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Features traditional t bucket

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

  1. Mr48chev
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  2. Outback
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    Sad news indeed, I missed that one, I always enjoyed his post's!
     
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  4. A Boner
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    image.png This one looks like a traditional T Bucket to me, but not sure about it being H.A.M.B. traditional. Might only be from 50 years ago!
     

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    Been looking at this same one on my Rodders Journal calendar for the last couple weeks. Says it was finished by the mid '60s, so that's traditional enough for me.
    Usually more of a fan of the '50s- very early '60s style, but this fad T nails it everywhere you look!
    Perfect proportions and stance, motor lines up dead on with frame and front 4 bars, body angle, roof and rear bones the same. Drag link almost mirrors the rear bone angle...Just bitchin'! So good you almost forget it don't have any front brakes!:eek:

    Bear:)
     
  6. Here's one for the debate board lol... The car has been tucked in the back of a old service station for over 40 years. The first picture is from Rod Power magazine in the early 70s, and the second is how it was pulled out of the service station last year.. It has all the look and feel of the 70s Fab Tees... The thing is the build was in 1965... so this thing was way way ahead of the trends, and probably one of the starts of the more is more styling... cant find much in 65 to even compare to.. the attention to detail is crazy.. Have another thread digging for the complete history of the car... Any input Appreciated... IMG_0093.JPG


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  7. Blue One
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    ^^ Like most other Fad Ts it's hideous. IMO it has very few redeeming features and I would have been inclined to leave it in the garage.
    It would fit in perfectly in the bucket of ugly thread :D
     
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  8. Lot of old sayings that may apply to your comment, that we wont get into... And am very happy it will stay in my garage. There's a ton of people who love all the very few redeeming features. The Drag race inspired.. Electric green w/ real gold leaf, striping, 327 swooping chrome open exhaust, the polished 4 speed, the Cragar 4 belt blower, 16 & 15 magnesium wheel set up with the highly modified Willys axle, with the friction shocks with the chrome 57 rear.. .. Some may even give credit to the Original builder in 1965 for all the attention to detail...
    The point of the post, was not to get YOUR Know all opinion, which everyone is entitled to... but to bring up the early and mid sixtys buckets transition phase...
     
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    The green T is so wild and out there. At first I couldn't get past the ugly on it. But its really grown on me. I'd be putting better tires on it and enjoying it if I had it in my garage, what a neat time capsule score
     
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  10. Blue One
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    Okay, but you will find very few lovers of the so called transition phase that lead to the hideous Fad T bucket cartoon caricature cars.
    Attention to detail o_O :rolleyes: :D
     
  11. Nads
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    I think your car is fantastic.
     
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  12. some pretty cool details... i love fan on crank, Heat Sink freeze plugs? 2 gear throttle linkage, even under the cab is upholstered..
     
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  13. Paul
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    I'd be proud to own it and drive it
    More so than a lot of so called "correct" current builds.
    It's an honest piece of history
     
  14. It is what it is and has it's place in history. Amazing it didn't get parted out over the years, what with the mag wheels and blower set-up. Lots of neat features; but I'd maybe take the carriage lights off and store them away in a secure location ;) so they didn't get damaged.
     
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  15. Rich... I think there can be a whole thread on the Carriage lights...LOL But.... they were always there, and the striping revolves around them, and the brackets were fabbed, chromed and attached pretty permanently...
     
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  16. If anyone has not seen this video passed around, it has some great footage of some well known, and unknown rods, and buckets, along with the MINT JULEP..
    This video is about ISCA Lago Vista, Austin, TX Rod Run - Late 1960s

     
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  18. A Boner
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    Fiberglass T's were as popular back then as fiberglass 32's are today.
     
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    I always loved this T-Bucket from "With Six You Get Eggroll" a 1968 movie. If you love the tall top and windshield this may be right up your alley.
     
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  20. xhotrodder
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    Maybe I read your post wrong the 1st time. Is the tall windshield & top with the rear slicks & little front tires the style you are wanting to stay away from? Is this more to you liking w/ the older style wheels & tires
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  21. Rice n Beans Garage
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    That is Tom Booth's car an original member of the Early Times
     
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    Well don’t know if it is HAMB friendly or period correct but I like the looks and lowered stance. Would look good with very low profile windshield. Very nice!
     
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    Mint Julep - Car Show.jpg I located a slide from my dad's archive of Mint Julep!
     
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  25. Going slightly off topic here for a second, returning to Ford model T cowl identification: I recently bought a T spares book, and this is what I saw:
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    The 1917–23 (3634H) has a bead at the frame mounting brackets, only covering the bracket, whereas the 1923-25 (3634J) has the bead getting narrower and continuing upwards. Again, this info is from a spare parts book only, I have not seen them in person- just thought, I’d share.

    Now, back on topic: these is pictures, send to me from a good friend and fellow Rømø Motorfestival participant, which is what I think off, when the sibject is traditional T’s:
    IMG_6481.JPG 5AC39EFE-FD77-4EE8-A4A1-0C3B53CA6CF3.jpg 13D7F170-C656-45AB-82C4-734C42DABA3E.jpg E9CC43F7-6CE4-49E7-B05E-E2792752EBA3.jpg 95E487E8-A39F-4141-92E3-2B5FB31EB278.jpg 5D828C90-2A48-4A69-9197-F2FF767F79D1.jpg

    Last one is from somewhere on facebook: IMG_6521.JPG



    Keep ‘em kruzin!

    Dannerr
     
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