“Styline Customs Chuck Miller” Book Review

Chuck Miller Styline Customs

You’ll learn how Chuck built his first T-Bucket, drove it all Summer and on the day after Thanksgiving applied his creative talents to convert it in 8 weeks into the Ridler Award winning Fire Truck at the 1968 Detroit Autorama.

Who Built the First T-Bucket With Spindle Mount Wire Wheels?

first T-Bucket spindle mount wire wheels

By the 1970s Fad-T era, front wire wheels were the norm for T-Buckets. I’ve researched this subject over the years, bounced it off others, and now feel confident the cycle wheel trend setter award goes to none other than …

T-Bucket Trip Ups: Vol. 1

T-Bucket Trip Ups Vol. 1

“Trip ups” are those mistakes, sometimes small — sometimes significant, in judgement or in execution, that in my one man’s opinion, result in a T-Bucket that’s either less than perfect, uninspiring or downright hideous looking. Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of T-Buckets and have made mental note of the many trip ups that …

Joe Pirronello and “The Lively Set” Dodge T-Bucket

Joe Pirronello Lively Set Dodge T-Bucket

From the Maltese Cross accents on the top and interior rugs to the innovative front spring perch and the super-swoopy custom air scoop covering the 6 deuces on the Corvette mill, this was a car that dreams are made of.

The World’s First Fiberglass T-Bucket Hot Rod: Buzz Pitzen’s “Glass Image” – Part II

Buzz Pitzen and World's First Fiberglass T-Bucket Roadster

Buzz Pitzen’s T-Bucket roadster was the world’s first using a fiberglass body. It paved the way for tens of thousands to follow.

The George Gould East Coast T-Bucket

Up until 1962, pretty much every T-Bucket that had appeared in the Big 3 car magazines (Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Car Craft) had been from the West Coast — California, more specifically. So, it was quite a shock to see a really dramatically unique T-Bucket appear in both Hot Rod and Car Craft that… [Read More]