Lots of colorized old photos here: https://imbuedwithhues.wordpress.com/
Fortunately, since the Ts were black, they didn't have to colorize very much.
Yes, colorization is getting better all the time. Nice "17 Steve lol ;)
Even in fantasy land, I like the top material colors!
So many questions about this photo! I'll study this and visit the imbued site on the morrow.
The edges of the walkway...
Could not find any more T related pics !
They could have done better on the tops!
It would have been interesting to be an observer in the trim shop during peak operation to see just how fast the upholstery and tops were installed.
Does a body assembly manual exist anywhere?
Mark, That would indeed be interesting to watch. Probably a "Crew" of 2 or 3 guy's that have been doing that day after day for several years I would assume it would be quite fast when compared to how we do it as hobbyist.
Are those fluorescent lights up above???
Could be, they were available by then:
This photo must be destroyed ! Fifty years from now it will serve as proof model Ts came with tan tops.
Is this better?
YES ! By all means RV.
Skylights in the factory. We're the first generation to live in caves where there's total darkness if the power fails.
...and I did last night. The standby generator won't be installed for another couple of weeks. Rats!
Ok, the gold electric motor is powering the assembly line on the left, what is it powering on the right?
Got to be Ford Canada production line.
That touring has driver's door hinges!
Sloping windshield, opening bottom glass.
Are there any workers in the pic? I cant see one single person.
Maybe the picture was taken on a Sunday.
Interesting that the touring car fenders weren't installed before the body.
Yes, it is a Canadian assembly line. And a black and white version was discussed in the past on the forum. In this case because the cars are left hand drive, they probably are not for export to the British Empire countries although it is possible.
But for cars shipped to the hot climates such as South Africa, a Tan Top was available from the Ford Factory. Ref Kevin Mowle's article --
From his article:
A number of unique features would be seen on the export versions of the Model T. For the cars shipped to tropical climates the radiator was made with an enlarged upper tank for better cooling to better handle driving in the hot temperatures. During the twenties the roadster and touring bodies were supplied with an optional 'khaki' colored top material as the black version would get too hot in the intense sunlight. Also the majority of the export destination countries drove on the left hand side of the road so the cars had the steering wheel on the right hand side."
Additionally the Jan 1, 1925 "Ford Price List of Parts and Accessories" page 55 - 56 has a listing for the 1924 one man top touring parts "KHAKI" with the note for top part not listed see the "Black" one man top touring listing.
Allen Peters shared a scan of page 14 from a 1926 Canadian Price List of Parts that is shown below.
Note it shows that 1925-26 had a fixed lug 30 x 3
1/2 inch demountable rim part number 2845B. That corresponds a little later to a change in the USA where Ford Motor Company USA made all the wheel/rim suppliers supply an interchangeable fixed lug rim (see: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/U-Z.htm#wheels
In a letter to the Ford branches dated March 7, 1924, the following appeared:
Wheels and Rims
“The necessary changes have been made in the Kelsey wheel and rims also the Firestone and Cleveland rims so that with the exception of a few Kelsey wheels which are still to be shipped, we will have but one wheel and one rim for production, even though they are being shipped from three different sources. The felloe band on the Kelsey wheel has been changed so that it is exactly the same dimension as the Ford, Hayes, or Motor wheel and a car could be built with one wheel of each make. The rims have been changed to the ‘attached lug’ type and a car could be built using one rim of each Hayes, Kelsey, Motor Wheel, and Firestone."
And of course the high cowl with the radiator apron would date it as 1924-25. When we add the loose lug demoutable 30 x 3 1/2 lugs we have a 1924 model year car.
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