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Old 07-19-2010, 08:06 PM   #21
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I made my own in Vinyl and plywood with felt inside.
I have the plans and a bill of material.
$80-$100 in materials. Email me and I will send them
to you.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:26 PM   #22
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My understanding is the Ford authorised trunks were made by C.A.Taylor who operated out of Chicago and New York.
Hey Bick,

That's what I'm looking for. Can't find any info on C.A. Taylor Co.

Do you recall the source?
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:38 PM   #23
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I came across the information while doing some research while building mine. I wanted to try and make it as authentic as possible. I do remember that there is a picture of one on the MAFFI site and it is listed as a Taylor but can't remember where the rest of the information came from. Do you have any close up pics of the emblems you have mounted to your radiator? I am very curious!
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:41 AM   #24
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I came across the information while doing some research while building mine. I wanted to try and make it as authentic as possible. I do remember that there is a picture of one on the MAFFI site and it is listed as a Taylor but can't remember where the rest of the information came from. Do you have any close up pics of the emblems you have mounted to your radiator? I am very curious!
Bick, here are close-ups of the Rad Badges. It has become yet another obsession to collect all of the Canadian cites that were part of the Ontario Motor League.

I have been able to find out that the OML badges were issued 1931 and earlier and that the CAA version came out by 1933, perhaps 1932.

To the best of my knowledge, the Canada's National Parks badges were issued 1925 -1940 and are getting increasingly difficult to find. I've seen them as high as $750 on EBAY auctions.











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Old 07-20-2010, 02:32 PM   #25
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I would sure like to obtain the trim pieces for the Kari Keen trunk. I have the trunk that I could restore, if I had quality trim pieces. The existing trim pieces for the corners are in very bad shape, and do I not know of anyone that might be able to repair or replicate new ones. Tire bracket I have.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:21 PM   #26
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I have found information on C.A. Malm and a separate company Taylor (several actually) but no C.A. Taylor.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:23 PM   #27
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C.A. Taylor Trunk Works
Maker of high-end trunks, very well made, and also held patents on many types of trunk parts that were used by several companies.
"Makers of the Celebrated Taylor XX Professional Trunks"
130 West Madison Street, Chicago (also on E. Randolph Street)

http://www.brettunsvillage.com/trunk...nkmakersp.html
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:30 PM   #28
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Very nice emblems Hoarse, would look very nice on an early Canadian roadster!
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:11 AM   #29
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Here is the one I just got done with. Not perfect but will do the job.

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Old 07-21-2010, 01:32 PM   #30
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Nice trunk artdeco.
Is there any indication as to the manufacturer of the trunk or locks?
One lock appears to have a swing cover?
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:03 PM   #31
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I came across the information while doing some research while building mine. I wanted to try and make it as authentic as possible. I do remember that there is a picture of one on the MAFFI site and it is listed as a Taylor but can't remember where the rest of the information came from. Do you have any close up pics of the emblems you have mounted to your radiator? I am very curious!
Hey, Bick.

I just picked up a 37" C A Taylor luggage trunk.

Not sure if 37" was made for any Model A luggage rack, but it fits nicely in the 1928 Pickup bed.

Now the search for keys, begins.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:08 PM   #32
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I like the rad badges, but what a beauty that trunk is !!!!

Mr Taylor was proud of his product & not without reason

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Old 07-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #33
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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. They made a curve back and a streight back, no straps just locks and crome cornors and bloted on the bottom. I dont have any pic. but they look like 1930 art delcos trunk.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:53 PM   #34
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I like the rad badges, but what a beauty that trunk is !!!!

Mr Taylor was proud of his product & not without reason

John Cochran
John, the trunk is in great shape and acquired at a very reasonable price.

I picked it up in Illinois on the way to the MARC meet in Wisconsin.

Does anyone know if there was a Model A Luggage rack to fit a 37" trunk?
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:21 PM   #35
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Wow, that is a fabulous trunk. The badge looks mint. Great score!. The Folding black rack has different dimensions to the chrome one. I don't have mine handy otherwise I would measure it.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:35 PM   #36
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The official trunk, that Ford dealers sold, is pictured in the Judging Standards.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:03 AM   #37
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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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Old 07-03-2012, 05:53 AM   #38
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Wow IvoryJohn. That looks like a pirate's "treasure" chest. Very nice and different!
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:13 AM   #39
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Found this one on Craigslist. It was painted with aluminum paint when I got it. Bead blasted all of the paint off and re-finished it. Not sure I like it, but it is different.
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I don't know what the trunk is on mine, i just got the car and this is what was on it.
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