T-Bucket Buyer Beware!

T-Bucket Buyer Beware

Thanks to the Internet, if you’re looking for a T-Bucket for sale, it couldn’t be easier. Depending on how far you’re willing to go for your dream bucket, the choices are almost limitless. But with so many T-Buckets for sale today, you still have to be very careful.

Those Crazy Kiwi T-Bucket Bodies

New Zealand T-Bucket 6

T-Buckets are possibly more popular in New Zealand than the U.S.A.? But, you get that nagging feeling that there’s something different about those Kiwi T-Buckets …

The Tarantulas’ T-Bucket Instrumental

The Tarantulas T-Bucket instrumental
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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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If T-Buckets weren’t so doggone popular, nobody would be inspired to write cool tunes about them. When’s the last time you tapped your foot to a groovy ’34 Ford instrumental? We’re very happy to be able to share with you another T-Bucket instrumental titled “T-Bucket” (what else?) by a group named The Tarantulas. This is … Read more

Cal Automotive: Fiberglass T-Bucket Body Pioneers, Part 2

Cal Automotive fiberglass T-Buckets and other Hot Rod bodies
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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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It starts with an institutional food service size mayonnaise jar. As you may have noticed in the Custom Associates ad in Part 1 of the Cal Automotive story, interested parties could send in twenty-five cents for information. It was Bud Lang’s idea that when the mayonnaise jar filled up with quarters they would use them … Read more

The New 2010 Speedway T-Bucket Catalog

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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 I heard Speedway Motors had produced a special new T-Bucket catalog, I wasted no time getting one, because I was eager to see what Speedway had done in terms of product addition and integration after their acquisition of Total Performance. In case you weren’t aware of that major development in the T-Bucket world, here’s … Read more