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History Bit o' fun.. T-Bucket in the Munsters.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mart, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,092


    Just bought the first season of the Munsters on DVD. (well recommended by the way)
    There is an early episode (Rock a bye Munster) where Lily decides to buy Herman a second car. She goes to a dealer and looks at a T-Bucket and a hearse. she asks for the dealer to arrange to build a cross between the two, resulting in the Munster coach.
    Here is the T.


    My question is, is this a well known "movie" car? I looked at the Ivo and Grabowski T's and they look different, Does anyone know who owned the T shown?

  2. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    That front axle looks pretty bad ass on that T.
  3. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,318


    I have the same box set, pretty rad collection.
  4. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,004


    I'll take it! 795 bucks what a deal!
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  5. blackout
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
    Posts: 2,162


    I always thought Lily was hot.
  6. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 2,613


    I was more into Judy Jetson.LOL
  7. jusjunk
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 3,139

    from Michigan


    Ok so who built the T ?
  8. KreaturesCCaustin
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,258

    from Austin, TX

    For 795, you could have this bad ass little T, and Yvonne DiCarlo! WOW! I'll take it!

    I wish I knew who built that T, but I can't help ya. It may have been one that Barris threw together for the show, then stripped for parts later. ???
  9. I saw that episode a couple of years ago, it's a neat looking little car. I gotta look for that set of DVD's Wasn't Gradowsky credited in some of the episodes of that show? Seems like he drove a hearse a couple of times or something.

    I have to agree. Hot Rod Herman insists.
  10. 795...sold...and a Goth chick...err Yvonne ride shotgun...not a bad deal in this or any other century...I need to get that box set
  11. stripng kinda like this one dig the 2dr ranch wagon in the back row

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  12. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 22,273


    Looks like it was good enough to get a magazine feature, I'm sure someone will thumb through some old issues and ID the owner.
  13. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,865


    That car is fucking SICK!
  14. daddyo54
    Joined: May 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,403

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    from Denison Tx

    A couple of Yvonne DeCarlo (lily) when she was younger.


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  15. daddyo54
    Joined: May 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,403

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    from Denison Tx

    And the T rules! I would like to build one like it some day.
  16. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 2,242


    Wrong, Yvonne DiCarlo rules, just look at the great curves on her...

    CRUISER :cool:

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  17. Jimv
    Joined: Dec 5, 2001
    Posts: 2,927


    Mortisha had it all over Lily with that tight black long dress!! Beside she was into "french". I heard her & gomez where swingers!!lololol
  18. skwurl
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,620


    Nice car. Be neat if it popped up out of nowhere, been stored for 40 years. Wish I knew something about it.
  19. I have the season 1 & 2 sets....Well worth the money, season 2 is in a Herman's head shape box!
  20. also pick up Munster Go Home the movie
    the second time they build the Dragula
  21. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,374

    from New York

    HHMMM, Could this be the first time all the Hambers are stumped ??
  22. 33ghost
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 35

    from Tennessee

    There is a site that was dedicated to the munsters. But had shit loads of info on the Koach an Drag-u-la pretty cool site showing the build up of both cars well worth searching for an the guy that runs it might know something about the T an there is a message board on there as well.
  23. Jimmy
    Joined: Dec 11, 2002
    Posts: 110


    Looks like it's this car, from a color feature in Hot Rod in the mid-60s.

    I'll see if I can find the article and post more info if I find it.

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  24. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 2,613


    I think we have a winner but I've never seen that car before?
  25. hustlinhillbilly
    Joined: Jun 17, 2008
    Posts: 183

    from ohio

    I was thinking that it was the car from the movie "The Lively Set" but that one had 2 deuces. Always crack up when it get to the part where the girl pours a cup of root beer in the tank. The pulls the fuel line off to drain it. Like the rootbeer didn't mix with the gas.
  26. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 22,273


    I agree, note the wood top header bow that has been fitted all around the outside of the top iron. T buckets weren't cookie cutters in the old days, they all had ID clues. I know that was a Hot Rod feature car, bet it had a unique rear window that is blocked by that price sign on the first shot.
  27. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
    Posts: 6,005

    from Atl Ga

    Headlights, axle, spindle mounts, headers, air cleaner, valve covers and radiator hose are the same. Looks like you got it!

  28. It doesn't mix... gas is lighter than water (Rootbeer) and settles to the bottom of the tank usually where the pickup or drain is located.

    I always drain water from fuel tanks of aircraft before I fly them.

    I've also had to replace Oil pans on cars that sat a long time and one I replaced sat indoors in the Arizona Desert because water condensation gathered below the oil and rusted the oil pan out!:eek: (Surprised me too...!!!!)
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  29. Billybobdad
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 850


    Look closely at the license plate number:D

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