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 our 3 most recent blog posts, but you’ll enjoy discovering your personal favorites in our Blog Archive.


Chester Greenhalgh Budget Hot Rod How-To Genius, R.I.P.

Chester Greenhalgh Budget Hot Rod How-To Genius, R.I.P.

I was out of the country a week ago and my phone rang near midnight. Sadly, I learned that my friend Chester Greenhalgh, whose work was the basis for this…

Tribute to Tom Hintz and his T-Bucket Track Roadster

Tribute to Tom Hintz and his T-Bucket Track Roadster

I first met Tom Hintz at the 2015 T-Bucket Nationals. Sadly, on June 25, 2022 his niece posted, “My dear Uncle Tom passed away yesterday. He fought a hard fight…

New Zealand T-Bucket Finds Way Home via Canada

New Zealand T-Bucket Finds Way Home via Canada

This New Zealand T-Bucket story isn’t mine. It’s Steve Roy’s. Recently, Steve emailed me to say that the T-Bucket he built in the 1980s and sold before moving to Canada…


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Christity N.
Christity N.
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5/5

Great book. Got me off to a great start.

1 month ago
Donald Ellis
Donald Ellis
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4/5
2 months ago
Mitch Utsey
Mitch Utsey
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5/5

Fast response, exactly what was described.

3 months ago
Ryan C.
Ryan C.
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5/5

Very quick and easy, and being electronic, I will be able to access these files anywhere. Very thorough and gives a lot of great tips. I recommend getting the full package than just 1 or 2, it is well worth it even just for having it on hand.

4 months ago
Matthew Heal
Matthew Heal
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5/5
4 months ago
Aaron E.
Aaron E.
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5/5

Been wanting to pull the trigger on these for a while now. THANKS!!!

4 months ago
Mike Johnstone
Mike Johnstone
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5/5

Within days of the purchase I had a frame created and the info is awesome. I am well on my way into the project. The books are a great blueprint to building a great T Bucket project.

5 months ago
Perry Burney
Perry Burney
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4/5
5 months ago
terry j davis
terry j davis
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5/5

Great buy

6 months ago
DUANE FOLDEN
DUANE FOLDEN
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4/5
6 months ago
RANDY KILLMEYER
RANDY KILLMEYER
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4/5
8 months ago
kelly milgate
kelly milgate
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5/5
8 months ago
William
William
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5/5

No issues with download and printing. Some stuff in there that's us well before my time and I wouldn't be able to learn about without your books

10 months ago
James W Brown
James W Brown
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5/5
11 months ago
Tom R.
Tom R.
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4/5
11 months ago
louie j.
louie j.
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5/5

Great book

12 months ago
Jeffrey Nicholas
Jeffrey Nicholas
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5/5
12 months ago
Steve Taylor
Steve Taylor
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5/5

Great book!

1 year ago
Stewart Prior
Stewart Prior
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5/5

Have me a while pile of ideas that I can adapt to my project

1 year ago
Andrew Vander Helm
Andrew Vander Helm
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3/5
1 year ago
michael b.
michael b.
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5/5
1 year ago
Craig V.
Craig V.
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3/5

Lots of good info but lacking some of the details I would have liked to see. Good start, but only a start.

1 year ago
Joe G.
Joe G.
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5/5

Easy to read and excellent visuals

1 year ago
Christer Karlsson
Christer Karlsson
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5/5
1 year ago
Tom
Tom
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5/5

I like it. Provides a lot of answers to how to do many things that arise during the build, especially when it is your first and there is lots to do.

1 year ago
Hugo Rendon
Hugo Rendon
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3/5
1 year ago
Gerry House
Gerry House
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4/5
1 year ago
Craig Handkamer
Craig Handkamer
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5/5

Items were ready for immediate download upon payment.

1 year ago
Anonymous
Anonymous
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5/5

Educational and a look into past hot rods

1 year ago
Anonymous
Anonymous
5/5

Great info and plans

1 year ago
George R.
George R.
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5/5

Lots of nostalgia.

2 years ago
George R.
George R.
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5/5

Easy to understand info/guide.

2 years ago
Tray Lynn
Tray Lynn
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5/5

Great service and an outstanding book!

2 years ago
Doug Mercier
Doug Mercier
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5/5
2 years ago
Doug Mercier
Doug Mercier
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2 years ago
Doug Mercier
Doug Mercier
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5/5
2 years ago

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