1910 Tourabout Build

Discuss all things Model T related.
Forum rules
If you need help logging in, or have question about how something works, use the Support forum located here Support Forum
Complete set of Forum Rules Forum Rules

Topic author
1912touring
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:16 pm
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Hanson
Location: Kingwood, Texas
MTFCA Number: 23468
MTFCI Number: 23468

1910 Tourabout Build

Post by 1912touring » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:05 am

Hello everyone. I wanted to post a photo of my "1910" tourabout build. Yes, it is a bitsa car with a Ray Wells body I purchased about a year ago from Ned Protexter in Iowa, but it is finally starting to look like a car. The paint scheme on original tourabouts was the dark green, but I went with the 1909 touring red/black color scheme. She is not a car for the purist, but I sure bet that she will be some fun to drive and show.

I also wanted to give a shout out to John Tannehill, who I believe is one of the hobby's best ambassadors. Thank you John for your help and encouragement when things got frustrating last year in trying to locate top irons and lamps!

The first picture is current status. The second photo is what I am aiming for (I sure wish they sold white tires that stay white!).

All the best,
Mike
Attachments
20190326_223947_resized (002).jpg
FB_IMG_1544843962090.jpg

User avatar

Rich Eagle
Posts: 3618
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:51 am
First Name: Richard
Last Name: Eagle
Location: Idaho Falls, ID
MTFCA Number: 1219
Contact:

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:53 am

I am pleased to see the car going together. It will be a wonderful car. While you know what could be different about it 99% of the people who enjoy it will not know or care. There may be things you feel free to do that some of the museum pieces aren't able to.
Keep us posted.
Rich
When did I do that?

User avatar

RustyFords
Posts: 1449
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:16 am
First Name: Don
Last Name: Allen
Location: Houston, TX
MTFCA Number: 50001

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by RustyFords » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:16 am

Rich is exactly right.

Nice work.
1924 Touring


Art McTevia
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:49 am
First Name: Art
Last Name: McTevia
Location: Medford, OR
Board Member Since: 2017

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by Art McTevia » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:33 am

Very Very Nice !!!!!!!


Ned Protexter
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:16 pm
First Name: Ned
Last Name: Protexter
Location: Sioux City IA
Board Member Since: 2004

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by Ned Protexter » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:22 am

Mike,

It is looking great. I'm really glad to see something being done with the body. Drive the wheels off of it.


Sarikatime
Posts: 329
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:47 pm
First Name: Frank
Last Name: Seress
Location: Prescott, Arizona
MTFCA Number: 27707

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by Sarikatime » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:30 am

The tourabout is my favorite model T body styles but the year makes it out of range for my pocketbook. A few years ago there was a tourabout for sale on this website but no one wanted to buy it. Is this beautiful car calls for a discriminating taste or what. Love the car and color and everything about it. Good luck on the completion and as they say, drive the wheels off of it, with pride. Frank


Topic author
1912touring
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:16 pm
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Hanson
Location: Kingwood, Texas
MTFCA Number: 23468
MTFCI Number: 23468

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by 1912touring » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:54 pm

With the help of my 16-year old son, we got the fenders, running boards, splash aprons and body mounted today. It was challenging getting everything to fit properly. I am looking forward to the next phase of her build and first drive.

All the best,
Mike Hanson
Attachments
20190330_223451_resized.jpg
20190330_223505_resized.jpg


Topic author
1912touring
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:16 pm
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Hanson
Location: Kingwood, Texas
MTFCA Number: 23468
MTFCI Number: 23468

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by 1912touring » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:07 am

My teenage helper having some fun behind the wheel... :D
Attachments
4187.jpeg


Dan Protexter
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:33 pm
First Name: Dan
Last Name: Protexter
Location: Sioux City, IA
Board Member Since: 1999

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by Dan Protexter » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:18 pm

Mike, One good looking car. Glad things are working out


Topic author
1912touring
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:16 pm
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Hanson
Location: Kingwood, Texas
MTFCA Number: 23468
MTFCI Number: 23468

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by 1912touring » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:33 pm

Thanks Dan. It was a pleasure meeting you last year. Our next project is fabricating the buggy rail.


