Yesterday afternoon Frank was rescued from the pin stripe shop and is now back at home in the garage with Otis. I'm very pleased with the pin stripe work and Frank is now ready for the road.
That's a handsome car!
Royce - I think it's time for you to tell John Mays about all of that hidden wood in that car that's infested with termites, so that he'll demand a refund and give you the car back! ( ;^).....harold
It turned out beautiful. Very nice T.. Tim
It would look much better with Indiana plates on it! Nice job.
WOW! What A Jewel John. Thanks for sharing the photos!
I miss the old color.
Just kidding. It is Beautiful!
That's how it should look. One swell flivver.
John. I want your pickup truck!
Too me the restoration paint looks perfect. I also like the finish on the under side. I have never been a fan of high gloss and fill on the axles....for me this is more authentic....
That is maybe the most beautiful Model T I have ever seen. Wish I could see it in person. You have done an amazing job on it. If it were mine I would sure want to drive it, but it might belong in a museum.
Amazing how just a tiny little bit of paint makes such a strikingly attractive difference.
What an incredibly gorgeous touring John !! I'm curious as to the setting in the above picture which is the same in your Profile picture. What's the story behind that barn find '14 "runabout pickup"?
Are the pin stripes painted on or are they the sick on stripes?
The pin stripes are painted on with Ford French Gray, 3/8 inch wide. Possum Lodge, the setting for this picture, sets in the woods about 50/60 yards behind our house. That's the same location for the pictures I took of Otis, the '14 roadster pickup. My wife's new washing machine sets on the front porch. Hey, nothing is too good for her, and she really likes Model T Fords too.
Nothin' wrong with a good old Maytag wringer washing machine! Just don't get caught in the rollers!
Is Otis going away to provide room for Frank??
Not certain I'd go that way, but I know I won't have to make that decision with my budget!
Shore is purtty!
Otis and Frank sit side by side in the garage like two brothers. I think Otis will enjoy the company.
John, what is on the running board in front of the acetylene generator? An accessory battery box?
Oops, I said in a post above that the pin stripe is 3/8" wide but it's 3/16", not 3/8". Also, regarding the box on the driver side running board, that is a small wooden box that I'd been using to store photographs, but since I needed someplace to put my insurance card and other small things I painted it black and mounted it with the 2 bolts that attach that running board to the fender. I found the brass corners at Home Depot. I'm not especially fond of step plates on the running boards and I didn't want to drill holes to mount them so I made some rubber "step plates", and attached a string so I could pull it up into the car after getting in. Didn't want to scratch up the new paint. Since confession is good for the soul, I'll admit that the wooden box I used was at the suggestion of my wife.
Rubber mat on a pull string - that's a new one on me, brilliant!
Frank looks great John. Those stripes really set him off! Also like the addition to the front porch of the Possum Lodge!
And I thought the Possum Lodge was in Canada.....
Do they even have possums up there?
That old boy sure is looking good.
Duey C.: The Red Green show is one of my favorites and that's where I got the name. I was wondering if anyone else knew where that came from.
That's a mighty fine car there, John. It just needs one more accessory:
John, Frank looks amazing and a nice complement to Otis, as they run the full spectrum of "restored" to "wearing my age nicely." I've always been a little bit curious about the Grocery shack in the background. It makes for great pictures. Is it a garden shed or your man cave? In any case, it's a great looking structure.
Egads, I didn't make the connection! Now they'll probably take me out of the lodge and my duct tape!!
Woe is me, maybe the girls will still find me handy, handsome was gone long ago!
Frank looks all "Spified up" in his Sunday go to meeting finery! great Job !
In the picture above Red Green holds the "Handy Man's secret weapon" I always carry 2 or 3 rolls in my truck tool box----and in the Model T as well.
Should have added in the post above an answer regarding Possum Lodge. The little building is 12 feet by 12 feet and was built in 1934. I found it in the woods about 2 miles down the road, paid $200.00 for it, loaded it on a 16 foot trailer and carefully hauled it home. Absolutely all original. Still has Houston phone numbers from the 1950s written on the wall in pencil. Met a lady the day I loaded the building and she told me that her husband had worked in that building in 1946. It was built by Strake Oil Company for their oil field hands to fill out their paper work. Strake was big in the Conroe area in the 1920s and 1930s. The Grocery and Drug signs came from another old/closed building in the same area.
Since we're talking about Possum Lodge here's a better picture that was taken prior to the washing machine.