Supercharged, Red T-Bucket Video

Supercharged, Red T-Bucket Video
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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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As promised in my earlier post about the Crazy T’s of Northern Illinois 2009 Car Show, this is the first in what will be a series of video posts on T-Buckets at the show that I particularly liked for one reason or another. Here is a very nicely done Total Performance based T-bucket I saw … Read more

Crazy T’s of Northern Illinois 2009 Car Show

black primered, bobtail T-bucket with piecrust slicks
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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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In August, 2009, I attended the Second Annual Crazy T’s of Northern Illinois Car Show benefitting Mooseheart Child City & School. The show is growing nicely and is not limited to T-buckets. Overall, there were close to 25 T-buckets there encompassing a wide variety of builds. Quite a few Total Performance and Spirit Industries based … Read more

Crazy T’s of Northern Illinois July, 2009 Meeting/Outing

Linda McDonald's low-slung orange T-bucket roadster with independent rear suspension and custom windshield posts.
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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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The Crazy-T’s of Northern Illinois T-Bucket car club held their July, 2009 meeting at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, IL on a beautiful summer day. I had the opportunity to try out a new Flip Video Camera and instead of the regular digital T-Bucket photos decided to use video to preserve a few for … Read more

The “Gumball Machine” T-Bucket

Gumball Machine T-Bucket at Buckethead Bash

I’m a sucker for the late 60s/early 70s psychedelic T-Bucket paint jobs, which incorporated panels, fogs, fades, bursts, lace, cobwebs, ribbons, stripes, murals, etc. in flakes, pearls and candies

Easy-In/Easy-Out T-Bucket Top

Easy-In Easy-Out T-Bucket Top

This soft top lifts up to make it easier to get in and out of the T-Bucket! For all us past-middle-age bucketheads faced with no doors, how clever is that?!

2010 T-Bucket “Buckethead Bash” Report

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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 couple months ago, I posted about the 4th Annual T-Bucket “Buckethead Bash” to be held in “beautiful” Mountain Home, Arkansas. I’m not just tossing the adjective beautiful around. The drive to Mountain Home is almost as enjoyable as the “bash” itself. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at this photo I snapped out … Read more