Topic author
1912touring
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:16 pm
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Hanson
Location: Kingwood, Texas
MTFCA Number: 23468
MTFCI Number: 23468

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by 1912touring » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:44 pm

Working on the buggy rail today
Attachments
20190406_211837_resized.jpg
20190406_211851_resized.jpg


woodrow
Posts: 25
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:11 pm
First Name: John
Last Name: Mays
Location: Conroe, Texas
MTFCA Number: 28834

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by woodrow » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:14 pm

sure do hope I get a ride when you are finished with the car.

User avatar

JTT3
Posts: 195
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:57 am
First Name: John T
Last Name: Tannehill III
Location: Hot Coffee, MS
MTFCA Number: 49460

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by JTT3 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:57 pm

Mike you are doing great work. She is looking great. So happy for Jenn and you on this wonderful car, I love those tour abouts.
Keep the pictures coming. Best John


Topic author
1912touring
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:16 pm
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Hanson
Location: Kingwood, Texas
MTFCA Number: 23468
MTFCI Number: 23468

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by 1912touring » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:15 pm

Well, I believe our first project build is officially finished. 16 months from start to finish.

My son and I fabricated the top from scratch (burnt up two sewing machines in the process...lol). It is not perfect, but presentable. That kind of work makes you really appreciate the skills of Elizabeth and Mike at Classtique. Thanks to Russ Furstnow for sending me photos of his 1909 touring top. They came in real handy.

My wife and I toured around our neighborhood today for the first time and "Dixie" sure got a lot of thumbs up. We started this build back in April/May 2018 with a tourabout body we purchased from Ned Protexter, a Ross Lilleker-built 1918 long block, and a lot of spare parts gathered up over the years. I have to give another shout out to John Tannehill from the great state of Mississippi for helping me procure "dog leg" top sockets and assorted brass bits.

My wife and I hope to start showing the car this fall after I complete a full round of brass polishing! ;)

Thanks to everyone for the encouragement along the way.

Kind regards,
The Hansons
Attachments
5725.jpeg
5722.jpeg
5717.jpeg
5728.jpeg
5726.jpeg


Topic author
1912touring
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:16 pm
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Hanson
Location: Kingwood, Texas
MTFCA Number: 23468
MTFCI Number: 23468

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by 1912touring » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:17 pm

Here is what we started with from Ned Protexter.
Attachments
861077.jpg

User avatar

CudaMan
Posts: 1219
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:17 pm
First Name: Mark
Last Name: Strange
Location: Hillsboro, MO
MTFCA Number: 30944
MTFCI Number: 23667
Board Member Since: 2013

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by CudaMan » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:23 pm

Wonderful! :)
Mark Strange
Hillsboro, MO
1924 Cut-off Touring (now a pickup)

User avatar

JTT3
Posts: 195
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:57 am
First Name: John T
Last Name: Tannehill III
Location: Hot Coffee, MS
MTFCA Number: 49460

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by JTT3 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:27 pm

Absolutely wonderful. Mike you and Jen will have a blast. So very happy for the family. By the way Junebug has been a Godsend. I’ve logged over a thousand of mind clearing miles with her. Mike & Jen thank you for helping me dig out of of feeling sorry for me, ha. That little T has been the magic tonic I needed.

Best JT

User avatar

Chris Instness
Posts: 86
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:49 pm
First Name: Christopher
Last Name: Instness
Location: Roseville, Ca

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by Chris Instness » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:54 pm

Nice looking car. Good to see another one come alive.


Wayne Sheldon
Posts: 1958
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:13 pm
First Name: Wayne
Last Name: Sheldon
Location: Grass Valley Califunny, USA
Board Member Since: 2005

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by Wayne Sheldon » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:41 am

How could anybody really argue against something that comes out looking like that!? Beautiful! Now, enjoy it!

I have most of a late 1912 open (MIL?) roadster project pile. I wonder if I could get away with making a similar tourabout? I do KNOW Ford did not offer them that year. But it does get tempting.


It's Bill
Posts: 201
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:41 pm
First Name: Bill
Last Name: Hoffer
Location: Newtown, PA
MTFCA Number: 32571
MTFCI Number: 24364
Board Member Since: 2016

Re: 1910 Tourabout Build

Post by It's Bill » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:30 am

I am so pleased to see young people being involved in the hobby. Some of my best memories are of resurrecting a rusted out Mercedes sedan with a buddy, working in a chicken coop with minimal tools and gallons of bondo. His mom sewed the seat covers for us. We drove that thing all over northern Ohio and had a blast! I hope your helper will have as much fun in the hobby!

Congratulations, Bill

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic