Let’s See Your T! Bob Borum’s Bittersweet T-Bucket Tale

Bob Borum T-Bucket Hot Rod Street Rod Roadster
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T-Bucket fanatic since 1957 when my 8 year old eyes became glued to a full page LIFE magazine photo of Norm Grabowski in the wildest hot rod I had ever seen! I later discovered the fascinating T-Buckets of TV Tommy Ivo, Marty Hollmann, Bob Johnston and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s T-Bucket inspired Outlaw. I was hooked for life on T-Bucket hot rods!

TBucketPlans.com originated in 2005 as a personal blog extolling the virtues of T-Buckets. In 2009 I blogged about Chester Greenhalgh, the "how to" genius who wrote the legendary, out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. That led to a friendship with Chester and our partnership in marketing the updated eBook version of his T-Bucket building bible. The T-Bucket fire burns stronger and stronger.
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This site is based on a lifelong love of T-Bucket hot rods. Therefore, it’s gratifying to be able to share Bob Borum‘s 48 year love affair with T-Buckets in this Let’s See Your T! installment. But, Bob’s story is bittersweet. Read on. “I grew up in the South in an era when cars were as … Read more

Let’s See Your T! Bob Zellhoefer’s Ever-Changing T-Bucket

Bob Zellhoefer T-Bucket hot rod roadster
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T-Bucket fanatic since 1957 when my 8 year old eyes became glued to a full page LIFE magazine photo of Norm Grabowski in the wildest hot rod I had ever seen! I later discovered the fascinating T-Buckets of TV Tommy Ivo, Marty Hollmann, Bob Johnston and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s T-Bucket inspired Outlaw. I was hooked for life on T-Bucket hot rods!

TBucketPlans.com originated in 2005 as a personal blog extolling the virtues of T-Buckets. In 2009 I blogged about Chester Greenhalgh, the "how to" genius who wrote the legendary, out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. That led to a friendship with Chester and our partnership in marketing the updated eBook version of his T-Bucket building bible. The T-Bucket fire burns stronger and stronger.
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A real treat is in store for you T-Bucket photo lovers in this Let’s See Your T! installment because I frequently run into Bob Zellhoefer‘s flamed T-Bucket from Roscoe, Illinois at local events. So, some of the photos here were provided by Bob and others I took. And if you compare the above photo with … Read more

Let’s See Your T! Brian McAllister’s T-Touring

Brian McAllister T-Touring Wintec Roadster
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T-Bucket fanatic since 1957 when my 8 year old eyes became glued to a full page LIFE magazine photo of Norm Grabowski in the wildest hot rod I had ever seen! I later discovered the fascinating T-Buckets of TV Tommy Ivo, Marty Hollmann, Bob Johnston and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s T-Bucket inspired Outlaw. I was hooked for life on T-Bucket hot rods!

TBucketPlans.com originated in 2005 as a personal blog extolling the virtues of T-Buckets. In 2009 I blogged about Chester Greenhalgh, the "how to" genius who wrote the legendary, out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. That led to a friendship with Chester and our partnership in marketing the updated eBook version of his T-Bucket building bible. The T-Bucket fire burns stronger and stronger.
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This great looking 1923 T-Touring belongs to Brian, Fiona and Samantha McAllister of Southington, Connecticut, and it’s another good Let’s See Your T! story because it didn’t used to look this way at all. Brian’s T started life as an award winning, magazine feature car, that turned heads and drew a crowd when Brian was … Read more

Let’s See Your T! Bobby Field’s “Nas-Tee” T-Bucket Show Car

Bobby Field T-Bucket Nas-Tee Teri Copley World of Wheels
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T-Bucket fanatic since 1957 when my 8 year old eyes became glued to a full page LIFE magazine photo of Norm Grabowski in the wildest hot rod I had ever seen! I later discovered the fascinating T-Buckets of TV Tommy Ivo, Marty Hollmann, Bob Johnston and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s T-Bucket inspired Outlaw. I was hooked for life on T-Bucket hot rods!

