Hot Rod Santa and His T-Bucket Sleigh

Hot Rod Santa Butch Reeves T-Bucket

Hot Rod Santa faced global population explosion and the escalating costs of reindeer food so he turned to Chester Greenhalgh-like T-Bucket hot rod ingenuity for a better way to serve his billions of little customers. This 400+ horse open sleigh was built by Russian artisans using only the highest quality Canadian Maple for the body…. [Read More]

Hot Rod Holiday Gift from TBucketPlans.com

Hot Rod Holiday C-Cab T-Bucket

Your Happy Hot Rod Holiday Exclusive Gift from TBucketPlans.com This holiday season we want to show just how much we appreciate the support and encouragement we get from all of our followers at TBucketPlans.com. We searched everywhere for just the perfect gift that T-Bucket and hot rod fans would really appreciate, could exercise their mechanical… [Read More]

The family that plays together with a T-Bucket, stays together

Ashley Designs Mini T-Bucke

Scott Zimmerman has a lifelong passion for the hot rod and custom car scene and fortunately his wife, Debbie, shares that interest. So it wasn’t too surprising that even before their daughter, Ashley, was born they built her a stroller in the image of a 1937 Ford Boyd Coddington Smoothster. That way, they could continue… [Read More]

Ed Roth’s Outlaw/Excalibur/Excaliber

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Note: To honor the memory of the late Ed Roth, I am reposting (with a new image gallery) this brief tribute from 2010. Nine years ago (April 4, 2001), we lost Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. I felt fortunate that two months prior I had a chance to say hi to Ed and get him to… [Read More]

Fiberglass T Bucket Body History

Fiberglass T Bucket Body Curt Hamilton Cal Automotive

We take the fiberglass T-Bucket body for granted. It seems like they’ve always been around, in abundance and economically priced: the ideal starting point for an exciting, budget hot rod.

T-Bucket History: Marty Hollmann’s Hugely Influential T-Bucket

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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.