Does any one have plans for , or a picture of , a luggage rack to go on the back of a '26 Tourer. There's an excursion coming up later this year that I want to be part of and it will entail carting a bit of gear with us for the duration.
A Google search for "rear luggage rack mtfca" yielded the following threads:
Here is one on a 1909 FWIW.
This is the folding rack that I built for my 1915:
Rack.eml (191.3 k)
Dang I have never tried to post a photo before.
I did something wrong, obviously. Sorry....
Craig, according to this, only GIF and JPG picture files are supported. Be aware that there is a file size limit of 250K per picture.
Let me try this again.
While this is all home made, I used leather straps and brass cotter pins, and made it so when folded up, the oak slats go between each other
A previous owner extended the "elephant trunk" rear tire holder on my 27 touring and with a cross bracket, mounted a trunk on the rear. Works well.
I also have a carrier that is made with flat bar pieces that hangs from the top iron rods and has a couple of brackets that mount to the bottom of the rear seat panel to hold it in place. This one is very similar to Richards picture. Hope this helps.
We have a truck mounted on the back of our '27 Fordor and it works very well. The trunk is a factory manufactured unit and the part that faces the back of the body is curved and matches the back curve in the body.
I carry a few tools and spare parts in it and a jug of water, just in case. This trunk isn't big enough for luggage.
We (my talented Wife and I), made the rack the trunk sits on. We made brackets that are similar to Model A rear bumper brackets, and they extend way under and fasten to the T frame. The whole thing works very well and has held up for about 30 years. We mounted the spare tire on a fabricated mount behind the trunk, so it's still easily accessible.
I haven't mastered posting pictures here yet, but I'll take some and hopefully a friend will post them for me.
I have a fold up rack on the back of my 26 roadster, with it folded up I can carry a bike on the bike rack, fold it down and it is a luggage/firewood rack and I take the tail board off of the trunk and it becomes a table. It goes on and off real easy to get to the spare or the chains.
Thanks all ... some good photos there to get the grey matter stirring. I acquired an old tin trunk from my late brother -in law's estate... it's a bit rugged but my '26 has original patina so I figured a coat of matt black paint and it should blend in and look the part. It's going to have to stand a trip into the outback and run on some unsealed tracks.
Craig... like the look of your slatted unit.
A special G'day to Tim... how's that Holly exhaust manifold looking ???
Dennis... your photos must have come up while I was making the last posting... wow... that is what you would call versatile!!!
Here is a picture of the rack on my '26. It was taken in the spring of 1958 while doing a driving skill test backing up keeping both wheels on a long plank. It swings up when not in use, as shown in the picture. Wish the picture was better.