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Current Project,
A bucket T chassis using a tube drop axle, Ford 9" rear and fiberglass bucket. Our job is to assemble the chassis and fit the bucket for Dave.

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This shows the front axle mounted with the radius rods and spring in place. The frame is an aftermarket unit and most parts used were catalog ordered. One note the steering arms have been lengthened to clear the radius rods on turns. A cross bar will connect to the steering gear.
We mount the frame on our adjustable frame jig and set it at the rake and ride height we want. Notice our illustrious Kelly showing his true self.
The master cylinder is mounted so it sits level at ride height. The frame was drilled and filler tubes were added to prevent frame crush from the mounting bolts
The rear suspension uses coil-over shocks with a panhard bar and radius rods. All mounts on the rear axle are spotted and then slowly welded to minimize warping.
A front look at the suspension, panhard will center rear end. Final ride height will give 4" of travel.
The Vega type steering box is mounted up front to minimize the linkage needed. Owner did not want front steer. Frame is set on the jig at the final ride height and rake.
With the small block Ford in place and the chassis sitting on blocks, we have the correct ride height. Waiting for the cross steering arm and still need radiator mounted.
Another view of the front set up with engine and the bucket in place. Bucket is channeled over the frame by 2".
The rear axle and wheels are in place along with the tub and box.. Some final dress up and paint to finish it off.
View from the top of the box. Tub is set over the frame and some clearance had to be cut for the coil-over shocks. Lots of room for the gas tank and battery here.
The chassis is longer than stock and we wanted lots of foot room so the engine is set forward and bucket rearward. The stance is as shown.
Here is Dave and Heather picking up the T, all set up. Now for the finishing work!!
 

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