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.


Chester Greenhalgh

Chester Greenhalgh, T-Bucket and hot rod inspiration and friend

If you’re a regular visitor here, you know that Chester Greenhalgh is the author of the T-Bucket bible, How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000. I was saddened to learn recently that Chester had contracted COVID-19. He was admitted to the VA hospital in Dallas and after a few days, over their protestations, ... Read more ...
T-Bucket builder DVDs

T-Bucket Builder DVDs Everyone Should Have

Whenever I’m asked if there are any good T-Bucket builder DVDs, I refer people to the two that I think are essential for building a good-looking, safe T-Bucket without having to endure frustrating do-overs or unnecessarily wasting money. The first one I recommend is the StreetRod 101 Hot Rod Frame and Chassis Construction DVD. This ... Read more ...
Gary Meadors Beer T

Gary Meadors Beer T

It’s been five years since we lost Goodguys Rod & Custom Association founder Gary Meadors. Gary was inspired by his lifelong love of rods and customs to found an organization that grew to a worldwide membership of more than 70,000. It’s significant to note that one of his early hot rods that was the basis ... 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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FREE T​-Bucket Chassis Plans

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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