Hi Ladies and Gents,
This whole hobby is so new to me and these cars are decades off of what I grew up playing with but I am sure hooked and have met some real interesting people. I have a 1923 roadster that I would like to build and install a pickup bed for. I am looking to accumulate the iron parts for it, I have found a few. I really don't want to have to buy one of the kits, I think they're a little bit too spendy but if I have to I will eventually, but face it, the hunt for the parts is all part of the fun. Any help or direction will sure be appreciated. Thanks,Lance
Contact Dave Huson
he is out of Colorado if anyone would have all the irons he would
Welcome aboard! Love your profile picture.
lance. you can get every thing you need from witmers coach shop in new Holland. pa. very resonable.charley
Lance: I have the same idea but have yet to start collecting the parts. Please keep us advised. Perhaps you could lay out what you find and take a picture.
Charley: I don't live far from New Holland. I will try to pay a visit to Witmer's and let you know how it goes.
I have always wondered what degree of finish these beds might have had when new. I think one would look good made of boards straight from the sawmill, stained with waste oil diluted in gasoline.
Welcome to the forum. Tim
The boards were probably at least sanded. I have the remains of a Perry pickup bed and the boards are smooth. Green paint on them, very dull green paint!
Many different beds were available over the years. Here is mine. Share photos as you go.
Mark, that is one fine looking workhorse!!
If you really want to get fancy, make it a dump bed! Among other things, it make battery access easy.
Thank all of you soooo much for responding. Thanks for sharing all of the pics, I will do the same as I progress. one thing I hadn't thought of was the spare tire, now I know. I also wondered what the finish was when new, I have seen them painted black. I am so impressed with how helpful all of you are. Happy to be part of it.
Lance, mine turned into what I call a short-box T pickup built with the finest used lumber the burn pile could provide for a fresh rebuild.
It's a great pickup and gosh the fun we've had!
Your RPU (pickup) is wide open to your imagination. :-)
Woooo!! What a worker. Tell me about those wheels Duane. Great pic .
Duey and Mark Those pu's are outstanding. I love them in original as found appearance. My lady friend thinks I have flipped my lid. She comes from a family that had a large car collection when she was a youngster and just remembers all of the broken down roadside education. I told her that's a lot of the fun and from here on out I'm driving a model T all the way to the promised land, should take a while!