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I've been going round and round trying to find the best route for redoing the boards on my '38 P6 coupe. I contacted one of the companies that make reproduction boards to see if they would revulcanize my boards. They would not. Only complete boards available through them. Which I really didn't want to do because, as you can see, with the exception of a few small dings my orig. boards are absolutely solid and rust free. Then someone recommended Sherban from The Vintage Runningboard Specialists. I contacted him, checked their reviews, liked what I saw. Sherban replied promptly, asked for pics of my boards so he can work up an exact reproduction and price quote. So far, I like what I'm hearing/seeing. I'll let you know how this turns out.

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Greg,

        There are several companies out there in both the U.S. and Canada that will do a good job on redoing the boards, but most will vulcanize the entire board which may or may not be correct for your car. I would recommend Hunley Acuff as he's been doing it for quite a while and has a good reputation but I'm not sure that he's still doing it. Either way, it won't be cheap! i think he has a website. Good hunting!

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Well, I guess I'll try a different route. Sherban got back to me with his quote. $1,700 to $2,000 for mats only.:(

And he said expect to be closer to the $2,000. I must say I'm pretty disappointed with his estimate when you can buy complete reproduction boards with vulcanized mats on eBay for $775, built right here in California.

I will check Acuff but I've seen several posts saying he has retired?

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On May 30, 2017 at 11:02 PM, GregLaR said:

I've been going round and round trying to find the best route for redoing the boards on my '38 P6 coupe. I contacted one of the companies that make reproduction boards to see if they would revulcanize my boards. They would not. Only complete boards available through them. Which I really didn't want to do because, as you can see, with the exception of a few small dings my orig. boards are absolutely solid and rust free. Then someone recommended Sherban from The Vintage Runningboard Specialists. I contacted him, checked their reviews, liked what I saw. Sherban replied promptly, asked for pics of my boards so he can work up an exact reproduction and price quote. So far, I like what I'm hearing/seeing. I'll let you know how this turns out.

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Can I get his phone number?

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  • 3 years later...

  --HUNLEY ACUFF----I had boards done on a 36 Plymouth in the 80s and they were better that new----I had heard that he was retiring and no one was taking over   ---I just googled the name and got a hit-----don't know who is doing the work but they used to be the best in town

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I had called and spoke to him a couple of years ago. He asked me what kind of car I had and when I told him, he advised that he wasn’t interested in restoring my boards. I didn’t ask why, however I assumed it was because these boards have a rather intricate pattern that might be more difficult to reproduce...but again, that was just an assumption. 
 

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I just had the running boards for my 1934 Plymouth re-covered by Ram Reproductions in Cana VA. He was willing to re-vulcanize my original boards. The boards must be clean and straight. (checked with a straight edge). As they explained to me the board must be straight to properly fit in the mold. 

 

33-34 MOPAR RESTORATION SERVICE  - RAM REPRODUCTIONS - ANTIQUE CAR AND TRUCK RESTORATION AND PARTS - Ram Reproductions Antique Auto Restoration

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On 5/13/2021 at 8:45 AM, Bruce Winters said:

I just had the running boards for my 1934 Plymouth re-covered by Ram Reproductions in Cana VA. He was willing to re-vulcanize my original boards. The boards must be clean and straight. (checked with a straight edge). As they explained to me the board must be straight to properly fit in the mold. 

 

33-34 MOPAR RESTORATION SERVICE  - RAM REPRODUCTIONS - ANTIQUE CAR AND TRUCK RESTORATION AND PARTS - Ram Reproductions Antique Auto Restoration

May I ask what shipping cost for you? I am in MN. Thanks!

 

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