Register now to get rid of these ads!

Hot Rods My 1 year transformation

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gearhead Graphics, Oct 2, 2020.

  1. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,604

    Gearhead Graphics
    Member
    from Denver Co

    My parents sold their t bucket to have me. I've heard stories of the fun they had for my entire life. Last year I found a decent deal on faceboo marketplace and bought a wrecked car. I wanted to have it done in may, but reality sunk in, and i went overboard on the build, but it's now together.
    Tried my best to knock the 90s off and give it some more traditional vibe.

    Needs finishing details, glass is being cut, but here's some of my work.
    A few how I got it, and a b.w. of dad and his.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,605

    williebill
    Member

    I'd double like your post if I could. Good story, and a good reason, too. Are your parents still around? If so, when do they get to borrow it?
     
    loudbang, Gnater and flatheadpete like this.
  3. Billy_Bottle_Caps
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
    Posts: 246

    Billy_Bottle_Caps
    Member

    Nice! You did well
     
    loudbang likes this.
  4. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,865

    blowby
    Member
    from Nicasio Ca

    Very nice!
     
    loudbang likes this.

  5. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,873

    flatheadpete
    Member
    from Burton, MI

    Knocked the ugly right off it! T-Buckets are a blast. Have fun!
     
    loudbang and chryslerfan55 like this.
  6. If you did that in a year, I am impressed! Every car I have built takes two years no matter how dedicated I am to the build.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  7. LOL 2 years? 1 year?:p hell I am not sure that anything I have ever owned is ever really finished. :oops::D

    @Gearhead Graphics
    Looks good, I really like the T bucket. I wish I had the intestinal fortitude to build one that nice. :cool:

    BTW I got a testicle I don't really need (and a nice nickel 27 grill shell) if you want me to own that deuce grill shell.:D
     
  8. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,604

    Gearhead Graphics
    Member
    from Denver Co

    1 year and 1 week since I bought it and tore it apart.
    Parents are still around. Camshaft went flat on the dyno last night, so I've gotta fix that. After that, they can drive it whenever! My 57 lives at their house now, they put more miles on it than me.

    paint is a modern interpretation of the colors of theirs. Bigger tire combo than they ran, I did a little of it here and there my style.
    Need a windshield and to finish upholstery. The bed cover is done, need sides and carpet.

    At least 1 day a weekend, usually 3, and most nights after work. Single, no kids, dont do bars... all I do is cars. Maybe that's why I'm single.
     
    AHotRod, 48fordnut, Racer29 and 11 others like this.
  9. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,604

    Gearhead Graphics
    Member
    from Denver Co

    @porknbeaner that 32 shell is a fiberglass POS, and its busted all to hell. You probably dont really want it.
     
    loudbang and dana barlow like this.
  10. partssaloon
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 451

    partssaloon
    Member

    Interesting rear tires, what brand and size are they?
     
    loudbang likes this.
  11. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,604

    Gearhead Graphics
    Member
    from Denver Co

    @partssaloon I cant rember brand off hand (not a major label) 33/12.5r15. theyre the least aggressive tread i could find in that size. wanted big, but didnt want to go with a hoosier or mickey thompson type tire that i couldnt find a replacement for without ordering it. drawback to them, i might need a lower rear gear!
     
    loudbang and chryslerfan55 like this.
  12. Probably not. But it was fun to offer.
    BTW if it was busted up and you sold it to me I know you would tell me first and that is a damned good quality in a man. ;)
     
    Halfdozen, Joel W, 48fordnut and 2 others like this.
  13. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,272

    Jalopy Joker
    Member

    Congrats - looks good - like pic of your Dad back in the day - need pic of him next to yours now
     
    loudbang and Gnater like this.
  14. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,072

    scrap metal 48
    Member

    Cool bucket.. I really like the way the seat turned out...
     
    loudbang likes this.
  15. Gnater
    Joined: Jan 7, 2020
    Posts: 21

    Gnater

    Looks great and cool story!


