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Old 07-21-2014, 03:29 PM   #61
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for me I had a real hard time stuffing a folding table and 4 chairs in my coupe with a rumble... but it was easy to take them back in my coupe with a trunk...
you ever try to get a case of water out of a rumble...brutal
but I tend to use my cars as more than transportation so the more valuable car to me will be the one with trunk
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Did you ever try to put your mother in law in the trunk ! The case of water is a snap compared to this.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:10 PM   #62
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Did you ever try to put your mother in law in the trunk ! The case of water is a snap compared to this.
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i would love to put her in a trunk....lol
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:49 PM   #63
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If one looks at old photos of people in the 1930's, looks like many mothers-in-law back then appeared agile enough & also slim enough that they could easily climb into & comfortably fit inside a Model A trunk.

On second thought, I better stop here before the undertaker calls me to find out what kind of flowers & casket I would prefer. LOL
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:05 PM   #64
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Obviously just my opinion, but trunks are what I want. I converted the rumble in my cabriolet to a trunk, a major sin to many. ...but more useful to me. My feeling is any modification is reversible by me or a future owner.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:28 PM   #65
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If one looks at old photos of people in the 1930's, looks like many mothers-in-law back then appeared agile enough & also slim enough that they could easily climb into & comfortably fit inside a Model A trunk.
Man you got THAT right just watch a 30's movie from TCM some night. I saw a 'Fatty' Arbuckle silent movie Sunday nite from 1921, and it dawned on me that TODAY, about HALF the people you meet are 'Fatty Arbuckles' he was a novelty back then
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:35 PM   #66
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Fatty was a murderer.............as were the "beloved" Bonnie and Clyde.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:46 PM   #67
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All a matter of personal preference, i.e. for me and Model A's: Tudor and Fordor, or a Truck esp. AA's Just not a Model A Roaster or Coupe fan... However, for a Model T, Roadsters Rock.. Yeah odd but yeah like what yeah like....
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:50 PM   #68
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For what it's worth NADA considers an A with a rumble to be worth more than one with a trunk. Believe it or not the NADA website has a classic car section that values most of the Model A body styles and years. I didn't look at all of them but the models I saw that could accommodate a rumble seat would list that as an option. If the rumble option is selected NADA values the car at a 5% premium over the non-rumble model. The numbers look a little high to me but they are supposed to be based on recent sales.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:13 PM   #69
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Ray, I've looked at the NADA Antique Car site and I think that their values are pie-in-the-sky dollars, I have NO idea who comes up with those 'values' to me they are way out there, not real world...........
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:45 PM   #70
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Fatty was a murderer.............as were the "beloved" Bonnie and Clyde.
Fatty was framed. He was never convicted but his reputation never recovered. Do some research on it and you'll see. Hearst used the trial to sell lots of papers. He was acquitted on a third trial after the first two trials had hung juries.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:51 PM   #71
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It seems that a lot of people now prefer a trunk. People climbing in and out of a rumble seat is rough on the car, especially adults My roadster has the rumble seat but I would now prefer a trunk.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:08 PM   #72
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On topic: my friend George (whose coupe I now have) grew up riding in these cars. He said that rumble seats were strictly for parades. He'd never want one in a vehicle used for serious transportation. Uncomfortable & unsafe. (This after I expressed disappointment because his beloved coupe had a trunk). That was one of the many times I got a million bucks worth of advice, shoved up my nose 5 cents at a time!
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