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wsdad

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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Occupation:
    Appliance Repairman
    FEDT-Bucket (Front Engine Dragster with a T-Bucket body stuck on the back)
    NTTB (North Texas T-Buckets) and THE QUARTER-FAST CLUB (Half half fast.)
    I'm building a street driven, late 50's style, front engine dragster with a model T body stuck on the back. I'm calling it a FEDT-Bucket.

    I got tired of driving antique cars because they seemed to be all worn out before I bought them (not a put-down to those who drive old cars). They spent more time sitting in my driveway than on the road. I wanted something reliable but I also absolutely love the style of our old hot rods. A newer car just won't scratch my itch.

    So, I decided to build a brand new car with a modern engine in it that looked antique. When that engine wears out, I'll simply find another.

    I started out with a model A or a T-bucket in mind, because of their simplicity and low cost. This is my first ground-up build, so I'm no pro.

    Later, I became enthralled with 50's and early 60's front engine dragsters. The idea of putting one on the street (with rear suspension) kept gnawing at me. Why not put a sheet metal nose on it to cover the ugly modern engine? Just the headers and carburetor would be seen. In order to have a passenger (more fun), why not stick a model T, Austin Bantam, or model A body on the rear it? That would also save the expense of narrowing the rear axle.

    I found some pictures of some competition roadsters with T bodies on FED's on the HAMB and at WDIFL. They didn't look too weird to my eye. In fact, I thought they were pretty darn cool.

    Then I found a brand new fiberglass T-bucket body at a local flea market for only $250! The decision was made.

    I hope to pay for it all by driving a paid-for, cheap-o car during the build. Having no car payments should free up some money every month for the project.

    After I get it built and as funds become available, I'd like to experiment with some suspension ideas. Eventually, I'd like to get an old caddy or a nail head engine to completely overhaul for reliability, speed and style. Then the nose cover could come off and it would really look its best.

    Also, if any of you win the lottery and wants to donate a Hemi, you can send it to the, "Dan's Children's Foundation for the Advancement of Their Dad's Hot Rod."

    I'd love the car to be a 100% traditional hot rod right out of the garage, but this will have to be good enough for my budget.

    I love the HAMB because it shows me what I can aspire to. There's also some pretty good technical information here too!

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