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1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 20, T-Bucket Exhaust

T-Bucket Exhaust
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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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When it comes to T-Bucket exhaust you’ll probably decide after a short period of time that running open headers can be a pain — literally. Therefore, you’ll want to give advance consideration to using mufflers in your T-Bucket exhaust system. You’ll learn how to do it the methodical way in order to avoid rework and […]

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1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 19, T Bucket Grill Shell Modifications

T Bucket Grill Shell
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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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Want to adapt that T Bucket grill shell to better fit your height, width and other requirements in your own T-Bucket build? You’ll learn how to do it the easy way in this latest installment in our Bob Hamilton ’27 T roadster building series. This is just a highlight, because Bob covers T Bucket grill […]

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1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 18, T Bucket Electric Fan Mounting

T Bucket electric fan
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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 T Bucket electric fan mount sounds simple, but you really want to ensure that one day your fan blades don’t eat up that nice radiator. You’ll learn how to do it the right way in this latest installment in our Bob Hamilton ’27 T roadster building series. This is just a highlight, because Bob […]

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T-Bucket Build Mastery: Compare and Contrast

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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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Every T-Bucket build should be personal. Personal, in that it fulfills the vision of the T-Bucket builder. That’s you! You don’t have to settle for what’s being offered on the market. That’s the beauty of a T-Bucket build. The basic design is so simple that you can customize it to suit your own requirements and […]

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T-Bucket Custom Paint at Home is Easy With This New DVD

T-Bucket custom paint tips tricks
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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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Who says T-Bucket custom paint has to cost thousands and thousands? If you have the right tips, tricks and technique, along with some patience, you can do T-Bucket custom paint in your own garage with your only expense being for paint and masking materials. Don’t believe it? Believe it! Sure, you’ll need a compressor and […]

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1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 17, Bending Steering Arms

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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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Bending steering arms for correct Ackermann steering is something that can come up in building a T-Bucket or any hot rod, street rod or street machine for that matter. So, this latest installment in our Bob Hamilton ’27 T roadster building series addresses that. Also, when Bob makes mistakes he’s not afraid to admit it […]

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1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 16, Front Shock Mounts

Front Shock Mounts
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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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Our latest installment in the Bob Hamilton ’27 T roadster build series covers how to install front shock mounts and shocks. This is just a peak into the kind of how-to information Bob shows in the informative StreetRod 101 DVD Library. The big difference is that if a picture is worth a thousand words, then […]

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1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 15, Front Wishbone Installation

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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 today’s installment in our continuing series, StreetRod 101 DVD guru Bob Hamilton handles the front wishbone installation on the 1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project. Front Wishbone Installation “The wishbone brackets were made from ½ x 3 inch cold rolled steel with a 5/8ths hole drilled and chamfered for the mounting bolt. I build a little […]

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