1926 Fordor restoration...continued from 2016

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2018: 1926 Fordor restoration...continued from 2016
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 05:47 am:

This is the original link to this project..
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/676491.html?1482422995

This is the 2017 link to this never ending project...

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/801289.html?1514820643

and the saga continues...May there be light at the end of this tunnel.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 05:52 am:

Finally getting some paint on some things. The winter has been so cold and with zero humidity. The past two days it warmed up and I was able to do some spraying.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Spencer Vibert - Granby ,CT on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 06:51 am:

looks good Don what color is the body


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 07:45 am:

You're one step closer Don.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joseph A. Stearns on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 08:08 am:

Looking very nice Don. That will make a happy customer


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 08:21 am:

Spencer, the owner wants it maroon or as close to the original "red" he can get. I'm stepping back when it comes to choosing the paint. The stuff he's looking at is in the $800.00 per gallon range. Its hard to be comfortable dealing with expensive paint...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Mullins Spokane Wa. on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 09:23 am:

Don what type of paint do you normally use.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux Grayling Michigan on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 09:48 am:

I can't wait to see all three of our Fordors parked in a row. Black, Green, Maroon.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 09:59 am:

Bill, the black on this car is said to be the "blackest" paint you can get. Its DelFleet polyurethane code base 9000 single stage. I like it for sanding and cut and polish. It REALLY is a pitch black color. I also like how it covers and lays down, makes for a little easier job. But, I'm no expert on paint or painting cars. I'm sure others will have a different opinion, and that's ok.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:02 am:

I have always used PPG single stage paints. Base coat clear coat hasn't come to be with me yet.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Macleod on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 07:56 am:

Ed,
I'd be willing to add a fourth car to the line up. Four Fordors has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?
Eric


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 01:00 pm:

Eric, What color is your Fordor? Just wondering as I have a '27 Fordor that is a light colored maroon, kind of a wine color. I don't like it and think the paint supplier mixed it wrong, but I'm stuck with it now.

We're in the process of installing a rebuilt engine and new upholstery on it now. You can see a picture of our Fordor on my profile picture.

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux Grayling Michigan on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 02:11 pm:

Eric, do you think our forefathers would have foreseen four Fordor Fords at the forthcoming festival?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 02:26 pm:

Don that is looking great. Looking forward to more photos.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Zibell, Huntsville, AL on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 02:56 pm:

Don,

I used the color code in the encyclopedia for Windsor Maroon. http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/P-R.htm Yes the PPG paint does run about $800.00 per gallon but it is single stage. You can see the color on my profile page.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux Grayling Michigan on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 03:12 pm:

John Z, that color is Fantastic! I had a difficult time deciding between maroon and green for ours.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 03:42 pm:

I should clarify that I'm using the Delfleet black on the interior trim pieces and other smalls. The body will be painted with PPG Concept DCC 51068 Windsor Maroon. The fenders and splash aprons will be Concept DCC 9300. Both single stage acrylic urethane.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:48 am:

John Zibell, can you confirm the paint code number that you used? I'm assuming the PPG 51068 is the same color. I would appreciate any help you can give me on it. Thx.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 03:16 pm:

With the paint still wet, this is what we got...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 03:22 pm:

What a beauty.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 06:03 am:

Doing some wet sanding and buffing. This color is weird and changes with the amount of light on it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Rogers - South of the Adirondacks NY on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 07:21 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Denny Seth - Jefferson, Ohio on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 08:06 am:

The body is beauTiful but I don't think the doors and windows will hold up very well in bad weather.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 08:41 am:

Denny welcome back!! I missed your critiquing. This setup is perfect for winter drives. It gives one the full experience of Michigan in the winter time. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 08:48 am:

Color/finish looks great Don !!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Walter Higgins on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 08:55 am:

Looks very nice. Several Concept colors seems to suffer from dramatic color shift. Some dark blues can look purple in different lighting conditions. I did a fender respray on a very old medium blue job that was probably synthetic enamel and while the Concept could be made to match in one lighting scenario, it couldn't be made to match every scenario.

Nobody makes a blacker black, though. Most other blacks look brown when put up next to it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 06:17 pm:

Thx for the kind words guys. Walter I agree completely on the Concept paint. It really can be deceiving from any angle. I used a black epoxy primer before laying down the maroon and I actually have to take a bright light to every square centimeter to see if I missed a spot. But this paint is so much easier to work with than any others I've tried. It wet sands in less than 1/4 the time of others and buffs out to a deep rich luster. So far I'm sold on it but I guess that's why it costs so much.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C-west central, MN on Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 10:14 pm:

That's just beautiful Don!
And people might wonder why I'd like to paint my 18 Runabout maroon. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Friday, February 16, 2018 - 04:48 pm:

Final fitting of the doors...so far so good. Knock-knock on the wood.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:11 pm:

Looking very nice!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Macleod on Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:21 pm:

Ny dad's car is a black sedan with yellow wheels and the car gas been around since 1952. Dad bought the car in pieces for the princely sum oc $50. He painted it black with yellow wheels. The interior is largely original though it is pretty tacky now. Lets try to get the Fordors together for a photo.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Macleod on Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:23 pm:

Oh, one other thing. My dads car originality was dark green with a straw stripe.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 04:34 am:

I will try to get better quality pictures of this beast. Eric a few years ago I was told by a knowledgeable source that there were only about 6 or 7 Fordors in Michigan in various condition. There seems to be a bit of a surge of Fordors lately. It would be neat to see as many as we can muster in one spot. I have also been told by those that know that they are the most difficult to restore. I agree that they can be a bit of a challenge but I feel its just part of the game. The fact that you just don't see many says its important to keep them alive for the historical value. There is a guy in Grayling Mi with the identical story as yours. His Dad rides with him every time he takes it out.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Macleod on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 09:05 am:

I suspect there may be more than that Don. I know someone in Big Rapids who owns two, one being a Canadian car. He is often a volunteer at Gilmore and could probably be persuaded to bring one or both cars down there. I like the idea of getting a bunch of them together. Personally, while my Touring cars are both great Ts, the Fordors are better from an ergonomic perspective and are more formal looking.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Macleod on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 09:09 am:

I have to say your paint work looks really excellent on this car. I see what Kieth means. I think darker is better.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:17 am:

Darker is better...yeah to look at. But its a real bugger to wet sand and cut and polish. It seems to change shades with different angles of light. I agree that there are most likely many Fordors hidden away.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux Grayling Michigan on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:11 am:

With 5 Fordors at Gilmore, we should have T-shirts made.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bartol on Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:13 am:

Well, if you get bored now that the body's nearing completion, I have a fordor in pieces that needs assembly! Come out to Massachusetts and relive your history!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 06:09 am:

Seeing how this is my third Fordor revival, I feel I'm reliving my history in a time loop...but thanks anyway Chris. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Macleod on Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 08:59 am:

I was at Gilmore last evening and think I may have gotten a commitment from a 6th car! I like the T shirt idea.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Booth@ Bay City, Mi on Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 04:14 pm:

A little better camera...


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