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    What doesn't look right about this T bucket?

     



    The whole thing looks a bit off to me.
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    Body needs to be channeled down over the frame rails or the rails need to be Z'd.
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    The list could be endless as the builder lacks a sense of proportion, one of those "all the parts are there, just not put on correctly".

    The biggest thing that probably catches the eye first/most is the placement of the rear axle/wheel. Ever since Grabowski built the "Kookie T" (though that wasn't the original name/color he did) we've grown accustomed to the rear wheel being just behind the rear body line on this type of T.
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    Oh I think its the wheels are on the Farmall in the background backwards--------



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    should have spent the money for " the t plans ". everything about the frame is wrong.

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    Missing the turtle deck or the pickup bed, most likely it's because as they already mentioned the frame proportions are messed up,which by the way makes no sense, have you ever priced a T frame? They can be bought very cheap for a professional built frame
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    It might be exactly what the builder wanted: with complete disregard to established trends.

    Critiquing the engineering:
    Very long wheel base. Should be quite stable, unlikely to lift front end on launch.

    Engine and transmission is underslung. This will provide an excellent, low center of gravity despite the cab position. Near zero ground clearance for the oil pan and bell housing. A speed bump could rip the pan wide open, but that seems an accepted norm for current "in the weeds" building trends.

    Ladder bar rear end, another handling plus. The bat wings, although not visible, appear to have very little ground clearance, huge hazard.

    Cab position will give additional driver visibility. Huge plus in traffic.

    Too often we focus on aesthetics, thereby overlooking the engineering.
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    who ever built that cant spell engineering . the tbucket frame is the easiest to build. the worst t frame i have ever seen was light years ahead of this.
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    Look how close to the ground that trans pan is! Speed bumps will low center that thing!

    Looks like a pretty nice M in the back though!
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    From what I'm reading, it's not just me then LOL. I'll have to look on Facebook swap again but I think it can be yours for $7,500 if you want it
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    for 7500 I'd rather have the IH trucks in Maine! 8-)
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    In addition to everything everyone else has said, the headlights are mounted way to high so it looks aesthetically weird.


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    I could post all the pictures of it but I think it got beat up enough from all of us I think the general view is it was built goofy in every way it could be. But here is the link to it if you wan't to check it out more. www.brettspauldingsales.net/2004_Chevrolet_23%20TBucket_Onawa_IA_15567464.veh
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    Goofy- but except for the ground clearance, not one mechanical issue has been presented. Headlights are legal height. Frame looks quite sound. Mono leaf rear with long ladder bars should be quite good. High cab mount gives superior vantage for the driver.

    Y'all are reminding me of the fashion nazies whom despise all which is trendy and disparage that which is unique but doesn't fit their personal preference.
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    It isn't about being a "fashion Nazi" it's about recognizing that it takes more skill to incorporate good, sound construction techniques AND pleasing to the eye design/styling. Successfully incorporating BOTH together is far more challenging and deserving of praise than hacking stuff together.
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