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oldrodder
02-06-2011, 02:08 PM
If you've got one, had one, building one, or can add info about famous New Zealand Buckets here's what to do.


Only Add Kiwi Cars

Create a new thread for each car and have the owner/builder etc name in the thread and where possible add any information you can share.

bt34
02-08-2011, 04:35 PM
owner is ??? Taupo Rod Run (Nats mid 70's??)
2nd Hamilton show

Admin
02-08-2011, 05:31 PM
That is Max Turner driving

bt34
02-10-2011, 05:52 PM
Does a BUCKET loader qualify???? :D
Was push starting a NZR bus..mid 70's

bt34
02-10-2011, 06:09 PM
Top row ??????????
Bottom
Ford powered, could be Graham Roberts or Guy Lim??

bt34
02-10-2011, 06:44 PM
How about Fred Harrop from Rotorua ??? any takers or pics early 70's...

willy pelzers
02-10-2011, 08:36 PM
owner is ??? Taupo Rod Run (Nats mid 70's??)
2nd Hamilton show

looks like Taupo Nats 1973 (Russ Clarke bucket) and I remember this bucket towing a guy called "odd job" around the paddock on his stomach with a long rope. That night in the tent I was very impressed by this same odd job standing on a table and downing a whole bottle of vodka. I was 17 and easily impressed. :D

KUZTOM
02-13-2011, 09:24 PM
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm61/muddyandthalma/CCF13022011_00000.jpg

This bucket may have been from the Otago Area ?

scumdog
02-13-2011, 09:36 PM
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm61/muddyandthalma/CCF13022011_00000.jpg

This bucket may have been from the Otago Area ?

Yeah, Bruce Carter had it then Greg Semple, had the number plate NORAIN when Greg had it.

Gassermad
02-17-2011, 08:38 PM
If its NORAIN, and the proportions are right for that car, it is now owned by Mark Bremner in Alexandra, its bright yellow with 'Go Otago' on the side and has raced down south for years. Runs 11's in the 1/4 and ran 7.3 at the Gore 1/8 last weekend.

Noddy
02-17-2011, 08:46 PM
Bill Fryer - Blown Y block from Matamata
Geoff Cottle - Kumeu
Paul Tate - Te Awamtu - Cracklin Rosie
Paul Rammakers - Blue T from Wellington
Teak Smith - Thames/Morrinsville
Graham Johns - Hamilton
Frank Boyd/Ned Coulter

There are lots out there....

bear
02-17-2011, 09:03 PM
And don't forget about Frank Pitcher's handbuilt T from Surf City circa 1974 Hot rod mag - I think. One of the top show rods of the early 70s.

Love to know where that ended up!


Bear

bear
02-17-2011, 09:14 PM
And Vaughan's Volksrod - real cool looking car in its day (not that pink paint and VW power will win you many friends nowadays! :eek: )

Another one that was memorable back in the day - early 80s maybe - was the "Lee Tee"- running small block Ford :p from memory, with real short wheelbase and gobs of rake.

Bear

Hot Rod Todd
02-17-2011, 09:14 PM
Last I heard that body wasa somewhere in the Manawatu (well thats what Scotty said)

prognini
02-17-2011, 09:16 PM
Bill Fryer - Blown Y block from Matamata
Geoff Cottle - Kumeu
Paul Tate - Te Awamtu - Cracklin Rosie
Paul Rammakers - Blue T from Wellington
Teak Smith - Thames/Morrinsville
Graham Johns - Hamilton
Frank Boyd/Ned Coulter

There are lots out there....

Bill Fryers bucket has to be one of my favourites,,has been for a very long time..
Teak Smiths??better ask his big bruvver Howard..he might know..
Cracklin Rosie is/was down here in the hands of a wheeler/dealer..rego has probably lapsed..
Who remembers the Nichols Brothers V6 bucket,they built out of what they had in the sheds..

oldrodder
02-17-2011, 09:19 PM
If you think of someone and it's not on the master list please create a new thread - thanks.

bear
02-17-2011, 09:27 PM
Last I heard that body wasa somewhere in the Manawatu (well thats what Scotty said)
Hey Todd

I'd heard that years ago and spoke to Frank about it as word was that he was keen to track it down. Never heard any more.
Would be great to find out where it is/last was. In it's day it was probably one of the highest profile buckets in the country.

