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I have a bad itch to get a T-bucket. Aside from the obvious safety issues, weather issues, etc. (like a motorcycle with 4 wheels), any opinions? Any Fanatics out there that own or have owned one? Now I'm in Florida and have more weather days to drive one.

SSR's and mid-V8 Corvairs. >>
I guess I've never driven a "normal" car.!

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Since you don't like normal cars a t bucket would fit the bill LOL

I remember the first time I drove one, what a handful! And talk about feeling exposed! But I still love them!
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I've seen some really great deals on a few lately, you don't get much except all the free labor that built it! and after building and help building a few cars in the past I know what it takes. I'd love to have a rod with a complete body (roof? keep the rain out?) but as soon as you get to them the price goes up exponentially!! And there is still nothing there! Thanks Eric, on a quest. Any other opinions out there are appreciated.

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I had a friend who had one and I thought I wanted it. I went and drove it and that ended me wanting one. The seat and steering wheel position were not comfortable to drive any distance. It is sort of like a motorcycle feel of being exposed but with terrible handling manors. The one I drove had big pro street tires on the back and small skinny tires on the front so it had no handling at all. Point it, hit the gas hold on, slow way down to make turns and always be in fear if someone is not paying attention around you. My best advice is find one close by and go test drive it. If you can last more than 20 minutes of a test drive you might be the perfect candidate for it.
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They are a blast to drive and Very easy to work on...BUT... make sure you take a ride at highway speeds "I" beam front axles can be freaky. Make sure its set up right and DON"T assume you can fix a problem with the front end easily.
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I have a bad itch to get a T-bucket. Aside from the obvious safety issues, weather issues, etc. (like a motorcycle with 4 wheels), any opinions? Any Fanatics out there that own or have owned one? Now I'm in Florida and have more weather days to drive one.
Hi there. I was searching the site and I came across your post about T-Buckets. I donít know how I missed it. I have one I finished a couple of years ago. I drive it all the time except of course if it looks like rain. I live in Orlando. Feel free to send me a PM if you want to chat or get together. Here are a couple of pics. Cleve
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WOW! Neat T LITE !! part of the problem NOW is I've spent most (all?) of my hot-rod money on fixing/updating stuff at my new home here in Florida. Just like the Oldsmobile expression, "not your father's Oldsmobile". Either I bought (likely) the wrong house, or? As a former Midwesterner, I've never seen so shoddy crap construction, materials, etc.. I hope the rest of things in Florida aren't built this way. (sorry for the negative..new-resident opinion) Other than tha,t love it, the weather makes up for it! LOL

SSR's and mid-V8 Corvairs. >>
I guess I've never driven a "normal" car.!

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