Everything About T-Buckets!

Whether you’re a builder, buyer, lover or just curious about T-Bucket hot rods, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve been serving the T-Bucket hobby since 2009 with the best “how to” plans, stories on historic T-Buckets, news, photos and fun facts on all aspects of the T-Bucket world. And if that’s not enough, our new Hooked on T-Bucket Hot Rods Podcast.

It all started with Chester Greenhalgh’s “How to Build a T-Bucket Hot Rod Roadster for Under $3000”. It’s been called “the most complete Hot Rod how-to ever written!”

Prior to 2009, T-Bucket builders paid over $200 for it if they could find a copy. Why? Because professional T-Bucket builder Chester Greenhalgh poured years of blood, sweat and tears into revealing every detail of how anybody can easily build a T-Bucket hot rod on a beer budget, using readily available everyday materials and junkyard parts (or new ones, if you prefer).

We worked with Chester to produce the expanded revised, digital edition of his bible for T-Bucket builders and owners to make it readily available and affordable to everyone. Now, it’s only $19.99 and for that, you get 258 pages, with over 400 photos, templates, diagrams and illustrations that reveal every detail of how to build your own T-Bucket hot rod roadster on a budget.

Even if you have no interest in building a T-Bucket and are in the market to buy one, this comprehensive eBook will show you every element that goes into a T-Bucket so that you’ll be a smart buyer and avoid big mistakes.

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How to Build a T-Bucket Hot Rod Roadster

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T-Bucket History, Tips, Tricks, Inspiration, Events, and Fun!

We’re true T-Bucket enthusiasts and have written over 300 fun, informative blog posts filled with inspirational T-Bucket photos. We continue to add new material all the time. Below is a sample of the latest, but you’ll enjoy finding your favorites in our Blog Archive.

Just a few T-Buckets built using our plans

Just a few T-Buckets built using our plans

TBucketPlans.com started out as a one-page website back in 2009 offering the digital version of Chester Greenhalgh’s much-in-demand, yet out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket for Under $3000.” We had no idea then if we would ever see T-Buckets built using our plans, but we had hope. Only recently, though, we reached out to some ... Read more ...
First Rail Dragster: “The Bug”, Dick Kraft’s Model T ex-roadster

First Rail Dragster: “The Bug”, Dick Kraft’s Model T ex-roadster

Bet you didn’t know that the first rail dragster was actually a stripped down Model T roadster. While Big Daddy Don Garlits’ first dragster had its roots as a T roadster, I’m talking about the first rail dragster ever that appeared 70 years ago. “Some dang fool gave me a Model T roadster when I ... Read more ...
The Gadberry “Low Bucket”

The Gadberry “Low Bucket”

This is a major update of my original post about David Gadberry’s “Low Bucket” T-Bucket from 2010. You’ll find oodles more great pics, plus you can hear David tell the story of how it all came about in our recent Hooked on T-Bucket Hot Rods Podcast episode at TBucketPodcast.com. The December, 1996 issue of Hot ... Read more ...


T-Bucket Master Plans

T-Bucket Master Plans Digital Downloads Package

You get ALL of our T-Bucket plan sets in one money-saving package that will save you untold time, money, mistakes and frustration. Not only will you become a T-Bucket building expert, but you’ll get loads of incredible inspirational ideas for your own custom T-Bucket build by mixing and matching just the elements you want in your own hot rod. That’s over 450 pages, with 500+ photos, illustrations, diagrams and templates for building just the T-Bucket that suits your particular vision! And save over 25% with this incredible package download. All for only $39.95

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