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Old 03-03-2005, 05:26 PM
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japanese chassis for a tbucket

hi to all i am going to ford courier, toyota, mazada van set up in my t bucket brcause i can ext the frame to a four door passager i need to know if i can use the same suspension brakes diff thanks thurder from down under brian caruana

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I have no clue what you are asking! Use some punctuation and think through your sentences assuming the reader knows nothing about your problem, then repost.
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He is wanting to know if he can use the frame from a ford courier, toyota van, or a mazda van for a t bucket. Or the suspension, brakes, and differential. Not quite clear on that. That is my best translation.

While it is nice to be concise, punctuation is our friend also. Slow down and put more thought into your writing. This is in no way a snub or insult as I feel I do the same thing some times when I am telling a story. I know all the details so I can sometimes skip parts but other people get lost and ask me what I am talking about.
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Hi i am going to try to build a T bucket extention using a ford courier or van, I would like to know if i can use the orginal suspension,brakes and diff setups. thanks for now brian caruana
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Hi i am going to try to build a T bucket extention using a ford courier or van, I would like to know if i can use the orginal suspension,brakes and diff setups. thanks for now brian caruana
Yes you could BUT it would look terrible!

If you want to extend the chassis for a 'T' bucket, then build one similar to the regular rectangular tube frame that is extended.

In my opinion it would still look bad though unless the bucket was also extended to make it look like a touring body.
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Yes you could BUT it would look terrible!
I'd have to agree with Frisco, particularly with a fenderless car. The problem is those mini truck frames just aren't traditional looking. They don't have the nice clean lines of a tubular frame and straight axle. The shock towers and front cross member are huge eyesores in most cases. Also the frame rails are not nice straight pieces, they were bent and curved all over the place, up, down, left, right, to best fit the body and support the loads.

My '32 pickup (see avitar and journal when it gets back up and running) has an econoline frame and f-150 front clip but it has been highly massaged to look right AND it is a full fendered vehicle so the frame is hidden anyway. Also, there used to be a kit (maybe there still is) of a 32 ford roadster mounted on a mustang frame. But again, this was a full fendered setup and hid the more obnoxious aspects of the chassis.

But for a fenderless car, especially a lightweight T-bucket, I'd shy away from those frames and go with a simpe 2x3 rectangular tube frame and staight front axle.

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thank you for trying to help myself now I am going to use the orginal suspension of a tbucket with irs rear end of a commodore it work on the same as a jaguar but if i made the chassia my self what will be the lenght the orginal is 101 and the kick up is 7 please help me
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Punctuation would make your questions clearer.

The wheelbase can be as long as you like or as short as the body and engine will allow. Length is a matter of personal preference. A longer wheelbase would make a more stable car if you intend to do any "spirited" driving. A shorter, or standard, wheelbase would make the car appear more traditional and and can be a handful to drive with a hopped up engine.

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