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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by merles_garage, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. tjm73
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    I love the images of it in the dirt and burning the tire on the race track. Actions shots rule!!

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  2. Ron Mayes
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    Who's car is this !!!
     

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  3. steel rebel
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    Picture I took at Bonn a few years ago. Not sure if it fits on this thread but in an attempt to keep it open I thought I'd post it.
     

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  4. noclubjoe
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    this car was for sale here on the hamb a while back, it is cool!
     
  5. It's only taken me fifty years to start building my T Bucket. With company's to build and products to design there never seemed to be the time.
    When I started designing my T Bucket I decided to construct and fabricate the entire car. I could have ordered the parts and built the car, but I felt that after over fifty plus years of designing, fabricating, and constructing everything from Hydroplane racing boats, Super Modified race cars, Motorcycle Sidecars, to Aerobatic Airplanes that I would use the thing learned in a lifetime to build something "traditional" plus different. Lets face it, the old guys that built 'traditional " cars many times thought outside of the box. If they hadn't things that are common place like dropped axles, or chopping and channeling would never have taken place. Guy's that took the time to make patterns for items like finned aluminum heads, or the three two intakes so that they could me sand cast, machined, and sold to the open market were all thinking out of the box. Today the efforts of all these trail blazers are called "traditional". These first Hot Rod trail blazers could have never known that decades later their style of creating would be
    a style that generations to follow would call "traditional".
    So I guess my T Bucket can be called "traditional", but then again some of it is way the fuck out side the box. I've never seen a T Bucket with Rees bars in the back for suspension like we ran in some of the Sprint Cars in the late 60's to early 70's, or torsion bars in the front like we ran in the high speed Super Modifieds race cars. Even the 3D "Flame that are a first and that I copyrighted are way the fuck out they"re. When it came time for a grill shell I decided to sculpture one from scratch along with the complete front axle.
    The body was fabricated from a mold that I made off a 60's style T Bucket, along with other items constructed from molds made off various parts acquired over the last few years. I've been working on my car off and on for the last few years, and as time passes I'm still thinking way the fuck out they"re. I'm considering a cover for the engine that will include a 3D skull centered over the rear of the grill shell blending into 3D flames that will have a more conventional look not like the Grabowski flames on the side of the body. The cover will also function as an air cleaner that will float aft protruding up and over the fire wall like the flames are flying.
    I can run any engine but I've set it up for a small block Chevy only because I make the fiberglass set up engine/transmissions and I used one for the mounts. I may use a 55/56 Packard engine, and make patterns for the valve covers and intake manifold. four two's mounted sideways would be different. The valve covers would be like my two piece cover on the fiberglass engine in the picture. I built the patterns way back in 1968 and cast a few sets with the one in the picture being the last one.
    The paint will be blue like my Little T in my avatar, and Ill upholster it in the same diamond tufted blue.
    I still have a long way to go till completion and I know Ill be changing a few things, but for the time being I'm having fun building a "traditional" T way the fuck out of the box.


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  6. wmericl
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    Blue One... just one word to describe your build... Bitchin!

    Great metal work...
     
  7. Blue One
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    Well thank you very much. :)
     
  8. Royalshifter
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    Johnny Sweet get that thing done.....gonna be cool.
     
  9. Ron Mayes
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  10. Jeem
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    Thanks for posting all these!
     
  11. Jeem
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    Don't go by the outfit. Could be a realtor.
     
  12. vividlyvintage
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    Or insurance agent :p

    thanks,
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    "Skrach"
    www.VividlyVintage.com
     
  13. ssblake
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    Here's mine, built by a fellow named Blaise Kendall in PA.
     

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  14. JReece
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    Loving the traditional hot rod buckets!
     
  15. firingorder1
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  16. pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    The license plate says either 1961 or 1964.
     
  17. poofus1929
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    Does anybody have any info or more pics of this T that I found on another thread? I think I'm in love. :D
     

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  18. A Boner
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    What ever happened to the Seth Hammond "T"? Sure looks cool sliding around in the dirt.
     
  19. steel rebel
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    I know it is a long thread but an interesting one. Read it all.
     
  20. volvobrynk
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    I might be stupid, but dosen't T bucket mean T body, and No doors? Why can't a modified be a t bucket?
    Modified just means changed with a purpose? Like Racing, and could be a T bucket?

    Feel free to correct me! I don't feel much for buckets, all though some of them a nice built!
    I do feel a small tingerling for the Proulx car or Blachies car.

    Is just me or did the Cam King (iskerdian?) own a T bucket or a early model A?
     
  21. JReece
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    A T-Bucket is a early T Roadster with or with out doors.


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  22. steel rebel
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    Here we go! At the risk of shutting down this thread. How do you define porn? How do you describe rat rod? How do you describe a Hot rod? After years of living "T buckets" and "Modifieds" you just know. Yes Ed's was a T Modified and mine is a first generation T bucket. That's the best I can do. Anybody else want to take this on?
     
  23. JReece
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    The term "Modified," "Hot Rod," "Race Car," ect. can be applied to any car and make or model.


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  24. volvobrynk
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    Sorry, if I opened, a can of wormes. I just wanted to know more!!

    I just wante to know if a modified could be a bucket, or it only could be one thing.

    I know that something is a gray area, but somethings are crystal clear. A Roadster is only one thing, but can look different.
    If I'm missbehaving, please ignore my question.
     
  25. falcongeorge
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    I thought "modified" in this context meant the bucket was narrowed? Didnt we just cover this part about 4 pages back?
     
  26. Blue One
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    Ummm NO.
     
  27. JReece
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    Lol, you know what I mean!


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  28. GasserTodd
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    Each to their own opinion I guess.

    I always thought Tee's were modifieds till the 50s Kooky/Ivo cars came along and then were called Tee buckets till around the mid/late 60s then they became Fad Tees, and then everyone got old and fat & couldnt fit into them anymore so they bought plastic 32 roadsters, and then when they got old and rich the bought steel 32s and bitched about people owning the plastic ones.

    But I could be wrong of course :p:p
     
  29. JReece
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    Hahaha, lol, I love the HAMB!


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  30. tfeverfred
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    That's about it. One of the things I never liked about cars as a hobby, was all the damned labels. Isn't "hot rod" good enough. Seems like it used to be.
     

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