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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. 17-Dan-Eichstedt-Leg-Show-T-Bucket-48.jpg The ultimate Fad "T", Danny Eichstedt's "Leg Show". So completely out there and weird that it is, somehow, cool
     
  2. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
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    Reminds me of "the Show era" - chrome everything, wild expensive paint, a hollow engine & push it on & off the enclosed trailer. Saw a vette, plexeglass floor, gold trim everything including blower, & claim it original Grand Sport ( 1 of 5 each worth millionS ) then tell viewers you drive it to work - at the end of the day, saw him & crew pull enclosed trailer to the car & push it on. Build drivable cars & use them.
     
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  3. need louvers ?
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  4. That car looks like a caricature of a T-bucket. Every detail is so exaggerated that it's outrageous. But then, I guess that's the point.
     
  5. flamingokid
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    T's are an acquired taste,but I like 'em when somebody gets it right.When the builder doesn't,it looks like a clown car or Hot Wheels prototype.
     
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  6. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    I think my favorite ever is the Bill Roland T (former Ivo roadster).

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  7. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
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    What was the wheelbase on Ivo's car?
     
  8. ruffie tuffshitski
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
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    I'm building a bug with a t-bucket frame- 12 spoke fronts, tall pie crusts in the rear- ( this otta get me kicked off pretty quick) haha
     

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  9. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
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    At least the "bug T" isn't a copy/clone - radical chop & no fenders - what engine?
     
  10. tfeverfred
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    Do a build thread. Then wait.
     
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  11. need louvers ?
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    Me too, Jeffery!

    101" on Ivo's wheelbase
     
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  12. Gabe Fernando
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    I think Norm G. built the best proportioned 'T' of all time. Nothing overdone and kept simple. For all practical purposes his was intentionally the first one. Saw it as an 11yr. old kid in our town often (La Crescenta, Ca). It was black with the blower then and sounded neat. That car was a pretty bold move at that time. Got to know Norm a little later in life and he always amazed me. We all know he was one of a kind.
     
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  13. ruffie tuffshitski
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    Yep, 5 inch chop, no fenders, extended front- 103 wheelbase- looking for a 327 and 4 speed, setback under the cowl, weedburner style headers exiting under the rockers
     
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  14. Blade58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2012
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    My daughter wants a father daughter project I mention to her we could start a T bucket build I showed what we need, thinking about 50s eras steel wheels
     
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  15. Trouble Maker's Tea
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    I've always loved the T... I've owned a 27 and a 23, but moved on to altereds. My next T will be a copy of this T by Dave Benjamin...
     

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  16. D-Ozzie
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    I saw this pic and immediately thought "slot car". This thing looks like a hoot to drive.
     
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  17. Bluedot
    Joined: Oct 26, 2011
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    1972 and I was at my last Air Force assignment in Cheyenne, WY. I thought I was in love with my '66 Vette, until one day at a local outdoor car show I got a ride in a T (yes, a fad T or "bucket" as we're defining that here). The sight thru the windshield of the engine, wheels, and suspension all working as we went down the road instantly hooked me on old hot rods. Sold the Vette soon thereafter, and have been in street rods and hot rods ever since. That T ride that day was game over, hooked for life. 70 years old, and I still grin like a little kid when I'm grabbin' gears with the Muncie in my coupe. All because of that one ride in a T Bucket some 44 years ago. Addiction!
     
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  18. steel rebel
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  19. autobilly
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    Ok, thinking outside the box (like Ed), what do you knowledgeable types think about the Outlaw/Excalibur?
    Although unmistakeably T bucketishly styled and built to show rather than drive, does it fit here in any way?
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  20. I grew up in the 70s, so I've always liked the fad Ts, although the one posted is to extreme for me.
    The newer ones out these days, with modern Rubberband tires, are a heinous abomination, that I dislike as much as I dislike VWs.

    Norms and Tommys are great, imo, but Skips one, would be how I'd do one, were I to do one, which I'm not.
     
  21. GEGE
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    traditional? secret is this is a longer wheelbase than most think a t bucket should have? I did that for highway smoothness.
     
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  22. Moriarity
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    Sure the outlaw belongs here, I built a clone a dozen years ago ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459469826.547001.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459469860.080566.jpg
     
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  23. tfeverfred
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    Great looking T. I was wondering if Guide headlights would work on a T. Now I can add them to my build list. Thanks!
     
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  24. thewishartkid
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
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    12347994_1276036512422301_7167365893145420473_n.jpg Well I believe I fit into the T-Bucket category! All steel, A rails short bed. And called a dune buggy every time someone ask about it.
     
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  25. butch27
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    Ruffie: I would like to follow this project. Looks cool to me.
     
  26. ruffie tuffshitski
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
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    Thanks man! I'll see if I can start a build thread
     
  27. Nailhead A-V8
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    Anderson's two comparison shots got it right the difference between these "cool" cars is obvious but subtle its as simple as the windsheild for me raked back to follow the styling cues of the cowl or straight up with a white top with little diamond windows like a fridge stuck on a frame....yuck especially awesome if you position the seats on top of the frame kick up so that youre taller than the original windsheild ....ah the '70's walrus mustache, plumbers smile pants, tight fitting Gratiot auto supply T shirt over a tremendous beer belly, filling the curly mullet with bugs as it sticks over the top of the windsheild....awesome!
     
  28. von Dyck
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
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    :rolleyes:The Bill Roland version of the Ivo "T" with the 6 deuces, and even with the black steel wheels does it for me. Ivo's Titian Red "T" has been restored - has anyone done a Bill Roland clone?

    SteelRebel: is that a quarter mile ahead of you?:rolleyes:
     
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  29. Cyclone Kevin
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    traditional? secret is this is a longer wheelbase than most think a t bucket should have? I did that for highway smoothness.[/QUOTE]

    I remember that shoot well George.
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  30. tfeverfred
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    Funny, clueless and no periods! Awesome!:D
     
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