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Old 09-23-2006, 04:37 PM
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and that t bucket on ebay, like matt says has no curves, if you read the description it was all built of 14 guage steel, that seems like it would be pretty hard to put any kind of curve into. why would anyone make a t bucket body or any body panel out of that thick of steel?

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Yo Larry,

I'm in the process myself of starting a t bucket project. I would love to use an original bucket but finding original rails well thats not a budget option. I'm using a 1:8 Big T model re issue to design the changes I wish to make, check the pics. I started with the chassis frame and broke its back putting a mad rake on the rails adj. the engine, then put a heavy channel on the tub to give 150mm clearance to th deck and at least 100mm clearance to the sump/ clutch housing.

I intend to us RHS for the rails that you don't see with cold folded channel for the rest. Ive got my work cut out so to speak. I want to create the soft compound curves you see in the pic's to the engine rails, and also make them a channel not a box. Check out the bracing to the rear, this should keep it straight when I gun it. The narrow tub on a T bucket makes pedal room tight but workable when you use a heavy channel. Work better pick up or this will stay a 1:8 model. I've even named my T "Made in Sheffield" on the back with no. T42 Tea for two a very British theme.

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Just to add a little. The T-bird is more than a sub-frame car...it is uni-body. As pointed out, the work to build a frame from box steel is much less than that required to do what you were wanting. I have seen a model A body mounted on a jap truck frame. Early ones are straight railed like a T/A frame and may be a little wider than the T, although the A body dropped on it easily. Since most T bodies available are fiberglass, it would be easy to widen if neccesary( they are plenty tight inside). There is a new steel '27 T body that is widened to set on Deuce frame rails and it is really roomy. You could easily get that with a widened 'glass body.
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This thread is from 09-22-2006 I wonder if he ever got it finished.
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take a dump

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This tread needs to take a dump.
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Nope I never got it done, I ended up buying a falcon and am still working on that.

Still have the t-bird though and I do plan on using the subframe for something.

I have come across a few subframe hot rods since I first posted this thread. One was using a SN-95 cobra chassis and the other used 4th gen camaro strut front end, i think, on a custom 32 style coupe.
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Not only did he not get it done, he just posted his 5th post in 2 1/2 years. Quite ambitious.My sig line is for you.
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