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Old 01-14-2004, 08:09 PM
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T Bucket Steering and Radius rods plans

I am planning to build a T bucket with my 16 year old son. I got a set of scratch build plans from TPI. However I recently manged to get a good deal on a 23 T bucket frame and body which was an abandoned project. I looks like the frame is a Stage 2 set up from California Custom Roadsters (CCR) and not he same set up as TPI. So my questions are:
1) Does anyone have a set of plans from CCR for their T bucket (I am specifically looking for plans for the for the fabrication of the radius rods (front and rear - they are pretty expensive to buy from CCR distributors)
2) Any body have plans for the CCR front end and steering set up.
(I have a set of 47 ford spindles to use with disc brake kit for GM rotors).

I have looked a lot for CCR plans on the internet but can't seem to find a link to whom ever sells them. It appears all CCR links go to rod shops that sell their products and I can't seem to find where they sell plans only.

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Check the Speedway Motors web site for a bunch of T-bucket stuff. Their prices seem very reasonable. As far as plans go, ther is no right or wrong way (within reason!) to set up T-bucket stuff. I magine you can use the plans you have and kludge together a good machine. That is what hot rodding is all about. We don't need no stinking plans!!

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You could also call MAS Racing Products, (651) 644-6811. They have real cheap parts. As far as front end geometry, bump-steer is usually the biggest problem novices have with T-Buckets.
As long as your drag-link is about the same length and parallel to the radius rods you should be fine. If you cross-steer the car keep the drag link as close to parallel to the tie-rod as possible.
Good Luck, Walt
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CCR doesn't have a website. But I have the CCR chassis diagrams. If you have a fax #, I would be more than happy to fax you the pages you need. Send me an email at *@*.com with the number.

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T Bucket front end

You can get parts from different places, but you can fabricate your own and save big bucks. Email me eshernandez@cox-internet.com I just completed a 1923 T Bucket. The measurements for the radius are different for each frame builder. Speedways, TPerformance may not fit. Watch out for the length of the axle, the front spring size will depend on what axle you have.
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Hi if you want to see what a MAS Racing Unlimited T bucket body can look like when done check out my T in the "Searching for my Burgandy 23 T bucket" thread.
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You can buy plans directly from CCR in CA - I paid $25 - Here is the link
http://www.californiacustomroadsters.com/
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i've got plans and i'm in calgary
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I have built 5 T buckets. The CCR plans are worth the $20 . I bent the radius rods using my $50 harbor frieght pipe bender. I don't have a big lathe so i drill and tap the hard way .. I always make the parts 1 inch longer than the finish size. .. I start with the smallest drill that will remove metal and keep changing until i get to the size required for the tap ... I think 17/32 for a 5/8 heim. .. I use a slow right angle electricians drill. slow and powerful .. I then use a 5/8 drill and drill out the extra 1 inch to 5/8. .This will align the tap and you will get good threads. I then cut off the extra inch, re drill with the 17/32 bit then re tap this alwaqys gave me good straight threads ps use plenty of tapping oil when you are drilling and tapping,
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