Last i ever saw of it was being thrashed up the main street of Gisborne in the hands of the "Vultures" motorcycle club, along with a very run down ex Matcheson T. I'm guessing around 30 years ago :(


Bear

Noddy
02-17-2011, 09:42 PM
Hey Todd

I'd heard that years ago and spoke to Frank about it as word was that he was keen to track it down. Never heard any more.
Would be great to find out where it is/last was. In it's day it was probably one of the highest profile buckets in the country.

Last i ever saw of it was being thrashed up the main street of Gisborne in the hands of the "Vultures" motorcycle club, along with a very run down ex Matcheson T. I'm guessing around 30 years ago :(


Bear
Howdy Bear!

Pretty sure Frank's Bucket was for sale on Trade Me in 2009? It was in primer... Maybe down Palmy way? I think I saw it when searching for a Car for BH10, but we got the Roadster instead...

Noddy

SimonSez
02-18-2011, 08:38 AM
The feature was in January '74 magazine (it was the first issue I ever bought , back when I was 11).



And don't forget about Frank Pitcher's handbuilt T from Surf City circa 1974 Hot rod mag - I think. One of the top show rods of the early 70s.

Love to know where that ended up!


Bear

kool34
02-18-2011, 05:35 PM
The feature was in January '74 magazine (it was the first issue I ever bought , back when I was 11).

Geez.. bought my first mag at around 11,, was a bit earlier than 1974 though :o
man that makes me feel old..i think i need a nana nap.

oldrodder
02-18-2011, 06:33 PM
Geez.. bought my first mag at around 11,, was a bit earlier than 1974 though :o
man that makes me feel old..i think i need a nana nap.

Yep I got one about '74 but was probably only a month old at the time :D

prognini
02-18-2011, 07:09 PM
Yep I got one about '74 but was probably only a month old at the time :D

What?you were a month old,or the magazine was??
Koool34...ya woken up from ya nana nap yet??its Friday nite..time to crooze... :D :D

LIFESTYLZ
02-19-2011, 09:05 PM
Borrowed pics.
Te Kuiti '75.
Who?
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo214/49lincolncoupe/t1-1.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo214/49lincolncoupe/t2-1.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo214/49lincolncoupe/t3.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo214/49lincolncoupe/t4.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo214/49lincolncoupe/t5.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo214/49lincolncoupe/t6.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo214/49lincolncoupe/t7.jpg

oldrodder
02-19-2011, 09:14 PM
Borrowed pics.
Te Kuiti '75.
Who?


Look at all those fenders :eek:

LIFESTYLZ
02-19-2011, 09:14 PM
Turangi '77

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo214/49lincolncoupe/tu1.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo214/49lincolncoupe/tu4.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo214/49lincolncoupe/tu3.jpg

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo214/49lincolncoupe/tu2.jpg

woodbox
03-27-2011, 08:03 PM
What About Donna Smith? Bill Smith's little sister. I remember a feature in the mag, many years ago.

Hustler
03-30-2011, 10:13 AM
Top row ??????????
Bottom
Ford powered, could be Graham Roberts or Guy Lim??

Smiley Guy Lims 429/C6,I think this was the powerplant from his 100E Gasser from the Kerrs rd Wiri days.After this Guy went to a Capri F/C running this combo and latter swapped 429/C6 setup for Cub Roberts Blown alky 392 ex Hooker Hemi with 727 auto. IIRC.

kiwicowboy
06-06-2011, 01:00 AM
Hi I built my Tee in the 70's,the blown mouse,blown 327,black with flames any one have photos and now if it is still around ,I sold it just before I moved to the states,Trevor Biggins.

ForEverFour
06-06-2011, 01:11 AM
Hi I built my Tee in the 70's,the blown mouse,blown 327,black with flames any one have photos and now if it is still around ,I sold it just before I moved to the states,Trevor Biggins.

Hey Trevor - welcome aboard. Is that your T in the pics above? Seem to remember the straight tube axle and the GZ number plates.

