Originally Posted by dorksrock
i have seen a few t-buckets with chopped 32 grills, but would it look too hunkie dorrie to use a full 32 grill? the only reason im asking is because im planning on using a flathead and the only radiator i can find close is the '32.
I have built two "T" buckets in years past. Using a stock height '32 shell & grille would work if
the "T" body was mounted on top of the frame and the '32 shell were mounted lower than normal. Traditionally; "T" buckets are being built channeled over a frame. To achieve the correct (to the eye) side view; the top of the radiator shell should be level or just below level with the lowest point of the cowl looking from the side. To get this look, most builders will use a custom radiator and a sectioned shell. Both of these units are then mounted lower than normal between the frame rails.