2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: 1927 T Roadster of Charles and Lavelle Tunnell

1927 T Roadster Charles Tunnell
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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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When you visit the T-Bucket Nationals in Carson City, Nevada, June 22-24, you’ll have a chance to see the super sharp 1927 T roadster that Charles Tunnell has owned since 1960 and which has clocked over 165,000 miles in the last 20 years cruising for pleasure and attending T-Bucket Nationals events around the country. You … Read more

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Stainless Steel T-Bucket of Winfield Scott

Stainless Steel T-Bucket Winfield Scott
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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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Sure, some guys might have stainless steel T-Bucket headers but only one guy I know of has a stainless steel T-Bucket. And if you come to the 2017 T-Bucket Nationals in Carson City, Nevada, from June 22-24, you’ll see it up close and personal. Winfield Scott of Marcellus, Michigan works in the stainless steel fabrication industry. … Read more

Austin Bantam Roadster as a T-Bucket Alternative?

Fred Desch Austin Bantam roadster
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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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After completing the story this week on Art Tardiville’s T-Bucket chassis’d Austin Bantam coupe, I realized things wouldn’t be complete without sharing my own Austin Bantam roadster fascination and inspiration. I became a huge T-Bucket fan in 1957 after seeing Norm Grabowski’s T in Life magazine, but the only T-Buckets I saw for the next … Read more

Gaze at This Groovy, Glittering Green T-Bucket’s Genius Galore

green T-Bucket Blaise Kendall built
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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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I love T-Bucket creativity. After all, a T-Bucket really is the perfect hot rod canvas, existing for every builder to forge his own unique automotive work of art. One green T-Bucket in particular caught my eye a number of years ago because it demonstrated creative touches everywhere you looked. It is worthy of further examination … Read more

Paradise Road: Home to the Wild Galaxian 1927 Ford Model T Roadster Hot Rod

1927 Ford Model T roadster Paradise Road
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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 first time I caught a glimpse on the web of the radical 1927 Ford Model T roadster known as the Galaxian I was hooked. It was not terribly surprising to learn it was built in Japan by Junichi Shimodaira because it followed in the wild custom vein of his “Rod Riguez”, which I had … Read more

T-Bucket Fenders Return Thanks to Speedway’s Bucket Beauties

Bucket Beauties Speedway Motors T-Bucket Fenders
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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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OK, now also look at the T-Bucket. It’s a beauty, too. And while T-Bucket fenders have been a rarity the past half century we can thank these five lovely ladies for helping to bring about a resurgence in full-fendered T-Bucket roadsters. But first, a little background. T-Bucket fenders really haven’t been a part of the … Read more

2016 NTBA T-Bucket Nationals: You Shoulda’ Been There!

2016 NTBA T-Bucket Nationals
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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 2016 NTBA T-Bucket Nationals in Indianapolis last month was a huge success. With T-Buckets coming from over half the states in the U.S. the 2016 NTBA T-Bucket Nationals offered the quantity and quality that left everyone fulfilled. And that’s not even mentioning all the fun cruises, tours, cookouts and other events! Speaking of fun … Read more

Roth Outlaw Tribute Car You’ve Just Gotta’ See

Roth Outlaw Tribute
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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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One of hot rodding’s most famous cars is Ed Roth’s Outlaw. Built in 1959 as the beatnik embodiment of a space age T-Bucket, it was the first free-form fiberglass show car and it started a revolution. I’ve drooled over the original at the Petersen Museum. I’m also a big fan of the Outlaw clones built … Read more