Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
4/14/19 10:24 p.m.
dculberson
dculberson UltimaDork
4/14/19 10:42 p.m.

What’s with the floor mounted radiator? Rear heat in a coupe from 1953?

ShawnG
ShawnG PowerDork
4/14/19 10:58 p.m.

In reply to dculberson :

Not that strange.

Lots of cars had rear seat hot-water heaters as early as the 1930s.

Packard was one of the first and was in bed with Studebaker by the 1950s. 

keithedwards
keithedwards New Reader
4/15/19 8:22 a.m.
ShawnG said:

In reply to dculberson :

Not that strange.

Lots of cars had rear seat hot-water heaters as early as the 1930s.

Packard was one of the first and was in bed with Studebaker by the 1950s. 

I recall our family 1940 Buick having a heater core underneath the passenger side of the front bench seat. I don't recall ever riding in the Buick, but it was always parked out in the field. I always hoped to get it running, and looked forward to it qualifying for antique license plates...

dculberson
dculberson UltimaDork
4/15/19 10:02 a.m.

That's pretty cool! I've never seen it before, I guess most of my old cars were/are too prosaic. I did see a gas fired heater under the front seat of a Land Cruiser once that looked terrifying.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
4/16/19 6:17 a.m.

1st generation heated seats?

GTXVette
GTXVette UltraDork
4/21/19 7:05 p.m.

I Have Had 4  53's 2 Hard top 2 coupe's 2 were V8's Commander's 2 wer I 6 Champions, I Miss my red one,And that Black and Gold Two Tone, I am Missing the Green One and realy Miss the white one that started the Whole thing, It Was A Landmark in downtown atl. in the 70's Bar Scene.

GTXVette
GTXVette UltraDork
4/21/19 7:06 p.m.

 P S those Heaters turn seat Padding to Dust.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/21/19 7:29 p.m.

Why is there no price???????

 

The want is strong. But the project list is way too deep already. 

NOT A TA
NOT A TA Dork
4/21/19 9:52 p.m.

I've always wanted to graft the rear glass from a late 60's Barracuda onto one of these and make a fastback version.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
4/21/19 10:20 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Why is there no price???????

 

The want is strong. But the project list is way too deep already. 

Throw them an offer, the worst they can do is say no.

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
4/22/19 10:41 p.m.
Brett_Murphy said:
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Why is there no price???????

 

The want is strong. But the project list is way too deep already. 

Throw them an offer, the worst they can do is say no.

You aren't normally this way, but in this case you are exactly wrong.

Worst they can do is say yes.

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