Episode 14 – David Gadberry’s Low-Bucket

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Show Notes for Episode 14- David Gadberry’s Low-Bucket

For more of the story and pictures on David Gadberry’s Low-Bucket check out our original post from TBucketPlans.com: The Gadberry “Low Bucket”

Another post from TBucketPlans.com where I compare a similar, but different T-Bucket to David Gadberry’s Low-Bucket: T-Buckets a Pair – But Different Suits

David Gadberry Low Bucket T-Bucket
Starting with cast-off Model A frame, unchanneled fiberglass T body, 4″ dropped I-beam axle and fiberglass Deuce grille shell
David Gadberry Low Bucket T-Bucket
Kicked up rear crossmember, early Ford rear axle, 235 Michelins on 15×8″ steelies with ’56 F-100 hubcaps
David Gadberry Low Bucket T-Bucket
Custom-made 17 gallon fuel tank, battery mounted underneath
David Gadberry Low Bucket T-Bucket
$350’s worth of ’72 Chevy junkyard small block and 8 inch Dietz headlights added
David Gadberry Low Bucket T-Bucket
Ready to roll with $425 custom radiator (ouch), Edelbrock intake/Carter carb
David Gadberry Low Bucket T-Bucket
Subtle Butler-built headers within the frame rails and exhaust routed to the back make for a clean look, with standard T-Bucket steering via Corvair box
David Gadberry Low Bucket T-Bucket
Ladies love T-Buckets
David Gadberry Low Bucket T-Bucket
Spartan interior with plywood floor, Deuce dash with trio of Stewart-Warners and Lokar shifter
David Gadberry Low Bucket T-Bucket
With its new perforated aluminum grille insert, who wouldn’t be proud?
David Gadberry Low Bucket T-Bucket
Progress continues with nice aluminum side panels
David Gadberry Low Bucket T-Bucket
And with added louvers, hood, chromed windshield frame and newly painted red wheels with wide whites
David Gadberry Low Bucket T-Bucket
After being sold by David with rust primer and lakes headers added, along with dash insert and more gauges
David Gadberry Low Bucket T-Bucket
More post-Gadberry changes with red paint, pinstriping, different headlights and wire wheels

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3 thoughts on “Episode 14 – David Gadberry’s Low-Bucket”

  1. I think I like it best in the pics with the red wheels. The full hood adds something to the car, and everybody seems to be running sprint car headers or side pipes. The pipes under the car put it in an earlier period.

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  2. what a great story! very cool he’s been reunited and would love to see a follow-up at some point of it in it’s new guise.

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  3. Good podcast. i have been encouraging people to build a low cost T Bucket, because you can. Enjoyed this one. Thanks John.

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