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Old 05-30-2011, 04:56 PM
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To build or to rebuild, that is the question

I have been a rebuider for some time. I love to buy total junk repair it and drive it back into the ground. I cant say I had one favorite maybe two. a 47 chevy fleet Master and a 58 dodge custom royal. the latter had a dodge big block 350 and push button auto. I loved the nasty grin it had up front and the fins out back. the tail lights were cool, doubles with crown bezzels. the 47 was kept pretty much stock, except for the engine swap to a 235 out of a 62 pickup. My last car was a 79 fiat spider. I patched a lot of holes and rebuilt the unibody. I ran it until I blew the engine, rebuilt the engine and blew out the trany. man that car was a fun ride. I trashed it when the car bent in the middle, dang fiats do that all the time. should have put a frame under it before it bent.

So why am I posting?/ the title says it all. I want.... No, need to start a new project. like most of you it is part of who I am. as much as I want another junker I dont want the heart break of when it dies again.

I do have intrest in building a Bucket from scratch. something with all new parts, except for the rebuilt engine and trany that is.

I remeber seeing all kinds of adds for Tbucket plans for sale. Now that I want them I cant find a single add. I see the how to build a tbucket book for under 3000 but want real plans. anyone know where I can buy some plans?

Brian

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Do a search on the site, IIRC there are some plans on the site someone posted.


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http://www.nationaltbucketalliance.c.../techindex.asp . http://www.netquickposse.org/tbucket...Plans_V1_0.pdf .



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I will give that a shot thanks.
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Hi,do yourself a favor,to keep the cost down,buy a running Ford car (especially station wagons) most had Ford 9 inch rear ends.then you can pull everything out to use.
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I have been thinking along those lines. I am a total nut case, in my mind I see a 6 banger. one of the things I learned from driving my fiat spyder, HP does not have to be high to have fun. I want something safe, fun and a bit on the strange side. a nephew of my wifes is getting ready to scrap a 78 dodge with a 200 hp slant 6. I am sure I would not be the first to do that. deffenitly one of the few. for me the phrase car nut is very heavy on the NUT side.
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