Is that wheel color what Ford called "straw"? Whatever it is looks pretty good.
Steve, "Straw" is the color they were trying for. But this yellow is a little brighter than "Straw" But its close enough for now ... One of these days I need to tell you the story of the model A body. It involves Clifton Clowers, Wolverton Mountain, his daughters, a man named Dude Black, and Moonshine, (yes Clifton Clowers was a real person) and if you walk to the top of the hill behind the cabin and look across the valley you are looking at Wolverton Mountain ... Too long of a story, so that's all you get for now ....
Beautiful car in a wonderful setting, I'm sure Henry is proud to have his name on that one.
Sure looks like the place Jed Clampett used to call home. Love the car, too.
Love the car, and the cabin! Ya done good!
I know the song about Wolverton Mountain and Clifton Clowers. I look forward to hearing about that model A. I have long wondered about the song's background.
Nice, nice model T! Have a lot of fun with it!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Nice black primer job, Donnie. When are you going to paint it?
Glad to see you finally have it on the road! We'll see you in Harrison for our club's Fall Tour!
Mike, I have a little more to do to the paint, But I need a new brush ... All the hairs keep falling out of the old one ...