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.
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.
Of course, Bob practices what he preaches and this is his Model A daily driver.
And if you like the more sinister look of a chopped Model T, Bob’s done that, too.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
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.