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.


Ed Iskenderian Happy Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday Ed Iskenderian!

July 10, 2021, is Ed Iskenderian's 100th Birthday!! We're happy to help celebrate by republishing this story about Ed's legendary T roadster from 2010. ...
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 ...


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