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where can i get step by step plans for a t bucket
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/4009...on-Manual.html
Might call them and ask if thats what it is

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http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/4009...on-Manual.html
Might call them and ask if thats what it is

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Thats the instruction manual for the Track T kit that they sell.
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T bucket plans

carness1...Asking for step by step instructions for a T bucket is like asking for a step by step instructions on how to raise a kid. Kidding aside, there are so many, many variations of these great little cars, that nailing down a guide is nearly impossible.

Let's come at this from a different angle. You tell me about the car you're thinking about, and I can give you an idea of how to go about making it come to life. Here's some questions I usually ask;

Theme - nostalgic - '60's - '70's track, etc....

engine/trans....

Body - '23 type or '26-7....

turtle deck - pickup box - gas tank....

rims and tires....

radiator shell - T - A - '32 - track nose, or ?

rear suspension - T or A spring - coils - coil overs...

I have yet to see 2 T's that are identical, and that's the way it should be. All the cars and trucks we talk about here are as individual as their owners.

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Years ago, at least in the early 70's there were a couple of series of articles on building T buckets that a major portion of the cars around most likely evolved from.

This particular book is out of print and I think the guy is a bit high on his buy it now price. I don't ever remember seeing a copy on the rack when they were new so I don't know anything about it.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/How-t...QQcmdZViewItem

a google search shows this list with the usual google trash that you can't use.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...le+Search&aq=t

a few good bits there though.
Check the local Borders or other book stores to see if they have any books on building hot rod chassis that might have something that you can use.

Check the Tex Smith books. He may have something on the subject.

As the other guys said, there is no real cut and dried way to build a T Bucket.
The only wrong way is building a car that is unsafe to drive on the roads.

The best thing to do is make a list of the things that you really want in the car.

Engine=

Then, theme of car. = Traditional Tbucket, Old school, radical with all the bells and whistles, Track T, or ?????

Snoop on the Total Performance site and see what ideas you can glean.
http://www.tperformance.com/
Check the Speedway catalog for pieces.

If you want to go low buck and don't mind a bit of finish work on the pieces.
Maas Racing builds affordable parts but from experience they are SLOW. I think they don't make the part untill you order it but I had some of their pieces on my T 35 years ago and wouldn't hesitate to use their stuff again.
The advertise in the little adds in back of the rod mags and still don't have a web site or do business on the internet.

Collect pictures of T's you like the looks of and pictures of parts of Ts that you like.
You might even make a collection of stuff you don't like to keep you on track.= the "that's ugly" file.

Ok, Chopt 48 has been long winded again but I hope it gives you a bit of food for thought. Keep us posted on what you come up with.
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hey

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re: create NEW T bucket plans

OK...here's the deal, If there's enough interest, I can put together a set of plans for a sweet T bucket rolling chassis that you can have up and rolling in 2 or 3 days once you have all the parts rounded up. I will include a parts list with sources and a build schedule. All I ask is that you pass this info on to anyone for the same price you're going to pay for it, $.00. Any takers???
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T buckets forever

For my first T bucket in the 50's I used 28 chevy frame rails and 38 ford stuff with an Olds. Next one was A frame rails with a caddy, auto, then 27 on A rails, The one still in the shop from 2 sets of t rails welded together, box it , next one, was from new 2 x 4 .188 tube, I bought CCR's plans cuz I had a jag Irs in the barn, the one under construction now is an 8 inch strech of CCR's plans. I had to do my own design for headlites, radiator, batter box, seatbelt, roll bar, gas tank, lic plate, tail lites e brake shocks, etc
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OK...here's the deal, If there's enough interest, I can put together a set of plans for a sweet T bucket rolling chassis that you can have up and rolling in 2 or 3 days once you have all the parts rounded up. I will include a parts list with sources and a build schedule. All I ask is that you pass this info on to anyone for the same price you're going to pay for it, $.00. Any takers???
what format are they
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what format are they
i think that would be great do you want my email to send it to me please.
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re'23 t bucket plans

This is going to take a little time guys as all of the information is in my head, ( scary, huh! ). What I have in mind is dimensioned frame layout and full sized patterns for brackets, etc. A parts list with sources and part numbers for after market items and what to look for at the yard

I will also provide a procedure that has worked for me for many years.

The whole thing could be kind of long, so I will probably write up a master and run off copies to send by snail mail. I don't know how to put that much information on line.

If you haven't already checked out the "'23 t bucket" thread in "General Rodding Tech", you might want to. I've posted some info there too.

I doing this project to pay back all the people who have helped me out over the last almost 50 years with my projects.
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hey thanks it hard to get help

do you need my address to send me one
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Outstanding Youngster!!! I can't wait!!!

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project is back up and running on www.tbucketeers.com

FINISHED patterns for parts are available by searching for threads with "patterns" in the thread title .... i will only be posting bits and pieces as i go, please dont make requests for plan sets and such

instead im making plans for everything i can think of, making sure they are reasonably usable, and its up to the end user to figure out exactly whats needed to make the piece work for them

for example, im currently working on ELEVEN different front spring perches, and they will be mdified later to create eleven MORE front spring perches for a smalled diameter front tube, and then ill take a bunch of the originals to create perches for use on square tube

thats probably going to result in almost 30 perches in the end ... so obviously they arent going to all be fully interchangeable .... its up to YOU to decide what will work

some other pieces im working on will need to be modified to fit your frame ... like for example engine mounts .... since i have no idea how wide EVERYONES frame is ill draw up something that can be easily modified to work on a wide variety of frame widths ...
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Anyone want to contribute new stuff? im starting to drag this project back out of the dust again ...
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