When these cars left the assembly line were the wheels painted completely black, spokes, rims and all and if not does someone have a pic of what they looked like? Thanks Gents
All but the rims,they were plated.
What do you mean plated Jack. I've seen pics where the outer most part next to the rubber looks like a lighter color possibly silver. On my rims now, that part was painted silver
Zinc plated (galvanized).
"Natural" wood wheels are a modern fad.
If you consider 1926 "Modern" - after all, Ford provided that option then.
Yes, they did. And how many bought it? My guess is that a search of period photos would show mighty few.
Steve, no argument there; probably most folks of that period buying a model T didn't feel the need to "bling" up their car especially if it cost more money!
BTW, my wheels are black too!
Demountable rims (like Steve's) were zinc plated. Non-demountable rims (like David's) were painted black.
I would say, ur correct.