What color should the hood shelves painted for a 1911 Model T if the car is painted blue?
Should they be blue also?
They should be black, the same as the hood latches, springs and bolts.
That being said, on the original hood shelves on my 1911, I could not find one speck of paint! I stained them to match the firewall.
I figured I could paint them black anytime.
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"The book" says they were all painted black, but as much as I want everything "correct" (and the book even says there's no such thing as a "correct" Model T anyway), I drew the line there on my '12 & '15...cars that beautiful NEED to have the hood shelf "au natural"!! I just re-finished them for the '12 with 4 coats of polyurethane gloss and wow, they look great if I do say so myself!