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Old 07-03-2012, 09:01 AM   #41
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At some point we all seem to run out of things to restore on our cars. All the gem crack bits of accessories are installed and there is nothing to do except maintain and drive the cars. How totally boring to not have a going project.

I have a beautiful aftermarket trunk for my '29 Fordor but is wasn't satisfying. I believe I wanted more of a statement from my rear end perhaps that is what I was thinking when I drank too much coffee and decided to make my own trunk to my own design. I like it and that is all that counts even if it isn't original Ford equipment. Quite often it gets more comments from the public than the car.

The extra trunk mounted brake lights and reflectors are for extra safety and the trunks un-plugs when it is removed.

Sometimes it is hard to know when to stop fiddling with our stuff.
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You built that !!! Very impressive !!! Look at that joint work !! You, surely wanted to do that right !
The only thing wrong, is you can't set your coffee cup on top.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #42
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Found in my Mom's attic and redond for the Roadster.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #43
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"The Folding black rack has different dimensions to the chrome one. I don't have mine handy otherwise I would measure it. "

The measurements are 33 x 16 1/2, still too small.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:59 PM   #44
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Potter trunk co in Jackson mich was a trunk co. They had there name on the inside just a decale and most are missing now.

Here is what it looked like:
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #45
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"The Folding black rack has different dimensions to the chrome one. I don't have mine handy otherwise I would measure it. "

The measurements are 33 x 16 1/2, still too small.
Thx, Bick. Is that from a coupe or sedan?

My rack from the Dlx Roadster measures 34.5" x 14.5" ID.

The Taylor trunk is a slant back for the sedans.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #46
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It is the standard Ford folding rack for all models
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:21 AM   #47
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how did you bend the wood on the lid ?
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For those who like the metal trunks but can't find one in good condition, a few pounds of Bondo, vinyl leatherette and some pliable leather for corners makes a nicely finished trunk.

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In earlier times, TRUNKS were IMPORTANT for storage, in the homes, in the barns & ON the cars, for traveling.
Wish I knew the history of my REALLY Old, Large trunk! Lock looks as if it was SHOT out by a .45, from the INSIDE of the trunk?????---I've seen similar trunks, in Old Movies and films of people arriving through Ellis Island. It's covered inside, by "wallpaper"???
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:09 PM   #50
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I mildly surprised that I haven't seen any reference to the trunks that have the hinge along the bottom right at the back. They only open a certain amount before they lock with the top open so you can load heaps more stuff in them. If I'd seen one of those before I made mine, I'd have done one like that.
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