3 1/2 year ground up restoration done! I call it the car the forum built because you where such a big help! I have been looking forward to this day where I can debut 'Chester' my 1912 Model T. (Name comes from the Disney movie, 'The Kid'. The Kid always wanted a dog named Chester. Later in life he finally got his dog. I always wanted a brass T without doors. And I got it - somewhat late in life - thanks to goal setting, perseverance and wonderful wife and a grateful heart to God!- and I would like to thank the Academy - sorry couldn't resist.)
I know it is not all original and I do not mind you picking it apart as I might replace parts now and then so someday when I sell it , it will be more desirable.
Thank you for your help then and now.
Truthfully, I had so many challenges that I would have seriously considered selling it along the way! But an old Amish lady once said, "something worth restoring, is something worth fixing." Glad I persevered.
I will post pictures of my first show June 18th. It will be interactive with interesting facts about the Model T and on lookers can take a picture of themselves with a stache on a stick! lol
There are a few other pictures on Robert Poane Facebook.
Bigger pictures on Facebook.
bigger pix - I feel like a proud grandpa! lol
You did a great job, looks great!
one more last one.
That is a BEAUTIFUL car. great job.
Looks like you have started collecting for #2 by the side of the driveway - a radiator and a wheel. We know they do multiply in the garage
Thank you Dennis.
I suppose I should show the before pix, not like you haven't seen this before!
So nice !! Very high quality restoration, congrads ~
Robert, Chester looks fantastic! All you need to do for now is turn your gas headlamp burners "sideways"...that will give them the proper flame appearance. Did you do the painting yourself and what kind of paint did you use?
Nice work Robert!
Thank you guys!
Holy cow! That is beautiful. Another one saved!
The only thing I see to pick at about is that I don't have anything nearly that nice!
Be proud of it, and of your accomplishment.
Do drive carefully, and get out there and enjoy that beautiful car!
Robert, it's obvious you've put your heart'n soul into that project AND IT SHOW'S. That's a inspiration for all the rest of us as to what can be done, ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS !!!
I wish you lived closer. We would be proud to have your car on our tours! You did a very good job, and very fast too! It took me 9 years to finish mine.
Nice Job, you should be very proud! Where's your 1st show?
Thanks you for the kind words!
The show is called the Cooptown car show in Jarrettsville, Maryland. I do not know why it is called Cooptown if it is in Jarrettsville. But I will find out next week. It is sponsored by a church and I hear it has a good turn out.
Wow, it looks great! Congratulations, and enjoy.......
Robert; There has been a lot of chatter lately on this forum about the blue color of the 12 model T. The color looks perfect as midnite blue should be. Is the color on your car as it appears in the pictures, and if you don't mind sharing the paint manufacturer, color name and number and or the formula that you used to paint that beautiful car!!!!!!!!!!!! Frank
Very nice work.
Turn your headlamp burner 90 degrees.
I hope you restored the fore-doors, too!
Don't worry about any one picking it apart, you only have to please yourself,looks great.
Robert - Great Job! Looks far different than when I was in your garage last fall looking at the parts scattered all around!
Robert, You did a nice job!! I didn't realize that you are close to me. I would like to come over and see your car sometime.
Wow, very nice!
Frank: the color is a beautiful blue. Close to the picture on my monitor. I do not think it is midnight blue because it looks too blue, but still dark, maybe navy blue or Washington blue? I color matched the blue from a friend who restores 1912 and builds 12 bodies.
Keith: thanks for the burner advice.
Peter: I hope to tour with you guys sometimes. Jim Golden keeps us informed of tours and activities Maryland Chapters do with Delaware. It will be nice to meet you some day.
Very nice, thanks for sharing. You must be happy that you stuck with the project to completion.
What a sweety before starting!
Beautiful blue. :-)
Great job, it is a work of art.