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Old 11-01-2006, 09:28 AM
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Looking for a new project

i have now owned my first project car(82 grand prix) for over 3 years and i love it but i am wanting to get something unique that you rarely ever see on the road. I would really like to get a model T to build up. i have been looking for a project for about a year now but everything seems to be pretty much rusted out. There is a local who finds and sells all kinda of old cars but does seem to be a little over priced to me(guess he needs to make his profit on it right)

i would really prefer a original steel body to work with but would consider a glass one if i cant get something solid.

This local guy currently has a 26 model t farmers pickup for $2500(probably around 2,000 USD to compare)

just looking for some thoughts

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Old 11-01-2006, 11:29 AM
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Wow an original T Bucket. If you want a hot rod I would buy a glass body and build a frame for it. Also look on ebay there are some good deals on there. There are a lot places to buy T hot rod parts. Sppedway and Total are the 2 big ones with a lot of others around.

Come over to http://www.nationaltbucketalliance.com/bb/ and visit. Nothing but T Buckets here.
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:54 AM
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good link

i was checking out speedway yesterday and i seen they have a chassis/body kit for around 3,000. Thats seems like a pretty fair price, my only worrys would be how to get it up here into canada.

about how much have you guys spent in your buildups?

the other question i have is about getting it on the road, i know everywhere has its own rules but i mean like what happends when they ask for windsheild wipers, fenders etc.

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Old 11-02-2006, 07:21 AM
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www.tperformance.com

For the price of that steel T you can buy yourself a nice starter "kit" (I hate that word too).


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Old 11-02-2006, 07:30 AM
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Looking at that picture all I see is a TON of work. Not that it couldn't be turned into a nice RPU, but for about the same amount of $ you can start out with a nice clean glass body and simple new frame.

The only drawback to that scenario is that glass T-buckets are just not that unique. They are a real blast to build and drive...just a little too much cookie cutter for some.

Being one of HR.Com's resident cheerleaders for scratch built bodies, what about picking up a Speedway chassis and then building your own steel body to go with it? Use the basic T or early A body lines but craft it into something with a little more personal flare.
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Here is just another thought. Buy that car for $2000. Keep the body and the title. Build your hot rod. Sell each and every part off that car on Ebay. You might just get all of your money back and more besides. Then you have a steel body and a good title.

Titleing here in TN is easy but it is not like that everywhere else.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:41 AM
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That looks like one of ED's project cars. Why not look for an uncompleted project in Canada. Or a finished older one that you can make your own. Here are a couple of links.

http://groups.msn.com/goldenoldiesvi...to&PhotoID=369

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good link

i was checking out speedway yesterday and i seen they have a chassis/body kit for around 3,000. Thats seems like a pretty fair price, my only worrys would be how to get it up here into canada.

about how much have you guys spent in your buildups?

the other question i have is about getting it on the road, i know everywhere has its own rules but i mean like what happends when they ask for windsheild wipers, fenders etc.

Thank you for taking the time to read
I am sure speedway/TCI has sent at least one to Canada in the last 50 years so they should know the drill on shipping..

How much to finish one off and get it on the road will depend on how crative one is and the parts choices..Just aking ones time can save some bucks as good deals do turn up...If one is in a ruch to get it done and has to have just the "right part" and "right now" it will cost extra..

I did do a budget for one of those and it looked like 10/12G for the completed rig of course your mileage will vary..sometimes a lot..

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Old 11-02-2006, 09:58 AM
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That looks like one of ED's project cars. Why not look for an uncompleted project in Canada. Or a finished older one that you can make your own. Here are a couple of links.

http://groups.msn.com/goldenoldiesvi...to&PhotoID=369

http://www.hotrods.ca/
Your right, that is one of eds project cars, he lives within 20 mins of me, im always checking his website. he has alot of good projects but seems a bit overpriced

Thanks for the replys everyone! Very good info.

10/12g for a tbucket would be worth every penny
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Project t.

there are a lot of good t and a projects in Manitoba and Sask. {that sounds porno], some can be picked up very cheap if you take the time to look around. I will check out Man. for you, are you looking for a car or truck. As far as licencing and safety checks go each province is different. To safety and licence my model A pickup in Man. it had to have turn signals, a horn, windshield wipers emergency brakes, fenders, bumpers., but we're kind of in the dark ages here.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:17 PM
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inventory what you have to work with here, the bed if not full of holes, just rust covered is worth around 900.00 by itself , just to give you an idea. hood and grill shell about 500.00, that one looks like it is chrome. It looks like an involved project car but 2500.00 is not bad, to add some lite have a look at my journal
and see what I got for 4000.00 and I had to literally build the doors. I call the truck a 4 door cause that is what it took to get two. hope this helps you. Steel is happening for this reason, the majority of the steel Hotrods were actually produced by go old Henry and in his plant, One can NEVER say the same for glass. steel is worth the history and the trouble.
And the stuff you do not use, there are loads of restorers that will buy your old rusty stock stuff
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There is still lots of original tin out there but it is getting more expensive quickly. Watch ebay and dare I say the HAMB. You should be able to find a good starter for a reasonable price.
I have never worked a fiberglass car and that is an option, but there is a mindset about using original tin versus fibreglass. Original tin is a bit more of a purist mentality over just get'r'done. Also keep an eye out for non-Ford tin. There are still a lot of cool bodys like Dodge Brothers.
Research swap meets within your area. Many like Chickasha Oklahoma still have lots of old tin. They have one in the spring that is all pre-war.
As far as cost, the more you can do yourself, the less the cost. Not counting engine and tranny I have about $1500 out of pocket into mine.
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