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Old 02-05-2012, 09:45 AM
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Found my T-bucket from 40yr ago

Built a C-Cab T bucket in 1972. Traded it for a 69 Z28 and never saw or heard from it again. Then 40yr later, last month, friend of mine found it in Key West owned by a guy named Army Armstrong. Never heard of him, but I guess he was some TV sports announcer for tractor pulls of all things. Very cool to think something you built from scratch 40yr ago is still on the road. Here are a few pics from back 40yr ago and today.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:48 AM
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that name rings a bell with some old monster truck racing also
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:53 AM
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Built a C-Cab T bucket in 1972. Traded it for a 69 Z28 and never saw or heard from it again. Then 40yr later, last month, friend of mine found it in Key West owned by a guy named Army Armstrong. Never heard of him, but I guess he was some TV sports announcer for tractor pulls of all things. Very cool to think something you built from scratch 40yr ago is still on the road. Here are a few pics from back 40yr ago and today.
Awesome glad you found your old ride, Army Armstrong is from where i am he used to live just up the road. pretty good feller or use to be guess he still is. he use to do the monster truck and ttruck pulls and bunch of other thing's so are you going to get it back ?



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Old 02-05-2012, 10:14 AM
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That is cool, recently it happen to my brother. He sold a beautiful 39 Ford coupe (in the photo below) around 25 years ago. It had a Buick Nailhead in it and he now sells Buick Nailhead parts for a living. A little while ago some guy calls for parts from a number of states away and they get to talking.....he has my brothers car. Sad part is, he bought it from the guy my brother sold it to who only had it for about a year for over $10K more than my brother sold it! LOL

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I'm sure Army is that "tough-talking TV drill instructor" we all saw in the last few years. I believe he has also done some commercials and series television.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:00 AM
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I'm sure Army is that "tough-talking TV drill instructor" we all saw in the last few years. I believe he has also done some commercials and series television.
That would be R. Lee Ermey.



Army Armstrong is a different guy.

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Old 02-06-2012, 06:38 AM
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That would be R. Lee Ermey.



Army Armstrong is a different guy.

your're correct, its the second guy. If you blow up my middle pic you can see him driving with his grandson I'm told.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:44 AM
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your're correct, its the second guy. If you blow up my middle pic you can see him driving with his grandson I'm told.
Kinda gives validation to your work (not that you need it but you know what I mean), seeing as how this guy presumably knows cars and can afford to have what he likes.
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Army, did allot of diamond p sports video's , and tnt's sports cavelcade
with ray brock, everything from mud drags, to john force,
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I stand corrected. Army must be a "good guy".... since he like rods! :-)
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Kinda gives validation to your work (not that you need it but you know what I mean), seeing as how this guy presumably knows cars and can afford to have what he likes.
Actually, I had nightmares about how I did the rear suspension, thinking the rear wheels were going to fall off. It was a corvette independent rear end and I took the stock leaf spring off and altered the hubs to use 4 coil over shocks so it looked similar to a jag rear end. On my very first test drive around the block, the hub broke and rear tire went up into the body. I had the hubs beefed up after that. Drove it from Indy to Tulsa to street rod nats two weeks after the hub break, I worried it would hold together the whole trip.
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Actually, I had nightmares about how I did the rear suspension, thinking the rear wheels were going to fall off. It was a corvette independent rear end and I took the stock leaf spring off and altered the hubs to use 4 coil over shocks so it looked similar to a jag rear end. On my very first test drive around the block, the hub broke and rear tire went up into the body. I had the hubs beefed up after that. Drove it from Indy to Tulsa to street rod nats two weeks after the hub break, I worried it would hold together the whole trip.
Oh my God I guess so! Talk about sucking the fun out of a trip. I have done that, just pictured that part in my head the whole time while driving it.

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Kinda gives validation to your work (not that you need it but you know what I mean), seeing as how this guy presumably knows cars and can afford to have what he likes.
X2 stands for something. I just wonder if the OP is going to try to get it back.




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That's just way cool!
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X2 stands for something. I just wonder if the OP is going to try to get it back.




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Not trying to get it back. I know too many things I would change on it now. and my taste has changed from T buckets, C cabs or whatever you call that thing I built 40yr ago.
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