Just been too wet around here to get the pin stripe done so I sneaked Frank out to the driveway between showers for these pictures. So, except for the pin stripe, he's done. Fun to drive Model T. A picture is attached to show Frank on the day he arrived, 6 weeks ago.
Very nice, John!
John, Beautiful transformation! What color pin striping are you going with?
Beautiful. Always wanted a '12 touring..and a dark blue one.
Wow, that's a beautiful color. I admit that the title to your thread caught me off guard..... I was thinking that we had lost another Model T'er.
Very nice T. Beautifully done. Tim
The pin stripe will be a French Grey. I Googled French Grey and got a sample of the color.
I think you are doing great as the new steward of Frank! Thank you for sharing the transformation.
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Nice work! 6 weeks is not much time. You must have not done much else during that time. I have to say, every time I see a posting about Frank, I worry about some T friends by that name. Imagine my relief when I see what good news it is. Well done.
French Grey is beaooutiful against dark, dark, dark blue and black and Dodge Brothers wheel blue (OK, I just revealed my plans for my '16 DB touring's paint scheme). I think you'll love it!
Fantastic work John! I believe you have doubled the value of the car with the color change and fresh paint.
Great job John. Now to get out in Frank and share your transformation work.
Great job. What a gorgeous car. Thank you for sharing the journey.
You should be pleased with the results.
Frank is quite handsome. I asked Henrietta the Coupe is she was interested but she said she didn't want to be seen with a boy that was so much
better looking than her.
EXCELLENT JOB ;)
How in the world did you get that much done in six weeks?!?!?!
Did you dismantle it first? Tape off areas?
Seriously, that's amazing!
Marty, I took it down to the frame but left the engine and gas tank in place. Then took the parts to the painter, a piece at a time. He did the black one day and the blue couple of days later. I did some of the prep work for the paint and he did the rest. The upholstery was already in place so he had to mask off that. After he finished painting I picked up the pieces and put them on, one piece at a time. I stayed after it because it was a fun project. Mechanically the car is very well done so all that was needed was cosmetic. I've attached a picture showing the frame with the body on a dolly sitting to the side.
That gas tank must be OK, it says so on the side!
Great job, John!
Should have said that the frame, including the inside of the brake drums, were also orange. Good grief, somebody must have found a good buy on orange paint. My understanding is the orange paint was done in the 1970s. This sure is a fun forum to be a part of and I thank you for all the kind comments.