1923 Ford T Bucket
1923 Ford T Bucket
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Grab on to your leather jacket, and comb in a DA on the back of your head, we are goin' for a wild ride in this “T” bucket. Aptly named because of the bucket (passenger compartment) was really the only thing used from the original Ford Model T. This one utilizes the rear pickup deck as well and presents as an earlier (1980) build.
What else but Kandy Apple Red would adorn the steel on this unit? A single passenger side door allows both passengers access to the bucket. Old style chromed hanging lamps flank the windshield, and 1 brings up the rear as well, acting like a taillight as it hangs from the rear tail gate. A chromed windshield, and dual chrome large lamps flank a big radiator. All this chrome shows some dulling in areas and the beginnings of pitting. Chrome wire knockoff style wheels are on all 4 corners and are wrapped in bias ply tires. A black vinyl convertible top showing some wear, previous repairs, and a repaired crack that is beginning to re-open, covers the top of this car. The back “bed” area is covered in black vinyl.
A red velvet tuck and roll bench seat with black vinyl smooth but heavily bolsters, stretches from door to driver's side panel. Black carpeting covers the floor, and a wood dash with simple but essential information is within the driver's vision. Side panels also sport red velvet and have padded black vinyl uppers. A late model Ford steering wheel is attached to a chromed adjustable steering column.
A big 351ci Cleveland V8 with chromed (but bluing) headers and side pipes will wake up the neighbors when you arrive home. A 3-speed automatic transmission is attached to the back of this Cleveland and shows some peeling of paint.
No rust here, just black painted sound steel. Chromed suspension parts up front are showing the beginnings of age with some rusting and dulling. Headlights look good, and some of the parts on the engine are also dulling.
Overall an early build, and a good driver as consigner drives to shows that are usually 100 miles away or less. Some patina, wear, slight rust and dulling of chrome, but has good get up and go. I'm rolling up my white T shirt sleeves with a pack of Marlboro Reds, and my jeans pant legs, and we are going to raise some hell…errr rather smoke from the tires.
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