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Technical Rumble to trunk conversion

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by koolbeans, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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    koolbeans

    Still mired in the quicksand over the assembly of the rear metal for rumble to trunk conversion. Any photos would be helpful. Thanks

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  2. What make/what year vehicle?

    Charlie Stephens
     
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  3. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
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    If your car is a '32 5W or Roadster, which use the same lid, or a 3W Brookville has all the hinges and latch assemblies. But like Charlie asked, what year and body?
     
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  5. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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    32 Ford five window...oooops...end of day brain disingagement...

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  6. Are you talking about the panel above the tail pan that is inside the trunk that accepts the latch? The white one in the photo?

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  7. koolbeans
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    koolbeans

  8. koolbeans
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    koolbeans

    The other befuddlement is the hinge install. Haven't seen good photos of them. I have the pieces but unsure how the bolt up.
    I'ma about ready to make my own hinges so that I'll have adjustment to square the lid.
    Any suggestions???

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  9. The stock hinges allow some adjustment. They are reproduced.
     
  10. partssaloon
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
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    Yes, back in the day the trunks weren't finished off like we like to do them these days. That's why most of the floor boards were rusted out. You have to build your own drain set-up if you want to try and keep it dry.
     
  11. If you buy repro hinges, there are two kinds....the cheap and the good kind. The cheap ones do not allow you to adjust them for height. The good ones are made like the originals and you can adjust them.
     
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  12. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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    Yep. Have just found this out. Of all the asking on HAMB, this has been a really mysterious subject.
    So, tomorrow early AM, before sunrise, I'ma goin to fab up a couple of deep throat hinges and move on.
    And, if they work, I'll share. And if they don't work I'll still share.

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