So, what drives a transplanted New Zealand hot rodder to take on scratch building a 1927 T roadster with not one, but two, all aluminum Ford 4.6L DOHC modular V8′s?
Among the select group of T Buckets invited to exhibit in the “Tee Party” at the 2013 Chicago World of Wheels, was the black beauty of Randy Krnac of Plainfield, Illinois. Randy’s T Bucket is a great example of how relatively subtle design elements can come together to produce an eye-popping T Bucket that has [...]
I first saw Marty’s T-bucket on the cover of January 1961 Car Craft and was fascinated. I didn’t understand the beauty of symmetry, but I loved this T-bucket.
We’re happy to bring you the first of our reports on the T-Buckets that were featured. There’s no better way to start than with the Grand Dame of the party, Larry Alexander’s 1969 Ridler Award Winning T-Bucket: “Top Banana”.
You may have seen this wheelstanding T-Bucket before. The photo has been widely circulated to dispel the myth that you can’t get a T-Bucket to hook up traction-wise and because it’s sporting full street equipment and also because if you look closely you’ll notice a cigarette nonchalantly hanging from the lip of the T’s builder [...]
OK, so I was a tad premature in announcing three years ago that it looked like Rod & Custom magazine was going to build a T-Bucket project car! Anyway, I was happy to see the cover of the April, 2013 R&C with Ed Roth car and memorabilia collector George Goodrich’s “Tweedy Pie-inspired” T. (Personally, it [...]
There’s no denying it. If you’re building a T-Bucket hot rod you gotta’ have a horn. It’s a legal requirement almost everywhere and, besides, you need it to wake up those looky-loos who are dangerously wandering into your lane just so they can get a closer view of the results of your mechanical genius. It [...]
From the column: Street Rodding in Bill’s Eye By BILL BURNHAM STREET RODDER Magazine, February, 1984 Many of us have been a party to such comments as:”T-buckets are dead,” “just a starter car” or “BB gun in the world of 357 Magnums.” No way, Ho-Say! (“Jose” doesn’t come out right in print. In the [...]