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

  1. youngster
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    I think you'll find those cover in post #147 ar Dodge Lancers. Another popular cover was the Studdy's. Bought a set for my '52 Vicky but they only lasted a couple weeks. Someone thought they would look better on thier car I guess.

    Ron
     
  2. TerrytheK
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    Yes, you do! Have always dug that car - and I still have that magazine someplace.
     
  3. TerrytheK
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    Here's another cool bucket - have never seen photos of it other than this one that appeared in a chassis article, June 1964 Car Craft.
     

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  4. Hackerbilt
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    Man...when it comes to buckets you just can't beat the mid 50's to mid 60's cars!
    They just had class without the excess that came later as people tried to outdo each other...
    Mods and buckets. Awesome stuff.
     
  5. countspanko
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    new old approach to a fun T for sale to
     

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  6. falcongeorge
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    Well, no, I dont think they are Lancers. '57 fairlane with bullets and bars added? hmmm, I could be wrong or I could be right on that. But definately not lancers. Check the link.
    http://www.hubcaps.org/lancer.html

    No, I dont think they are '57 Fairlane either, the "rays" are too narrow.
     

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  7. falcongeorge
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    that car always grabbed my attention too.
     
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  12. Lurk king
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    I'm surprised this thread has made it so far without mention of Buzz Pitzen’s T. Reportedly the first fiberglass t bucket ever built.

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  14. tfeverfred
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    Why do you keep doing that?:confused:
     
  15. mart3406
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    One idea that might help. Models T's
    when new were both cheap and
    small - and when the bodies get
    channeled over the frame, as in
    most conventional 'T-bucket' rod
    builds, the problem gets even
    worse. In the 'teens and early
    20's though, a lot of other cars,
    particularly the more upscale
    makes, while still having the same,
    sort of more or less 'generic' body
    shape and styling as the T's, had
    substantially larger bodies. (Early
    Buicks, just to name one, come
    to mind but there were lots of
    others too.) If you can find one
    and can afford an original steel
    body rather than a modern-day
    fiberglass re-pop, you might look
    at some other early makes that
    have a similar body shape but
    a bit more room to fit your
    6ft-plus physique.

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  16. need louvers ?
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    Hey Terry,

    Got that one too. It's in the Oct '64 Car Craft. I can't get to my desk right now to scan it but I will do it for you tomorrow...
     
  17. falcongeorge
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    Theres a few things i have to try to post for this thread as well as a couple others. I want to get a lot done in the shop this weekend too so I will see what i can get done. Gonna be busy tomorrow. Winter doldrums are over time to get back to work on my Chevy II.
     
  18. So right L.K. In talking to Buzz for my two-part story on this legendary T-Bucket, I learned he completed the car in 1960 and it appeared on the cover of the December, 1960 Car Craft, in a photo spread done by Bud Lang of the Petersen staff who also co-founded Cal Automotive with Curt Hamilton at right about that time.
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    Buzz's T also made the cover and centerfold of Hot Rod Magazine as the “Glass Image”. It was shot by Eric Rickman and would later become even more famous as the cover car on the No. 2 Hot Rod Magazine Yearbook.
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    It was beautifully-built and, I believe, responsible for the fiberglass T-Bucket boom that followed. You can find my two-part story on it at http://www.tbucketplans.com/2010/05/14/the-worlds-first-fiberglass-t-bucket-hot-rod-buzz-pitzens-glass-image/

    It was also without a doubt a big element in the success of Curt Hamilton and Bud Lang's Cal Automotive, as outlined in another two-parter: http://www.tbucketplans.com/2010/09/19/cal-automotive-fiberglass-t-bucket-body-pioneers-part-1/

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  19. youngster
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    One idea that might help. Models T's
    when new were both cheap and
    small - and when the bodies get
    channeled over the frame, as in
    most conventional 'T-bucket' rod
    builds, the problem gets even
    worse.

    A stock T body's floor is acually 3" above the bottom of the body. This I believe is the reason we started channeling them 3". With this in mind, you have the potential of having as much interior room as a stock body with a channeled 'glass one.

    The stocker also had a 8" seat riser and added to that was a 6" coil spring foundation plus upolstery. We build a 'glass bucket with a 4" seat riser and a foam foundation so we can sit lower in the car. The other thing that steals interior room is the trans hump. A stocker has a flat floor. These 2 features drasticlly change the seating position and driving comfort but hey, they do look so damn cool!

    Ron
     
  20. steel rebel
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    Thanks Weez. A lot of thought and eye squinting went into it. I'm sure you know what I mean.

    No prints of the red T still around either? I need that picture hanging in my memorabilia room. The people in the picture could be me and my wife 30 years ago. Okay maybe 40 something years ago.

    I saw you at LARS a couple of years ago. I'm the old guy with the gray beard and ball cap who asked you if you were the artist. I'm sure you remember. Hope to see you there this year.

    Gary
     
  21. TerrytheK
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    Great minds think alike.... :)
     
  22. TerrytheK
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    Kool.... thanks!
     
  23. thunderbirdesq
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    My buddy Turkeyjerk's steel T roadster...
     

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  24. Jack Luther
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    See Rodder's Journal #17.
     
  25. Kinda' cryptic, Jack.
    Are you referring to Von Franco's Anderegg clone?
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  26. falcongeorge
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    Anderegg's car was a real beauty, but I dont think I would describe it as a T-bucket.
     
  27. Lurk king
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    Haha I was just about to post that exact pic. I think he nailed the look with that one.

    So instead I'll post something completely different.

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  28. steel rebel
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    And look what's sitting right next to it. And this car is still around. Sitting in the original owners garage in the Bay Area.
     

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  29. Mindover
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    Great thread! anyone got any more photos of this car?
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    David
     
  30. falcongeorge
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    Thats the first time I have seen the Hot Rod article on that car. Great stuff! Thanks for posting that. HELL of a nice T too.
     

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