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How to Put a Door in a T-Bucket, T-Bucket Doors that Open, Part 3

opening T-Bucket door

Bob Hamilton

Bob's had a love affair with hot rods ever since his first Model A roadster ride in the third grade in 1952. After 27 years as a Vocational Shop Instructor, teaching auto-mechanics, auto-body, paint, and machine shop Bob "retired" to a second life of building hot rods. To help others make their street rod dreams come true Bob shares his decades of experience in the informative and highly regarded StreetRod 101 Instructional DVD Series.

We’ve gotten some great feedback on this little series about how to build an opening T-Bucket door. While we can’t cover everything that’s included in the T-Bucket and Model A Hot Rod Modifications 2-DVD Set, our objective is that there’s more involved than grabbing a jigsaw and cutting out the door. By having an idea […]

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How to Put a Door in a T-Bucket, T-Bucket Doors that Open, Part 2

Opening T Bucket Doors

Bob Hamilton

Bob's had a love affair with hot rods ever since his first Model A roadster ride in the third grade in 1952. After 27 years as a Vocational Shop Instructor, teaching auto-mechanics, auto-body, paint, and machine shop Bob "retired" to a second life of building hot rods. To help others make their street rod dreams come true Bob shares his decades of experience in the informative and highly regarded StreetRod 101 Instructional DVD Series.

Recently, the subject of opening T Bucket doors has become a hot topic on social media. And there’s good reason for that. Maybe it’s the aging T-Bucket population. Hey, when a hot rod is that good you stick with it! Or maybe it’s as simple as making it easier for passengers to get in and […]

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How to Put a Door in a T-Bucket, T-Bucket Doors that Open, Part 1

how to put a door in a T-Bucket

Bob Hamilton

Bob's had a love affair with hot rods ever since his first Model A roadster ride in the third grade in 1952. After 27 years as a Vocational Shop Instructor, teaching auto-mechanics, auto-body, paint, and machine shop Bob "retired" to a second life of building hot rods. To help others make their street rod dreams come true Bob shares his decades of experience in the informative and highly regarded StreetRod 101 Instructional DVD Series.

Ever wonder how to put a door in a T-Bucket fiberglass body? You’re not alone. I just had an interesting email from a fellow National T-Bucket Alliance member I chatted with at this year’s T-Bucket Nationals in Springfield, IL. He said, Well, we’re glad to oblige and thanks to Bob Hamilton we’ll give you this […]

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Vicky Modified Body for a Low-Buck Enclosed T-Bucket Chassis Hot Rod

Speedway Motors Vicky Modified Body
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John Morehead

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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 was leaving a car show at the end of the day a few years ago, looked up and couldn’t believe my eyes. I snatched the lens cover off my camera, hit the power button and started snapping away at a car I’d only envisioned in my mind up until that moment: a Vicky modified […]

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Art’s T-Bucket Chassis American Austin Bantam Coupe

Art Tardiville American Austin Bantam Coupe T-Bucket Chassis
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John Morehead

Founder at TBucketPlans.com
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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The versatile T-Bucket chassis can be used with a wide variety of hot rod bodies that are not Model T based. Notable examples are the Model A as well as the diminutive Austin Bantam roadster and the American Austin Bantam Coupe. One notable example is the cool Chevy-powered American Austin Bantam Coupe built by Art […]

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T Bucket Doors That Open, T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 25

Fiberglass body T Bucket doors opening
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John Morehead

Founder at TBucketPlans.com
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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T Bucket doors that open are introduced n this installment of the ’27 T roadster project. Bob Hamilton starts with the first of a multi-part “how to” covering fabricating T Bucket doors that open in a fiberglass body. This is a very meaty subject that we can only highlight in print. Bob covers opening T Bucket […]

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Ardun T Bucket Progress Continues

Ardun T-Bucket
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John Morehead

Founder at TBucketPlans.com
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 lot has happened since we first introduced the Fox Valley Hot Rods low profile Ardun T Bucket project 90 days ago. However, the original plan to unveil it at the Detroit Autorama later this month has gone by the wayside in light of both customer project demands and typical staff turnover in a busy […]

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1927 Model T Trunk Lid in Fiberglass, T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 24

1927 Model T trunk lid
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John Morehead

Founder at TBucketPlans.com
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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In this installment, Bob Hamilton finishes building a fiberglass 1927 Model T trunk lid for his ’27 T roadster project. Further to the last installment, you’ll see that it’s really something anyone can do with the right information. Bob covers building fiberglass panels and parts in more detail in the very informative StreetRod 101 DVD Library […]

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