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Old 11-14-2010, 06:59 PM   #21
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Hey all, I'm taking delivery on my new 1930 Huckster in the morning, from Lexington NC. I feel like a kid on Christmas eve! My first task will be doors. Can someone give me the dimensions of their doors? Thanks and it sure is nice to have found a Huckster group. Sincerely, Fritz
Fritz, it would seem like the dimensions would depend on how the rest of the body is built. I assume the huckster you are getting has some sort of body on it. So you may want to wait until you get the rig to determine the size of the doors. Also do you want to put windows in them? What kind? etc..

Anyway, good luck with your project. It is fun to have a rig like this. When going to shows a person quite often gets more interest in a huckster than a "standard" type of Model A because it is something different that people do not often see at shows.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:24 PM   #22
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Jazzjr, What a beautiful Huckster, and no better way to advertise your skills than the work in that jewel. Thanks for all the info. I have to go back and look at your pics again now
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My doors are on and the vinyl black sides with clear for the rear are up and snapped in. I'm no cabinet maker but my brother is, so maybe my doors will last until he can do it up right. They look allright to me, sliding windows, and my measurements came out to be the same as Jazzjr had posted. Now i'll hang handles and peep mirrors. If i could only find a gas tank fix without removing the tank, got a few small drips and the black stuff in my filter cant be good for my motor if it gets through. I'm thinking of an auxillary tank.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:47 PM   #24
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If i could only find a gas tank fix without removing the tank, got a few small drips and the black stuff in my filter cant be good for my motor if it gets through. I'm thinking of an auxillary tank.

I had the same problem. Had a small leak I could not get fixed and a bunch of stuff inside the tank. So I did take the tank out of the car even after I had the body on. Mine is a 29 so it was not that much of a problem-had to take the windshield out, all the bolts around the tank on the firewall, took the steering wheel mounting off. I did not have the wireing in yet so it was a little easer. But it came out rather easy. Then I cleaned it out well and got a coating kit from one of the vendors to coat the iniside. It stopped the leak and so far have had no trouble with it at all. With a little extra effort, I would think it would be worth it and so you would not have to get another tank.

If you need info on the kit I purchased, PM me and I will look it up.
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:27 PM   #25
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Thanks Fred, I was reading up on sealers, by the way, love your rear bumpers. I removed a make shift bumper off mine today, stood there staring and thinking of doing what you just did. My tank removal looks to be one big project, wish i could cut into it, clean it and re-seal it. I wont run my motor from it any more, for now i'll run it off a 5 gal. plastic tank.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:06 PM   #26
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Tinman, Do you have the name, and date of publication for the original article in Mechanics Illustrated? The huckster is built different than the above examples. From around San Jose Calif and built years ago. Thanks, Bob
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:43 PM   #27
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Fresh from barn 1928 30 years in the barn
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:20 PM   #28
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tinman. would also like to read the mechanics illustrated article. can you post it? thanks, bob
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:55 AM   #29
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My early 29 (Schurmeier Whitney). A solid and unrestored 'driveable dream'.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:45 AM   #30
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What a great looking vech.....what's a Schurmeier Whitney ?
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:59 AM   #31
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the coach builder for this canopy express huckster. this link contains some history. http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/s/schu...schurmeier.htm
http://s244.photobucket.com/albums/g...yExpressAd.jpg

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Old 12-28-2010, 12:03 PM   #32
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I've owned a couple of Model A Ford Martin Parry vehicles.
I no longer own them, but here are some pictures.
One was a pickup and one was an estate wagon. There were both originally built by the Martin Parry Commercial body company and installed on new Model A chassis.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:57 PM   #33
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My early 29 (Schurmeier Whitney). A solid and unrestored 'driveable dream'.
Dan, can you post more pictures of your huckster?? Great looking rig.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:06 PM   #34
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Dan, can you post more pictures of your huckster?? Great looking rig

Sorry Dan, did not seeing your later post. Great pictures and nice rig. What are you going to do with it? Leave it the way it is??? or???
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:43 PM   #35
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This will remain unrestored. here are a couple other shots. sorry need to use photo bucket links at the moment. http://s244.photobucket.com/albums/g...29truck005.jpg
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:30 AM   #36
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Bill, Is there a picture that you can show us?
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I found the pictures. Very nice!
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:08 PM   #38
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I just bought this one a couple of months ago. Still real new to this hobby!

This one came from the movie The Thornbirds. Ended up for sale here in North Carolina and I couldn't pass it up. Don't know too much other than it came from the movie, no real history of the body or cowl section. The club here has great guys in it and they helped me put a new rebuilt motor in it along with a new clutch. No doubt...it gets it's fair amount of attention!
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Have fun with your new purchase. You will get a lot of attention with this kind of Model A. Kids at shows realy like this kind of car now days.
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I've owned a couple of Model A Ford Martin Parry vehicles.
I no longer own them, but here are some pictures.
One was a pickup and one was an estate wagon. There were both originally built by the Martin Parry Commercial body company and installed on new Model A chassis.
In the third pics thats Station wagon is your car Elcastor?
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