1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 1

Bob Hamilton 1924 Model T Touring Car

If you’re a regular visitor to TBucketPlans.com you’ve probably had the pleasure of learning from Bob Hamilton‘s great “How to Stretch a T-Bucket into a Tub-T, Phaeton or Touring” which we ran a few months ago. If you haven’t, then click here and check it out first. That way, you’ll get a bit of a preview of the treat we’re going to be unveiling of the next weeks and months.

Bob Hamilton 1927 Ford Model T coupe

Anyway, Bob Hamilton is an incredibly skilled hot rod builder and we help others learn from his many years of experience via Bob’s great 4-1/2 hour DVD, “StreetRod 101: Hot Rod Frame and Chassis Construction” which we offer on our sister site, StreetRodPlans.com. The nifty red Model T coupe above is one more example of the kind of neat hot rods Bob turns out in his modest home shop.

Bob Hamilton 1928 Ford Model A Coupe

Of course, Bob practices what he preaches and this is his Model A daily driver.

Bob Hamilton 1926 Ford chopped Model T Coupe

And if you like the more sinister look of a chopped Model T, Bob’s done that, too.

Bob Hamilton Red Ford Coupe

To show what a truly great guy Bob is, here’s a pic of the awesome red coupe he built with his son-in-law.

Bob Hamilton 1932 Ford Roadster

Another son-in-law build by Bob is this terrific looking Deuce highboy, but Bob modestly doesn’t claim too much credit, noting that it was pretty much a “bolt together” job.

With that as background, we’re now beginning a new series where we have the privilege of following along as Bob builds a 1927 T roadster for his personal knocking around pleasure. This is our first brief installment and we’ll try to add a new one every week until the build is complete. So, check back regularly because this will be both fun and incredibly informative.

Bob Hamilton 1927 T-Bucket project 1

“I traded for this body. It had been slated for a straight line car, but never completed. The glass is in good shape and has a bottom roll pan that was installed at the factory. This is good because it gives about 4-6 inches more depth inside the car when built as a high boy.”

Bob Hamilton 1927 T-Bucket project 2

“This is another shot showing the extent of material removed from the back and the type of channel that it was slated for. Notice the stands I built. I use these when I assemble and fabricate other cars. Easy to build and raise the vehicle – with tires and wheels – 12 inches off the ground. As you can see, they are also handy for other things.”

That’s all for this week’s installment. It’s fascinating to actually watch Bob build a frame like this and his 4-1/2 hour DVD covers it in great detail.Maybe you’ve already purchased the StreetRod 101: Hot Rod Frame & Chassis Construction DVD and have already begun benefiting from Bob’s world of helpful advice. But, if you haven’t we highly recommend you click on the DVD box image below and check it out.

StreetRod 101 Frame and Chassis Construction DVD

StreetRod 101: 4-1/2 hour DVD covers every aspect of street rod and hot rod chassis construction

Over the coming weeks, we’ll continue this cool 1927 T roadster series and will be adding more informative stories about even more of Bob Hamilton’s hot rod building projects and tips, so stay tuned or make it easy on yourself and subscribe to our RSS feed.

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