I remember the car when the late John Brocas owned it. It was the first T bucket I rode in. He painted it gold with with gold flames and then for the Wellington Nats in 1989 he painted it black with flames. I think the car is in the South Island now.

kiwicowboy
06-06-2011, 01:41 AM
Hay ForEverFour,Yes that looks like it,do you have any old photos,also do you now
whot happend to my old32 ford pick up and my steel32 roadster I sold for $500.

ForEverFour
06-06-2011, 02:08 AM
Hay ForEverFour,Yes that looks like it,do you have any old photos,also do you now
whot happend to my old32 ford pick up and my steel32 roadster I sold for $500.

I will see what I can find with regards to old pics of it.

32 Ford pick up and 32 roadster? Who did ya sell them to?

ratbag
06-06-2011, 02:15 AM
pretty sure the red bucket was owned at one stage by the late,and great ken armstrong,had big block in it..was around that era and remember it goin to snow run.:D

scumdog
06-06-2011, 10:36 AM
'Stormbringer' is down here now.

ratbag
06-06-2011, 10:55 AM
is that the one that was for sale recent.it not the orig stormbringer.was up whitianga for while.wants a few changes doin to it.

Hotrod nut
06-06-2011, 12:59 PM
I reckon 'Stormbringer' looked better :D years ago, when it was first built not how it looked on Trade Me. But that's just my :D opinion!
There are a lot of old rods that I'd like to know where they are now thou too!

1960Zody
06-17-2011, 05:09 AM
Aparently, it ws sold in NZ when the owner moved back to the UK in 1975...

http://imagehosting.rodsnsods.co.uk/17154cdb8b61be728.jpg

Sorry I don't have a better picture...
It was called Black Widow.

prognini
06-17-2011, 08:48 AM
Aparently, it ws sold in NZ when the owner moved back to the UK in 1975...

http://imagehosting.rodsnsods.co.uk/17154cdb8b61be728.jpg

Sorry I don't have a better picture...
It was called Black Widow.

I do remember that,and his custom CF Bedford van..Got no idea where it is now,,in fact,I havent seen it since those days..Someone must have it tucked away somewhere..

SimonSez
06-17-2011, 10:53 AM
61Zody - It has it's own thread on the bucket list, with another couple of pics.

http://www.nz-hotrod.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?6503-Steve-Stringer&


And according to Naki-kid in this old thread it is still around ...

"Still in the Naki some where last heard of either in Stratford or Hawera.I repainted it candy red about 20years ago still the same."

http://www.nz-hotrod.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?1931-rodding-quiz/page24


Plus a thread started by the old owner himself
http://www.nz-hotrod.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?3486-Steve-Stringer&



I recently bought the dummy 8v-71 blower, hilborn 2-pot injection and fiberglass scoop that was on that bucket from a friend of a friend who was having a clear-out. It is all stripped out (no rotors in the blower and no throttle plates in the 2-pot), but still an interesting piece of history!

kiwicowboy
09-04-2011, 01:10 AM
This is a photo of my old ride sum my remember it

scumdog
09-04-2011, 11:01 AM
This is a photo of my old ride sum my remember it

Did it have some odd front radius-rod set-up with one on one side and two on the other - or is that a different bucket?

Hot Rod Todd
09-04-2011, 04:17 PM
This is a photo of my old ride sum my remember it

I think I saw it in a shed in Chch on thursday nite.

Seriously, I was talking to the guy rebuilding it and he said it had about a grillion owners and in a previous life it had a blown SBC, a straight axle and was first registered prior to Project T. And it had been featured in NZHRM

Same one?

jailbar
09-09-2011, 12:21 AM
My t bucket from the 1980s

allanp
01-17-2012, 02:39 PM
How about Fred Harrop from Rotorua ??? any takers or pics early 70's...

Fred Harrop drove a six pack Altered.

allanp
01-17-2012, 02:43 PM
Top row ??????????
Bottom
Ford powered, could be Graham Roberts or Guy Lim??

Can't ID the top two but the bottom one is Guy "Smiley" Lim. Taken at Meremere early 1973 prior to the first opening.

ForEverFour
01-17-2012, 09:04 PM
I think I saw it in a shed in Chch on thursday nite.

