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B.C.
01-22-2011, 10:55 PM
I spent the afternoon finishing the plug on on extended 23, put primer on it today and I think I may go block it tomorrow. Hopefully I can get it in the schedule to start building the mold next week.

H-Ace-T
01-22-2011, 11:15 PM
Is that just extended as in body or is it a tub.

B.C.
01-24-2011, 08:14 PM
I put 2" in front of the door and 3" in the door. http://forums.bucketheadbash.com/gallery/image_1782.jpg

pinky-t
01-24-2011, 08:29 PM
Is it any wider? What frame are you going to use? us guys that are 6'3" are a little cramped in the standard body. It's good to see you are helping us enjoy long distance driving.

H-Ace-T
01-24-2011, 08:45 PM
I like it.

B.C.
01-24-2011, 08:53 PM
Is it any wider? What frame are you going to use? us guys that are 6'3" are a little cramped in the standard body. It's good to see you are helping us enjoy long distance driving.

I'm finishing up a 36" bed also.We plan on making it fit our C cab chassis. It should fit our track T chassis with the 20" bed.

deckofficer
01-24-2011, 11:17 PM
Is it any wider? What frame are you going to use? us guys that are 6'3" are a little cramped in the standard body. It's good to see you are helping us enjoy long distance driving.

Haven't we met? I think so with Larry.

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff452/deckofficer/DSC009211014x760.jpg

pinky-t
01-25-2011, 11:07 AM
Yes that's me. Have you heard from Larry ?

Billhewitt
01-25-2011, 10:19 PM
Will be able to order this body with the door also and will an upholstery kit be available for it

B.C.
01-26-2011, 08:47 AM
Will be able to order this body with the door also and will an upholstery kit be available for it

Yes to all of the above. But I hope I have not started the hype to soon. I have not started the mold for the body yet and I still have to build the plug for the insert.

Fadt
01-26-2011, 01:01 PM
Ahh Pretty in Pink.
Any shots of the interior. I want mine in grey so a look see would be appreciated
Gerry

deckofficer
01-26-2011, 01:49 PM
Gerry,

We were both sporting grey interiors that day. I have a second set of seats that are dark tan that you might have seen in my pictures. Speaking of pics, I enjoyed your postings, that Fad is one of a kind and the spring set up is just too cool for words that I can't even spell. Any chance of seeing some close ups here?

Also, any chance you might want to cruise that fine creation over here in the Colonies? If so, I might be able to assist in some small way, like getting you passage on the same container ship that would be shipping your Fad. Today, crewing a container ship is down to 24, so pleanty of private, empty staterooms. But since it is a container ship and not a cruise ship, you won't have swimming pools or casinos but the food is great (the union still requires a pastery chef) and most have ping pong tables.

Pinky-T, I haven't heard from Larry for awhile, see if you can reach him and ask him to visit this site.

Bob

butch27
01-26-2011, 09:55 PM
B.C.: What will the wheelbase have to be on that? I thought your bodies were already extended somewhat.

B.C.
01-26-2011, 11:04 PM
I'm sure it will fit on our track T frame. I have not fit it to a frame yet I was more concerned that it looked in proportion. I'm excited to be able to offer a bucket that will be comfortable as well as look cool.

Photoman
01-27-2011, 01:51 PM
That's good news B.C. The longer wheelbase should make for a nice drive at highway speeds too.

Photoman
01-27-2011, 02:46 PM
One opinion regarding the interior instert... Make it a bench seat instead of two buckets. My backside is getting bigger every day. :)

Lee in KC
01-27-2011, 03:12 PM
David, there is an advantage to having that bolster in the center. It keeps my fat a$$ from sliding across the car in a hard left turn!! :D

P.S. - I need to let you drive my hot rod next time I see you. Are you going to Dayton?

deckofficer
01-27-2011, 03:33 PM
I just mentioned that in another thread somewhere. I have 2 sets of seats now, but need to do a third with the bolster. I live on windy mountain roads, and aggresive cornering has me sliding too.

