View Full Version : New Rebuild by a novice

02-12-2011, 07:12 PM
Hello all

New here and pretty darn new to hotrodding ... was always a motorcycle lad. But newly arrived family and a little bit of pressure from the better half and the rapidly increasing number of near calls due to clueless drivers I decided it was time to follow the dream of owning a hotrod. But having no budget and no idea I decided to start small and get an affordable T-Bucket. It was supposed to be a quick fix up and on the road. Well to cut a long story short, Little fixup turned into a fairly large rebuild, and throw in another new baby my so called "she will be on the road in a month ..." has now turned into 20months with no end in sight and since I am learning as I go along everything takes 3 times as long.

I would be interested if anybody recognizes it and could provide some history, I purchased from a kind chap in Christchurch who supposedly got it from Nelson. Thats all the history I know.

Now been a geek I have documented my complete novice rebuild, warts & errors for all the world to see. So go have a look and a laugh, be kind ... ;)


And here is the RattyT the day it arrived ....


Here is the current state, On jacks, no body on in a over crowded garage.

With the body on

02-12-2011, 08:04 PM
Good on ya!

I ride and rod, the two compliment each other.

But I know what you mean about sharing the roads with idjits....

C Cab
02-12-2011, 08:23 PM
good on yar mate good to see another bucket on the road

02-12-2011, 09:18 PM
Cool blog - it's great to see all the work that goes into a build.

Shame about Monty :)

02-12-2011, 10:18 PM
One more t bucketeer!!!!