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Hot Rods How about some love for the T-Bucket?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, May 9, 2021.

  1. 2OLD2FAST
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    Mine is mounted 1" below the frame rails , the shell is channelled about 4" .
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  2. Blake 27
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    Blake 27

    This neat little T has been posted before, here's a few pics I took at Pleasanton. DSC019311.JPG DSC020841.JPG DSC019301.JPG DSC0192911.JPG DSC020851.JPG DSC019271.JPG
     
  3. lake_harley
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    It's amazing the increase of space and leg room picked up in the interior, like the purple car above, when the body is not channeled. If I ever build another T, the body will be on top of the frame.

    Lynn
     
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  4. 2OLD2FAST
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    I'd add that because the back of a T body curves forward ,you'll have more depth , but the distance front to back ( at the floor) will be less .. Actually less leg room.
     
  5. A Boner
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    Wrong. Legroom is both front to back and up and down. Drop the floor below the top of the frame and gain even more legroom, than just the unchannel.
     
  6. pirate
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    Seem to remember your car having floor below top of frame. Any picture of you sitting in car and pic of interior. Really like you car, perfect!
     
  7. i don't think i will ever build, or own a T bucket, but, a friend of mine found an old 60s show bucket. Been stored for years, Purple & white paint, nailhead power, & chromed everything (except the headers, they were white) coolest T I have ever seen close up
     
  8. Old-Soul
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    Pics or it didn't happen.
     
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  9. Serial offender. My first T bucket - early 90's build and looked no different by 2006.
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    Or in fact 2012!

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    My second. Taught my son to drive in it - here making my father chuckle about 12 years ago.

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    After a couple of non-bucket T's (Tourer and the Coupe) and I'm now starting on another. It's a bit rough but getting there...

    T roadster body.jpeg

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  10. A Boner
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    image.jpeg I'm thinking a dropped axle and some soap and water would win me over!
     
  11. DDDenny
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    Leave the dirt, remove the fenders, add side nerf bars..........and go racing.
     
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  12. Racing y'say?

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  13. dana barlow
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    1. Y-blocks

  14. denis4x4
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    Dragmaster also did a limited number of Volksrod chassis.
     
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  16. 2OLD2FAST
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    Do you have the info on that photo ,I remember seeing it , but that's all ?
     
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  17. denis4x4
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    I think that may be Rickman photo for a HOT ROD feature on Dragmaster
     
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  18. 2OLD2FAST
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    The axle beam appears to be sideways ????? Laying on its side ??
     
  19. lake_harley
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    Looks very similar to the "Monogram Big T", but without the top. Is it? I'm thinking maybe not, but can't remember now, did the Big T have a T radiator shell, or did it have a '32 shell?

    Lynn
     
  20. lake_harley
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    V-60 tube axle, I believe.

    Lynn
     
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  21. A Boner
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    I probably posted this very slick track roadster (bucket) before. E3021816-EAB1-4A8F-A91E-E95BADE08DA2.png
     
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  22. 2OLD2FAST
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    I see it now , reflection on round tube , thanks
     
  23. One of my mom's friends has a green t bucket he inherited from his mother. She built it in the 60's, I'll get some pictures
     
  24. Always loved Fred Steeles T Bucket. 20180325_123133_001.jpg
     
  25. pirate
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  26. 20180325_131943.jpg Hot date that night...
     
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  27. DDDenny
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    May have been a better idea to borrow the old mans' sedan that night!
    Wink Wink.
     
  28. pirate
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    Well back to business!

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