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Old 10-06-2009, 12:08 PM
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Rumble Seat Question for a 32 Roadster

I am working on a 1932 Roadster Fiberglass car that is currently a trunk. I would like to make it a Rumble seat car. Can any one tell me if there are any kits out there or point me in the right direction?


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Old 10-06-2009, 12:39 PM
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MAC's has it here:

These the basic pieces - you'll also need locks,latches, catches, etc - and are also found here on other pages.

Word of caution - make sure that the body you are using is reinforced, i.e. has wood, or better steel where you want to mount these brackets - not all 'glass mfrs are 'generous' with mods to their products.

Also - be aware that folks that ride there - WILL drag their feet on your nice pretty paint and the main reason I have a trunk

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the hardware can be obtained from the restoration shops that provide parts for a 32. then you will have to glass into the body the mounting points of the hdwre..I would like to see you go to some car shows and see if you can find someone with a rumble seat car that you can look at so you get a better idea of how it all goes together..fairly simple to do but having a look at one will help a lot..As I recall the seat just sets in and the back is attached to the trunk lid so when you open the trunk it stops at the correct angle..this will require some thought and some fabrication to do in a glass car..Do not forget the step plates so the passengers have a place to step when getting in and may have to look at a gennie to get the correct placement of those..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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The Mac's part number is B-41543-A. Here is the link, but I don't know if it will come up for you, you'll probably have to go to their web site and click on the catalog for '32 to '48 cars: CLICK HERE

Nope, it won't come up. You'll have to go here and fill in the part number: CLICK HERE

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Rumble seat? Nice, attractive addition to your ride, but you should look at some of the shortcomings. First, you will seldom use it and probably will not after the newness wears off. Second, there is no good way to seal up the car so your car is continually inside wet if you venture out in the rain and road dust will boil up inside the car if you venture off pavement. Third, the strength of the tail section of the car is dependent upon the present drip rail which has to removed for the conversion. You must add some strength by glassing in what you removed by reversing it. Fourth, you must add another fender brace and step plus the step on the bumper brace. If you do ever use it, be prepared to repair the scratches that show up from clumsy feet during the acrobatics required to get into the seat.

Still interested? Then I wish you luck.

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Old 10-14-2009, 08:59 AM
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Thanks for everyones help. I am looking more into to now.

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