Starting to get Cold in Rochester ... time for winter clothes.
Nice looking speedster. Motorcycle clothing might be a nice option for the driver and passenger? As well as taking up the top floorboard to let the engine heat come through.
Hap l9l5 cut off
Good idea ... never thought of pulling the top floor board. Thanks.
Mark, very nice speedster. "I like it" How about a side photo, and maybe one of the seat uphoulstery. I will be having the uphoulstery done in my speedster project this winter. Are your seats leather.?? They look like they are leather. I want to do leather in mine, so were there any issues I should be aware of when getting mine done. I like the brown, like yours and hope to find some distressed or aged look material. I have been thinking of Black, Brown (like yours) a lighter Brown, or Oxblood. Any suggestions will be appreciated... Thanks .... Donnie Brown ...
Mark - Great looking speedster! I second what Donnie said about the side photo! If you happen to head "south" this winter (Honeoye Falls area that is), make sure to look me up!
Here is a 3/4 view I shot for Halloween. You get a better sense of the body and gas tank arrangement.
and one that shows the seat details
One day when I was driving to work I saw a large leather sofa on the curb for trash pickup. I pulled over and discovered that it was actually pretty good leather, not the junk you usually find. I had a single edge razor blade in the car and cut off as much of the leather as I could. That was three years ago.
I finally got to sew and install the seat covers and cushions late this summer. I built the cushion frames and found a neat set of springs. The rest was cotton and horse hair. Here is a shot from when I was in the thick of it.
That guy had some serious knee replacements.
What's the third lever by the horn button for?
I'm not much of a patina fan, but I must admit that car looks great! Like it has been that way and used for maaaaaany years.
Yes, I wanted it to look like it was a vintage speedster found in a barn and worked on .. not a rat rod. I work in a conservation department of a museum ... part of the culture.
There is the Ford combination horn and light switch. The thing with the lever is an adjustment for the carburetor needle valve.
Mark It is nice that you let the original owner drive it at least every Halloween, Nice Speedster!
Mark, your winter front is fancier than mine!
A radiator cover is helpful.
Mark, thanks for the pics. I have been trying to find some old furniture with old leather, but no luck yet. The best I have found so far is some oxblood leather that is aged looking. I am hoping to be far enough along with mine in a month or so to take to my upholsterer. I guess I better get to looking a little harder. I like the patina. That's similar to what Im striving for in my speedster project.
Mark, What do you think the seat frame went to? The reason I ask is because I have a similar seat I put on my speedster. It is all wood and I have had problems with it cracking on the backside. I even covered it with fiberglass mat, but I am always touching it up. Your pictures of your upholstery job shows the same wood I have.
I think mine is different than yours. It is essentially a metal seat with wood trim strips screwed along the edges for upholstery. The curves are also more pronounced along the back. Here is another picture:
Nice cars guys nice to see them being used year round. Today was 33 celcius here in NZ
I wonder how many folks would buy a reproduction of "Henry's Chest Protector"? I know I would, especially if I could get my choice of advertisement silk-screened onto the front.