TBucketPlans.com originated in 2005 as a personal blog extolling the virtues of T-Buckets. In 2009 I blogged about Chester Greenhalgh, the "how to" genius who wrote the legendary, out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. That led to a friendship with Chester and our partnership in marketing the updated eBook version of his T-Bucket building bible. The T-Bucket fire burns stronger and stronger.
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I love a T-Bucket with history and Bobby Field’s “Nas-Tee” certainly has one which we’re happy to feature in our Let’s See Your T! series. According to Bobby of Londonderry, New Hampshire, this is the “1923 Ford Model T Roadster Pick-up that I built back in 1978.” In these early construction pics, it appears that … Read more

Let’s See Your T! Troy Scott’s T-Bucket Cruiser

Troy Scott Total Performance T-Bucket Roadster
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T-Bucket fanatic since 1957 when my 8 year old eyes became glued to a full page LIFE magazine photo of Norm Grabowski in the wildest hot rod I had ever seen! I later discovered the fascinating T-Buckets of TV Tommy Ivo, Marty Hollmann, Bob Johnston and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s T-Bucket inspired Outlaw. I was hooked for life on T-Bucket hot rods!

TBucketPlans.com originated in 2005 as a personal blog extolling the virtues of T-Buckets. In 2009 I blogged about Chester Greenhalgh, the "how to" genius who wrote the legendary, out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. That led to a friendship with Chester and our partnership in marketing the updated eBook version of his T-Bucket building bible. The T-Bucket fire burns stronger and stronger.
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For Troy and Ginger Scott of Hopkinsville, Kentucky hot rodding is a family affair and one thing that brings them together when the weather’s pleasant in Western Kentucky, which enjoys what a true Fall and Spring ought to be (as opposed to the two weeks of each we get in the upper midwest), is their … Read more

Let’s See Your T! Jan Bristow’s Track-T Roadster

Jan Bristow Track-T
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T-Bucket fanatic since 1957 when my 8 year old eyes became glued to a full page LIFE magazine photo of Norm Grabowski in the wildest hot rod I had ever seen! I later discovered the fascinating T-Buckets of TV Tommy Ivo, Marty Hollmann, Bob Johnston and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s T-Bucket inspired Outlaw. I was hooked for life on T-Bucket hot rods!

TBucketPlans.com originated in 2005 as a personal blog extolling the virtues of T-Buckets. In 2009 I blogged about Chester Greenhalgh, the "how to" genius who wrote the legendary, out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. That led to a friendship with Chester and our partnership in marketing the updated eBook version of his T-Bucket building bible. The T-Bucket fire burns stronger and stronger.
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We’re happy to feature a great-looking little Track-T roadster in this second installment in our new Let’s See Your T! series. According to Jan Bristow of South Whitley, Indiana, “I really liked the Dick Kraft Track Roadster and the roundy-round cars from Southern California tracks of the thirties and forties. The vision I had was … Read more

Let’s See Your T! Mike Ray’s Blown Big Block T-Bucket

Mike Ray T-Bucket
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T-Bucket fanatic since 1957 when my 8 year old eyes became glued to a full page LIFE magazine photo of Norm Grabowski in the wildest hot rod I had ever seen! I later discovered the fascinating T-Buckets of TV Tommy Ivo, Marty Hollmann, Bob Johnston and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s T-Bucket inspired Outlaw. I was hooked for life on T-Bucket hot rods!

TBucketPlans.com originated in 2005 as a personal blog extolling the virtues of T-Buckets. In 2009 I blogged about Chester Greenhalgh, the "how to" genius who wrote the legendary, out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. That led to a friendship with Chester and our partnership in marketing the updated eBook version of his T-Bucket building bible. The T-Bucket fire burns stronger and stronger.
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What a great way to start our new Let’s See Your T! series: a blown big block 1923 T-Bucket. This nicely flamed blue beauty belongs to Mike Ray of Hudson, Florida and was Mike’s first car build back in 1976 when he was just 20 years old. Mike originally built it with a 327 small … Read more