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    If I wind up buying this car, I want to put a trunk on it. I know curved back trunks and racks are available from most vendors. As you can see by the pic there is no rear spare and the bumper goes straight across. My question is this: Am I going to have any problems getting brackets for the trunk rack with this rear end set up? If I do buy the car, I plan on keeping that rear bumper on it. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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    Mine is a tudor sedan, no rear spare AND a full width bunper with a rear rack. It should work. FWIW
    Paul in CT

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    • #3
      I just got off the phone with Snyder's. The opinion from those guys is the luggage rack should clear the top of the rear bumper with the bracket built into the luggage rack without any modifications or extra brackets. The fellow at Snyder's put me on hold a couple of times to check with some other guys including Mr. Snyder. But then again, if I don't buy the car it really doesn't matter. Thanks, Paul for your input.

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      • #4
        If you want your bumper to come out as far as the trunk does, there are extenders that will accomplish that.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by smittykid View Post
          If I wind up buying this car, I want to put a trunk on it. I know curved back trunks and racks are available from most vendors. As you can see by the pic there is no rear spare and the bumper goes straight across. My question is this: Am I going to have any problems getting brackets for the trunk rack with this rear end set up? If I do buy the car, I plan on keeping that rear bumper on it. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
          Here is a good look from California, Dick Whittington Studios.

          Dick Whittington Victoria, 1931

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ☆Ford Garage☆ View Post

            Here is a good look from California, Dick Whittington Studios.
            Welcome Sir!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ☆Ford Garage☆ View Post

              Here is a good look from California, Dick Whittington Studios.

              Dick Whittington Victoria, 1931
              Now, that's a nice trunk.
              Are those some thin trays or drawers under the trunk?

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              • #8
                Just an update on the luggage rack. Bratton's Victoria brackets (part# 25140) worked like a champ. They came in bare metal, but after a couple coats of Rustoleum primer & gloss black they came out pretty well. I was pleased that there were no clearance issues with the full length bumper. Thanks to all for all your tips & suggestions. Smitty
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                  Good news Smit enjoy your vicky
                  What are you buying next?

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