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Old 03-22-2019, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default 1936 Club Cabriolet Trunk Lid

Hi Barners,
The 1936 Club Cabriolet Trunk lid has 8 hollow circles on the inside lid.
Does anyone have a successful method of filling these in before paint?
Thanks, Bruce
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:33 PM   #2
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Hi Barners,
The 1936 Club Cabriolet Trunk lid has 8 hollow circles on the inside lid.
Does anyone have a successful method of filling these in before paint?
Thanks, Bruce
What I did after paint was get some burlap, and some foam rubber about 3-4 inches thick. Stuff the foam rubber in the holes, then stuff the burlap into the hole,, spread out nicely, making sure weave of the burlap all goes the same way.

I believe the burlap was put in before painting, and was sprayed at the time deck lid was painted, therefore I don't think what I did was correct, but it looked nice.

Worked for me on my Club Cap. Never gigged for this.
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Default Re: 1936 Club Cabriolet Trunk Lid

I have a 36 Ford 5W Coupe and I also installed burlap inside the trunk lid as was original. I did not use foam as Lawson did, but it is a good idea.


I installed the burlap through the middle holes and spread it out using a yard stick to force the burlap between the outside and inside the trunk lid cover.


We also restored an original 36 5W Coupe this way, but only provided some over spray on each opening of the lid on the burlap as we believe was done original. That car got 998 of 1000 at Grand National last year.


The foam will keep the burlap tight to the lid, but when you open the lid without the foam it will also fall over the openings. I have found no reason for the burlap, except maybe to keep out road dirt from getting into the inside of the lid.
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