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Halloween Hot Rod, The Bumpkin Pumpkin T-Bucket, Rides AgainWith Halloween tonight, it’s time to revive the most fun T-Bucket Halloween Hot Rod post we have. The old joke[…]Read More Munsters Car, Dragula, and Casket Cars Galore VideoIt’s that time of year when interest peaks in the legendary Munsters car, Dragula. It’s also the time when hot[…]Read More Drag-U-La and the Coffin Car FascinationIn 1966, I was fascinated by way-out show cars like Steve Scott’s “Uncertain-T”, so when the “Hot Rod Herman” episode[…]Read More Fad T: Where Did That T-Bucket Term Come From?Several years ago, I published this post about the origins of the term “Fad T” being applied to T-Bucket hot[…]Read More 2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: CCR T-Bucket of Greg VaughanThe 2017 T-Bucket Nationals June 22-24 in Carson City, Nevada will undoubtedly have T-Buckets on display that will inspire anyone,[…]Read More 2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Tom Hintz’ T-Bucket Track RoadsterIf you’re a track roadster fan, even though you might not even be a T-Bucket fan, I’m going to give[…]Read More 

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This T-Bucket was built in our two car garage by my boyfriend Arly Hayden. I found the book online by Chester Greenhalgh and being the pack rat he is, Arly started going through the parts list and he had this and that … we took it to car shows all summer long and brought home numerous trophies. What tickled me most was he beat out some really nice, really expensive cars. The total cost of the build was about $1300 give or take $50 :)​

Tara Lubiato

Bought your book a couple of years ago and although I did not follow it to the letter, I did find it very helpful. This is what I just completed. I did almost everything myself with the exception of the seat upholstery. Runs very fast and a lot of fun.

p.s. Already started another one with a completely different theme.

Dave Hiebert

I want to thank Chester. This is my car that was built using his book. I had some creative ideas of my own but stayed true to Chester’s plans. Where I live it wasn’t easy to find all the parts I needed, so I built my own T-Bucket body out of 2mm steel sheets.  

Marius Mouton

Johannesburg, South Africa

Chester Greenhalgh wrote a book about building a T-Bucket on a budget. The book has developed quite a cult following. Chester hit a home run when he wrote this book, showing the rest of us how to build a T at home for something like 3 or 4 thousand dollars, using commonly available stuff that other folks would overlook.

Richard Moore

Chief Technical Inspector, Firebird International Raceway, 1990-2010


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