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Old 12-30-2002, 12:32 PM
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I have recently broke my leg in three places. I have lots of time to build my frame I want a 23 ford T bucket my 12 yearold son will be helping me I am trying to instill a love for hotrodding in him. I have access to a machine shop and can manufacture all of the parts needed but I need a set of plans to start with. Any help would be great.
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Califormia Custom Roadsters (Bill Kiefer) used to sell a set of plans to build a T chassis. Check with them. Some of the information may be outdated but Hell, so are our cars!
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California custom roadster makes plans and templates for building a strong, stout frame. I would however extend the frame an additional two inches from 103" to 105" . This allows for better firewall clearance when using an HEI distributor. They recommend using .188 wall 2"x 3" box tube which is very strong and easy to weld. A lot of builders use 1 1/2" x 3" box tube, only .125 (1/8 inch) thick. For the marginal weight difference I would use the wider and thicker tube. I really like their frame plan but I would see a "Speedway Motors" parts catalog for axles and radius rods.
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I used the CCR plans to build my frame, and had no trouble with it even though it is my first project since '74. There are some T-Bucket plans on eBay for auction. Type in T-Bucket in the search engine of Ebay motors.com.
Good luck with your son. That's really cool if it works out with you two. I'll be glad to answer any more questions if you have them. PM me if you like.
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Hey ol buddy....I jus bought a frame off of ebay fer $190...Had the front perch on it even...Hell ya can't buy the tubing fer much less than that....Dudes makin em on a table...I seen his last one went for $195....Jus thought I'd throw that in...
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Hey mrg! Even if you build your oun frame you might want to check out Spirit Ind. at www.spiritcars.com , I have met these guys at cars shows. They seem to mfg. quality products at reasonable prices and they are somewhat local to us Mo. boys (down in Arkansas).Good Luck!
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I want to thank every one for your help I think this will be a good biuld I will need some help along the way an it is great to know there are real people that will be there

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