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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GEGE, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. 32 hudson
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
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    Nice Bucket. Just the right stance and I like the whites. What size and brand of tires ?
     
  2. R Pope
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
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    How many times have you heard, "is that a kit car?" Grrrrr.......
     
  3. swissmike
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    Very nice. Not too sure about the cycle tires up front, though.
    There have been 3 very nice T-buckets on the HAMB lately that I noticed. Is there a new fad in the making...?
     
  4. GassersGarage
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    I'm usually not a fan of T-buckets, but yours rocks.
     
  5. Molonewolf
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
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    Love the bomb gas tank!
     
  6. 53Hattie
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    Ditto what KoolKat-57 said! So refreshing to see a bucket that looks "real", ...'cause it IS of course! The wheel/tire combo is bitchen, no way wonky! Sweet!
     
  7. 53Hattie
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    Gotta cast another vote in favor of T&R and standard carpet instead diamond & fuzz, purple is fine however...
     
  8. 42hotrod
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    from S.E. Idaho

    Yup Diamond was really 70's even into early 80's. That sharp looking little bucket needs some tuck n roll and please no ugly ass shaggy carpet!!!
     
  9. hot_rod_bones
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    from topeka, ks

    love the fuel tank, but have always disliked the tall windshield.

    nice ride
     
  10. firingorder1
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    If you do the diamond tuft people will look at you car and wonder how long it took you to build it. Mid 50s build. Didn't get around to upholstering it until the early 70s. Its gotta be T & R!!
     
  11. gimpyshotrods
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    Wonky is British slang. Generally, it means unattractive.

    I like them, though.:D Good job. Nice ride!
     
  12. Atwater Mike
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    Gorgeous '37 tube axle...but do you DARE show your a$$ around Pearl with that bomb?
    Sorry, old enough to remember, young enough to speak up.
     
  13. Love the T ...The axle is IT! Makes me want to do a Lightening Bug clone
     
  14. No_Respect
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    Wow awesome T any more pics or updates? I wanna see the shag
     
  15. KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

    That is Sweet !
     
  16. Kramer
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    Nice T, similar to the look I'm wanting in mine. Love the gas tank. Would love to see more pictures of it. I'm not against stealing ideas.
     
  17. Kramer
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    Never mind. I found your other threads. Loving it even more now.
     
  18. GEGE
    Joined: May 18, 2002
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    here is naked ladies on fur
     

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  19. Nice Bucket. Don't take off the whitewalls they look good. I remember when nobody ran blackwalls. That gas tank is a cool item. Best wishs from the Great White North.
     
  20. LSR 2909
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    Nice ride.
    The only mystery I see is purple fur carpet? What did that nice T do to you?
     
  21. GEGE
    Joined: May 18, 2002
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    black tuck and roll is it.
    White top and bed cover.
    purple fuzz carpet.
    Should be done next week and should be at the LA Roadster show.
    Already back to the old project "Surf Angel".
    Finally!
     
  22. Jim Bouchard
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    Just saw the car at the upholstry shop and recognized it from the HAMB and now
    it is the first post. Too COOL. Its looking good!
     
  23. pride63
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    wonky is actually british for uneven not unattractive
     
  24. Sumfuncomet
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    What makes that look so cool is that bed.....very nice looking piece of work!
     
  25. Colville
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    Good job... That thing looks great!
     
  26. Tony
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    Same here. Not often i see one i like. Yours i do, a lot!
    Very cool!

    Tony
     
  27. Jon Dunchack
    Joined: Jun 22, 2007
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    Great car, love that '37 front axle, as noted earlier - it really makes the car and continues the heritage back to Bukowski and Ivo.. Can you please tell us the work that was involved in placing the spring behind the axle? Thank you.
     
  28. Kool bucket & nice touch with the oil can.
     
  29. frankenstein1948
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    Wow! Not usually a big fan of T buckets but you nailed it with the look on this one.
    Very cool!
     
  30. GEGE
    Joined: May 18, 2002
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    Jon, answer your question, you can see this in the second set of pics, on the split rods i drilled a hole, i welded a sleeve into it for the spring perch's, i shortened the perches and rethreaded to correct length, installed some left over springer pike nuts from an old roth front end for looks, of course i needed to coral a correct length spring.
    When installing all on the car i loosen the pike nuts so perch is out slightly, install the spring and bolt it to the frame, then drop the car and the spring is able to find the perfect alignment to the radius rod because the perch can rotate in the sleeve, then i tighten it and wola, perfect alignment, no bind.
    the frame spring mount is raised to get the car down and it has a cover with hidden screws so you do not see the bolts and it blends in and looks like the cover is part of the frame. more pics to come as the interior and top will be done next week.
     

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