Dick Bailey's Model T
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.
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.
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