Let’s See Your T! Bobby Field’s “Nas-Tee” T-Bucket Show Car

Bobby Field T-Bucket Nas-Tee 1992 update
I love a T-Bucket with history and Bobby Field’s “Nas-Tee” certainly has one which we’re happy to feature in our Let’s See Your T! series.

Bobby Field Nas-Tee T-Bucket Show Car
According to Bobby of Londonderry, New Hampshire, this is the “1923 Ford Model T Roadster Pick-up that I built back in 1978.”
Bobby Field T-Bucket chassis
In these early construction pics, it appears that the frame and suspension for this bucket may have been based on the Dick Scritchfield series about building a T-Bucket that ran in Car Craft magazine back in 1967/68.
Bobby Field T-Bucket chassis
What made that particular construction unique was the use of Corvair coil springs at all four corners, which from the front gave an appearance somewhat similar to the Dan Woods coil springs used on Ed Roth’s “Druid Princess” show car.
Bobby Field T-Bucket chassis
According to Bobby, his chassis was “built from scratch, molded all one piece with no welds showing, and all corners ground smooth. It was finished in a white base with pink pearl paint.”

Bobby Field T-Bucket chassis
It was quite unique because it featured power steering, power brakes and a tilt wheel steering column. In keeping with becoming a show car, Bobby noted that it was built with “all chrome brake drums, heck …. even the u-bolts on the driveshaft are chromed!”
Bobby Field T-Bucket chassis
While one might wonder today about the use of power steering on a T-Bucket, when you look at those massive Goodyear front tires you see why it was a good thing to have, despite the T’s nimble weight.
Bobby Field T-Bucket body
The body was finished in a stunning Candy Purple.
Bobby Field T-Bucket body
And the interior featured champagne and burgundy velour upholstery.

Bobby Field T-Bucket Nas-Tee Teri Copley World of Wheels
Once completed, Bobby and his “Nas-Tee” hit the show car circuit where they did quite well — and got to meet a few celebrities along the way. Shown here at a World of Wheels event with Bobby’s T is actress Teri Copley who starred in the ’80s television series, We Got it Made.

Bobby Field T-Bucket Heather Locklear Nas-Tee
And here’s Bobby in an envied pose with Heather Locklear who was starring in both the popular T.J. Hooker and Dynasty television series in the ’80s.
Bobby Field T-Bucket Roadster Nas-Tee
In the ’90s, Bobby did some freshening up of “Nas-Tee” and this is pretty much how it looks today. Discoloration on the chrome headers is evidence it can be and is driven.
Bobby Field T-Bucket Street Rod Nas-Tee
While it was built as a show car, Bobby invested heavily in building a full-on high performance engine that cranks out 800 HP!

Bobby Field T-Bucket Hot Rod Nas-Tee
With a 6-71 blown 383 cubic inch small block all that horsepower feeds into a B&M powerglide transmission.

Bobby Field T-Bucket engine Nas-Tee
This is what 800 horsepower looks like: with 2-600cfm Edelbrock Endura-Shine carbs feeding a Mooneyham 6-71 Blower updated by BDS, pushing fuel mixture into AirFlow Research aluminum heads with Crane roller rockers, activated by a Howard Cam operating from a Pete Jackson geardrive. It’s then fired by a Vertex magneto and pushes Aries pistons on Childs & Albert aluminum rods, spinning a 383 Callies stroker crank. Not bad for a show car!
Bobby Field T-Bucket front axle Nas-Tee
Loads of chrome and power steering for those big tires!

Bobby Field T-Bucket Nas-Tee

While we may focus on building T-Buckets on a budget, we have a huge appreciation for those that are built with the refinements that penny-pinching won’t permit. I think Bobby has a great T-Bucket that’s provided him with many years of enjoyment. When you amortize that big investment out over time it’s probably less than what a lot of guys spend playing golf every summer — and you get something to show for it. We appreciate very much Bobby sharing the story of his T-Bucket with us and now we look forward to seeing and hearing about yours. Just click the link and Let’s See Your T!

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5 thoughts on “Let’s See Your T! Bobby Field’s “Nas-Tee” T-Bucket Show Car”

  1. I am now the owner of Bobby Field’s “NAS-TEE” but I need some help.
    I have gone thru 3 starters so far it seems the the bendex gear is not engaging
    all the way into the flywheel, any suggestions would be appreciated or if anyone knows how I
    can reach Bobby Field’s the original builder.

    • Congratulations Richard, on being the owner of a very cool T-Bucket. I don’t have any current contact info for Bobby, but the repetitive starter replacement seems like something related to a deterioration in alignment or cables. Hope you can resolve it and that you enjoy the ride.

  2. I have a T-bucket built in 1975 I believe its Carmine red 1965 327 w/3-2’s has the Corvair coils front and back 57 chev chrome rearend. I have had it since 1996. T-bucket get more attention than my other two muscle cars.
    Thanks for posting the pics and information about the T.

    • Thanks Howard. I like the look of T-Buckets built following the Dick Scritchfield series that ran in Car Craft magazine back in 1967/68. It’s a distinctive look and I understand they ride quite well, too. Would love to see some pics of yours.


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