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Old 03-26-2013, 09:42 PM   #121
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Weren't some hucksters painted, all the same color as hood? I'd like it to be all the same color. What will the purists say?
Anyone know what type of rear fender to use? I'm using wagon wheels plan to build the huckster on '29.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:04 PM   #122
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TimM, I have a huckster but do not have detailed pictures of the area you are talking about. Will have to get out in the A.M. and get some pictures. If I remember it has a board going from front to back which holds the top end and snaps all around the sides and bottom. But will get some pictures.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:10 PM   #123
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Rick, I think Jon who made my body, just used some pickup fenders but they had to be cut to fit the body. Yes if I remember, I saw one of the "original" hucksters here on the Barn, that was painted green all over.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:15 AM   #124
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Thanks Fred, I am looking forward to seeing how you did yours. I have looked at the photos that you have posted in your profile, along with any others I can find, I have not been able to determine just how it is attached at the top. I tried to imagine how the curtain would need to be notched somehow at the top or a pocket of some type, or......

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:08 AM   #125
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My Huckster has black painted wood, i bought it that way. Maintenance free.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:32 AM   #126
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Thanks Fred, I am looking forward to seeing how you did yours. I have looked at the photos that you have posted in your profile, along with any others I can find, I have not been able to determine just how it is attached at the top. I tried to imagine how the curtain would need to be notched somehow at the top or a pocket of some type, or......

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Tim, here are some pictures.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:05 AM   #127
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Fred, thanks for the pictures. In picture number 1, I assume that the curtain is attached somehow to the back side of the top rail? Maybe snaps or a bar of some sort? Then, the curtain appears to have a notch in the top which allows it to go around the rear post and the front edge (B pillar) for the buttons...right? Really can see that on picture 2 along the back opening. Boy....and I thought a total engine rebuild was tough...it holds nothing compared to side curtains???!!!

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Old 03-27-2013, 11:14 AM   #128
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"Lift the Dot" fasteners.

http://www.dotfasteners.com/lift_the_dot.html



My memory goes back to an 18' Lyman Outboard cruiser.

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Old 03-27-2013, 11:48 AM   #129
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Thanks Joe, those are the exact type of fasteners that were used on the side curtains.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:59 AM   #130
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Yes. I never imagined you were the first. (I actually saw it already on your LH pix.) IIRC, the ones on the Lyman were bronze (or brass) Now I imagine you can get them in stainless steel.

Bronze/brass would be more time period correct as "allegheny steel" (stainless) was a very new thing in 1930 when Ford adopted it for his autombiles.

But, like the Lyman, they'll eventually develop a "verdigris" of green.

Still, for you that may be part of the charm. I still smell the odor inside that cover in my mind's nose. Some things never leave you.

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:08 PM   #131
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Tim, you are correct. "In picture number 1, I assume that the curtain is attached somehow to the back side of the top rail? Maybe snaps or a bar of some sort?" It looks like it is stapled through a plastic strip that goes along the whole way.

Here are some more pictures taken of the coroner and inside on the top rail.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #132
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Fred,

Thanks for all the pictures, most especially the one from the inside. Looks like just some hidem and tacks. Clean and tidy. Now that I see that, I believe I can come up with a clean install. Really appreciate the effort.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:46 PM   #133
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Does Marc recognize hucksters? As someone new to this hobby it seems like they have featured a number of specialized trucks recently in their magazine. Could a huckster be the touring class?
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:01 PM   #134
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Rick,

I don't know if any of the clubs recognize hucksters. But the history of the hucksters is that they were produced by a number of companies back in the early 30's. These companies would buy the chassis from Ford (much like today where motor homes are put on chassis). Then these companies would build the wooden bodies on the chassis. One company was the York-Hoover company which built a number of these type of bodies. They also built mail delivery vehicles, and a number of depot hacks for the hotels to pick up people from the trains to bring them to their hotels. So this is just a short history of this type of vehicle and as you can see, I don't have a lot of details. Hope this gives you some idea how these body styles came about.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:02 PM   #135
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I'm pretty sure a huckster or two went through Touring Class at the MARC meet last summer.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:44 AM   #136
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I would think so, here are the critera for touring class, note number 5;

ENTRY CRITERIA
1.Model “A” type four cylinder engine
2.Model “A” front axle and suspension
3.Model “A” rear axle and suspension
4.Model “A” frame
5.Model “A” production type body and custom commercial bodies using Model “A” hood, cowl, and fenders
6.Model “A” production type fenders without alterations
7.No modifications such as chopped top or other body alterations
8.Must complete the mandatory tour
9.Must complete an equipment functional check
10.Owners are required to assist in judging activities (unless judging in Fine Point Judging going on at the same time)
11.Vehicle must not be entered in Fine Point Judging during the same meet

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Old 05-27-2013, 03:18 PM   #137
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Is this board still functional? I am looking to buy a 30/31 Huckster to use to deliver products for my Artisan Food business locally. I would like to build removeable walls that I can install on each side with advertising painted on them. Any input as to wear to find a good Huckster and if anyone has seen a Huckster with side walls installed I would appreciate any info on that. Thanks, Terry
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:45 PM   #138
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Hi Terry,

Welcome to this Huckster board. Your project sounds like a good use of a Huckster. I have a 1929 Huckster that I built from an old pickup chassis that I had for years.

About your question of where to find one. I see them advertised sometimes on EBay. You may also want to put an ad on "The Swap Meet" that you can access on this site. You can find it at the top of this screen. Or you can build one. Like I mentioned, I had the chassis for years but I purchased the Red Oak body from a company called Lentville A's. It is located in Holland, MI. They have a web site. Jon at this company use to build up hucksters for people. So you may want to give him a call and see what he has to say. Web site is: http://www.lentville.com/ and phone is: 616-393-0363.

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Old 05-28-2013, 04:50 PM   #139
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Thanks for the feed back. I spoke with Jon Van Lent yesterday. He is only building bodies now for others to mount on the running gear. I check ebay regularly and have a classified on the Model A club site. If anyone has or knows someone that has a Huckster I would love to see it.

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Thanks for the feed back. I spoke with Jon Van Lent yesterday. He is only building bodies now for others to mount on the running gear. I check ebay regularly and have a classified on the Model A club site. If anyone has or knows someone that has a Huckster I would love to see it.

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Terry, here is mine with the Lentville body on it. Sorry it is not for sale at this time.

Here was one on EBay (maybe you saw it) that did not sell for the price they wanted.
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