Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

To add the dispatch box or not?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • To add the dispatch box or not?

    I have new kick panels for my CCPU and am debating whether or not to put the dispatch box on the right side panel. It would be a nice addition but there is little enough room for your feet as it is. Also it would likely get kicked (hince "kick panel") plus would the weight eventually cause sagging or wrapping. Any thoughts? Especially if you have the box installed.

  • #2
    I installed one on the roadster pickup, and it was a good place to keep registration and insurance papers. The closed cab pickup originally had the box installed above the seat back, on the rear panel, passenger side.
    Bill
    http://www.brauchauto.com/
    Eastern Connecticut

    Comment


    • #3
      I installed mine this winter on the right side panel. It doesn't seem to weigh much, so I don't think it will cause the panel to sag. I keep some papers in it like registration and insurance. I don't think it will cause any additional problems with foot room, but haven't really had the A out since installation.

      Comment


      • #4
        The 82-A (1928-E30) had one on both sides above the side of the seat back, the 76-B and 82-B had them on the right kick panel.
        You do not have permission to view this gallery.
        This gallery has 3 photos.

        Comment


        • Mickey
          Mickey commented
          Editing a comment
          Bob thanks for the pictures. The third one has convinced me to go head with the installation.

      • #5
        Since my 29 Tudor is a driver a dispatch box on the passenger kick panel would be handy. As mention, a good place to keep important papers.If the next owner didn't want it, there wouldn't be a problem to remove it.

        Comment


        • #6
          One more question. Did you install with the rivets? I'm thinking about using screws.

          Comment


          • #7
            I would like to add one of these to my Model A. Where can I purchase one of these boxes?
            Thanks,

            Comment


            • #8
              I think I bought mine from Snyders. I used SS machine bolts to bolt mine to the panel. Holds it tight and easy to remove down the road.

              Comment


              • Mickey
                Mickey commented
                Editing a comment
                That's what I was thinking as welL and even if removed you can still go back to rivets.

            • #9
              I got mine at Bratton's.

              https://www.brattons.com/catalog.html?cat=437&p=3

              Comment


              • Mitch
                Mitch commented
                Editing a comment
                Thanks for the link Mickey

            • #10
              I bought a good original kick panel with box, just in case my friend couldn't find his while we were restoring his 31 wide bed.
              Now the problem is, he found his, but I can't find mine.

              Comment


              • #11
                Thank you very much guys!! I found it on Snyder's and Bratton's. Thank you!!!!

                Comment


                • #12
                  Originally posted by Mickey View Post
                  I have new kick panels for my CCPU and am debating whether or not to put the dispatch box on the right side panel. It would be a nice addition but there is little enough room for your feet as it is. Also it would likely get kicked (hince "kick panel") plus would the weight eventually cause sagging or wrapping. Any thoughts? Especially if you have the box installed.
                  I like mine, and my wife said it has never been in her way. She had that look on her face like, Why wouldn't you!

                  Comment


                  • Mickey
                    Mickey commented
                    Editing a comment
                    I know the look. Seen it many many times.

                • #13
                  Although my delivery has the compartment behind the passenger seat I am considering adding a dispatch box to one of the kick panels. I think they are good idea for nearly any body style. Rod
                  "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell

                  Comment


                  • Mickey
                    Mickey commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Yes, I agree. You kind of get used to a glove compartment.

                • #14
                  Originally posted by Mickey View Post
                  One more question. Did you install with the rivets? I'm thinking about using screws.
                  When I installed mine in my 31 Pickup I had a old kick panel that had one on it....That is the one I used. The backside had if I remember right three thin metal strips that the rivets were peened to, this keeping the rivets from pulling back out thru the kick panel!

                  Comment

                  Related Topics

                  Collapse

                  • Mickey
                    Coupe rear outer panel?
                    by Mickey
                    Can anyone tell me what kind/size screw is used to attach the TOP of the curved inner panel to the inside TOP of the outer panel? As you can see in the picture there are 6 very small holes maybe 1/16 in size to mark the location. I assume a sheet metal screw?
                    You do not have permission to view this gallery.
                    This gallery has 1 photos.
                    06-27-2019, 12:19 PM
                  • sjhark
                    Angle floor panel replacement
                    by sjhark
                    I'm replacing my rotted out angled floor panel in my 31 Roadster. Can anyone tell me if there is a trick to removing the two side rivets to remove the panel? Do I need to remove the angle panel with the rear front seat riser as an assembly and then cut the rivets once I have it out? Are there any spot welds? I did find a couple on the edges where the angle panel and the seat riser meet. Thank you
                    ...
                    11-17-2018, 02:49 PM
                  • L Jones
                    Ignition switch and wiring orientation
                    by L Jones
                    Original Thread

                    Instrument panel
                    You do not have permission to view this gallery.
                    This gallery has 1 photos.
                    07-19-2019, 06:56 PM
                  • greenhornet
                    Rumble seat inner curved panel question.
                    by greenhornet
                    The panel looks like it needs three fasteners per side but I do not know what size or type. Is it a clinch nut? The reasons I mention this is the holes are kinda big. The curved panel itself is a repro and no holes are drilled at least on the one I bought.Thank You
                    03-03-2019, 08:37 PM
                  • Oldtruckguy
                    Instrument panel lighting issue
                    by Oldtruckguy
                    Re: 1950 Ford Custom instrument panel lighting. Wondering if anyone else had issues with the instrument panel lighting being very dim and what they did to improve it. I bought led bulbs and the clock is real bright now but the panel is still very dim even though the bulbs put out a good bright light....
                    09-01-2020, 11:33 AM
                  • greenhornet
                    Rear panel question and sorry I have so many ?
                    by greenhornet
                    My '31 roadster body is pretty good and rust free but someone did an amateur job years ago replacing the rear panel under rumble seat lid. They must not have had any pieces back in the fifties or sixties so it is a plain piece with no bead at all on bottom edge,it also fits poorly on top. The top will not allow me to position the cross piece that the curved inner floor panel attaches to as it is about...
                    02-19-2019, 06:30 PM
                  • slammin
                    What does the kick panel cover
                    by slammin
                    I just finished installing my LogoLites turn signals. It was an easy task, and they work! My 29 Tudor came less interior. All the interior photos I have seen don't show the drivers side kick panel area from a low angle. If anyone has such a photo or could take and post one I would be grateful. I want to make sure all the wires will be hidden before I secure them. I ran all the wires through the clothe...
                    02-24-2018, 11:46 AM
                  • Rumbler
                    Instrument panel lamp -characteristics of authenticity
                    by Rumbler
                    What are the characteristics that help identify an original lamp for the oval speedometer instrument panel? There's very little information in the RG&JS that I can find, other than being bright nickel.
                    07-17-2020, 12:44 PM
                  Working...
                  X