Seriously, I was talking to the guy rebuilding it and he said it had about a grillion owners and in a previous life it had a blown SBC, a straight axle and was first registered prior to Project T. And it had been featured in NZHRM

Same one?

I recall the car when I was growing up in rodding around 1986-1987. The late John Brocas owned the car at this stage with gold paint and gold flames (different shades). He then repainted it black with flames.

I would love to see the car again some how cos it was one of the cars I remember as a young kid.

scumdog
01-18-2012, 11:38 AM
I recall the car when I was growing up in rodding around 1986-1987. The late John Brocas owned the car at this stage with gold paint and gold flames (different shades). He then repainted it black with flames.

I would love to see the car again some how cos it was one of the cars I remember as a young kid.

Was a Trevor Biggins (or similar) the original owner??

Hot Rod Todd
01-18-2012, 12:49 PM
Papers go way back to about 1969. Trevor Biggins (sp?) owned it when it was featured in NZHRM when I was lots younger.

Its still got the turtledeck and a SBC, but no blower and is in the middle of a rebuild. Its in T Buckets Als shed & is owned by his sister Kim who was at Methven in their poiple Chev truck.

Insani-T
01-27-2012, 03:35 PM
Does anyone know the current owner of this bucket?
I have a friend who use to own it and sold it on in 2005.
He would love to catch up with the new owner and see his bucket again.
Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers

Shrapnel
04-03-2012, 08:45 PM
Does anyone know the current owner of this bucket?
I have a friend who use to own it and sold it on in 2005.
He would love to catch up with the new owner and see his bucket again.
Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers

I think I followed this bucket to Beach Hop in 06 . Guy was from wellington . Think I also saw it recently in a mag (not sure which one) pictured in wellington or saying it was at --- event from wellington.

Shrapnel :cool:

fun rodding
12-28-2012, 11:56 AM
Fred Harrop drove a six pack Altered.

Fred also had an FE or it might have even been a Y block Engine in his Altered and it was John Agnew who had the 6 pack as far as I remember, firstly a slant 6 and then the 6 Hemi was in a FED he had as well, I do have some photos of Freds old Altered but can't get that Photobucket to work.

We used to take the Slant 6 out of the Stock Car and fit that overnight into the drag car on a Saturday night and then race at Bay Park on Sunday. Great times and memories, I have some photos from those days as well, there were some neat cars around back then as well.

Ross Fisher's Misty Blue is another neat T and I recall Les Ireland had a neat bucket as well from Huntly, he is also living here in Oz now days to.

701 Driver
12-13-2013, 09:59 AM
1936019361 Anyone know the history of these two buckets and if they are still around, the silver one with flames was shot at Greymouth January 77 and the gold v6 bucket at nelson November 77.

Helrod
12-13-2013, 10:45 PM
Turtle deck one is the ex Ray Stewart (Greenstone Rodders that became Greymouth Rodders), I bought it off Ray in the very early '90s, painted it yellow and it now resides down Central Otago or there abouts.

701 Driver
12-14-2013, 09:03 AM
Turtle deck one is the ex Ray Stewart (Greenstone Rodders that became Greymouth Rodders), I bought it off Ray in the very early '90s, painted it yellow and it now resides down Central Otago or there abouts.

thanks for that, half the puzzle sorted.

Hot Rod Todd
12-14-2013, 09:11 AM
Any chance of a bigger pikky of the other bucket. Im not so young anymore. :D:D

701 Driver
12-14-2013, 02:21 PM
Any chance of a bigger pikky of the other bucket. Im not so young anymore. :D:D

will work on that, G/F scanned them in a hurry b4 flying off to west island.

701 Driver
12-16-2013, 07:38 PM
19367

bigger picky for the folk with old eyes

scumdog
12-16-2013, 09:08 PM
19367

bigger picky for the folk with old eyes

Still in Blenhiem - still owned by the same bloke for yonks!

LIFESTYLZ
12-16-2013, 09:11 PM
Still in Blenhiem - still owned by the same bloke for yonks!

Does it get out and about or is it like a Noddy T bucket?

1932tub
12-17-2013, 06:50 AM
Does it get out and about or is it like a Noddy T bucket?

Brian , the owner builder still brings it out now and then, still the same as when he built it. I last saw it at the Street Rod Nationals in Blenheim.

