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Old 01-28-2007, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

The only two I can think of are Norm Grabowski's and Tommy Ivo's... but I know there are more. I'm not looking for Fad T's that people have swapped red wheels and white walls onto... and primere'd them black...

Anyone have any pics of some that are done right?

Or can it be done?

This just seems to be a type of traditional hot rod that was started by two guys... they built the best looking ones... and it just went down hill from there.

Most of them remind me of that Monkey and Football analogy... but I want to ride in my cars and not on them.

I can think of one off the top of my head... the one that Rudy Rodriguez built that Mike Z. owned... it looekd pretty cool...

Any others?

In case you are wondering what I'm up to... I have a VERY cherry '23 T roadster body that I will build into a banger powered traditional 40's era hot rod...

I've also always liked Ivo's T... and I bought ANOTHER steel T-roadster body at Turlock... pretty nice sheet metal... that I think needs the Ivo treatment.

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Old 01-28-2007, 11:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

just posted this a minute ago in another thread but heres what Im building..
I was always partial to t's done right and I got a chance to buy this one from a buddy who was selling it and needed the money
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

Sam...you're kidding right??? Add a shortend pick up box and ditch the track nose...........It's not April 1st yet, right??? Yours is the best yet!
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

a couple... i would be interested to see a few too. its rare to see one done up right
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:19 PM   #5
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

Here's a couple from the late 50's:Bill Roland's T from Niantic Connecticut and George Gould's from Waltham Massachusetts.George's car had a ton of chrome on it but he drove it everywhere.The pics are from HRM taken at Indianapolis.George drove the car out there.The car supposedly still is squirreled away in a garage somewhere in Massachusetts.It was 55 T-Bird green in the pics but ws later painted black.George had many cars afterwards(I striped a couple for him)and eventually wound up on the Left Coast working for Boyd.Sadly he passed away several years ago.
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:22 PM   #6
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

forgot a couple
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:26 PM   #7
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

How about the Isky roadster.
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:46 PM   #8
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

I always liked that blue one with the bomber seats, and the isky one too! I was kind of thinking about doing my exhaust like the isky roadster, here's one that belongs to one of the shifters.
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:56 PM   #9
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:57 PM   #10
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

What makes a car a T-bucket? Because I don't think the RR was one was it? Is this a T-bucket? I don't really like them, but somehow this one I posted the link to is really cool I think.
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:58 PM   #11
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Haha - I just posted a link to that one. Nice.
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:07 AM   #12
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Cc..
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:31 AM   #13
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

I would call the RR a T-bucket... it was more of a "Track T" in my opinion.

But yea... I don't really like T-buckets either... but that Royal Shifters one is what I'm talkin' about! Along the lines of the Ivo T... short Model A pickup bed... suicide front end...

I like that car (Royal Shifters?)... but the back has to come down a bit for me...

Anywho... I was just thinking out loud as I just picked this body up...

the one I've had for a couple years is going to get the "traditional"
treatment... I would show pics... but it's too early in the game for that. I can say that I have saved and searched for parts for the last couple of years... to do it right... and just acquired the last part this past weekend (a Columbia 2 speed rear)

But this latest one might be a slap together deal where I kinda use what I have lying around. I think I could blend the elements of an original body, an SBC, maybe some Old American Mags and spindle mounts into something really cool and fast.

I dunno.

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Old 01-29-2007, 02:39 AM   #14
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hahaha heres mine. it will eventually have a Flatty, and all 4 35 wires. sitting up pretty high, painted gloss black with blackwall biasplys and creme colored wheels!
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:02 AM   #15
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

The old T-bucket (RIP 8.6.06) out of the He-man Garage was pretty traditional with a 239ci Y-block. Here's a pic in case you forgot. As scared as I should be of them now, I miss her everyday....
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:09 AM   #16
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I'm shooting for traditional (sort of)
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:35 AM   #17
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

only picture I have at work, but you get the idea
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:39 AM   #18
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

I was goin for a 60s Revell Model lookwith mine
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:57 AM   #19
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

sam,

what made up the roach's body? looks like some coupe, some roadster?

there's a hamber from new jersey (sixcarb i think?) who has a bitchin survivor t. maybe he'll chime in.

anyway, here's my contribution to this thread. sorry that it's flat black with red rims and whitewalls.


thx
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:13 AM   #20
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Default Re: Pictures of traditional T-buckets?

There was that green one that got posted up, here, a while back. Does anybody remember it? From Aussieland, if I remember correctly.

I will see if I can find some pics.

Glad to hear that you are going on that one Sam. That body is extra special.
Didja unload that speedster?
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