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Post by knightfan26917 on Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:47 am

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Have you ridden in a rumble seat? I have not!
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Post by dynchel on Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:04 am

I've never ridden in a rumble seat, BUT....I've ridden on a tail board of a old fire truck more times than probably any firefighter alive today.
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Post by Keith Seymore on Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:03 am

knightfan26917 wrote:*
Have you ridden in a rumble seat?  I have not!

I haven't (...I don't think...) but in my defense it is because I am usually driving.



You get huge "old car bang for the buck" with these.  It was actually a little embarrasing;  I could be in a parade with some really nicely restored pickups and sedans, but I would see people craning their necks...looking...and then, in a burst of recognition say:  "...THERE IT IS!! THERE'S A RUMBLE SEAT CAR!!".

I drove it to work one time and an attractive young lady was very interested in how the rumble seat worked.  She wanted to climb up in there but was wearing a (somewhat) short skirt, so I tried to disuade her.  She was very insistent so I gave her a little boost and then stood back....

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Post by Tom77 on Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:07 am

dynchel wrote:I've never ridden in a rumble seat, BUT....I've ridden on a tail board of a old fire truck more times than probably any firefighter alive today.

Oh I dont know about that one. First truck I served on was a 55 Ward Lafrance. Hard to beleave I am still here after some of those rides. My department covered I-55 in Illinois and many a night in below freezing temps rode the tail at 55 and up mph.

Also grandfather had a 28 Model a roadster. Road in the rumble seat many times. Not an easy task for a guy my size. LOL
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Re: Rumble seat ride & priorities

Post by Hawk03 on Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:36 am

Keith Seymore wrote:
knightfan26917 wrote:*
Have you ridden in a rumble seat?  I have not!

I haven't (...I don't think...) but in my defense it is because I am usually driving.

You get huge "old car bang for the buck" with these.  It was actually a little embarrasing;  I could be in a parade with some really nicely restored pickups and sedans, but I would see people craning their necks...looking...and then, in a burst of recognition say:  "...THERE IT IS!! THERE'S A RUMBLE SEAT CAR!!".

I drove it to work one time and an attractive young lady was very interested in how the rumble seat worked.  She wanted to climb up in there but was wearing a (somewhat) short skirt, so I tried to disuade her.  She was very insistent so I gave her a little boost and then stood back....

K

You did the right thing and something every gentleman would do in that situation.
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Re: Rumble seat ride & priorities

Post by dynchel on Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:04 am

Tom77 wrote:
dynchel wrote:I've never ridden in a rumble seat, BUT....I've ridden on a tail board of a old fire truck more times than probably any firefighter alive today.

Oh I dont know about that one. First truck I served on was a 55 Ward Lafrance. Hard to beleave I am still here after some of those rides. My department covered I-55 in Illinois and many a night in below freezing temps rode the tail at 55 and up mph.

Also grandfather had a 28 Model a roadster. Road in the rumble seat many times. Not an easy task for a guy my size. LOL
My dad had a '49 GMC fire engine for several years.  I rode on the tail board at freeway speeds several times (though not in the freezing cold)


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Re: Rumble seat ride & priorities

Post by thatfnthing on Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:19 am

Hawk03 wrote:
Keith Seymore wrote:
knightfan26917 wrote:*
Have you ridden in a rumble seat?  I have not!

"...THERE IT IS!! THERE'S A RUMBLE SEAT CAR!!".

I drove it to work one time and an attractive young lady was very interested in how the rumble seat worked.  She wanted to climb up in there but was wearing a (somewhat) short skirt, so I tried to disuade her.  She was very insistent so I gave her a little boost and then stood back....

K

You did the right thing and something every gentleman would do in that situation.

You can't stop them from making poor decisions.  All you can do is help them practice it repeatedly so they get it right.
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Re: Rumble seat ride & priorities

Post by dynchel on Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:02 am


This was my dads toy from '89 until the early '00's. 1949 GMC "roadster" ie no top in Ohio.....what were they thinking?
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Re: Rumble seat ride & priorities

Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:57 am

Keith Seymore wrote:You get huge "old car bang for the buck" with these.  It was actually a little embarrasing;  I could be in a parade with some really nicely restored pickups and sedans, but I would see people craning their necks...looking...and then, in a burst of recognition say:  "...THERE IT IS!! THERE'S A RUMBLE SEAT CAR!!".

I drove it to work one time and an attractive young lady was very interested in how the rumble seat worked.  She wanted to climb up in there but was wearing a (somewhat) short skirt, so I tried to disuade her.  She was very insistent so I gave her a little boost and then stood back....

You undoubtedly did the correct thing, Keith. Just ... well, too bad you weren't able to snap some pictures. Ya know, you could've told her it was for "demonstration purposes" for ladies who want to sit back there in the future ... *devilish grin* lol



dynchel wrote:This was my dads toy from '89 until the early '00's.  1949 GMC "roadster"

That's an awesome toy!!!


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