T-Bucket Project in 20 Days – Can Cody the Car Guy Do It?

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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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Is it possible to buy an unfinished T-Bucket project with only the most basic of parts, but no engine and transmission, and have it running in under three weeks? That’s the challenge before Cody the Car Guy as he prepares to get an unfinished steel-bodied rat rod T-Bucket project completed, rolling and licensed in time … Read more

Indianapolis 500 Inspired T-Bucket Hot Rods: Chauvin Emmons’ Legacy

Chauvin Emmons Indianapolis 500 T-Bucket roadster
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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 just returned from watching the MAVTV 500 (yeah, I never heard of MAVTV, either) Indy Car race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA and it was one of the most fun and exciting races of any kind that I’ve seen in quite a few years. Some of the drivers weren’t crazy about it, … Read more

1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 5, T Bucket Front Crossmember and Rear Crossmember

1927 T-Bucket front crossmember
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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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Welcome to the fifth installment in our series documenting how Bob Hamilton, the star of the informative StreetRod 101 DVD Library, builds a 1927 T roadster using only a modest budget and loads of experience. You’ll recall from the previous four installments that Bob started with a fiberglass body that had been carved up for … Read more

1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 4, Tapered 1927 T Bucket Frame

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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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Follow along in this installment as Bob Hamilton shows you how to build a tapered 1927 T Bucket frame that follows the ’27 T’s body contours. How to Build a Tapered 1927 T Bucket Frame “Here is the plywood table with the body outline and the 1927 T Bucket frame outline. I set this up … Read more

1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 3, T Bucket Floor

1927 fiberglass t bucket floor installation
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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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Today’s installment shows how to install a 1927 T Bucket floor in a fiberglass roadster body. You can use this same information to also install a T Bucket floor in your 1915 or 1923 fiberglass body. Follow along as Bob Hamilton shows how it’s done. T Bucket Floor Installation “The 1927 T Bucket floor was … Read more

1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 2

1927 T-Bucket body
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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 this installment in our series Bob Hamilton shows how to repair fiberglass on the 1927 T Bucket body to replace a panel that had been previously cut away. You’ll recall from Part 1 that Bob started with a fiberglass 1927 T Bucket body that had been carved up for drag racing purposes. Follow along … Read more

Twitter Hot Rod Tweets: 3 Really Good Reasons to Follow Us

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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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Twitter hot rod tweets are growing like crazy! As you may know, the social media site/app Twitter has 284 million monthly active users and 500 million Tweets are sent per day. Now, more and more of those tweets relate to hot rod and T-Bucket interests. TBucketPlans.com has been on Twitter since 2009. But, we’ve really … Read more

Build a Budget T-Bucket With Chester Greenhalgh Plans Like Dale Setford Did

Build a Budget T-Bucket Hot Rod
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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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Dale Setford of Delmar, New York, decided to build a budget T-Bucket years ago following the detailed plans laid out in Chester Greenhalgh’s “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. Dale was kind enough to share his photos and story with us and we felt you’d like to see just what can be … Read more