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Speedway Tribute T-Bucket Frame Only

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Speedway Tribute T-Bucket Frame Only
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Please NOTE the following about this product:

  • Item 7154900 is made to order. We will ship it from our warehouse when it is produced.

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The Tribute T frame has an extra-high kickup and Model A rear crossmember that will accept our medium-arch rear spring and a Winters quick-change or Ford-style banjo rear end (must be a centered-pinion rear axle). The front end is set up to use a 4 inch drop I-beam axle, wishbone-style radius rods and traditional steering with a reversed Corvair steering box.

All suspension, steering and brake pedal brackets are pre-welded to the frame and you can choose from Flathead Ford V8 or small-block Chevy engine mounts. All suspension & steering componenets are sold separately.

  • True old-school appearance
  • Extra-low ride height with maximum ground clearance
  • 1-1/2" x 3" rectangular steel tube frame
  • 3" O.D. round tube front crossmember
  • 106" wheelbase
  • Model A rear crossmember
  • Welded-on mounts for spring-behind front suspension with 4" drop axle and wishbone radius rods
  • Welded-on mounts for traditional steering with reversed Corvair steering box

NOTE:  Frame is Plain steel NOT powder coated as pictured.

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9 questions : 9 answers

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Body fitting Are your regular T bodies dimensionally similar enough to fit on the Tribute T frame without drastic modifications?

Bill65
Massachusetts, USA
March 25, 2013

Body fitting Are your regular T bodies dimensionally similar enough to fit on the Tribute T frame without drastic modifications?

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March 26, 2013
Jason
The T bucket bodies have the same basic dimensions. To achieve the low ride height of the Tribute T the floor, transmission tunnel and firewall reinforcement is different than the standard T bucket with floor. Also the Tribute has a driveshaft tunnel where the standard T bucket body with floor does not. If you purchased the basic Tribute T frame and the standard T bucket with body you could alter the body for clearance as needed depending on the body height preferred.
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Hi! Does this frame come with some kind of paperwork that will help me get it registered when i complete the build? In one of your other questions that was answered it says that the tribute T could be pieced together.I dont see a body listed thats just for the tribute.Does it use one of the other body kit bodys?Trying to piece together as money allows!

plainschurch
Colorado, USA
December 20, 2012

Hi! Does this frame come with some kind of paperwork that will help me get it registered when i complete the build? In one of your other questions that was answered it says that the tribute T could be pieced together.I dont see a body listed thats just for the tribute.Does it use one of the other body kit bodys?Trying to piece together as money allows!

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December 20, 2012
Jason
The Tribute T body is part #7152260 and is similiar to our 23 T body, part #9002200. We offer a MSO for registration purposes.
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If I purchase this frame-can all the other parts be purchased piecemeal as budget allows?

docyoktex
November 11, 2012

If I purchase this frame-can all the other parts be purchased piecemeal as budget allows?

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November 12, 2012
Jason
Yes, you can purchase parts in stages. If you purchase rearend option at time of frame purchase we will weld all brackets in place on rearend.
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What is the length and width of this frame? Could you please tell me the length of the frame? Also the width and if its the same at the front and back? Thanks, Jason

Jbraun
Michigan, USA
November 08, 2012

What is the length and width of this frame? Could you please tell me the length of the frame? Also the width and if its the same at the front and back? Thanks, Jason

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November 08, 2012
Jason
Exact dimensions are proprietary information but width at the front of the T bucket frames is approximately 23.5” and at the rear 28.5” with overall length in the 94 ½” to 106 ½ in the 27 series.
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Does the frame only option include both the drilled rear cross member and the "s" curved rear kick-up as shown? Do you know if the frame's dimensions provide to fit a 1927 stock roadster pickup body?

Frank
Miami, Florida
November 09, 2011

Does the frame only option include both the drilled rear cross member and the "s" curved rear kick-up as shown? Do you know if the frame's dimensions provide to fit a 1927 stock roadster pickup body?

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November 10, 2011
John
Part number 7154900 The frame only would include the rear cross member with the center arch. Design has changed from the early prototype and for additional strength and safety requirements it is no longer drilled or punched with the large holes. The frame is not designed as a stock frame for the T roadster pickups and has a dramatic kick up in the rear to achieve the lowest ride height. A T roadster pickup cab would sit on the rails but the rails are NOT the OEM width and the rear of the cab may require modification to accept the kick up if positioned far enough rearward.
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Will this frame work with an original Model A truck body?