    Sent from my iPad using H.A.M.B.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  16. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,604

    Gearhead Graphics
    Member
    from Denver Co

    @scrap metal 48 thank you, i cant wait to see all the upholstery done. heated elements in seats for driver and passenger butt and back. silly, but they will help on these cool colorado evenings!
     
  17. 40Vert
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
    Posts: 583

    40Vert
    Member

    Super nice!


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  18. That was a superb transformation from butt ugly to beautiful. Nice work!
     
    loudbang likes this.
  19. Nice turn around on that, does it have a door so your parents can get in and out easier ?
    I wish I had put doors in mine, my old ass could use them ...lol
     
    loudbang and chryslerfan55 like this.
  20. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,710

    rustydusty
    Member

    Great looking T! I also did a make over on mine over the course of a year. Next on my list is painting the body black. I love the color you chose for yours. You are gonna love driving it...
     
    loudbang likes this.
  21. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,972

    rusty rocket
    Member

    Kool T but I really like the Uni.
     
    Texas57 and Gearhead Graphics like this.
  22. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,174

    392
    Member

    Great job but one thing to me I’d do is put smooth radiator hoses on. Don’t take that as a personal jab. I could be minority. Good stuff in quick time.
     
    partssaloon and loudbang like this.
  23. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,604

    Gearhead Graphics
    Member
    from Denver Co

    @swade41, no door. I did think about cutting one in. But the way the body is channeled over the frame the floor is above the door line on the car. That and the fiberglass was really warped. Would have been a major pain in my ass

    @rusty rocket thank you. the unibody has been my toy the last 10 years. under the hood is an intake we cant talk about here, but otherwise pretty standard build, its a lot of fun, hard to keep tires on the rear!

    @392 yeah, i like smooth hoses, it was a matter of getting hoses that fit the small space. Just enough curve that it was a pain to go to NAPA and sort through, so I went flex. For now they work, will see if they stay or go
     
    loudbang and chryslerfan55 like this.
  24. woody45
    Joined: Oct 7, 2015
    Posts: 66

    woody45
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Jeff, you should be very proud of the work you have done. The "T" looks fantastic and is great tribute to your parents.
    Mike
     
  25. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,604

    Gearhead Graphics
    Member
    from Denver Co

    My upholstery guy is doing an amazing job too!
     
  26. Stonebird
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 108

    Stonebird
    Member

    Looks like Nexen Roadian. I too am running this size tire but in a BFG Sport Truck TA. They have a more standard street tread and plainer sidewall. They are no longer produced but I found this pair that had never been mounted at a swap meet a few years ago. I will need to keep these Nexens in mind if I need replacements.
     
    loudbang and chryslerfan55 like this.
  27. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,604

    Gearhead Graphics
    Member
    from Denver Co

    @Stonebird you nailed it. Thats what they are!
     
    loudbang and chryslerfan55 like this.
  28. Bigmac48
    Joined: Apr 3, 2017
    Posts: 272

    Bigmac48
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Dundalk Md

    Beautiful job, you do nice work ,you made your parents proud, keep up the good work, you have your priorities in order , drinking is a "curse" a waste of many people's lives and has destroyed many men and families , take your time ,one day you will look up and find the young lady Gods got for you admiring your work and your character . "ya done well pilgrim"
     
  29. Lil'Alb
    Joined: Sep 22, 2013
    Posts: 210

    Lil'Alb
    Member
    from brier, wa

    No surprise you're a graphics guy, you were able to spot potential where others probably didn't.

    Great job, that's a ride to be proud of! And great story too.

    Brian
     
    Gearhead Graphics and loudbang like this.
  30. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 30,456

    loudbang
    Member

    Great SON and rebuild it looks MUCH BETTER. :)
     
    Bigmac48 and Gearhead Graphics like this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.