This is under the second seat in my, new to me, 24 Touring. Haven't even had a chance to clean. Interested in potential (or actual) reasons this would be green.
Someone had some extra green paint.
No other historical reason for it.
To keep it from rusting.
It can get really wet under there.
Bet they used what was on the self.
Could be the rare (less than 16 million made) John Deere edition Model T.
Look for bright yellow wheels.
Just not ripe yet.
You guys are too much! Take it easy on poor Brian, this was his first post.
Brian, Ford used some kind of wood preservative on wood parts. You may find this useful:
As said above, extra paint, but more important than the color is the shade. Painting it a lighter shade of whatever makes it easier to see what's stashed in there when you're fishing around for a tool, spare tube, or some such. Otherwise, with the top up on an overcast day it can be like looking into a black hole.
I agree with Walter. I think whoever painted it light green did so to be able to better see what was stored in there.
That is bright! I can see it from here.
Obviously a past owner was Irish!
Welcome aboard Brian. I am guessing it is left over house paint. I wonder if there is a way to tell.
Don't ask me. My whole T is green.
I painted the back side of my splash aprons a light gray for the same reason, help reflect light when working under the car.
I agree....probably a combo of what they had on the shelf that was a light shade.
When I restored the dashboard in my 54 Ford, I painted the whole back of it white. Now, on the rare occasion when I have to work under there, it's much easier to see things.
I'd love to see some more photos of your 24 Touring Brian.
Welcome to the affliction!
Brian, what Don said! It looks like a rusty mess. Yeehaw! Some of us really like rusty messes! Do show us.
That sea-foam green is very bright to be able to see. Walter nailed it even IF the original intent of the painter wasn't there. :-)
Michael, we like deeper greens says a Cooley with a crap Irish name. ;-)
My question to. Why is it green?
But here, at my computer, it's blue (ok, turquoise) Why is that?? ;)
Leftover swimming pool paint.
Well let's see paint that with swimming pool paint, fill it with ice, add your favorite drink and you have a built in cooler.
This reminds me of a guy in high school that painted his 49 Plymouth John Deere green with a brush! He did a surprisingly good job with a brush. Especially when he painted around the chrome trim on the car!
Looks like some sound advice mixed with the occasional smart ass. Typical from an online forum. I think I'll fit right in here.
Seems the consensus is leftover paint during some sort of restoration attempt.
BTW- Wheels are definitely not yellow, but it looks like they might have been bluish at some point.
Thanks for the info. I'm sure this will be the first of many.
Here are a couple additional photos from it's ride home:
Brian, the phrase on the roll back says it all!
Looks like a great project
Not a '24 though, it's most likely a '22, I think. The cowl fits the 1917-22 low radiator and the windshield is also the up to 1922 style. The front motor mount is the style that was first used in '21 and the brackets at the front seat for the two man top looks like the 1922 only style that is a little lowered compared to earlier brackets.
The engine may well be a '24, though - they have often been swapped after so many years.
Great to know. Thanks!
I agree with Dallas....the slogan on the trailer matches the car all too well.
A straight windshield means its a low cowl car. 17-22.
If it has a 24 range engine no. the engine was changed way back when sometime. Common for a T since most will interchange. If 24 is on the title don't worry about it. It wont make any difference to no one but you.
Oh Brian, what a sweety!
"Two faces have I" (Lou Christie) Says your Touring!
Is that a honeycomb radiator I see?
Roger, yes! :-) Turquoise! I see Sea Foam green. ;-)