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Decorating for Christmas

Post by Mark Osterman » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:36 pm

Started decorating for Christmas today. It’s snowing like crazy. Our tiny unheated garage and the T snuggled inside got the treatment too.
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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Mark Osterman » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:55 pm

Our garage was built in 1919 so the T feels right at home in there despite the lack of regular heat. I have a kerosene heater in there for when I’m working. No need to worry about fumes ... it’s well ventilated. 🤣
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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by CudaMan » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:17 pm

Betsy is wearing her festive winter front also. :)
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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by perry kete » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:55 pm

I did my car several years ago
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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Dallas Landers » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:33 pm

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From a couple years ago while the old girl was still topless.

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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by TRDxB2 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:35 pm

Merry Christmas
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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Al Meadows » Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:09 am

Last year's parade. Also topless. Still topless.
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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Janet_Block » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:09 am

I would like to put holiday lights on my T.
What are the options for getting electricity for the holiday lights on the T ?

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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Henry K. Lee » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:19 am

Janet they make a lot of them now that are "Fire Safe" using 9 volt LED batteries etc, you can go really stupid!

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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Dallas Landers » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:39 am

Battery "AAA" powered lights. That and about a hundred zip ties and I was off. Several hours to do mine pictured above but delivering gifts to the neighbor kids on Christmas eve was worth every minute.


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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Janet_Block » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:13 am

Henry and Dallas.
Thank you for your suggestions. I will look into those options.
How were you able to attach the lights to the running board / fenders ?
I am looking for inspiration, so If anyone has photos of how they decorated their cars for the holidays (past or present), please post.

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Re: Decorating for Christmas

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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Dallas Landers » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:36 am

I used little rubber coated spring clamps. Cheap cheap cheap at Home Depot. Clamped to edges of metal anywhere. I caried a couple extra incase I lost one on rough roads.


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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Al Meadows » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:03 pm

I purchased about 8 sets of battery operated lights from Amazon for around $8-10 each. They came with black wiring too and lots of options like flashing, steady, slow, etc. Harbor Freight provided the black zip ties on sale at $1.49/100. Black electrical tape worked where ties wouldn't. The best part was my deal with my 12 year old grandson. "Kid, if you want to be in the parade, you need to put these lights on. Yes, you can operate all the horns and whistles." Putting a string on each wheel was cool and he had fun. He was in town only for first parade. When removing zip ties, just cut or twist at the locking portion so as not to damage spoke paint.

Got rained on in both parades last year and with no top again this year, I didn't sign up for 2019. Good thing. It rained both nights. And yes, I'm still whining about the top. In the 70s, we had 120v lights with a generator roaring in the back seat. How times have changed.

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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by TRDxB2 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:45 pm

Might try these or similar
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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by ChrisB » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:52 pm

I've got some of those magnets on my tool box and they slam onto the metal when they get close so you would have to be careful putting them on your sheet metal.
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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Michael Peternell » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:57 pm

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Staude conversation with auxiliary lights!

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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Ed Fuller » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:59 pm

Here are my contributions to our Christmas tree this year.

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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by John Warren » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:37 pm

Cool Ideas :D
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Keep it simple and keep a good junk pile if you want to invent something :P

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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:42 am

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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by DanTreace » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:42 pm

Local town parade was on the 12th, daytime at 10am. So Lizzie was decorated with just tinsel and bows ;)


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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Janet_Block » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:44 pm

Thank you all for all the good suggestions and nice photos.
Please post more photos as you take your decorated T's out for the holidays.

Regarding the use of neodymium magnets to attach holiday lights to the cars........ has anyone successfully used these magnets (in larger sizes) to secure items on the running like a tool box ?

I want to attach a tool box and some other items but I prefer not to have to drill holes in the running board.


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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Burger in Spokane » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:06 pm

I would not use these magnets on anything where I cared about the paint.
You WILL scratch it putting them on, if they move/slide, and in taking them
off. The magnets are STRONG !
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Janet_Block » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:04 am

Thank you for the feedback.
I don't want to solve one problem by just creating another.

I have seen rubber coated neodymium magnets.
Would those also scratch the paint ?


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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Burger in Spokane » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:09 pm

Maybe not ? Look at your problem this way, ....

No paint color shows scratches like black. Any binding or sliding across
a paint surface *can* produce scratches. Whatever soft barrier you can
provide will likely help, but will also distance the magnet from the steel,
thereby making the magnet's hold weaker. Were it me, I'd experiment
with the idea a little on something I was not concerned about scratches.
More people are doing it today than ever before !

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Re: Decorating for Christmas

Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:45 pm

One more that my Daughter took before it's too lat. No paint scratched here.
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