2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Shari Ward’s Mopar T-Bucket

Shari Ward Mopar T-Bucket
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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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If you’re a Mopar T-Bucket hot rod fan, you’ll really enjoy the 2017 T-Bucket Nationals, June 22-24 in Carson City, Nevada. Knowing the prevalence of Chevy and Ford powered T-Buckets it will be a nice opportunity to see some fine Mopar-motivated T-Buckets. Of course, that includes Chris Ward’s Dodge Viper powered T-Bucket we’ve already previewed. And … Read more

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Steve Ortega’s C-Cab Street Rod

Steve Ortega C-Cab Street Rod
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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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If you’re a C-Cab street rod fan, you’ll not want to miss the 2017 T-Bucket Nationals, June 22-24 in Carson City, Nevada. It will be your opportunity to view up close and personal the lovely 1916 Ford C-Cab street rod scratch built by Steve Ortega of Rohnert Park, California. I think it was back around 2006 … Read more

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Chris Ward’s Dodge Viper T-Bucket

Dodge Viper T-Bucket
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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 attend the 2017 T-Bucket Nationals, June 22-24 in scenic Carson City, Nevada Chris Ward’s T-Bucket powered by 488 cubic inches of Dodge Viper V-10 is but one example of some of the totally awesome and unique T-Bucket hot rods on display. Seeing Chris Ward‘s Dodge Viper T-Bucket up close and personal at the 2016 … Read more

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

1927 T Roadster Charles Tunnell
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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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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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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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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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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