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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:52 pm:


Lots of colorized old photos here: https://imbuedwithhues.wordpress.com/


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gilbert V. I. Fitzhugh on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:33 am:

Fortunately, since the Ts were black, they didn't have to colorize very much.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George n LakeOzark,Missourah on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:34 am:

Yes, colorization is getting better all the time. Nice "17 Steve lol ;)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 01:24 am:

Fantastic photo!
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...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ivan on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 04:12 am:

Could not find any more T related pics !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 07:12 am:

They could have done better on the tops!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 09:26 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Vern (Vieux Carre) on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 09:41 am:

Does a body assembly manual exist anywhere?
Vern


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 09:41 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:15 am:

Are those fluorescent lights up above???


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:36 am:

Could be, they were available by then:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorescent_lamp


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darryl Bobzin on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:43 am:

This photo must be destroyed ! Fifty years from now it will serve as proof model Ts came with tan tops.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By R.V. Anderson on Friday, July 28, 2017 - 09:45 am:

Is this better?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George n LakeOzark,Missourah on Friday, July 28, 2017 - 02:33 pm:

YES ! By all means RV.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham on Friday, July 28, 2017 - 02:49 pm:

Skylights in the factory. We're the first generation to live in caves where there's total darkness if the power fails.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Codman on Friday, July 28, 2017 - 03:57 pm:

...and I did last night. The standby generator won't be installed for another couple of weeks. Rats!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Shirley on Friday, July 28, 2017 - 04:43 pm:

Ok, the gold electric motor is powering the assembly line on the left, what is it powering on the right?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Friday, July 28, 2017 - 09:00 pm:

Got to be Ford Canada production line.

That touring has driver's door hinges!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Vic Patterson. Grande Cache, Canada. on Friday, July 28, 2017 - 09:08 pm:

Sloping windshield, opening bottom glass.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Patterson. Australia. on Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:00 pm:

Its ghostly....
Are there any workers in the pic? I cant see one single person.
Cheers,
Rob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 12:44 am:

Maybe the picture was taken on a Sunday.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Warren on Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 11:24 am:

Interesting that the touring car fenders weren't installed before the body.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 05:23 pm:

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 --
http://www.saclassic.co.za/ford-model-t-history-1908-1926/



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.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


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