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1928 Chrysler Model 72 Roadster Running Boards

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Information is sparse on this.  Something about running boards were made of wood and then later in the year changed to metal?  

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There were a lot of mid year production changes in the early years. Theses photos were stolen from an old post ( 55331), might be tough to make.

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Marty Lum had a reproduction of this metal style running boards which I bought from him some years back. Was identical to the NOS board I had laying around (for Series 65).

 

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I had new running boards made for my 32 Dodge Brothers DL.  They look similar, if not identical, to your boards.  To get them exact is not a job for the faint of heart, but it can be done.

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Does anyone have contact information for Marty Lum? What are the prices for a pair for a 28 Chrysler 72 roadster?

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Here are some pics of the running-boards being fabricated.  As I said before, not for the faint of heart.  Not to say that a real master metal worker couldn't do it by hand, but this ended up being an exact duplicate of the original and they fit like a glove.  The number of pieces was extraordinary.1953635410_1932dodge055.thumb.jpg.ddaa0f92e0834bb366417ebc48299979.jpg

 

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Applying the rubber and final installation.  I had the boards powder-coated black and sanded the upper surface for better glue adhesion..

 

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Marty Lumm made 2 beautiful running boards for my 30 CJ-6 Chrysler.

Exact duplicate of original. He offered. I payed a fair price for excellent craftsmanship.

I think he copied the boards from his Desoto K.

 

Has anyone heard from Martin lately.??

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I referred him to a restoration shop several  years back and they were very impressed with his work.

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On 4/1/2020 at 6:36 PM, Taylormade said:

Applying the rubber and final installation.  I had the boards powder-coated black and sanded the upper surface for better glue adhesion..

 

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Beautiful! who made the trim?

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There are a bunch of running boards for sale on ebay item 392727660084 that may be what you need. Viv.

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