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    I finely saw a trunk on a sport coup that looked half way descent. Most are too large and look like the front end is about to come off the ground. Has anyone ever built a trunk or know if there are plans out there to build one?

  • #2
    You will probably never find one for sale. There are plans available on Google. I started to build one but changed my mind after the cost and skill came into reality. Our better suppliers have them and they look really good.


    • #3
      I've got some plans for a trunk that someone over at the BordFarn gave me, but I can't find the file. New trunks don't match the weathered patina of my phaeton anyway, so I keep an eye out for the right sized steel/tin shipping trunks - but most have been used as shed chairs by oversized dudes and the lids are all squashed in. Straight ones are pretty hard to find.
      Another idea I had was to get a new modern steel trunk like you would carry tools around in on the back of a ute, and give it a veneer of marine ply, including the lid. The steel gives the strength and the ply the finish. The ply could be given a "distressed" treatment for an aged look. Still working on that concept, but I reckon it's doable.
      I did manage to pick up a very straight steel trunk that's built just like a suitcase and around the same size. It'll go on my car nicely. It's just a weatherproof suitcase really and is light enough to carry like a suitcase at the end of the trip.
      If I find the plans, they're yours, Mud.
      Last edited by Hoogah; 09-03-2018, 10:23 AM.


      • #4
        Go to the MAFCA Site or Goggle Marshall Lewis Model A ford Trunk. The PDF I have is too large a file to upload here.
        Simple plans without compound curves made of Plywood and covered with top material, etc.


        • #5
          Thanks Plyfor, I was able to download and print the plans. This is great as I can custom make the dimensions fit the car.


          • #6
            Originally posted by carolinamudwalker View Post
            Thanks Plyfor, I was able to download and print the plans. This is great as I can custom make the dimensions fit the car.
            The Model A vendors appear to have the best price for the long (72") belts to wrap around the trunk and the plated locks, lifting leather handles,/hardware.
            Last edited by plyfor; 09-03-2018, 04:18 PM.


            • carolinamudwalker
              carolinamudwalker commented
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              Thanks, I will check them out. I intended to chase down the hardware before even thinking of building one. And thank you Mitch for posting the plans, that's going above & beyond being nice.

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