Northstar T
01-27-2011, 04:36 PM
seat belts work well as an anti-slide device also ;)

Russ

Photoman
01-27-2011, 09:59 PM
David, there is an advantage to having that bolster in the center. It keeps my fat a$$ from sliding across the car in a hard left turn!! :D

P.S. - I need to let you drive my hot rod next time I see you. Are you going to Dayton?


That's a good point Lee and I hadn't thought of that. Plan is to be at Dayton. Would like to make Mountain Home too. Haven't been there since 2005!

Photoman
01-27-2011, 10:10 PM
David, there is an advantage to having that bolster in the center. It keeps my fat a$$ from sliding across the car in a hard left turn!! :D

P.S. - I need to let you drive my hot rod next time I see you. Are you going to Dayton?


Forgot to add... Would be an honor to drive your car. Last time I counted, I've driven five?

Toolman's
Stretch T's
Chief T's
T-odd's
Tub T's

sstock
01-28-2011, 12:19 AM
I put 2" in front of the door and 3" in the door. http://forums.bucketheadbash.com/gallery/image_1782.jpg

BC, This is exactly what I've been waiting for. I will be your first customer of this new body. Will it be able to set on top of the frame or will it be channeled 3"? Where do I send my deposit?

Steve

B.C.
01-28-2011, 08:45 AM
BC, This is exactly what I've been waiting for. I will be your first customer of this new body. Will it be able to set on top of the frame or will it be channeled 3"? Where do I send my deposit?

Steve

To late we have already sold one as a turn key. I also have someone who wants one as a kit. We would be glad to put you on the list. This is the only place I have made mention of the new body and do not want to do to much hype till we are in full production. To be honest though I am pretty excited. This should be as big for us as when we first made the insert or started adding doors. You can give us a call 1-870-245-8000

Photoman
01-28-2011, 10:58 AM
B.C.,

Do you guys offer turn key less motor and trans?

sstock
01-28-2011, 08:18 PM
Well I'm flying high today. After 30 plus years of yearning for a T bucket, My project has now launched. I talked to Bob Chester today and am on the list for the new stretched body.
I feel like a kid at Christmas time. There is our winter swap meet at the fairgrounds coming up in a couple weekends, I'll be lookin for a engine trans and a street single carb tunnel ram, OH Yeah! Boy I'd like to get a 348 w/ tripower setup but then I would need special headers etc. Needless to say I'm starting to scheme up a plan.:cool:

Dennis Bynum
01-28-2011, 08:25 PM
Congrats sstock.

B.C.
01-28-2011, 09:36 PM
B.C.,

Do you guys offer turn key less motor and trans?

Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders don't upset us. Photoman we sell them that way quite often.

Photoman
01-28-2011, 09:52 PM
Thanks. Timeline looks like summer or maybe fall and the extended body is a BIG factor. I've always wanted the classic '23 T bucket but my 6' 2" body never cared for the lack of leg room. I've waited ten years, what's another few months. :)

sstock
01-29-2011, 07:17 PM
Congrats sstock.

Thanks Dennis.

I went digging for bits and pieces for this project and was talking to my long-time friend and next door neighbor and found the motor I will be using. I got a 283 block that will needs a bore some new oversize pistons (.120)from NOS(they are from the early sixties) to make a 301. Comes with a steel crank/rods too all for just a "C" note. I'll get the block sonic tested before the overbore because of they get close to the water passages, this is an early sixties block with a thicker casting. When I get the body, I'll start a build thread. I'm stoked.:)

Steve

benT
01-29-2011, 07:51 PM
Thanks Dennis.

I went digging for bits and pieces for this project and was talking to my long-time friend and next door neighbor and found the motor I will be using. I got a 283 block that will needs a bore some new oversize pistons (.120)from NOS(they are from the early sixties) to make a 301. Comes with a steel crank/rods too all for just a "C" note. I'll get the block sonic tested before the overbore because of they get close to the water passages, this is an early sixties block with a thicker casting. When I get the body, I'll start a build thread. I'm stoked.:)

Steve

The 283 will make you a nice cruisin motor. We're putting one in our latest bucket build, "The Purple Powder Machine". (We own a powdercoating/ceramic coating business). This is a '66 with later aftermarket heads. Its been freshly gone through and painted to match the body. Currently it sits in the showroom awaiting its new home.

