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Kurt Wilson`s: 23 T` Bucket new project 10/9/12


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#1 John Teresi

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:35 AM

Hello......this is on my work bench......Kurt Wilson`s 23 T`Bucket.......I met Kurt about 4 years ago at a model car show that he put on.......we instantly became good friends......recently at the NNL Lower Left Coast model car show that he and Darryl Gassaway put on......Kurt asked me if I would build a replica of his 32 T` Bucket ?........I sad,absolutely yes.......I was honored that he chose me to build it for him.......well,his good buddies Darryl Gassaway, Gregg Hutching`s AKA "Da Big Kahuna" and Mr. "Famous" Mike Flynn donated kits and parts to build this AWESOME T`,Bucket.......this will be fun to build and I hope to do it justice.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:54 AM

Oh Yeah !!! B)
Will follow for sure !

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:25 AM

Definitely got some vintage raw material to start with.
Are you gonna get some wheels milled for this build?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:31 AM

I heard about this build John, they couldn't have picked a better guy to do the job my friend!

#5 John Teresi

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:49 AM

Definitely got some vintage raw material to start with.
Are you gonna get some wheels milled for this build?


Mike......No,I am going to try and modify them for the look.......thanks.

#6 John Teresi

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:43 AM

Hello.....I started on the wheels......I modified the inner front Lindberg wheels for the rears.......the front wheels are not as deep as the rears......I had some extra Corvette wheels......so I modified them and used part of the Lindberg inner rear wheels......I will fine sand and shape and add the lug nuts......not perfect but,good enough for the girls I go with......thanks for looking.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:45 AM

few more progress photos......thanks.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:20 PM

WoW !!
Lookin' good Man !

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:23 PM

John... This is going to be another killer build. I am looking forward to following along on this. i know you will do your normal magic on it and its gonna look great!!

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:24 AM

beautiful work on the wheels John!!

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:37 AM

very good start

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:05 PM

Very nice work as usual. This no doubt will be another "CRACK" out of the park home run. I love to follow your builds.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:24 AM

Hello.....thanks guys for the kind comments.......I started the mock-up........I am totally modifying the chassis as I go......the rear spring mount was re-located as well......the bed was shortened 1 inch and I mocked-up the gas tank......and did some work on the bed interior and the tub interior......also made a seat bench ......I have allot of work still to do on both interiors.......also started on the side pipes......thanks for looking.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:25 AM

few more progress photos.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:27 AM

and a few more......thanks.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:41 AM

Oh yeah, this is coming along nicely. Kurt's going to love it!

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 05:19 AM

Looking forward to seeing this one come together.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:07 AM

Here we go again, another fantastic build from John's workbench is on the works! I really like the subject, and I'm sure that you'll do a justice for it. B)

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:31 AM

Killer work so far John.
The wheels are just amazing.
Keep it up man.
Corey

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:28 PM

Hello......thank you all for the kind comments.......I did somemore work on the chassis.......I am modifying the chassis as I go.........got the engine mocked-up as well.......the radiator had to be modified too......everything is still in the rough stages.....thanks for looking.


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