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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Sep 7, 2020.
I have a model A rocky mountain brake set up, but we live on opposite coasts...
Thank you for the offer. I'm going to try to work with what I have for now, but I'd gladly pay to ship them when/if the time comes.
Not a ton happening on the car tonight. I did manage to prime the wheels (first with etching primer, then red oxide) and get the rumble seat hinges in place. The decklid will need some massaging but I think I'll be able to make it work. Note that the driver's side hinge was actually welded on by a previous owner. The underside is pretty ragged, but I'm working with what I have. I will be running lunchbox latches up top.
The stock floor panel/ seat riser has stops for the deck lid so that it doesn’t open too far and crease the deck lid.
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J U, I have a pair of rumble lid stops, no rubber just steel... free if you want 'em…
It looks like you already have the handle and latch plus hinges for a trunk so why the rumble seat idea.
Mind sending me some pictures? Interested but im on the West Coast
It's kinda strange how these things can be. So, as far as I can tell, the roadster was a rumble seat car converted to a trunk years ago. The decklid is a trunk converted to a rumble seat. Since the rumble seat hinge was already welded on and the latch was completely trashed, I decided that I would keep with the rumble for now. That's part one.
The main reason? Hot rods are about enjoying this stuff with your friends. How fun would it be to be rumbling around SF with one friend up front and a couple more in the back?
More guys to help you push it up the hill lol
Ace westlake hardware stores carry a lot of little lunch box style latches here. Might be worth a look at your local hardware store. I always look threw the little drawers and bins
That exact picture came to mind, I can just picture you and some pals cruising like that.
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If your plans include Lombard street you may want to consider the flathead swap more expeditiously!
I knew better than to make my standard small block Chevy recommendation.
Um, no. Lombard, where it has a hill, is one-way, and that is down.
Than the rumble seat is for buddies to slow you down the hill lol
SAW THAT COMING!
That’s because you’d be at the top of the hill lol
But the hydraulic brake upgrade was going to be done at the same time as the flathead swap. IIRC.
Memories, Jnaki! 1975, worked at San Jose BMW on San Carlos St. Went across the street after work, to Western Appliance...Bought a 'Skinny Minnie' washer/dryer, actually slid 'some of it' into the open trunk of my mild custom '53 Ford Victoria...
Merged onto highway 17, cruised home to Aptos, (Seacliff, above the 'Cement Boat'.)
Ex wife was thrilled, the machine was compact enough to fit our 2 bedroom beach house.
The TV ad for the store: "Western Appliance...Making life much easier for everyone..."
Ex wife was thrilled, but uptight when I brought my 'new' '55 F100 home. Said "we" didn't need a truck. I said, "Which part of 'we'?"
I have some fond memories of Lombard St. Back around 1980 I got a standing ovation for taking a 1974 Lincoln Town car down the hill. Lock to lock on each turn.
My bud and I took our wives to S.F. on July 4th weekend in 1962, in his '31 Plymouth P-A coupe.
Jack and his wife Pam rode in front, wife Janet and I rode in the rumble seat.
Plymouth had a bored 354" Chrysler hemi, Weiand Drag Star intake, six 97s. '50 Merc tranny, Eelco linkage.
Drove down Lombard St., low and second...From Santa Clara, 35 miles away, this was the first 'shakedown run'. Jack's son Steve now has the Plymouth. (Hamb member)
I see why she is your "EX"
I'm really enjoying this build.
Thank you for following along. I'm enjoying working on it one day at a time.
Today was a big day for the roadster. Before work, I was able to take my freshly painted wheels to the tire shop. They'll be ready either tomorrow or Monday. I can't wait to get them bolted on.
Earlier this afternoon, I got a package from the roadster's previous owner. Without opening it, I knew what it was. Lo and behold, it was the car's original windshield stanchions. I wasted little time reuniting them with the car and windshield posts. They had been together for decades and then separated. Now, they're back together again! I'm super thankful that he sent them to me.
looking good mate!
Just found this today and couldn't stop reading. Your roadster is looking good and you're having fun, Hotrod life don't get much better than that. Thanks for sharing and I'll be following along.
Thanks! For a first hot rod project, it's been extremely fun. Plenty more to come!
Next up, I'm building my headlight bar. I'll be taking it to my buddy Yama's shop for welding next week. (You may remember the tale of our roadtrip to Sacramento in an old Econoline from a Jalopy Journal article of yesteryear).
Oh, notice anything different about the front end? I'll have more details tomorrow!
New wheel/tires....Looking good!
Be sure you know how to play liars dice so you fit in.
Dig those little license plate tabs on the light bar, and the light bar as well!
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