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae336/btgriffin/The%20Purple%20Powder%20Machine/DSC00225.jpg

sstock
01-29-2011, 11:47 PM
Looks killer Ben.
I can see, I'll have to send you some work, as soon as I find that single quad Tunnel ram cheap at the swap meet:cool:
Sorry Bob for butting into your thread like this, I'll pay you back soon by showing off my pics of my new Spirit Stretch body.

B.C.
01-30-2011, 12:13 AM
Looks killer Ben.
I can see, I'll have to send you some work, as soon as I find that single quad Tunnel ram cheap at the swap meet:cool:
Sorry Bob for butting into your thread like this, I'll pay you back soon by showing off my pics of my new Spirit Stretch body.

What do you mean butting in. You took it over! I'm thinking we use this thread to follow the build of your dream. I think it will be interesting following the progress and thought process of your build.

I got those pictures we talked about today but it was crazy at the shop and I did not get them uploaded maybe I can get them posted tomorrow.

mustang
01-30-2011, 09:46 AM
B.C. will it have one door or two?

B.C.
01-31-2011, 06:16 PM
Steve the first pic is a standard bucket with a standard bed.

http://forums.bucketheadbash.com/gallery/image_1876.jpg

This is the extended bucket with a longer bed.

http://forums.bucketheadbash.com/gallery/image_1878.jpg

Yes we can put door on both sides.

Billhewitt
01-31-2011, 07:19 PM
After doing extensive research and side by side comparisons (Being an engineer, IíM anal about these things), while there are some good about each company, Spirit by far, seemed like the place to help me into my foray of T-buckets. Every time I called for information, they never once made me feel like they wished I would hurry up with my questions. Bob took the time to talk with me and make sure all my questions were answered. I then talked to Josh extensively about a second round of questions. Again he took the time to make sure I had everything answered. I am proud to say, I place my order this afternoon for their stage III kit and the extended bucket. I hope they donít mind when I actually start building and I pepper them with questions. I will remember they have a business to run also. My thanks go out to the staff for being patient with me and all other people that post to the board. You are all so helpful with each other.
Thanks
Bill

B.C.
01-31-2011, 11:08 PM
Looks like we can call this the Bill and Steve thread. I also have a turn key extended bucket sold that the customer wants delivered in April. Can you just feel the anticipation. We have been talking about extending a bucket for years so I'm getting excited even if you all aren't.

sstock
02-01-2011, 01:41 AM
Thanks for the pics Bob, Seeing you sitting in it, I can see that the 5" in the body means a lot in this T bucket, this car looks like it will be down right roomy. I think the extended bed would be very functional and look really good if one was running with fenders. Me I'm lucky to live in a state where we have the SEMA Street Rod legislation making it legal to go fenderless---which is what I'm doing. So I want my extended bucket with the regular box. I'm stoked, looks like another sleepless night in Seattle,lol.
BTW, I got to thinking, with the length added to the body, it looks like the steering column can be dropped a tad with this body, instead of clearanced into the dash like the standard body , correct me if I'm wrong--seems like the column will pick up some length by dropping it a bit. What is your take on this Bob?

sstock
02-01-2011, 01:51 AM
After doing extensive research and side by side comparisons (Being an engineer, I’M anal about these things), while there are some good about each company, Spirit by far, seemed like the place to help me into my foray of T-buckets. Every time I called for information, they never once made me feel like they wished I would hurry up with my questions. Bob took the time to talk with me and make sure all my questions were answered. I then talked to Josh extensively about a second round of questions. Again he took the time to make sure I had everything answered. I am proud to say, I place my order this afternoon for their stage III kit and the extended bucket. I hope they don’t mind when I actually start building and I pepper them with questions. I will remember they have a business to run also. My thanks go out to the staff for being patient with me and all other people that post to the board. You are all so helpful with each other.
Thanks
Bill

Hi Bill, we are two of the same, I've called my share of times over the last few years and got the same reception and quality customer service. It is going to be really neat to have a Spirit car and be part of all of this. We are going to have to start two separate build threads.
Steve

