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    Question about a '32 coupe's body

     



    Hey, I'm writing a short story about a guy back in the '30s who just bought a '32 v-8 coupe. I need a little help with some information. Did the coupe have a rumble seat? And if so, did the seat take up all the storage space? What I need to know, could you fit a guitar case (for a classical body, not the larger dreadnaut style) in the trunk and close the lid?
    Thanks for the help.

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    Welcome to the forum! I hope that you have reasons to stick around other than this one question, but if not then you should leave a satisfied guy! The rumble seat was an option. The buyer either had a trunk, or he had a rumble seat. With the rumble seat the storage space was limited to the foot space in front of the seat, plus some space atop the seat bottom, but only what would fit as the rumble closed and the seat back pivoted forward. If the rumble seat was open then something larger could be toted around, but it would be exposed to the weather, and also clearly visible/available to anyone walking by if the car were parked and left unattended. One person and a guitar case would fit easy, two people and a guitar case would be tight, but would probably work with the neck upright between the two passengers. Make sense?
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    Hey Jokerman, if I may ask, is this story taking place during and in the West Texas Dust Bowl and will it be available for the public?

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    Is this a picture book?

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    Thanks, rspears. You told me exactly what I needed to know. I appreciate it.
    MelloYello-- my short story takes place in 1933 around Lubbock and Justiceburg, Texas. The dustbowl doesn't really figure in, though that's a very interesting subject. It's about a pulp fiction writer and his great Uncle, who was kidnapped by Comanche Indians when he was a kid and adopted into the tribe. I hope to have it on Amazon.com soon.
    34_40--nope, not a picture book.
    Thanks again. Now I know who to ask when I need solid information on this kind of thing.

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    Please let us (?me?) know when it becomes available, if you don't mind.
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    I'll do that, MelloYello. Thanks for the interest.

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    A pictorial reference for you:

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    deuce rumble.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Is this a picture book?
    If it's not, Mike, we'll get someone to come over and read it to you!!!!!!!!!! Heck, you know I couldn't pass on that one!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Severson View Post
    If it's not, Mike, we'll get someone to come over and read it to you!!!!!!!!!! Heck, you know I couldn't pass on that one!!!!
    Good One Dave!!

    I was going to say if theres no pictures then describing it and using your imagination while reading, you can make anything appear! Or disappear!

    That's the magic after all.. isn't it?!?!

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