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t-buckets

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jasonkh2tg, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. jasonkh2tg

    jasonkh2tg 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone ever thought about building a 23 Ford T-bucket, cuz I think it would be kewl some day to build one cuz there about as simple as a car can get....also they don't cost as much to build then most hodrods...
     
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    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    Yes !

    My buddies '31 RatRod.
    Pre-chopped

    Post-chopped

    This car is his daily driver, 40 miles round trip to work. He built the thing from the ground up, did all the "body-work" with lead, the way they used to do it.
    The rear axle is a banjo-style quick-change unit.
    He drove the thing from Utah to Washington for a Rat-Rod show. Took top-honors trophy "Forkin Nuts" - and drove it home.


    It looks evil in your rear view.

    Hot Rod stuff part I
    Hot Rod stuff part II
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    my dad and i built his 36 ford pickup here is a video of him drag racing
     
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    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    Someday I will own a T-bucket, I've always loved the simplicity of them. I like the old school ones. ./forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    my unlce has a t-bucket frame and fiberglas body on wheels he's thinking of selling. He wants me to get some pics and put it on ebay. Around Indiana this time of year I have seen after market frames and parts kits sell for $6k. His is original frame with the welded rear axle (on the swing arms and coil springs), original front springs and wheels, and fiberglass tub (uncut doors, it just mounted to the frame. It use to have a hemi in it, I joked around about buying from him and another guy in Indy has a twin turbo 427 setup (if I had a job it would be mine! Since I dont I think its ebay bound).
     
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    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    hell ya...

    even cooler if its got a blown hemi also. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    A dude down the street from work, at the tunex shop has one with a hemi.

    Pretty slick.


    It's way too cool, drive'n around without fenders.
    Thats just plain ol' fun.

    My buddy (see above links) - has really taking a shine to the Rat-Rod thing. And it's growing on me, too.
    Rat-rods are totaly "old-old school" - no chrome, no billet, no radials, none of anything - but old back-yard, home built speed machines.
    Like they did it in the 40s and 50s.

    It's kinda like us, here. Except it's completly different. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    did all the "body-work" with lead, the way they used to do it.

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    I'll try. It's new to me too.

    He melts the lead, fills in the dent, seem or what-ever, just like you would do with normal body-filler. Then shaves it down.
    Pretty much like you would do with normal body filler, except it's lead.

    He says, the stuff will not peel-off, shatter and crack, like body-filler will. Doesn't look like it shrinks much either.

    In his case, he's not painting it - going for the "out of the garage look" - I guess.

    Evidently, "they" didn't have cemical body-fillers back then, so that is what they did.
    Ever hear the term "lead sled" ? I think this is where it came from.
     

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