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Running boards original 1929U
« on: February 23, 2020, 12:28:25 PM »
I wonder if any have a picture how the original running boards looks like.

I have these mounted on the car think they are newly manufactured late 50's


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Re: Running boards original 1929U
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2020, 01:20:59 PM »
Here is the passenger side repro board I purchased in the mid '60's.  It is 43-1/4" long, 13-1/4" at the wide end and 9" at the narrow end.  My car is an early 30-U RS Coupe.

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Re: Running boards original 1929U
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2020, 01:48:44 PM »
ok thanks, it is some kind of "aluminium" list outside the board?

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Re: Running boards original 1929U
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2020, 03:48:33 PM »
jjohn, what you showed in your pictures, if it is a repro.., is an excellent repo of the original running boards. The original were sheet metal and sectioned the same as yours. 
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Re: Running boards original 1929U
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2020, 10:34:01 AM »
Was it some kind of aluminum outside the edge or just rubber bend over?

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Re: Running boards original 1929U
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2020, 11:35:23 AM »
On the 30-U there is aluminum edge moulding.  I don't know if that is correct for your car.

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Re: Running boards original 1929U
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2020, 11:43:21 AM »
My 29U has aluminum trim all the way around it. It appears original and I have seen the same trim on other cars.

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Re: Running boards original 1929U
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2020, 02:17:26 PM »
I checked the master parts list and the running boards and trim are the same for the Q, U and 30-U.  Does anyone have a source for the correct running board mat?

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Re: Running boards original 1929U
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2020, 05:48:36 PM »

Check out this thread:  Read from bottom up...

http://www.1948plymouth.info/28Q29U/index.php?topic=1122.msg8241#msg8241

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Re: Running boards original 1929U
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2020, 05:46:36 PM »
These pics show right and left running board trim for a 1930 coupe.

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Re: Running boards original 1929U
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2020, 07:22:32 PM »
These pics show right and left running board trim for a 1930 coupe.

You and ski are very lucky. I have been looking for original trim for about 15 years without any luck.  I can make the running boards but not the trim.  So I am always looking.  Years ago someone made reproductions but very expensive. 

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Re: Running boards original 1929U
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2020, 06:57:23 PM »
I believe someone is still making repro moulding for the early cars.  I have no idea what they cost but he advertises in the Plymouth Bulletin.  His name is Bob Romano and his email is bobnroman@yahoo.com.  I bought the ones I have back in the late 60's and can't remember who was making them back then.  I am just now using them.  Hope they fit!

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Re: Running boards original 1929U
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2020, 08:57:55 AM »
Thanks,  Iíll shoot him an email. 
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