Throwback Thursday…Rumble Seats

Throwback Thursday…Rumble Seats

The Charm of a Rumble Seat… Posted by Jive-Bomber on November 5, 2013 and filed under: Hot Rods When I bought my ’29 Model A Roadster, it was a rough-bodied rolling project that was purchased based only from photos. When I finally saw her ‘in the flesh’ it was a long, hot Fathers Day weekend trek to Phoenix. Yeah, Arizona-in-June-kinda hot. I didn’t care that it was 115 degrees, or that I had an eleven hour drive back home that night, I just wanted to know if it was a trunk or a rumble seat model (In all those ‘A’ pictures sent by the yard, there were no clear shots of her rear). As I approached the back of the roadster I could see a rough, gouged out hole in the bottom of the deck lid. Darn it! …A trunk car, and a butchered one at that. However, after lifting the unattached lid I could clearly see the locking slot at the top of the opening below the tulip panel and the blocked off hole inside the lid where the latch used to be. Hot dog! She was born a rumble seat car. Even the dented in rear fender tops showed where passengers had crawled in and out of the rear compartment, stepping on the thin body metal. Read...