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Re: 29 Build Thread
« Reply #105 on: October 24, 2017, 09:20:50 PM »
Chet,   not the best picture, but hope you get the idea.  Unlike John, I have separate plywood in front and back of cross members at the B pillar.  The front plywood is 2 piece.  The height of the exposed vertical board at the rear seat is 2 11/16".
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« Reply #106 on: October 25, 2017, 01:22:49 AM »
Thanks for the info Frank.

BTW what is the metal used for in the picture.

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« Reply #107 on: October 25, 2017, 04:45:50 AM »
This pan is under the front seat for tools and spare parts.  The standard place for these is under the rear seat, but I wanted room for a bottle jack, coil and other items.  It is galvanized and the outside is painted black to match the undercarriage.

(I made this in 2001 before driving about 200 miles east to Reedsburg, WI, for a Plymouth meet on a Thursday.  Sat I drove 200 miles north to a wedding reception and returned home the next day , another 200 miles.  I used the wrench for the oil drain plug.)
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« Reply #108 on: October 25, 2017, 07:31:13 PM »

Just curious, what is your normal cruising speed ?
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« Reply #109 on: October 26, 2017, 12:53:02 AM »
40, with tops about 45 or so.  Depends on road surface and to lesser degree, traffic.  In the city, main streets are 35 to 40 which are about right unless the surface is wretched; filled, mounded pot holes and sealed joints every 20 feet.  These are annoying in a modern car, too.
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« Reply #110 on: October 26, 2017, 08:02:42 PM »
Mine is 35-40mph as well...that's where she is most comfortable.

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« Reply #111 on: October 27, 2017, 03:22:16 AM »
Mine is 35-40mph as well...that's where she is most comfortable.

Ted,

Isn't it a little dangerous to be going that slow in Florida.  I do 70-75 and I have to stay in the right lane so I don't piss off the locals. 

Frank,

200 mile trip in one direction is pretty gutsy. Life in the slow lane sounds like fun.  Its great that you take those trips.

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« Reply #112 on: October 27, 2017, 03:52:12 PM »
Only around town and back roads for me in the '29...I avoid the highways.

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« Reply #113 on: October 28, 2017, 10:30:49 PM »
Yeah, Chet - gutsy or stupid without a cell phone, which is still nonexistent.  Although I don't know if reception is available even now on WI 70 west of Woodruff.  Pretty lonely on that Sunday.  Don't even remember any logging trucks, but it was scenic, if you enjoy trees.

It won't be long and you'll be crusin'.  Keep up the great work.   frank
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