I finished the 24 yesterday, and put 20 miles on it. There is a big difference from driving the 14, a much more solid feeling car. The black and white picture shows what happened many times during the T era. The new car comes home to replace the old. The 24 Touring is my favorite T, I hope it will be as dependable as the 14 is. No, I'm not getting rid of the 14, it will stay just as it is. The next project is our 56 Ford Convertible, which I will start over the winter.
Excellent resto Dan!
Dan has the 56 Ford Convertible had a repaint? Is it black or is the light making it look that way.
It would look neat if you turned it into a bumble bee. If you know what I mean!
That is gorgeous! How long did it take, and which wood kit did you use (if any)?
I have a very nice 24 touring body that's in line to do but it needs all the wood and I have no old stuff to use for patterns.
Please share pictures of the '56 when you're done. My grandparents loved to talk about their 4 door hard top. It was orange and white.
Damn Dan that is a beautiful 24, I hope mine looks that good when its done.
Craig I got my wood from Fordwood, they did a very nice job
Dan, you definitely have the best collection of "Girlie" posters that I have seen! Loved walking thru your barns during the Auburn Tour. Great job on the 24.
Very nice. Is the car at the top shinny black car in the lower pic?
John, it was repainted brown, it was originally blue. I haven't decided on the color yet. I do know what you mean about the bumble bee. It is a nice combination.
Craig, Hard to say how long it has taken me. I basically did most of the work on it during the winter months. Since we've been watching our grandson's and he "helps" it has taken a lot longer. The man I bought the wood kit from has passed away. It was horrible. I had to do major reworking to make it fit. In my parts department I have a 56 orange and white 4 door hard top. Very rare car. I'll take a picture of it and post it.
Dave, Glad you enjoyed the walk through.LOL
Yes, they are the same car. I just made the picture black and white, so it would look like an older picture
Sorry Tim, I misunderstood you. The very first and second pictures were combined to make the 24 which yes, it is now the shiny black one.
Wow, that great. What great work. It looks like a piece of art. What a project. How long did it take to complete? Tim
Beautiful job. I wish I had your kind of talent.
Very nice Dan!
Thanks again Guys!
Tim, I basically worked on it during the winter months. Between watching our grandsons and other projects, it took three winters.
History revived!! Good on you~
Dan, Your cars really look nice, a testament to the fine work you do. Like Dave Young, I really enjoyed seeing your car collection and your barn / garage / and workshop during the Auburn tour. The only thing we didn't see was your parts cars stored outdoors.
For those of you who weren't on the Auburn, NY Tour all I can say is it was really fun. A very well organized tour, and seeing Dan and Ellen's place was a treat.
Thanks again, Dan and Ellen.
Keith, Thanks for your kind words. Well, I guess you'll have to come back to see the outdoor parts department.
For anyone passing through our area, we welcome you to stop.
Ellen and I sure do enjoy our hobbies.
Craig, Here are the pictures of the 56 orange and white 4 door hardtop in my parts department.
I'm starting another thread for anyone who missed the outside parts department on the Finger Lakes Tour