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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Snicklefritz, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Snicklefritz

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    Hello all. It looks like I am looking at T-Bucket build project in my future so I thought it wise to join up with groups of folks who know what's what or might be as new to this as I am.

    While have have experience with cars and some with motorcycles I've never laid my hands on a T or built from the ground up. I wasn't planning on this, I was planning on building another project, until a small block Ford sort of landed in my lap and now I feel it only right to build the traditional hot rod I've long wanted.

    I'm not sure what else to add other than I prefer to type in all lowercase because I'm lazy. so if anyone has questions or suggestions i am only eager to hear them out. i'm not much of a joiner by nature but do look forward to meeting new friends, learning, and hopefully being of some use here
     
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    welcome to the board
     
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    Welcome from Ocala, Florida.
     
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    Welcome from St Louis. These little cars we call T-buckets are definitely a blast to drive, and the build can be fun, too!:thumbsup:
     
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    Welcome from NC!
     
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    Welcome from the sunny Caribbean :)

    Have you begun to think about whether you want to build from scratch or start from a kit, and what kinds of options you might like . .

    like working doors, or extended length for taller folks with longer legs, or extra girth . . and so on . . .

    Darlene
     
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    Hey, hows it going neighbor! Where in MA do you live?
     
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    thanks! at the moment i'm thinking of getting a basic frame from speedway rather than a kit. i want to do this for two reasons: 1) because i'm on a tight budget and right now a kit would be hard to do 2) the kit doesn't allow for the set up i want. i want a 'buggy spring' rear (open to a coil spring, not coil over rear tho) and tie rod ends instead of heim joints.

    i'm going for an early to mid-sixties look although i totally dig the fad t 70s look. at the moment i'm looking into what steering boxes might be good; the corvair is a strong option but considering a mustang or something else. also, would like drum front brakes but not the big honking early ford drums. i wonder if early mustang/falcon drums will work on the early ford spindles or if chevy 2/nova drums will work on the chevy spindles. i have a lot of things i'm committed to but open to changes of plan.
     
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    how's it going? i'm in western mass about a half hour from springfield and surviving the existence of a college town.
     
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    thanks for the warm welcome, all!
     
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    Sounds like a good plan. You might want to research the heims vs rod ends decision. I believe the heims are superior in single shear mode which is important for radius rods. I, too, prefer the '60's look for my T.

    Paint frt4a.jpg
     
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    man that car is neat! very much in the spirit of what i want. are those vortec heads? and what did you use for front brakes? you very well may be right about heim joints... those germans knew what they were doing. i'll definitely keep your suggestion in mind as progress but i figure too that scores of hot rods used the set up before heim joints became so popular. gotta ponder on it.
     
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    Yes, and for me the Vortecs are the BOMB on the street! The front brakes are a Speedway kit that uses GM metric calipers.
     
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    Welcome from Michigan---302" Ford
     
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    thanks! where can i see bigger pix of your t?
     
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    i like 'em too. good power from an affordable head.
     
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    Let me try this loading pics 383978_280470731997444_1412277277_n.jpg
     
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    man that's nice, thanks! very much the spirit of what i want to build. it's tough when you like all sorts of different styles but i keep coming back to the non-show car (little chrome) classic t. small block ford you say?
     






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