Free T-Bucket Plans – the “Youngster” Free T-Bucket Plans

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These Free T-Bucket plans show how to build a basic “roller” T-Bucket chassis. 23 pages include many illustrations, photos, parts suggestions and budgetary bill of materials. Yes, they’re free and you can download them now. Just click on “Add to Cart” and check out with only your name and email. Then download your plans immediately using the blue download link on the Checkout page. Plus, you’ll receive our free enews with T-Bucket history, stories, events and fun.

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Our Free T-Bucket Plans were created by the late Ron Young, a Minnesota hot rodder who built T-Buckets for decades beginning in the mid-1960’s. Along the way, he was the beneficiary of a lot of knowledge (much of it passed along as constructive criticism) by older hot rod builders who wanted to help someone with not quite as much experience as they had at that point. In the same vein, Ron put together a set of free T-Bucket plans based on the way he had been building them since the late 1990s up to 2012. Just as street rod builder Boyd Coddington built “Boydsters”, the free T-Bucket plans style popularized by Ron Young is called a “Youngster” T Bucket frame.

Free T-Bucket Plans Ron Young

These free plans show you how to build a T-Bucket basic chassis because Ron wanted to share his knowledge just as his many hot rod mentors did. We’re happy to be able to help put these great FREE T-Bucket plans into more hands.

About the “Youngster” FREE T-Bucket Plans

  • 23 pages covering the Youngster Free T Bucket Frame Plans, which highlight the construction of a “roller” chassis
  • many illustrations, some full size, for a transverse sprung front-end and a coil-over-shock suspended rear axle
  • budgetary Bill of Materials, with part numbers and costs
  • plus, we’ll keep you updated on new T-Bucket and hot rod building information and articles with our eNews Updates
  • and, yes, they’re FREE T Bucket frame plans — just enter your name and email address and you’ll receive an email from us with your download link (it’s a 3.2 MB file) and you will be added to our enews list so that we can keep you up-to-date on new plans, T-Bucket stories of interest, construction tip and tricks, events, products, history and information.

STEP 1: Just click the “Add to Cart” button above and check out with only your name and email. No Charge — Our Gift to You!
STEP 2: Then, download your plans by clicking on the blue download link on the Checkout page, as shown below.

Or, when you receive your confirming email from us just click on the link in the email to download your plans.

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Cliff Hamilton

Almost done

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Steve Lindsay

It's a pretty good guide to keep you in step. I have recommended it to some customers.

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Jerry Hughes

I used your plans as a guild and modified where I needed.

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Wayne keeble

Found this to be a great reference for my project(steel 1927 chev)lots of great illustrations and info

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Wayne keeble

Found this to be a great reference for my project(steel 1927 chev)lots of great illustrations and info

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Wayne keeble

Found this to be a great reference for my project(steel 1927 chev)lots of great illustrations and info

Image #7 from Jim Antonio
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Jim Antonio

This set of plans gave me the info and confidence to make a very fun car. I highly recommend anyone read these plans because you are going to learn something valuable for sure.

Image #8 from Jim Antonio
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Jim Antonio

This set of plans gave me the info and confidence to make a very fun car. I highly recommend anyone read these plans because you are going to learn something valuable for sure.

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Jim Antonio

This set of plans gave me the info and confidence to make a very fun car. I highly recommend anyone read these plans because you are going to learn something valuable for sure.

Image #10 from Uno Perlström
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Uno Perlström

I built my t-hot after that in Sweden.

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Uno Perlström

I built my t-hot after that in Sweden.

Image #12 from David Burgess
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David Burgess

I downloaded this plan roughly 6 years ago. (It is 2020 now). I admit that as a mechanical engineer, I have not followed the plans to a “T”. Also, I am building an 1929 MODEL ‘A’ Roadster Truck, not a “T” as you’ll see in my pics. This plan is a great starting point for your project weather you’re building a car, truck, etc. I like the drawings, reminds me of old-school ways of doing things. This is the way I still do things in my own garage. My frame is not tapered. My frame is much wider than the plans. But the basic building blocks are the same. My wife bought my all of the videos the following year for Christmas. This was very helpful. I would say that once you get a bit into the depth of your project, you’ll actually find the videos to be more helpful than the plans. But they cost money, plans do not. Any reasonably mechanically inclined individual will be able to adapt the free plans to their project with no problems.

