I have a lot to be thankful for, good health, good family and good friends, Oh I almost forgot, I just brought home a new old car, an original paint 1926 coupe. I am happy!!!
Original paint 26 a one or 2nd owner? Nice!
Great looking car! Is most of the car original also? do you have any history about the car or early documentation on where it was first registered etc.?
Either way, do you know if there has been an article done on the car or not? If not, I suspect it would make a very interesting story.
Congratulations on your new addition.
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My favorite old cars are original paint cars. There's something very special about them.
From the photos it looks like not just original paint, but amazingly good original paint.
Wow nice coupe..
Great little T
Looks good to me.
That's a great find! Were they pinstriped at the factory? If so, I'm probably not the only one who'd be interested in seeing as many detail shots of the striping as possible -- where it stops and starts, turns the corners, etc. Even where it's nearly worn off, as long as there's something there that tells the story, it would be very interesting and helpful.
Good question Jeff. From the pics it appears the green pin striping is below the 'beltline'. I would've thought it would be centered on the beltline. Yes, a quite remarkable coupe. I traded an original paint, upholstery, matching number late '27 coupe for a '29 Ford open pickup.
It's amazing how different the paint color can look depending on the strength and direction of the light.
Below the beltline is correct, and it appears to be the proper location. Amazing survivor if it's original paint!
Yes, for the 1926-27 models Ford USA used a pinstripe on the closed cars from the factory. Ref page 408 of Bruce McCalley's book "Model T Ford" that shows a Dec 31, 1926 factory photo of a Coupe with the pinstripe showing. Bruce in part stated, "The striping design is quite clear in this photo, and is typical of the striping on all the closed cars. Striping was a hand operations so there are minor variations from car to car….”
As David pointed out having the pinstripe below the beltline is correct. By placing it there it will not be worn off as soon as if it was placed centered on the beltline.
And yes, additional photos of the coupe would be greatly appreciated.
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Bob, How far below the bottom of the belt line is the strip centered? I'll need to know when I get my coupe pin striped.
The stripe is a little more than a 1/4 inch below the belt line. And yes it is original paint.