If a 1926 Model T Fordor body was originally marroon with black fenders, running boards and splash shields, would the original wooden spokes have been black or marroon? How about the radiator apron? marroon or black? Thanks. Jim
Only the body was marroon. Everything else was black.
Depends on what month, I think August 26 (which would make it a 27) wires became standard & natural wood wheels with split rims were an option, before that they'd be black, although, personally I'd paint them body color. Look at my profile.
Or you could create a festive look by alternitively painting the spokes red and white.
I'm getting ready to paint a 26 Touring that I just picked up and I was going to ask this question sooner or later but since we are here now I will ask. What color should the body, fenders, running board, splash shield, wire wheels, be? Was the radiator cover and the light cover chrome? Is there any other chrome on that car?
There was no chrome, only nickel.
I have a '27 Fordor with matching frame and engine numbers showing that it was made in October, 1926, and it has wood wheels, so they didn't all have wire wheels. My Father-in-law told me he bought a new '27 Coupe in February, 1927 and it also had wood wheels. He was born in 1901 and has been gone for 25 years.
Fordially, Keith Gumbinger
Open Bodie's would be Phoenix Brown, Fawn (Dove) grey, or gun metal, Fenders & everything else below the body would be black. The wire wheels would be a complimentary color, such as straw, carmine or orange. Mid 1926 Model T's started to get fancy, Black bodies were only for Commercial vehicles & for first time options could be had including Ruckstell rear ends.
I believe the Natural Wood wheels were something like a 15 or 20 dollar option, probably because of the split rims, the price included the rim spreader.
Thanks Alex, Do you know where in Southern Cal. I can either see those colors or purchase them, does any one out there have pictures that you can post.
Albert, If you go to Norm Klings & my profile you'll see the phoenix brown, Norm's is true while mines a little lighter.