1923 Ford Model T Hot Rod Pickup Truck


Publish date: 2017-01-09 10:48:23
1923 Ford Model T Hot Rod Pickup Truck

A lot of Ford Model Ts were left lying around after World War II and it was the perfect car for returning army men who wanted to build crazy hot rods. A wide range of Model T hot rods were built, from the powerful dragsters that frequented the salt flats and drag strips, to the more tamed street rod cruisers. The T-buckets is probably one of the most popular hot rod cars. Even today, there are still new hot rods being built using the Model Ts.

This featured 1923 Ford T-bucket pickup roadster is one of the early hot rods that was built by famous hot rodder Don Brusseau from California. During the 1960s, Brusseau founded the Bay Area Roadsters.

This T-bucket was listed for sale by a dealer from Georgia and is a great example of a classic hot rod that presents itself in a very solid and straight condition. It is covered in chrome such as the chrome air filter, windshield frame, and the T-bucket headers. The shiny chrome works provide a very sporty and lively appearance.

1923 Ford Model T Hot Rod

The first ever Model T-bucket hot rod is believed to have been built by Norm Grabowski named as the Kooky Kar. It made its first appearance on the 77 Sunset Strip, a TV show from the 1950s. After that, a legion of Model T hot rods followed.

This hot rod was built with a downsized pickup truck that features a hand-crafted wooden truck bed. It is powered by a performance enhanced Chevrolet V8 engine that sits right behind the flat radiator. This hot rod was built for accelerations with its high-powered engine and large rear tires. It looks like it is always ready to plow down the strip.

This model T-bucket comes in the traditional hot rod design with some added unique features for that personal touch. It comes with a dark green finish that is accented by the subtle gold pinstripes. It features a raked-back windshield that looks fantastic and is a step away from the traditional vertical windshields. It looks great for its age and is a true classic hot rod because it was built during the time when the Model T hot rods were at their prime.

1923 Ford Model T Hot Rod Pickup Truck dashboard

Most T-bucket hot rods featured simple and factory spec interiors, but Brusseau built this hot rod with more life. He filled it with accessories that were popular at that time.

The interior is completely covered in black leather with the traditional button-tufted style which provides a very comfortable ride. The sporty steering wheel is mounted on the shiny steering column which provides a very smooth driving compared to other Model T hot rods. The chrome dashboard is fitted with classic Steward-Warner gauges to complete its traditional hot rod look.

One of the things that really stand out is the center console which is never found in a traditional hot rod. It seems to be taken from a luxury car of the same time. It also features a classic AM radio and a tape player mounted under the dash.

References & Photo Credits:

https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1923-ford-model-t-hot-rod/

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