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Luggage Setup for Road Trip

This is how I setup our luggage for our 6,000 mile road trip from Nor Cal to Minnesota and back that we just completed.
The 2 large suitcases are some that my folks used(with plastic covers) on their 1934 Ford Cabriolet on a rear luggage rack when they traveled. The straps are also what they used and I modified them for the Mustang.

You can also see the 3 point seat belts that I added(in my custom hidden way) after 25+ years of driving with the original lap belts.
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Looks nice!



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Looks good to me. Just make sure those suitcases are secure so the passenger/driver don't end up like Tom Mix when he crashed his vehicle.

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Looks good to me. Just make sure those suitcases are secure so the passenger/driver don't end up like Tom Mix when he crashed his vehicle.

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This morning I was talking with the wife about her 65 hardtop I am restoring all stockish per her instructions. She reminded me she wants a luggage rack on the decklid.....it doesn't matter if she goes away just 1 night, my girl packs several bags, coats, everythig from the bathroom, etc etc Your sparsely packed, beautiful fastback is impressive. The seatbelts are indeed nicer than the way I did mine as well! However, l was expecting to see something along the lines of travels with Kelly H, now that was inspirational in packing a fastback!r
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6,000 mile road trip, that sounds awesome. Would like to hear more about that!

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.....it doesn't matter if she goes away just 1 night, my girl packs several bags, coats, everythig from the bathroom, etc etc Your sparsely packed, beautiful fastback is impressive.
We did have a few more things than that in the rear seat area during the trip. The hidden rear seat area is a great place to put a few flat things like the laptop, jackets folded up or books. There were a few outer things like jackets and sweat shirts rolled up behind the small suitcase and my old school Adidas gym bag(from the '70s used for wrestling gear in HS & College) down one side. But nothing in front of the speakers. Small ice chest behind the driers seat and snacks and maps behind the passenger.

If I had not put my golf clubs in the trunk the back seat would have been just the 3 cases. Also I have a matching 205-75-14 spare, so it takes a little more room in the trunk.

Going to do a post on the road trip soon.

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Built a '68 j code coupe with oldest son. Made matching pedal car for his sons.
Built a '67 FB with youngest son. Yes I'll be making a matching pedal car when he has kids.
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