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Old 01-24-2019, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default 1932 3 window trunk prop location?

Hello


Following through for a customer who would like to know the original location of the trunk prop on both the lid (distance from front) and the body (distance from front of opening and up/down from deck opening. He is converting a rumble lid car.



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Old 01-24-2019, 06:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1932 3 window trunk prop location?

I have no idea Karl, but this post will move to back to the top of the stack.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:21 PM   #3
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Karl,


Sorry, but I'm away from my coupe so I cannot provide the requested dimensions. On the other hand If the body and deck lid are original, those locations are sort of built in. Every '32 coupe or roadster has a reinforcement doubler welded to the side of the drain channel on the left regardless of whether or not the body was eventually equipped with a rumble seat. There's a dimple in the center of that doubler where the hole goes for the bolt used for the deck lid support. The lids (all lids, whether rumble or deck) have a depressed area on the left side where the clinch nuts are located when deck lid equipped. When rumble equipped there are no clinch nuts, but the depression for them is there.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:02 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1932 3 window trunk prop location?

My customer reports that his original rumble lid does not have dimples for the prop, and the original rumble lid I have also does not have dimples for the prop. All 5W/Roadster deck lids I have seen DO have the dimple...


My customer failed to get the mount holes right the first time, so he is hoping for locations known to be both original and working.
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Old 01-25-2019, 01:12 PM   #5
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I thought all 3 windows were rumble seat cars?
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Old 01-25-2019, 01:29 PM   #6
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I've had my 3 window since 1980 and it was always a trunk car. No signs of it ever being a rumble lid?
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Old 01-25-2019, 03:28 PM   #7
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The base '32 deluxe coupe was the trunk model. The rumble seat was optional at extra cost, just as it was on standard coupes and standard roadsters.
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Karl, 10 1/8 from rain gutter edge to bolt centre.
7 3/8 inside lip of trunk lid to the nearest screw centre.
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karl, 10 1/8 from rain gutter edge to bolt centre.
7 3/8 inside lip of trunk lid to the nearest screw centre.
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My customer reports that his original rumble lid does not have dimples for the prop, and the original rumble lid I have also does not have dimples for the prop. All 5W/Roadster deck lids I have seen DO have the dimple...


My customer failed to get the mount holes right the first time, so he is hoping for locations known to be both original and working.
Original rumble lids would not have the dimple for the prop, as rumble lids opened in the opposite direction.
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