How to Build a T-Bucket + History, Tips, Tricks, Inspiration, Events, and Fun!

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.

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 are the 3 most recent, but you’ll enjoy finding your favorites in our Blog Archive.


Dan Woods Butcher Truck C Cab Street Rodder Bob Reed

Butcher Truck C-Cab, a Spectacular Survivor! — and it’s for sale

About 3 years ago I did this post on the Bob Reed Country Butcher Shop C-Cab built by Dan Woods because it was for sale. I’m reposting with some more photos of this cool C-Cab because it evidently didn’t sell back in 2018. And I recently saw that it had been offered for sale again ... Read more ...
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Let’s get started on that T-Bucket Build

It’s that time of year to think about hunkering down to that long dreamed of T-Bucket hot rod build. There’s nothing better to get the wrenches turning and your car coming into shape than this set of 3 StreetRod 101 “how to” DVDs that we’ve selected for this August special on our StreetRodPlans.com website – ... Read more ...
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T-Bucket Headers History

Originally published May 31, 2015: T-Bucket headers are an important component that are easily taken for granted. They can make all the difference in the overall appearance of a T-Bucket. As an early example from the 1940s, the Ed Iskenderian “La Cucaracha” T roadster utilized pretty utilitarian, although beautiful in terms of lines and chrome, ... Read more ...


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.

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! Now, the expanded revised digital edition is 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 but 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 Master Plans

T-Bucket Master Plans Digital Downloads Package

You get ALL of our T-Bucket plan sets in this big bundle that will save you untold time, money, mistakes and frustration. Become a T-Bucket building expert! Get loads of 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