I asked this question a while back but forget the answer.
What do you do, do you paint over the numbers on the body or doors?
I just dropped off the body and doors to the painter. I have a four door 1912. Three of the doors have the same number. The drivers dummy door has no number. The body has a different number.
I told the painter to mask over the numbers so they are visible. Then I was going to look for the nice wood trim that goes on top of the doors.
In my shop I strip the metal bare, mask over the numbers when priming,feather the primed edges with sandpaper,put a thin primer or sealer coat over the numbers and then paint.
The numbers on the bottoms of the doors should be the same as the number on the seat riser. The number on the brass body tag would be different.
On my body number, I found a set of 1/2" number stamps that were the same font as the original numbers. On the bottom of one of the doors, someone had sanded it down to make it fit, and almost obliterated the number. I lines up the stamps and "refreshed" the number deep enough so it would not fill in with paint.
No wood trim goes on the top of 1912 doors. The upholstery meets with the sheet metal with a row of nails on the sheet metal and binding on the upholstery.
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Thanks Keith, I did not know the upholstery wrapped over the top. I bought an upholstery kit but have not opened the box yet or sized it up.
Just curious. What is the little S and H motorized machine in the back ground of the picture? Is it and old Choremaster one wheeled garden cultivator?
The car belongs to a friend of mine. A small garden cultivator would be my guess.
Tom, I think that is a K-91 Kohler on that machine. I am thinking edger for around walks and driveways.
Here is your 1912 upholstery:
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