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T- bucket frame question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NYfatboy, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. NYfatboy
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
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    I just bought this frame,was supposedly from a T-bucket. I intend to put a transverse spring in rear.Its about 86 inches long and has these weird looking tubes at the end that were supposedly for coil overs.Has anyone seen a frame like this,it was supposedly aftermarket?Any problems with the short wheelbase?Thanks!
     
  2. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    It appears as though a rear crossmember was removed from there? You might be better off building a new frame...
     
  3. JohnEvans
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
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    from Phoenix AZ

  4. Chop off those spring tubes and add your kick up at that point, what body is going on it anyhow ? Here's what I did on mine it was a basic t-bucket frame that someone did a poor job of welding on. I ended up cutting it apart and rewelding the whole thing and adding to the rear to get my wheelbase where I wanted it. In hind sight probably would have been better to start from scratch but I already had this.

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  5. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
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    It looks like you're gonna have yourself quite a workout filling holes and cleaning that thing up. I'm a scrounge, first class, but I think this is a bit much to get looking good for a car, maybe save it to utilize bits and pieces on another frame, the front crossmember and perch appear to be good pieces. I dunno, I just think it's gonna be more work and hassle than starting fresh, but then again, that's just my worthless opinion...:)
     

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  6. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    from Texas

    Hang that POS on the fence and kick yourself in the butt everytime you look at it for one month.
    Then buy some tubing and build yourself a frame. No sense in trying to fix something that was schmucked together by a know-nothing when you can do it right.
    Oh yeah, right after you finish your new frame, remove lesson from fence and sell to someone else who needs a lesson. (just kidding, cut it up and use the pieces to build a trailer frame.)
     
  7. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 5,079

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    Get yourself three 10' lengths of rect. tube and go. See Brianangus thread first, on building a frame.
    You'll be way ahead, and yes, we've all been there. :rolleyes:
     
  8. dorksrock
    Joined: May 25, 2006
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    I agree, Buy some 2x3" 3/16 inch wall tube, and a peice of 2 5/8" round tube, and weld up your own frame. that way you can make it exactly how you want it to be the first time around...
     
  9. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
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    build a new frame and save yourself alot of head aches.......
     
  10. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
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    Take the advice given above. Buy tube. Measure twice, cut once. Tack weld only, stand back, sit and look, plan ahead, take your time, then weld slowly to prevent warping. Above all, have fun!
     
  11. NYfatboy
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
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    Ouch,Thanks guys!
     
  12. dorksrock
    Joined: May 25, 2006
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  13. Kramer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
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    Yep, thats the ones I used. Lots of other information in there also.
     

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