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Old 06-28-2003, 08:55 PM
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T-bucket blueprints

Hello, I am fixing to start building a T-bucket, i would like to build the frame from stratch, does anyone know where I can get blueprints for a t-bucket, i would appreciate it thanks

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try Total Performance http://www.tperformance.com/street_rod_store/kits/ Refer to the knowledge base for more questions on suspension and whatnot
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California Custom Roadsters

15094 Sierra Bonita Lane, Chino, Ca, 91710

(909) #93-4005 or the fax number is (909) 393-4228

Very good people and have been doing roadsters for a long time. One stop shopping
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Both of the forementioned shops are great, it may be worth your time to order the assembly book from Total Performance as it will give you a step by step procedure with pictures. If you're still not satisfied there are a few old Fawcett and Hot Rod Magazine books on Ebay with t-bucket frame plans and you can also find a lot of parts including pre-built frames at decent prices on Ebay.(search "t bucket" or "t-bucket") Another feature Total Performance has now is you can build a cyber T-bucket on line and see how different componets will look. www.tbuckets.com
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Just saw a set of plans on Ebay, also check the various forums here and you can find a lot of information.
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here is a pretty detailed build-up, but it's not "blueprints"

http://members.tripod.com/~Jackak10/tbucket.html

I jumped to it from:

http://www.nationaltbucketalliance.com/index.asp


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T-bucket Frame

Buckets built around a "standard" frame are available from many different manufacturers. Of course,each maker has his/her own standard!
The beauty of a bucket is the freedom you have to build a really nice, tightly designed good-riding, good-handling sweet little car which looks great OR build a totally out-of-proportion, all taste scattered to the winds, poor-riding, poor-handling but beautifully chromed and painted bag of manure OR any where in between.
I believe you should get your body with pickup bed or turtle deck and radiator shell/nose on the floor first. Then mock up your car using 2X4s for a frame and plywood wheel discs for rollers. Spend a lot of time on paper, take photos, play on the computer, use your eye to tell you what's right. Unless you're totally blind to proportion and appearance you'll be fine. If you can't handle it get your wife to help out, she can do more than cook, you know.
Nothing wrong with getting the plans from CCR or Total or whoever but remember this car is being built for YOU. Put a toeboard in, mount steering column and pedals where they are comfortable for YOU, use seatsprings instead of a block of foam, run the steering column through the firewall instead of the floor, use a windshield high enough to deflect the wind from your face and not blow your cool roadster cap off. Some ideas from the factory are solid and do make sense.
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T bucket blue prints

Hi guys,.. I was crusing through and thought I'd join, since I will be working in the direction of a T-Bucket soon..

I just bought a set of those prints off of Ebay. Haven't gotten my hands on them yet, But I'm very interested to see how detailed they will be.. I will most likely make some changes when the time comes..
And I know I will generate my own CAD prints for them..
If anyone has a question as to where or how it goes, just get in touch..
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Arrow Where do I get BluePrints For A TBUCKET plzzzzzz

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T-plans

I have plans for a T. If you are interested give me a "holler". I have send copies to two other members. There is a great book, but hard to find, called Building a T-Bucket Roadster on a budget. It has been advertised on Amazon.com. I have the book and it is really one great book. The author has some great ideas. If you are interested in the plans email me and I will be happy to send you copies. My first fod was a T and it wa truly a rat rod, but it was the most fun a 16 year old kid could have back in the early 60's with his pants on and standing up..........t
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