B.C.
02-01-2011, 02:02 AM
Thanks for the pics Bob, Seeing you sitting in it, I can see that the 5" in the body means a lot in this T bucket, this car looks like it will be down right roomy. I think the extended bed would be very functional and look really good if one was running with fenders. Me I'm lucky to live in a state where we have the SEMA Street Rod legislation making it legal to go fenderless---which is what I'm doing. So I want my extended bucket with the regular box. I'm stoked, looks like another sleepless night in Seattle,lol.
BTW, I got to thinking, with the length added to the body, it looks like the steering column can be dropped a tad with this body, instead of clearanced into the dash like the standard body , correct me if I'm wrong--seems like the column will pick up some length by dropping it a bit. What is your take on this Bob?

We can use the plug body to fit the column and the Bill and Steve thread to see what everyone thinks. The internet is pretty wild. It lets you build your bucket in AR sitting at your computer in Seattle.

akitagandy
02-01-2011, 07:54 PM
http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii457/akitagandy/Photo-0036-1.jpg

Billhewitt
02-01-2011, 08:22 PM
Steve;
Are you from the Seattle area? I was born there. After college, I worked at Boeing for a couple of years before moving to Iowa. My dad was a big car guy up on Whidby Island, Bill Postlewaite. We lived in Kent ad Orting, south of Auburn, WA. I do get up there time to time and will have to look you up. My first trip though is Bucketbash 2012. I would try for this summer but my job is sending me to Iraq for a month to try out some new electronic warfare equipment. I am excited as hell to get going on this project. My two best friends are just as excited to help me out and we have the engine and tranny ready to go.

Bill

H-Ace-T
02-01-2011, 11:03 PM
Man that looks cool there BC. I wish mine was extended.

sstock
02-02-2011, 12:25 AM
Steve;
Are you from the Seattle area? I was born there. After college, I worked at Boeing for a couple of years before moving to Iowa. My dad was a big car guy up on Whidby Island, Bill Postlewaite. We lived in Kent ad Orting, south of Auburn, WA. I do get up there time to time and will have to look you up. My first trip though is Bucketbash 2012. I would try for this summer but my job is sending me to Iraq for a month to try out some new electronic warfare equipment. I am excited as hell to get going on this project. My two best friends are just as excited to help me out and we have the engine and tranny ready to go.

Bill

Hi Bill, actually I live in Gig Harbor, just west of T town. I grew up in Summit View which is next to Puyallup. Small world huh?
I feel your excitement, I'm like a kid in a candy store right now, I've bought my share of toys in my life but I am having a great time just enjoying the planning of the build this year. I will make the bash in 2012 and also, probably fly down and check out Mnt. Home this summer in July.
Lets hook up in '12. I retire in June and will get real serious on this project then.
Steve

sstock
02-02-2011, 12:29 AM
We can use the plug body to fit the column and the Bill and Steve thread to see what everyone thinks. The internet is pretty wild. It lets you build your bucket in AR sitting at your computer in Seattle.

Yes for sure, how technology can impact and promote this cool hobby, you got to love it:cool:

Here is a really cool pic of a Spirit T with a long bed and fenders.

http://www.nloc.net/photopost/data/759/bed_large3.jpg
http://www.nloc.net/photopost/data/759/side_large1.jpg
http://www.nloc.net/photopost/data/759/side1_large2.jpg

Photoman
02-02-2011, 11:03 AM
Looks like we can call this the Bill and Steve thread. I also have a turn key extended bucket sold that the customer wants delivered in April. Can you just feel the anticipation. We have been talking about extending a bucket for years so I'm getting excited even if you all aren't.

Bob... You know I'm excited about! Ten years and counting. I sure look forward to seeing some pics of that turnkey. The timing of all this is working out perfect for me.

old round fart
02-23-2011, 04:19 PM
Just moved to Norman Ok. so I'm only 6 hours away. Want to come for a visit, is there any day that is better than others for the 10 cent tour?

sstock
03-01-2011, 11:35 PM
BC it has been a month, any updates on the stretched body???
Inquiring minds would like to know.;)