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Folks Of Interest Info on late '40s photo, T bucket

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by telecustom, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. telecustom
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    The photo has been posted on many different threads, one post said there is a right up on here some where but I'm not finding it. I've tried searching what ever I can think of related to the car and not finding it.
    If you know the way please let me in on this one, It's just too cool a car to keep it a secret.

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  2. seb fontana
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    First thing that came to my mind was "The Bug"..mostly because of the rear tires...He certanly has "roadster Hair"..lol.
     
  3. need louvers ?
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    First, that's not a "T" bucket... It's a modified. It has been mistakenly identified as Dick Kraft, but I don't believe anyone has come up with difitive answer.
     
  4. telecustom
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    It's one hell of a modified, lines are perfect. I would like to base a build around it.
    I just want to know how modified, looks like suicide front, maybe just a model t spring in the rear. 6 volt system with electric fuel pump, channeled, no cowl vent with cowl steering. No rad fan? That wouldn't be a T frame now would it?
     

  5. need louvers ?
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    I have never seen another picture of this car, and it's kinda hard to pick out the details in this shot. But I can tell you that it is based on a '26 or '27 roadster body with the rear subframe cut off. I can't see the lower rail of the frame, but it is either "T" based or more likely "A" based. Judging by the tank on the back and the little bit of a tail light that I see, I would guess that it's kicked about 10" in the back with a "T" spring... But that is speculation on my part. From the frame height and wheel posistion ahead of the deuce grill shell, I would guess that the front axle is mounted on a "bull dog" or suicide perch. Could also be running the spring behind the axle, but that wasn't as commonly done back in the forties as it is now. I'd guess the wheelbase at about 100 inches or so. Yes, the cowl vent (actually fuel filler on a "T") is filled, and it looks like the windshield bead has been shrunk out and flattened. From the angle, I can't tell if the body is narrowed or not. Hope that helps a bit. You might check out the Modifieds only thread, or Modified dimensions thread for more info.
     
  6. Don's Hot Rods
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    That little modified is just so nice. I wonder if a windshield would have ruined the look ?

    Don
     
  7. need louvers ?
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    I see it's channeled the depth of the frame too. Wonder what the dash was? It looks like the cowl is rolled back over something custom...
     
  8. gnichols
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    I wonder if the front radius rods are as nice as the rears? Gary
     
  9. need louvers ?
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    I knew I had seen that car before the picture showed up here on the H.A.M.B.! Don Mongomery's book Hot Rods as they were on page 98... two more profile shots from the passenger side, one with a McCulloch "cream separator" type supercharger. Still no mention of who owned it though.
     
  10. need louvers ?
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    Fronts look to be '35-'41 Ford stuff, judging by length.
     
  11. telecustom
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    Don Montgomery's book Hot Rods as they were is now back in stock for about $40. I'll look in to getting a copy just to see two more shots of it.. And many other cool cars as well.
     
  12. thunderbirdesq
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    here ya go....
     

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  13. flatheadpete
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    That mother fucker's BAD! With a capital BAD!
     
  14. flatheadpete
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    Really makes me miss the Peter Beater...Motivation. I'm gonna scan and blow this pic up for motivational purposes.
     
  15. flatheadpete
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    Why is it that a thread about what we're supposed to be about fades faster than a late September sun while other bull shit threads continue to get hits?
     
  16. tfeverfred
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    Super bad mofo!
     
  17. flatheadpete
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    Fred is one of my HAMB heroes.....any more info on this?
     
  18. telecustom
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    WOWZA! ah ah Thanks!
     
  19. telecustom
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    Second!
     
  20. steel rebel
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    I don't see anything I would change!
     
  21. Sledge
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    Great picture! I always liked that car in the Don Montgomery book!
     
  22. speedfreek155
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    Some times where we were is where we end up anyway .
     
  23. Hot Rod Dirty's
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    Love the look, perfect
     
  24. need louvers ?
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    I know I have seen another picture of this car some where. I have the Don Cox book, and the Tom Medley books. As soon as I have time to sit, I will dig a bit further.
     
  25. 51farmtruck
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    That thing is so bad ass.
    Hop Up Issue #6 has a picture of this car from the passenger side. Im pretty sure it is the same car.
     
  26. 51farmtruck
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    Here is my crappy scan of the Hop Up Issue.

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  27. firingorder1
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    That is a gorgeous car. What is even better is to see it on a lakebed with a number on its door doing what it was built for.
     
  28. telecustom
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  30. Shaggy
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    Wow i really like that car!!!
     

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