Dick Bailey's Model T

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Dick test-sitting Jim Street's Kookie T at a Columbus, Ohio car show. Dave Jenkins believes that he took the photo late 1960. The Kookie T made a huge impression on Dick, and less than a year after this photo was taken he built his own Model T hot rod from the ground up. Photo from The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection.
An under progress photo of Dick's Model T. Photo from The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection.
Getting there! An under-construction photo of Dick's Model T. According to Teddy Zgrzemski, Bailey's Model T was the first wild-looking T-Bucket in Detroit. "He was a trendsetter back then," Teddy told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2020. Later shown as "The Wild One," Bailey's T-Bucket was the first car Teddy painted when he came back from California in 1962. Charging $ 175.00, Teddy painted it Candy Tangerine over Gold. Photo from The Dave Jenkins Photo Collection.
Dick's Model T at an indoor car show in Toledo, Ohio in 1965. At the show the car was shown as "The Wild One" Photo from the Phil Alloy Photo Collection.

Fiberglass bodied Model T bucket owned and built by Dick Bailey of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Dick saw Jim Street's Kookie T at an indoor car show in Columbus, Ohio late in 1960. After the show he decided to build a Model T hot rod for himself, and in September of 1961 they took the stock 283 engine out of Dave Jenkins' 1957 Chevrolet. The engine went in the Model T along with a 1939 Ford floor shift and a Model A rear end.[1]


Trendsetter

According to Teddy Zgrzemski, Bailey's Model T was the first wild-looking T-Bucket in Detroit. "He was a trendsetter back then," Teddy told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2020. Later shown as "The Wild One," Bailey's T-Bucket was the first car Teddy painted when he came back from California in 1962. Charging $ 175.00, Teddy painted it Candy Tangerine over Gold.[2]


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