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building a tbucket

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by h2owell, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. h2owell
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    h2owell
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    hello everyone, hope to meet some great people and car builders that we can maybe exchange my little bit of information for a lot of your info.
    I am 63 years old and just started to build my first what ever it turns out to be.
    have an original 27 roadster pickup that would challange henry ford himself
    to make something of. needs everything from ground up. dont know if i have enough sheet metal ability or not.
    also have a 1952 mercuty montery blimp donor car. 255 flathead with an air cooled auto 2 speed meromatic. so I am building a a 1927 mercury T bucket not a ford. am going to put metcury labels on it.
    Have been married to the greatest wife a man could have for about 28 years, and don't ask you can't have her.
    look forward to hearing from you.:):):)
     
  2. Ranunculous
    Joined: Nov 30, 2007
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    h2owell,
    Welcome to the HAMB.You'll like it here.

    Use the "Search" function for some great t-bucket threads on here;Grabowski,Ivo and others.
    Best of luck on your project!
     
  3. h2owell
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
    Posts: 29

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    thanks for the reply and the advice!:):):)
     
  4. Welcome. The '27 Merc sounds like a fun project. Best of luck.
     
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  5. h2owell
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    thanks Goober for the reply and the site tips.
    looking forward to the build
     
  6. captmullette
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    welcome to the best information in the world.....
     
  7. h2owell
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    thanks capt I need all the info I can get
     
  8. REBEL43
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
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    from TENNESSEE

    Welcome to th HAMB. I like the 27 merc T project keep us posted.
     
  9. Welcome from central Iowa!
     
  10. welcome from Green Bay!
     
  11. h2owell
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    Many thanks to everyone that responded. Maybe my granddaughter will help me post some pics soon. I have a few but can't find the gear shift lever on this thing to do that with!
     
  12. cederholm
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    Welcome from NYC! ...gotta share some of those pics!
     
  13. h2owell
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    She is doing this for me!
     

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  14. duck279
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    from SC

    Welcome to the HAMB from SC
     
  15. cederholm
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    NICE! That'll buff out! :)

    PS - a lot of guys might not see this here. Feel free to repost your pics on the main board with your plans. There will be some interest and some great advice. ..and a couple of smartass' too!
     
  16. T-rev
    Joined: Jun 15, 2010
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    Welcome to the HAMB from Wyoming and definetly get that on the Main Board
     
  17. Iceberg460
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    Hello and welcome from Co. VERY cool project ya got there.
     
  18. pumpman
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    Welcome from Union Pier, MI. Looks like you're going to have some fun.
     
  19. h2owell
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    thanks for the responses but the pics don't do justice to the t body. It looks much worse in person. Henry would probaly hold services for it. paul
     
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  20. h2owell
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    don't have the body work experience to try to raise the the 27 parts from the dead.
    bought a Corbin fiberglass body to get going. maybe change out the body at a later date if i don't like it.
    to much humidity here let out side metal last long before it is past repair.
    still need all the advice I can get befor this build is out and running.
    thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1:)
     
  21. h2owell
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    Have frame steel!!!!!!!!!!! Cutting and welding going on!!!!!!!!!:D

    Wish me luck, I will need it! Never done any thing like this.
     
  22. I wish you luck, and have fun. Sounds like it might be time to start a build thread on the main board. Looks interesting
     
  23. chopnchaneled
    Joined: Oct 21, 2004
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    from Buford Ga.

    Welcome from Buford,Ga. Keep us posted on your build.
     
  24. Old&Low
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
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    Welcome from another 'old guy!' Don't worry, you WILL have the sheet metal ability; what better place to learn, and your rusty bucket is the perfect place to start!
     
  25. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    from Burton, MI

    If I can do it, anyone can!! Fun little cars and welcome to the rest of your hot rod days...
     
  26. h2owell
    Joined: Apr 3, 2011
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    Delayed a bit. Broke a small toe today! Be back at it soon!!!!!!!:mad:
     
  27. h2owell
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    A lot of looking and measuring, a little bit of cutting, a little bit of welding, a whole lot of grinding!!!!!!! What would i do without the grinders!! Not much. Going to have a frame soon. need more grinding wheels and a place to buy them cheap!!!!! Sure would help to know what I am doing!! thanks for all the advice and tips everyone, but mostly for the encouragement to just git-r-done.
     
  28. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    Paul
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    welcome to the HAMB, good to see your progress

    please note that this section is for introductions,
    progress reports and general conversation go on the main board
     

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