701 Driver
12-17-2013, 09:48 PM
Well that's great, two identified and still on the road 36 years down the track, one with the original owner builder. Bloody awesome!

Hot Rod Todd
12-17-2013, 10:43 PM
Is that the bucket that had a v6 and an independent front end? Was on the cover of HRM way way back when buckets ruled the hot rodding world in NZ

1932tub
12-18-2013, 06:48 AM
Is that the bucket that had a v6 and an independent front end? Was on the cover of HRM way way back when buckets ruled the hot rodding world in NZ

Yes from memory the independent did'nt use the factory cross member the A arms were attached to the chassis rails. Holden? Seemed to work well.

701 Driver
12-25-2013, 11:07 PM
19383

Steve's first bucket, 272, flattie box and diff. At Seddonville (soddenville)! Not sure what happened with this one.

April 1979

v8Cartoonist
03-05-2014, 09:10 PM
I'm trying to trace my fathers (Paul Lambarth) old T-Bucket, which he sold in 1989-1990. It was originally built by Jack Martin in 1978-80, who then worked at the old Greenlane Speedshop. It was powered by a 283 Chev powerglide and Jag Diff. Jack sold it to Arnie Parker and Dad bought it off him. It was blue originally, but in a weak moment he painted it pink, which was still the colour when it was sold. It sold to a Pom from Wellington and that was the last he saw of it, someone had told us it was in a crash but could never verify if it was true. Would love to find this for old times sake. It also featured in Hot Rod Mag JAN 1982. and the last known REGO was LO9451. Any information about its current whereabouts or whatever happened to it is greatly appreciated!

Olivia


19631

prognini
03-06-2014, 07:48 AM
I remember the pink bucket..Seem to recall Paul being a friend of Glen Bishop,,unless I'm mistaken.. When exactly did he sell it,,cos I seem to recall it around 1985 or 86,,when Glen was doing the heads on my pickup.. Hey,,it's a few years back now..;);)

v8Cartoonist
03-06-2014, 08:08 AM
Hey, Dad said he's sure it was around 1989-1990 but it might've been earlier haha he doesn't quite remember but hes pretty sure it was around then. He asked what pickup did you have? And yes he said he was a friend with Glen Bishop.

prognini
03-06-2014, 01:33 PM
Hey, Dad said he's sure it was around 1989-1990 but it might've been earlier haha he doesn't quite remember but hes pretty sure it was around then. He asked what pickup did you have? And yes he said he was a friend with Glen Bishop.

It was a Chevy LUV,,commonly known around the world as an Isuzu KB20..Regular sized jappa ute,,but sold under license in the US and Aussie as a Chevy LUV...I put a 350/th350,narrowed 9 inch rear end in it..We had a few problems with the valve springs,,and damaged a head stud,,so Glen took it back to his workshop,,and pulled the heads and replaced all the studs with screw in studs.. I moved to the Hibiscus Coast in September,1987,,so I know it was about 86,when the heads were done..I think Steve Radisich was still working in the spare parts at the time,,or he had just left..Not sure..

v8Cartoonist
03-06-2014, 05:45 PM
It was a Chevy LUV,,commonly known around the world as an Isuzu KB20..Regular sized jappa ute,,but sold under license in the US and Aussie as a Chevy LUV...I put a 350/th350,narrowed 9 inch rear end in it..We had a few problems with the valve springs,,and damaged a head stud,,so Glen took it back to his workshop,,and pulled the heads and replaced all the studs with screw in studs.. I moved to the Hibiscus Coast in September,1987,,so I know it was about 86,when the heads were done..I think Steve Radisich was still working in the spare parts at the time,,or he had just left..Not sure..

