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Old 02-11-2012, 03:44 PM   #81
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I'm still nowhere on some Huckster style plans. Anyone else have ideas???
Here is the latest ad in the "Model A News" for the Wagon Works. I tried their web address and it did not work. But their address is: Wagon Works, 213 S.W. Kline, Ankeny, IA, 50023. Phone 515 964 5085 (evenings), Is this what you tried? If so, then guess they are not around anymore. Their web address shown in the ad if you want to try is: http://members.aol.com/wagonwork2.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #82
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here the whip!
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #83
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Welcome to the site and really like your avitar.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:29 PM   #84
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I have contacted the sites and people who have been suggested to me from this site and others. I can affirm that they do not want to offer any help. However, I have found some basic dimensions that along with some simple math, some measuring, calculating proportions and using CAD measuring, I am in the process of coming up with a drawing with some measurements I may be able to build from. I have loaded all this onto a CAD program , so as soon as I have something worthwhile to see, I'll be sure to post it for all. Thanks
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:54 PM   #85
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Thank you very much I appreciate that
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:56 PM   #86
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Does anyone possibly have any knowledge if our huckster if from a newer kit? And if so the origin/maker of the kit/year kits were made?

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Old 02-12-2012, 10:26 PM   #87
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pby/lincoln: That looks like a homegrown one to me.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:52 AM   #88
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I have contacted the sites and people who have been suggested to me from this site and others. I can affirm that they do not want to offer any help. However, I have found some basic dimensions that along with some simple math, some measuring, calculating proportions and using CAD measuring, I am in the process of coming up with a drawing with some measurements I may be able to build from. I have loaded all this onto a CAD program , so as soon as I have something worthwhile to see, I'll be sure to post it for all. Thanks
I know its been difficult I imagine most of the builders still in business want to build one for you not sell just plans. And for guys like me that have have/had Model A's and have a huckster body the Hucksters are not more than a big wooden box attached to a Ford or Chevy frame and cowl and doors and seem pretty simple.

If you are handy with CAD you can scale up photos based on known measurements like wheels. I have used Corel to export raster files that then get translated to a CAD file.

I am also sending you and email with dimensions for the Station Wagon from a book I have that I forgot I had that may help.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #89
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Jay at Wagon Works is still in business, I just ordered plans for a Huckster Van. He has been responsive to my email inquiries. His email is wagonwork2@aol.com
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:53 AM   #90
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I am in the process of building using same plans. Do you happen to know the Dodge year? The cushion looked thicker than the ones I have looking at in the scrap yards. Thank you for posting pictures.

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Old 02-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #91
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what year was the dodge seat out of?
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:07 AM   #92
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Here are the Photos of Progress of the Huckster Van I am Building. I still need to install the rear Door Handle and Locks, Plus put the Black Vinyl Top on. My Son is almost finished, with the Front, and Rear Fenders, which I will Paint Black. I still have a lot of Mechanical work to Finish up Also. But all Progress will Halt, Car is being Stored off Property, as I will be Wintering in Florida for the Winter as of Dec. 1st. Next spring I will finish it, than Trailer it to Florida to Use.

For these who want to Know about the Seat, It came out of a Dodge Mini Van, (Durango) Back seat, it was given to me. I used Fabric Dye to color it from Red to Black. As you can see it is 41" long and will fit the 44" inside space with 3" to spare. I built the Base out of Oak, the same height as the metal feet that were on it. I will anchor it to the Floor, using a Continuous Hinge, that way it can flip it up, and Store Tools, Jack and Spare Parts under it. It also came with Seat Belts already anchored in the seat, on the front, under the drivers side, where I will sit, I'll mount a Electrical Kill Switch.
This type of seat could be used for any Model A, if you don't have a Seat.
still trying to find out the year of the dodge that the seat came out of.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:24 AM   #93
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still trying to find out the year of the dodge that the seat came out of.
That is from a late 80's or 90's 1st generation Caravan it is the middle bench seat that is narrower than later years. I got one from 2000 that is 41inches wide after 2003 I think they went to 48inches wide.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:34 PM   #94
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Jack B, I tried to locate the fellow who gave Me the Dodge Seat, to no avail, he has moved. He told me that it was from a Dodge Darango ??? Maybe mjw is correct, it may be from an early Caravan ?? I do remember he said it was from the Late 90's.

The Photos Below is what Prompted Me to Build a Huckster Van, as of now I am Engineering the Installation the Rear Bumper. Also I have included Photos of a Huckster Pick-up for thoes that may Not Want to Build the Van Version. Jay Cramer has the Plans for Both Versions, that I have Used.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:33 PM   #95
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How can we reach Jay Cramer ? is he a Barner ? I am also interested in plans !
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:24 PM   #96
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To contact Jay Cramer, to buy the Plans and Builders Video, its best to call him after 6:00 PM Central Time @;

Jay Cramer
Wagon Works
213 SW Kline St.
Ankeny, Iowa 50023-2639
Tel. 515-964-5085
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wagonwork2@aol.com

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Old 02-25-2012, 11:04 AM   #97
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I finally reached jay and had a couple discussion for what I want to do. he was very helpful and I'm getting a set of his plans.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #98
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I just got a '30 Huckster today-The seller brought it to me, and he literally had to drive through a tornado to get here! (in Dexter,Mi). I had been buying parts from him via a Craigslist ad, and when he offered me this uncompleted Huckster, I had to have it, even though I've barely started on my '30 Fordor, and I had to really move stuff around to make enough room in the pole barn to shoehorn it in. I know nothing about it, and I don't even have any photos of it yet-it was raining as he pulled up with it on the trailer, and we were more concerned with getting it in the barn than taking pics. I suspect I'll have this one on the road long before the Fordor.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:49 PM   #99
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Well I did get my plans from Jay. So what I need to do is figure if the back wall of the cab section is in the correct location to allow a full metal bed to fit. I don't want to use the entire plan and build a wood rear section,just the cab.
Now congrats on your purchase Jeep. We definitely need to see pics, so don't be long
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #100
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Jeep, congrats on your Huckster. They are a fun rig to have.

Just a comment about a Huckster. If it is made out of Oak, be sure you make sure the wood it treated well. Oak tends to "age" with moisture showing black spots that tend to grow and gives you a well aged look. A friend of mine has a Huskster just like mine and he kept it in a shed that let in the moisture. It ended up with these black spots and he has had a real problem trying to refinish it.

Anyway good luck with your purchase and have fun with it. Would like to see pictures also.
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