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Projects The bucket of ugly! A de-uglifying thread...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by need louvers ?, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
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    Great choice on going with the 327 Fred, and good luck with your job interviews!
     
  2. patman
    Joined: Apr 30, 2007
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    Fingers crossed for ya on the interviews!
     
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  3. Good luck on your interviews, @tfeverfred! Liking the way your T is coming together.
     
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  4. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    Well, nothing to do today. Still waiting for word from my interviews. So, I thought it had been a while, since I rolled my project into the sunlight. 100+ degrees, so I didn't spend a lot of time posing, but it felt good to play with the old girl.:) Man, I love black cars.

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  5. nobux
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    Drove mine today for the first time in over a year. While I was waiting for an opening at the body shop, I sewed up the seat and tonneau covers. With each addition of white upholstery, the color grew on me a little bit more. The San Marino red I had decided on will have to wait.
    The car rides good. I lowered the kick up 2", pulled a leaf out of the rear spring. Adding the bed really changed the look of the car in a good way IMHO.
    I have a fuel drip to fix, front brakes need adjusting , and I want to make up interior side panels. Easy fixes. There is a month of t-bucket weather left to enjoy. 20180902_081829.jpg
     
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  6. I really like the way your Bucket looks, it sits nice with clean and uncluttered lines...very cool!! :cool::cool::D JW
     
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  7. That looks just right! Hits the mark before the style turned toward excess.
     
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  8. gonzo
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    Wow car looks great but only a month of T Bucket weather left to enjoy? I'm never moving to Minnesota. I thought we had it tough in Boston.
     
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  9. rhtfo
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    Love the stance and your colours you've got right now. Just looks good. I may have missed it, but what size front / rear tires are you using ? They make the car "look" right.

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  10. nobux
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    The fronts are Firestone 165R15's and the rears are Starfire 235/75-15's. The rake is all rubber. The rear of the frame before the kick up sits 2 1/2" higher than the front, which is the same difference in tire diameter.

    A longer drive today showed that the ride is a lot better running 4 instead of 5 leaves in the rear, but now the driveshaft hits the floor on hard bumps. So I either raise the rear again, or cut the floor under the seat for a bigger tunnel.

    I think I'll stop and pick up some resin and mat this week for a bigger tunnel. Raising the rear is just a crutch instead of fixing the problem.
     
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  11. Tim_with_a_T
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    Not that my opinion matters, but I held my tongue earlier in saying I think your car would look great sitting an inch or two higher in the rear. It's a clean bucket either way; that was just my initial impression. Enjoy the nice weather while it's still here!
     
  12. nobux
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    Tim, I know what you are saying. The pictures make it look like a lot more of a taildragger than it actually is. I still have the 265's that I took off the rear. They would give it a little more visual punch. It might be worth the time to swap them on.
     
  13. AndersF
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    Just rise the back for the moment and drive it. Then fix it like you want in the winter.
     
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  14. nobux
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    Here it is with a 2" taller rear tire and a 1" block on top of the rear spring. It'd be nice to find a little narrower tire than these 265/75's. I like the height, but not the width. It was definitely great roadster weather today for the drive to work .
     
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  15. 2OLD2FAST
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    Car sits perfect now ... If I had a complaint , it's the box , looks (to me) like it's going downhill .... critique is worth what you paid for it ...
     
  16. AndersF
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    Its always difficult to get the image of the car in the head to reality.
    But you have problaby the best looking T-bucket in just any chow you take it to as is.
     
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  17. nobux
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    Thanks for the kind words. They might be a tad exaggerated , but I'll take them. :cool:.

    There's a lot of things left I want to change to get it to where I want it. The headers will get modified. I want to chop off the collectors and run 4 individual pipes to the same length. The car will get a set of mags and cheater slicks. My first post of my car in this thread had Cragar SS's and Hurst slicks. I want it to look like it came from the pages of Car Craft, circa 64-65. I'm slowly getting there.

    In the mean time, I'll keep on driving it.
     
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  19. patman
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  20. upspirate
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    I'm sure Fred will take some styling ques from the blue one.
    I kinda like the red tub though with a few things changed.....
     
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  21. My kid's buddy found a buyer for my T; so I'm now roadster-less. While my '35 coupe is OK, it is not the same as open wheel, wind in your face hot rod. Probably have to do something about the situation; but a little more bad knees/hips friendly, like an A (don't tell the wife).
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  22. Tim_with_a_T
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
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    Rich, I love your bucket. Your front tires- are they 5.60-15? How wide are your front wheels? Any pictures from head on?


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  23. tfeverfred
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    Wow, Rich. I'm sure it went to a good home and I wish you well on the next project.
     
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  24. Yes; 5.60x15. Pretty sure the wheels were 5-1/2" wide. Closest I could find to a head on picture.
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  25. Tim_with_a_T
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    Thank you! Extremely helpful!


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  26. gonzo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2003
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    Not sure if this has been posted already but I stumbled on this cool article about Marcus Edell's T bucket.
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  27. Found another; still not head on; but shows what's there a little clearer.
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  28. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    Well, guys, it's been a while, but here's the latest. Well, I FINALLY got a job. I start Monday. :) I would start in an assembly plant, then in a few months, I planned to move into their warehouse.

    But 30 minutes later, a supervisor in the warehouse, noticed my resume and wants to interview me for a Receiving Clerk position (which was my last job). Bottom line, soon I'll have financial support for my T Bucket addiction.


     
  29. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    Congratulations that’s great news Fred I hope the job works out and gives you the income and security you need.
     
  30. I like good news and that's really great, looking forward to seeing more progress soon.:cool::cool: JW
     
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