Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2019, 06:36 PM   #1
Tveditr
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 14
Default Where do I store stuff??

On a 1930 5 window coupe with rumble seat where do you store jack, tire tool, and other necessary stuff to have with you?
Tveditr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2019, 07:09 PM   #2
antiquepa
Senior Member
 
antiquepa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: wheeling west virginia
Posts: 191
Default Re: Where do I store stuff??

Is there room under the seat...not sure if there is!! I do have a little room under my Roadster, but also have an add-on trunk.
antiquepa is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 11-11-2019, 07:39 PM   #3
Conaway2
Member
 
Conaway2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 85
Default Re: Where do I store stuff??

How about a rear mounted trunk ?
Conaway2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2019, 08:20 PM   #4
alexiskai
Senior Member
 
alexiskai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Mebane NC
Posts: 369
Default Re: Where do I store stuff??

On my '29 coupe, the seat just lifts off the riser, so I put down some non-slip mats and a utensil tray and put a tool kit, first aid, jack, etc. in there.

If you wanted to, it wouldn't be too hard to build a toolbox that fit up under the panel above the deck lid, at the expense of a little rear passenger knee room.
alexiskai is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2019, 09:03 PM   #5
oldbird55
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: e tenn
Posts: 32
Default Re: Where do I store stuff??

Henry Ford never thought about that,he had lots of people to carry his junk.Out of touch with the little people.
oldbird55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2019, 10:41 PM   #6
Aok
Senior Member
 
Aok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tx
Posts: 468
Default Re: Where do I store stuff??

I sold my coupe but I use to keep necessary tools in the rumble seat floor.
Aok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2019, 02:38 AM   #7
redmodelt
Senior Member
 
redmodelt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 4,664
Default Re: Where do I store stuff??

Under the seat.
__________________
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas!
redmodelt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2019, 06:43 AM   #8
springerpete
Senior Member
 
springerpete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Central Maine
Posts: 477
Default Re: Where do I store stuff??

I built a tool box that fits between the front bumper braces. Carry tools, oil and some spare parts. Extra water and antifreeze jugs on rumble floor in a box I made so they won';t move around. Fire extinguisher nestles in top when down.
springerpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2019, 07:02 AM   #9
Kurt in NJ
Senior Member
 
Kurt in NJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: on the Littlefield
Posts: 4,868
Default Re: Where do I store stuff??

A lot fits under the seat, I have the jack, tools, grease gun, fan, water pump, light bulbs, gasket set, coat hangers, and much more, about all I access is the grease gun, it is on top
Kurt in NJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2019, 09:34 AM   #10
DD931
Senior Member
 
DD931's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: PA Poconos
Posts: 692
Default Re: Where do I store stuff??

There's a really cool tool box that fits between the front "horns" just in front of the radiator. Looks like it belongs there. That's the good news. The bad news is I don't think they are made anymore. Look at swap meets!!
DD931 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2019, 04:11 PM   #11
CHuDWah
Senior Member
 
CHuDWah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kritter Krick, Flaw-duh
Posts: 808
Default Re: Where do I store stuff??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tveditr View Post
On a 1930 5 window coupe with rumble seat where do you store jack, tire tool, and other necessary stuff to have with you?

Lots of options:

1. Our 30 Sport Coupe had a recessed pan under the seat (the main seat, not the rumble) - just lift up the bottom cushion to access. I'd guess 5 window is the same. We lined the pan with leftover foam carpet pad to keep stuff from rattling and stored jack, tools, etc.

2. A rear trunk and rack - they can be used with sidemount(s) or mounted with a rear spare using bumper arm extensions

3. There are toolboxes that mount between the front frame horns. There are several versions and some look better than others. Don't think they're still being made but you may be able to find one at a swap meet, eBay, etc.

4. A running board tool box - more common on T but should work on A. Originals are fairly common or you probably can find a modern one that will work. Problem is, you have to drill holes in your running board to mount it. But you can get around that by using a clamp-on "accordian" rack - again, more common on T but should work on A. AFAIK, they're not reproduced but originals are around. Just need to make sure stuff mounted on running board doesn't interfere with opening door(s).
__________________
WANTED: original flux capacitor and Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor. Must be NOS and reasonably priced.
CHuDWah is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 PM.