Dad said that definitely does ring a bell :) And mentioning names like Steve and Glen brings back a ton of memories~

prognini
03-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Dad said that definitely does ring a bell :) And mentioning names like Steve and Glen brings back a ton of memories~

Better mention Courtney Evans,too then..A brilliant young guy with heads,,and the little 289/302W as well..He worked for Glen as well.. Hey,,where is the old fella?? Still around West Auckland??

v8Cartoonist
03-07-2014, 10:14 AM
I'm sure he'll remember haha and yes, still living in the same house out west! He bought a 1965 Chevrolet Nova over from the states about August last year, and he's taken out to a few events since having it registered here in November19632

fordson1
03-10-2014, 05:41 PM
I'm trying to trace my fathers (Paul Lambarth) old T-Bucket, which he sold in 1989-1990. It was originally built by Jack Martin in 1978-80, who then worked at the old Greenlane Speedshop. It was powered by a 283 Chev powerglide and Jag Diff. Jack sold it to Arnie Parker and Dad bought it off him. It was blue originally, but in a weak moment he painted it pink, which was still the colour when it was sold. It sold to a Pom from Wellington and that was the last he saw of it, someone had told us it was in a crash but could never verify if it was true. Would love to find this for old times sake. It also featured in Hot Rod Mag JAN 1982. and the last known REGO was LO9451. Any information about its current whereabouts or whatever happened to it is greatly appreciated!

Olivia


19631

The car has the the plates Awsumt now and apparently is in Hamilton the rego is on hold and its last wof expired in 2010 but the attached photos were taken in 2011 by Noddy.
Steve

v8Cartoonist
03-10-2014, 08:24 PM
The car has the the plates Awsumt now and apparently is in Hamilton the rego is on hold and its last wof expired in 2010 but the attached photos were taken in 2011 by Noddy.
Steve


Thanks so much! Dad had a look and can confirm this is it! Do you know who currently owns it?

fordson1
03-10-2014, 08:55 PM
Thanks so much! Dad had a look and can confirm this is it! Do you know who currently owns it?

No I don't know, you could go to the post office and find out who it is registered to.

Nominal
03-11-2014, 08:20 AM
No I don't know, you could go to the post office and find out who it is registered to.

You can't do that any more - laws were changed a year or two ago.

You could try getting in touch with Noddy - he may know something.

v8Cartoonist
03-12-2014, 07:31 PM
You can't do that any more - laws were changed a year or two ago.

You could try getting in touch with Noddy - he may know something.

Anyone know how to get in touch with Noddy?

LIFESTYLZ
03-12-2014, 07:40 PM
Anyone know how to get in touch with Noddy?

go here

http://www.beachhop.co.nz/site-map.html

under the Beach Hop Site Map words
there is an email icon.
use that.

phantom40
03-16-2014, 10:44 PM
If you know someone with an account with Car Jam you can search owners for a small fee , however some times the details are withheld.

phantom40
03-16-2014, 11:00 PM
Turtle deck one is the ex Ray Stewart (Greenstone Rodders that became Greymouth Rodders), I bought it off Ray in the very early '90s, painted it yellow and it now resides down Central Otago or there abouts.

Some more history on that one. It was built in Christchurch for Mike Gillespie in the 70's, it was in Autorama unfinished with a Blue metalic paint job. Mike was a member of Kustom car club for a few years. Ray used to drive it to Christchurch , race it at the drags and drive it back home again.

v8Cartoonist
03-30-2014, 05:16 PM
You can't do that any more - laws were changed a year or two ago.

You could try getting in touch with Noddy - he may know something.


I'm guessing it's Noddy Watts I'm looking at talking too? The beach hop email icon is to link the page to a friend or whomever.

Golly
03-30-2014, 06:40 PM
Correct, but he is probably a bit busy this weekend.

701 Driver
05-04-2014, 09:43 PM
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some more buckets from the late 70's or early 80's in Nelson or west coast.(top left) Gibby's bucket built with body and some of the bits from the second of my t/buckets, also running the wheels I bought for my model A pickup. Balance of photos from run at Nelson. anyone know if any of these are still around?

