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23-T Hot Rod Kit

Hi Everyone!

Getting ready for my first TRUE build, I have owned rods and classics for many years but have never gone this far down the Rabbit hole and actually buildiong my own. Thinking of starting with a T from HotRodInABox

23-T Hot Rod Kit by NEHR Speedcraft: Complete, Affordable, Safe & Cool Hot Rod Kit

In particular I like the Fat Rat kit (I am 6'5" 280 lbs) for the cool look and extra room inside. Anyone heard of these guys?

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Is that the one that has the 'bulge' for the footbox and the 'saddle' type gas tanks?

Its a love it or hate it thing. They're not really popular on the T-Bucketeers website; not sure why. You'll probably get more input over there. HotRod magazine did a T Bucket 'build' in an issue, either this months or last months (its on the cover). They got it upward of $20k, which Im kinda surprised at, you have to REALLY want a T-bucket to invest $20k and about a years time in it. It is however, representative of what a kit buyer can look for, and I'm glad they did it (getting tired of 200 grand Pro Touring Camaros and one-off Mustangs personally).

What are your reasons for the NEHR kit over say Speedway, CCR, RPM and Spirit etc?
Personally, like the Spirit kits for their workmanship, customer service and adaptability per customer requirements.
If you've never been in a stretched T; I HIGHLY suggest you find one you can plunk your butt in, especially if you're not going to have a top. You'll either LOVE it or HATE it. You may find a 1927 T or a Model A roadster (1928-31) is a better fit for a little more money.
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hot rod'n in a box ????

never heard of them.. been in buckets for 14 yrs.. must be a new company.. being that your tall i highly agree with autogear.. extened and wider is the way to go.. most likely it'll be 6" but u'd be suprised that makes a big diff.. i like spirit too. you'll get good info here but u may want to ck out "nationaltbucketalliance.com" u don't need to join to post on public board. i would highly suggest to find a bucket head and tell him/her what u want to do and ask if u can drive it.. with them in car also... just don't forget its called "information" cause u can make some dumb mistakes and it'll cost u to re-do.. been there, done that....
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Here's a T-bucket I just built,, May give you some idea's..

Getting rid of the ugly !!

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Good for you! Randy is the man when it comes to this stuff, you should check out the thread that showed where that bad bucket above started at.

Getting rid of the ugly !!

I really want to do a 27 T-bucket after I get all these other projects out of the way. Right now I'm driving my old lady nuts borrowing her jeep while I work on my DD. I got three on the burner after the DD. I think the T might have to wait a while
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Good for you! Randy is the man when it comes to this stuff, you should check out the thread that showed where that bad bucket above started at.

Getting rid of the ugly !!

I really want to do a 27 T-bucket after I get all these other projects out of the way. Right now I'm driving my old lady nuts borrowing her jeep while I work on my DD. I got three on the burner after the DD. I think the T might have to wait a while
Thanks... I always wanted one and never built me one,,, But when I do one for me,, I'm building a whole new type of body,,, I like the way this one look's,, But I will be giving it a litte bit of my touch... R.I.P Big Daddy..


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Thanks... I always wanted one and never built me one,,, But when I do one for me,, I'm building a whole new type of body,,, I like the way this one look's,, But I will be giving it a litte bit of my touch... R.I.P Big Daddy..


That will be a cool project I can't wait for the build thread on it in the future. I think I gain as much in self-confidence as I do in knowledge from following your builds.
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That will be a cool project I can't wait for the build thread on it in the future. I think I gain as much in self-confidence as I do in knowledge from following your builds.
Thanks... I'm trying to get my self in a little better spot right now,,, But once I get done with the C-Cab,, You will see some crazy things come to life I have locked up in side my head...
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T buckets

Henry Ford wasn't very Big so model t's were made to fit him. Henry Ford II was a pretty hefty guy and in the 70's The product planners brought in small foreign cars and mini trucks for him to look at. He tried to get in a VW bug, It took a lot of talking to get Henry II to OK the Pinto project. I'am 6 ft and my steel bodied "16 bucket is very tight. I have gatheredup a few parts for My grandson to build a 27 roadster pickup, Plans are an A frame, original 27 Cowl, New longer doors, Custon quarters From a 53 cad hood my son split for a boat tail and didn't use, , A few times we have talked about doing a Bucket style Touring, No fenders and being able to move the seat back.
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I am in the love it crownd as for the look of the NEHR design. I like that it is low slung and you sit down inside the car. As for the bump out at the drivers foot well - I say GREAT idea. with size 15EEEE feet there is NO WAY I can drive a regular T. I would even put one on the passenger side, looks like the side air inlets on a fighter plane.

From my perspective, I wanted to build a Cobra until I started getting everything priced - HOLY COW! Even a factory five is going to be well over 35k by the time I get it the way I want, and take well over 200 hours. This kit is FAR less complicated and life consuming. According to ther company, they have over a 90% finish rate.

There are some other cool strech kits out there. NEHR offers a Kit that is 6" stretch front to back and 3" stretch side to side! I hopw to see a few cars at shows coming up.

TO New interiors - THAT is a sweet ride...
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I have a 1927T that is very similar to the Nehr 27. It is not a kit. I built it from scratch. The body is stock length, but it is 3" wider than stock. I don't like the T-buckets where it looks like your riding on it instead of in it. My seats sit right in the floor. It is pretty comfortable for me, but I am only
5'9"and 180#. I have used all the available room. I still can't stretch my legs out. If you build the seats up off the floor 6"to 8" it tends to give more leg room, but you start getting the "riding on" look. The 3" wider gives more shoulder room, but even so it is pretty tight with two people in it. I think for a bigger guy, the stretch body would help alot.
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I have a 1927T that is very similar to the Nehr 27. It is not a kit. I built it from scratch. The body is stock length, but it is 3" wider than stock. I don't like the T-buckets where it looks like your riding on it instead of in it. My seats sit right in the floor. It is pretty comfortable for me, but I am only
5'9"and 180#. I have used all the available room. I still can't stretch my legs out. If you build the seats up off the floor 6"to 8" it tends to give more leg room, but you start getting the "riding on" look. The 3" wider gives more shoulder room, but even so it is pretty tight with two people in it. I think for a bigger guy, the stretch body would help alot.
Oh man that is nice....
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I have a 1927T that is very similar to the Nehr 27. It is not a kit. I built it from scratch. The body is stock length, but it is 3" wider than stock. I don't like the T-buckets where it looks like your riding on it instead of in it. My seats sit right in the floor. It is pretty comfortable for me, but I am only
5'9"and 180#. I have used all the available room. I still can't stretch my legs out. If you build the seats up off the floor 6"to 8" it tends to give more leg room, but you start getting the "riding on" look. The 3" wider gives more shoulder room, but even so it is pretty tight with two people in it. I think for a bigger guy, the stretch body would help alot.
That my Friend is one great looking T!!! Tell me a little about those front wheels and hubs. I've never seen anything like them. (I have lived a sheltered life!)

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Thanks... I always wanted one and never built me one,,, But when I do one for me,, I'm building a whole new type of body,,, I like the way this one look's,, But I will be giving it a litte bit of my touch... R.I.P Big Daddy..


That particular car isn't really my cup of tea, but Big built some cool stuff, and he sure had good taste in engines, didn't he.

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