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

  1. Blue One
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    Thanks, that's what I thought too. Since it's original steel (for the most part) I think it will be a great little hot rod.

    I won't be referring to it as a T bucket, as I usually associate that term with the fiberglass buckets.
     
  2. youngster
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    That's some nice work there LarryT. The last 3 words in your post sums it all up ... "I like it". That my friend is what counts the most!

    Ron
     
  3. a boner
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    What do you have to downsize when you chop a top?
     
  4. Blue One
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    Your neck ? ;) :)
     
  5. Keep
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    Fred sometimes you just have to show it off, damn the consequences!

    Here is mine:
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    :D
     
  6. tjm73
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    One of my favorites. Belongs to someone in the UK. I've tried on and off for years to get more info on it. I got some, but not a ton.

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  7. NortonG
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    That blue roadster is amazing! I can't wait to get more into mine.
     
  8. Ichoptop
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    I couldnt find any pics of mine on my laptop except this one....which is the best view anyhow
     

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  9. No_Respect
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    I love the blue T too....
     

  10. Found another shot, taken in a local show about ten years ago.

    The body was lengthened 1" and widened 2, so I guess I ruined it, huh?:D
     

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  11. mart3406
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  12. madmike8
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    Yeah, now the lines are all off and the wheels are too small! :rolleyes: :D

    Nah man, your T looks awesome! Love it!
     
  13. youngster
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    The body was lengthened 1" and widened 2, so I guess I ruined it, huh?:D[/QUOTE]


    The exception to the rule. Ya did good!

    Ron
     
  14. hotrodscott2003
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    Here's a couple of pictures of mine (with my '52 Chevy in the background)...

    All steel, Olds powered, originally built in '59.

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  15. need louvers ?
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    The exception to the rule. Ya did good!

    Ron[/QUOTE]

    Absolutely! Very much the exception to the rule! I think the key is not stretching and changing too much. An inch the eye isn't going to pick up, four inches, yes. Like I said before, what is in the water over there that you guys per capita seem to come up with some of the coolest damn buckets put there!
     
  16. need louvers ?
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    That is absolutley awsome!!! But I gotta say, I am going to put that pict in my track roadster folder, not "T" bucket. It does remind me of Bo Bertilson's car from about ten years ago.
     
  17. It's Larry Ryan's T-Bucket and is today featured in Speedway Motors' anniversary ads, you can read all about it -- and see the rear view -- at http://www.tbucketplans.com/2010/04/05/larry-ryans-t-bucket/
     
  18. Larry T
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    I don't remember seeing Tweety Pie, sorry if it's already been posted.
    Larry T

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  19. falcongeorge
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    Good one Larry. That car spawned alot of similar cars in the early sixties. Most guys dont realize how influental it was at the time.
     
  20. youngster
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    AL ways thought that car should have been called "Sweety Pie" 'cause it was in that configuration.

    Ron
     
  21. youngster
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    Thanks for the link Goober. George says they where going to run OEM rims painted the body color at first. When they picked up some plating, they asked about plating thier stock rims. The shop owner said he had a set that were nickol plated and never picked up. So the boys bought them. The same story on the pie crust cheaters. Orded and never called for. Would be cool to see that car restored or cloned even.

    Ron

    PS. Are the "plans" still moving?
     
  22. guy1unico
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    This 1 do it for me...bitchen to the max!
    Guy
     

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  23. falcongeorge
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    Auuuugh! Oh jeez, MY EYES, MY EYES! Thats Danny Eichstedt's Leg Show T, the car that ruined T-buckets...
     
  24. weez
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    A few more T pieces-

    Piero, post the Frankie/Bride one, I cain't find it!

    (the red and light blue ones are just phone shots, forgive the fuzziness)
     

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  25. weez
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    And "No Goodniks" for an example of a bucket style '26-'27
     

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  26. No_Respect
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    God I love your work Keith!!!! I have a few T parts laying around waiting for other projects to get done but when I see your work I want to ditch them for a T..
     
  27. falcongeorge
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    Question here. If I build a purple T bucket with chromies and an early cad, will young chickies show ME thier titties?? Screw finishing that stupid chevy II, I gotta get out in the shop and weld some 2x3 together!:eek::D
     
  28. youngster
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    I know what ya mean. My daughter has been after me for years to her one. Kicked thru the "shed" a lil' bt ago. Didn't realize I have so many pieces for a build. But alas, I need to finish this one first;

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    Ron

    ^^^ mumbling, "I wonder what I did with that Olds to '39 adaptor?"
     
  29. weez
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    No, I made that up- girls don't care about hot rods, you will only attract chubby older guys!

    Get a Porsche!

    On the other hand, my girl wants a T roadster- One of the stylists at her salon has "The Singapore Sling" and another girl has a fendered black Deuce 3W with chrome garnish moldings and ivory tuck n roll. Not your normal hair salon...
     
  30. weez
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    Wow, that backfired!
     

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