Hutman
Texas
January 02, 2011

Will this frame work with an original Model A truck body?

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January 05, 2011
Bill
The Tribute T frame is designed for our fiberglass T body. The car is very low and uses a special body with a special floor. A different body could be used but you would need to make a custom floor for your cab. This would be solely up to you and rely on your fabrication skills to make it work.
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What is the height of the kick as measured from bottom of frame rail to top of crossmember. tim

Ashland, NE
April 30, 2012

What is the height of the kick as measured from bottom of frame rail to top of crossmember. tim

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May 03, 2012
Chris
14” inches from the bottom of frame rail to the top frame rail on the kick up.
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I need to know if front end parts and steering box and brake parts are installed or do I have to pay extra for this

Cecil
Martinsburg WVa
May 26, 2011

I need to know if front end parts and steering box and brake parts are installed or do I have to pay extra for this

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June 02, 2011
John
Our Tribute T kits normally are shipped on a pallet and loosely assembled to verify all parts and hardware are shipped. The kits are not pre-painted or powder coated and assembled to the proper torque specifications. Included as listed in our catalog an on the web is: The Tribute T frame has an extra-high kickup and Model A rear cross member that will accept our medium-arch rear spring and a Winters quick-change or Ford-style banjo rear end (must be a centered-pinion rear axle). The front suspension uses a 5 inch drop I-beam axle, wishbone-style radius rods and traditional steering with a reversed Corvair steering box. All suspension, steering and brake pedal brackets are pre-welded to the frame and you can choose from Flathead Ford V8 or small-block Chevy engine mounts. If the rear end package is ordered at the same time the brackets are welded on as needed and mocked up together with the chassis. The brake lines, plumbing, etc. is not included and up to the customer to choose which style and price range they prefer.
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Does the "tribute t-bucket frame only" come with ONLY the frame, or does it include the suspension and steering parts as mentioned in the description?

July 04, 2011

Does the "tribute t-bucket frame only" come with ONLY the frame, or does it include the suspension and steering parts as mentioned in the description?

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July 06, 2011
John
Our Tribute T frame and body package gives builder the choice of a flathead engine or small block Chevy mounts and the following components: * True old-school appearance * Extra-low ride height with maximum ground clearance * 1-1/2" x 3" rectangular steel tube frame * 3" O.D. round tube front cross member * 106" wheelbase * Model A rear cross member * Spring-behind front suspension with 5" drop axle and wishbone radius rods * 1937-1948 Ford-style spindles will accept disc brakes or early-style drum brakes * Medium-arch rear spring with specially designed radius rods * Traditional steering with reversed Corvair steering box From this point we can offer the additional parts in various options of the builders choice. For a sample mock up with most related parts feel free to call and visit with one of our street rod techs.
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The Tribute T frame has an extra-high rear kickup and Model A rear crossmember that will accept our medium-arch rear leaf spring. Rear axle options include our bolt-on Winters quick-change kit 7151801, bolt-on 9" Ford rear axle option 7151809, or a Ford-style banjo rear end of your choice (must be a centered-pinion rear axle). The front suspension uses a 4 inch drop I-beam axle, wishbone-style radius rods and traditional steering with a reversed Corvair steering box. All suspension, steering and brake pedal brackets are pre-welded to the frame and you can choose from flathead Ford V8 or small-block Chevy engine mounts. A special floor allows the Tribute T body to sit a low as possible, while still providing room for our Bomber Seats or cushions of your design.

Read Street Rodder Magazine's article on the Tribute T in the February 2011 issue!

See the article Hot Rod Magazine wrote on the Tribute T in the June 2013 issue!

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  • True old-school appearance
  • Extra-low ride height with maximum ground clearance
  • Easy to assemble using basic hand tools
  • Rugged fiberglass body with floor installed
  • Body finished in a white gelcoat (ready for paint preparations)
  • 1-1/2" x 3" rectangular steel tube frame
  • 3" O.D. round tube front crossmember
  • 106" wheelbase for improved ride and handling
  • Model A rear crossmember
  • Spring-behind front suspension with 4" drop axle and split wishbone radius rods
  • 1937-1948 Ford-style spindles will accept disc brakes or early-style drum brakes
  • Medium-arch transverse rear leaf spring with specially designed radius rods
  • Traditional steering with reversed Corvair steering box
  • Rear axle and suspension sold separately

No special handling fees. No extra crating charges.

Check out these awesome Tribute T Photos showing the variations of different styles that can be created with one of our popular Tribute T kit cars.