Did You Know? Where Tee Buckets came from?


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That's what exposure on a network TV show will do for you! :D

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I remember watching that show back in the day.

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And yet, Kookie's Kar seldom appeared as part of the screenplay of any episodes, almost always limited (in my memory, and I religiously watched very episode, save for perhaps 2 or 3) of "77 Sunset Strip, on Friday nights.

Art

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Mother tee buckets? ;)

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Lol Mike!

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Mother tee buckets? ;)

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Edited by Greg Myers

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That's the top one on my list of projects Just not sure on how the the pipes run underneath

Next is Tweedy Pie the original version with the flathead (pre-Roth)

and then the Original Hot Rod Lincoln

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Love T-Buckets, Built one with my brother- took ten years to get it done. They suck to drive.

Dale

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That's what exposure on a network TV show will do for you! :D

Plus they sold a lot of combs.

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Isn't Norm Grabowski credited with being 'The father of the T bucket" because of th 'Kookie' car?

It was in episode of Peter Gunn too.

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Plus they sold a lot of combs.

Don't forget "A little dab'll do ya!" Bryl-Creme! :rolleyes:

Art

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Isn't Norm Grabowski credited with being 'The father of the T bucket" because of th 'Kookie' car?

It was in episode of Peter Gunn too.

Yep.

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Where did T-Buckets come from? Gow Jobs.

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Show me " Gow Jobs" in print before it became the term du jour in the revisionist automotive press. :huh:

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Show me " Gow Jobs" in print before it became the term du jour in the revisionist automotive press. :huh:

Collier's Magazine, July 1941 for one. Need more?

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so could you use a Model A Truck and make it into a Aaaa Bucket ?

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You can call it what ever you like. :PArnold-avila-1929-ford-roadster-pickup.j0805sr_03_z%2Bray_allisons_model_a_roads12113297715_4a76a0de83_b_zps86a5a4ef.jpg

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Yeah but it wouldn't be the same if Jan & Dean sang "Bucket A-A, Bucket A, Bucket A"

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Jan &Dean 1964 , Who (a cover) 1966

Edited by Jon Haigwood

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Of course, to be truly accurate, Kookie's Kar (Norm Grabowski build) isn't quite a true "T-bucket"----that term being very much standard in referring to Model T roadsters.

Grabowski built his T using the forward half of a T touring car body--you can see the straight panels on the sides, on which the rear doors of the touring body were hinged.

Art

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And yet ol' Woo Woo is still called the Father of the Tee Bucket. :Pp118659_large1923_ford_model_trear_side_

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