1927 Ford T-Bucket Pickup
Few cars are as basic, as elemental, as the Model T. Henry Ford's
horseless carriage for the masses was never meant to be fancy or
flashy, just fundamental and functional. The same holds true for
Model T-based hot rods-they seem to work best as stripped-down,
bare-bones speed machines. To lavish such cars with conveniences
like air conditioning, power steering, and cruise control is to go
against their very nature. Thx to Damon Lee Hot Rod Mag.
For consignment, Norm Grabowski would be proud of this creation
from a 1927 Ford T Bucket pickup. Open engine compartment,
wonderful 1927 design for the convertible top, and a truck bed to
boot. Side pipes and some tasteful chroming in just the right spots
in just the right amount, and we have a showpiece right here in our
hallowed halls. A star of the H.A.M.B, (Hokey Ass Message Board for
those out of the know), world and the definition of a jalopy in a
As stripped down hot rods go this one is adorned with many things
usually forgotten about for a build as such, however this car
includes these add ons, a steel tub, fenders, convertible top, bed
tonneau cover, wood bed side panels and a custom rear bumper. It's
all looking great with its white paint and maroon accenting for the
headlight casings, front glass frame, and cowl air intake vent
flap. The brass Ford badged radiator sits on its own upfront and
sports a winged temp glass tube gage radiator cap and shiny metal
mech radiator front material. Next is the open mill and white
painted cowl, bucket and wood paneled bedsides. On the way we
noticed a like new convertible top in black canvas and a black
tonneau cover for the bed. This all-steel bed has a red carpet
lining it and a wood stretcher to help keep the tonneau covering
tight. On the back is a custom fabricated chromed bumper, a single
taillight on either side and rolled steel bed edge tops. 15-inch
polished Centerline wheels with white fenders framing their tops
and 24x5.00R15's in front and 29x15.00R15's on back wrapped in 2020
new rubber. The H.A.M.B. network is cooking now!
Inside a nearly vertical steering column is topped with a small
rally wheel which fronts a wonderful warm stained oak dash. This
dash has a horizontal lineup of chromed bezeled round gauges, large
and small, and these are in a horizontal ribbed elongated oval
panel. In the center of the floor is a chromed B&M shifter in a
plastic panel which sits right in front of a long red tuck and roll
stitched broadcloth bench stretching from door to door. These doors
are also covered in red broadcloth as are all the side panels. The
floors also have deep red carpeting, all looking good.
A blingy 327ci V8 with a Jackson gear drive, topped with not one,
but TWO 500cfm Edelbrock 4-barrel carbs. On the back a TH350
3-speed automatic throws power to a Ford 9-inch rear axle. Shiny
Jet Hot headers snake together to form a single side pipe for each
side. Red 12-volt wiring is all over this engine, as are braided
stainless hoses and quality anodized fittings. I'm glad this mill
is NOT covered!
Good solid framing supports transverse leaf springs and disc brakes
in front, and ladder bars with coil overs and drum braking in
She fires right up and did well on our test track. I put on the
left and right door side covers with plastic windows for this cold
December test drive. All was well working beautifully and looking
very T bucket pickup like! Eat your heart out Norm Grabowski.
What's the matter with the car I'm driving? "Can't you tell that
it's out of style?"
Should I get a set of white wall tires? "Are you gonna cruise the
Nowadays you can't be too sentimental. Your best bet's a true Henry
Hot funk, cool punk, even if it's old junk It's still rock and roll
to me! Billy Joel (altered slightly!)
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.