CoopDevil
05-04-2014, 10:20 PM
20504205052050320506

some more buckets from the late 70's or early 80's in Nelson or west coast.(top left) Gibby's bucket built with body and some of the bits from the second of my t/buckets, also running the wheels I bought for my model A pickup. Balance of photos from run at Nelson. anyone know if any of these are still around?I used to own the white bucket, ex Tony Anderson-it ran a best of 11.7sec 1/4. Lots of pics of it in NZHRM doing wheelstands had a 272ci then a 351C 4V-I pulled a 12.8sec on street tyres at Ruapuna. It had been rebodied and painted red with a blue pearl when I brought it and had some crap mags, I put on some Cragars, had it for 9yrs and sold it in 2006 in CHCH. Last saw it at Rodbenders 50th show years ago. My good friend Mr Wood owned the brown 26T (new beauty steel body) for many years in the 80s/90s.Sold in Nelson was in storage for a while.Bevan(1932Tub) may know of its whereabouts?. We used to terrorize the streets of Nelson in those buckets skids on every corner and running from the fuzz a few times-good old times:D

1932tub
05-05-2014, 08:38 AM
Funny thing Coop, I had a guy come into work about 12 months ago and wanted some cycle guards made for a T bucket. Turns out it was the bucket in the picture.
It was built by one of the Jameison Brothers in New Plymouth and bought to Nelson by Kevin Renwick who would have owned when the picture was taken. He sold it to Mike Woods and Mike sold it to the present owner.
He had kept it in storage for a number of years while bring up a family. He was giving it a major overhaul and had run into trouble getting a WOF because the new wheels did'nt match the cert plate.

prognini
05-05-2014, 08:48 AM
Funny thing Coop, I had a guy come into work about 12 months ago and wanted some cycle guards made for a T bucket. Turns out it was the bucket in the picture.
It was built by one of the Jameison Brothers in New Plymouth and bought to Nelson by Kevin Renwick who would have owned when the picture was taken. He sold it to Mike Woods and Mike sold it to the present owner.
He had kept it in storage for a number of years while bring up a family. He was giving it a major overhaul and had run into trouble getting a WOF because the new wheels did'nt match the cert plate.

Probably Bruce Jamieson..Which my bro in law bought from him..(Chris Stanley).. it's good to know it's still out there..

Hot Rod Todd
05-05-2014, 12:30 PM
Naaa

Bruce had the orange 34 Chev sedan and another brother had the bucket. I think his name was Neil from memory.

And they were from Midhirst, not New Plymouth

1932tub
05-05-2014, 01:43 PM
Neil was the name I was thinking

prognini
05-05-2014, 10:18 PM
Naaa

Bruce had the orange 34 Chev sedan and another brother had the bucket. I think his name was Neil from memory.

And they were from Midhirst, not New Plymouth

Yeah,,meant Neil..Bruce still has the 34 chev sedan,,but his sons use it more than him,now,,I think.. Still very capable of ripping up the tarseal,too.. ;) neil still has the T tub he built after the bucket,,with the Weber equipped SBF..

noel
05-05-2014, 10:55 PM
Neil Jamo is in Tauranga now. Owns a bus company.

Hotrod nut
05-06-2014, 01:03 PM
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some more buckets from the late 70's or early 80's in Nelson or west coast.(top left) Gibby's bucket built with body and some of the bits from the second of my t/buckets, also running the wheels I bought for my model A pickup. Balance of photos from run at Nelson. anyone know if any of these are still around?
The one on bottom right hand side - isn't it one of Kendall Bradley's ?

701 Driver
05-06-2014, 09:35 PM
The one on bottom right hand side - isn't it one of Kendall Bradley's ?

Have more photos, will dig some more out and get the g/f to scan them 4 me and post here.

1932tub
05-08-2014, 08:00 PM
Yes I thought it might be Kendalls bucket, before he added the full guards and running boards. Photo taken in Buxton car park on one of our rod runs, Catherdral
tower to the left and the Rutherford Hotel to the right.
Yellow T shirts in the background are our club members in our club t shirts what were we thinking when we chose those!

701 Driver
05-08-2014, 09:15 PM
Yes I thought it might be Kendalls bucket, before he added the full guards and running boards. Photo taken in Buxton car park on one of our rod runs, Catherdral
tower to the left and the Rutherford Hotel to the right.
Yellow T shirts in the background are our club members in our club t shirts what were we thinking when we chose those!

photo dated 1982 fyi.

Golly
01-22-2015, 09:40 PM
Can't remember if Phil Murphy from Wellington built a bucket, or as the owner of one. Had an FE Ford motor and modified Mk 4 rear end. Possibly went on to become Ned Coulter's? car

Also Warren Stone ? from Hamilton. Gold & brown T with high back seats. 272" I think.