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Old 02-13-2003, 05:54 PM
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Does someone know or have any idea of a readily availible junkyard frame to use for mounting t-bucket body on, I want to do a cheap cheap t-bucket, any ideas anyone? or anyone have a frame or anything...?
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Scotty, I think you'll be miles ahead to look at the frames from Speedway, Total Performance or several other manufacturers. The cost is low and it fits the body from the get go. Also check ebay, seen several frames there from $75 to $175. Search under T Bucket and t-bucket .
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buddy of mine picked up a tbucket frame at a swap meet for cheap. don't forget to check out the national tbucket alliance.
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I am just starting to build a T frame for my self. It is pretty easy and with even minimal welding skill you should be able to do it. If you are interested look for plans from California Custom Roadster.

Cory

BTW the T-bucket in this monthís Street Rodder is built on a CCR frame. It is just stretched a little.
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[quote]Originally posted by barz51:
<strong>I am just starting to build a T frame for my self. It is pretty easy and with even minimal welding skill you should be able to do it. If you are interested look for plans from California Custom Roadster.

Cory

BTW the T-bucket in this monthís Street Rodder is built on a CCR frame. It is just stretched a little.</strong><hr></blockquote>

not to rag, but IMHO you shouldn't skimp on the welds going into a frame, esp something like a tbucket,as there ain't much there to start with anyway. where's the BEEF? make it safe (wussy, I know)( I've heard it before)
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Any competent welder can handle putting your frame together for you. Get your tubing, make the cuts, gas tack-weld it together, and carry it to the local pro for weldup. Here in Houston virtually every neighborhood has a house with a welding truck in the drive somewhere. Go talk to the guy, he'll probably put you together for little or nothing. These guys know their stuff, but do explain you're working on a car not a pipeline.
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To answer your initial question, there is no frame from anything other than a Model T or Model A Ford that you can use to build a respectable T-bucket.
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No, no, no. I was not saying to skimp on the welding. I was just saying it is an easy project. You can lay everything flat and if you have a mig welder it will be as simple as welding a T. It does not require any vertical, horizontal, or overhead welding. Thatís all I meant. If you have no welding experience take it to someone who does.

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