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John Teresi

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

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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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Definitely got some vintage raw material to start with.

Are you gonna get some wheels milled for this build?

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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.

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

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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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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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John it looks like the Engine saddle mount is at the wrong end? :huh:

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John it looks like the Engine saddle mount is at the wrong end? :huh:

Gilbert......you are right......but,the drawing that Kurt gave me has a completely different custom chassis and that mount is close to what I needed ......so I used it for the trans. and radius rod mounts.....it still needs some modifying......and the motor mounts up front are different as well,and need to be scratch made......thanks for your input.

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