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The start of an unusual T-bucket build

Discussion in 'Street Rods / Hot Rods' started by 04SilveradoMykk, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Old77

    Old77 I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Wow this is a cool build
     
  2. 04SilveradoMykk

    04SilveradoMykk I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    It's all still just in mock up while collecting parts. Recently picked up a small budget 120v 100a SMAW welder to tack brackets & bits on so I can take the frame to a professional welder to finalize things. I'm not so much going for pretty welds as I am about making sure things don't break off.

    Decided to get a little goofy with headlight mounting, let the buckets turn with the front wheels:

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    Rough cut the body to fit over the trans. This is the first time I've gotten to see drivetrain height compared to body height on the frame, the engine will sit roughly .5" higher with mounts. I think proportions are turning out awesome.

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  3. txab

    txab Don't get stuck on stupid!

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  4. OldCracker29

    OldCracker29 I've been knocked down drug out and left for dead

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    This is going to be one bad ass m/fer when you get it done. :thumbs:
     
  5. Old77

    Old77 I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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  6. 04SilveradoMykk

    04SilveradoMykk I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    While building this thing in my head I always imagined a section '32 grille behind the axle. While figuring out the space for grill placement I set the full sized un-cut grille down on the axle and leaned it back against the radiator. I think I found my new look. This also opens up the room to run the water-to-air intercooler in front of the radiator.

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  7. kennythewelder

    kennythewelder B31-3 (6 G ) certified

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    I like it, but I am a bigger fan of the 34 grill, just saying. Oh and the lean is perfect IMO.
     
  8. 04SilveradoMykk

    04SilveradoMykk I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    I know, when I started hunting grills I was looking for '34s. Even the cheap chinese repro's were way out of my budget. So '32 grill it is
     
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    kennythewelder B31-3 (6 G ) certified

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    It still looks grate.
     

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