Hotrod Soapbox 'T' Bucket




Introduction: Hotrod Soapbox 'T' Bucket

About: Trained as a technical illustrator a hundred years ago, Spent 20 years as a professional photographer, boring commercial stuff mainly building interiors and exteriors. Taught cartoon art at adult ed. Last 4...

Just added the last photo taken by a friend at his studio just before it was sold at Bonhmas auction at Goodwood.

Another soapbox I'm afraid, not very imaginative.  It's far from finished and probably won't be for the closing date of the competition, my deadline is the last week in July but hey.  After the 2 '32 sedans and the '32 hiboy roadster I built I fancied doing a model 'T' as it was the ultimate hotrod when I was growing up (a loooong time ago).  To make it a bit more interesting I decided to add a wooden 'engine'.  This meant no room for my legs but as I'm 6 feet 9 inches I had to drive the others with my knees under my chin anyway.  Jobs still left to do include veneering the body with Mahogany, turning the beehive oil filter, making the distributor, upholstery, rear axle, brakes and steering. The latter will follow the real layout with drop link, bellcrank etc. as I won't be able to run the steering column through the engine.  I will try to update this up until the competition closes if that is within the rules.  Thanks for reading.  I just realised the attached photo is not the latest so will take another and add tomorrow. New photos now added



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    for all the people who kindly enquired, the plans are still available for the sedan number 55. They are £25 payment is made by PayPal the address for which is

    Could u add instructions on how to do this

    Hi Terry I only have general arrangement drawings for the Model 'T' i.e. no constructional details and no information about the engine, However the method of construction closely follows the sedan. Plans for the sedan are £25 and £15 for the Model 't' drawings. Thanks for your interest. Peter

    The work is outstanding with an obvious knowledge of the vehical. This is a piece of art(!!!)not just another soapbox,so please keep building and putting out quality work! Thank you

    Finally finished the latest Soapbox last Wednesday at 10pm in time to take it to the Hotrod Hayride where we were beaten in the second round by the eventual winner but I'll be back next year with a new cart! Not sure what yet any suggestions? Clean ones please. Plans should be available for the Model 'T' in a couple of months if anyone is interested.

    Finally managed to trim the seat today, had a quote for £250, another trimmer failed to turn up several times so I thought I'd do it myself. Far from perfect but it will do for a soapbox.



    I simply LOVE your cars, I wish you would do a complete instructable or at least post some real detail pics on the frame, steering, brakes etc

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