Image #13 from David Burgess
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David Burgess

I downloaded this plan roughly 6 years ago. (It is 2020 now). I admit that as a mechanical engineer, I have not followed the plans to a “T”. Also, I am building an 1929 MODEL ‘A’ Roadster Truck, not a “T” as you’ll see in my pics. This plan is a great starting point for your project weather you’re building a car, truck, etc. I like the drawings, reminds me of old-school ways of doing things. This is the way I still do things in my own garage. My frame is not tapered. My frame is much wider than the plans. But the basic building blocks are the same. My wife bought my all of the videos the following year for Christmas. This was very helpful. I would say that once you get a bit into the depth of your project, you’ll actually find the videos to be more helpful than the plans. But they cost money, plans do not. Any reasonably mechanically inclined individual will be able to adapt the free plans to their project with no problems.

Image #14 from David Burgess
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David Burgess

I downloaded this plan roughly 6 years ago. (It is 2020 now). I admit that as a mechanical engineer, I have not followed the plans to a “T”. Also, I am building an 1929 MODEL ‘A’ Roadster Truck, not a “T” as you’ll see in my pics. This plan is a great starting point for your project weather you’re building a car, truck, etc. I like the drawings, reminds me of old-school ways of doing things. This is the way I still do things in my own garage. My frame is not tapered. My frame is much wider than the plans. But the basic building blocks are the same. My wife bought my all of the videos the following year for Christmas. This was very helpful. I would say that once you get a bit into the depth of your project, you’ll actually find the videos to be more helpful than the plans. But they cost money, plans do not. Any reasonably mechanically inclined individual will be able to adapt the free plans to their project with no problems.

Image #15 from lyle maclachlan
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lyle maclachlan

it was a 4 year project (mostly in the winter here in canada ) wish i had these plans about 40 years ago. things always got in the way (life) since i am in my 70's it was a lot of fun and nerve racking. also a lot of fun driving something i actually made. starting to think about another project. as they say, the biggest problem is getting started thanks for all the insperation lyle

Image #16 from kerry Smith
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kerry Smith

Good read for the novice to get an idea of what goes into a T-bucket frame. Many of the fabbed parts shown are now available from Speedway and others.

Image #17 from Mike Fuhringer
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Mike Fuhringer

Thank you Ron for sharing your plans. Enjoy your ride up in T-Bucket Heaven. You just can't beat FREE plans, and they will come in very handy for my project.

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J Campbell

Have to admit, did not use your plans to build a T, used techniques and design ideas to size them up for a full fender Model A with a 425 Buick Nailhead. Plans were a great help to a novice builder on creating taper in the frame rails, Spindle modification, adding cross members and making mounting brackets as well as building a frame that was level and square. A great help guys and greatly appreciated, couldn't have done it without your help. My Model A Coupe Build---- " https://chevelle406.wordpress.com/ " Last Update June 27, 2017. Thanks for the help guys.

Image #19 from broderick lingham
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broderick lingham

Plans were great and the project is now finished. In hindsight i would have extended the chassis as I had a few issues getting the V8 engine Radiator and Fan to fit. ended up using two electric fans and no blade. Great chassis for everything else.

Image #20 from John Mathews
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John Mathews

Yes I used your plans and I took 16 in out of the length and started building custom golf carts you can see in the pictures that we took second place with full size T buckets

Image #21 from james james nelson
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james james nelson

yes you may ask. i did end up building a t- bucket with some mods of my own, i drove it for 4 yrs until some buddy made me a offer i could not re fuse.

Image #22 from Rich Bloedorn
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Rich Bloedorn

I've built several "T" roadsters using information from Sizemore's Car Craft plans, Kirby's T build in Argus's "How to Build a Street Rod, R & C's T bucket issue, and Youngster's plans. I think if I was back to being a beginner; Young's plans would be a great basis to get going on a build.

Image #23 from Rich Bloedorn
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Rich Bloedorn

I've built several "T" roadsters using information from Sizemore's Car Craft plans, Kirby's T build in Argus's "How to Build a Street Rod, R & C's T bucket issue, and Youngster's plans. I think if I was back to being a beginner; Young's plans would be a great basis to get going on a build.

Image #24 from Mark
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Mark

Hot Rod magazine did a story on how they built an inexpensive T-Bucket. After reading it my brother and I decided we could do it for less. We downloaded the plans and went about looking for the other parts as low buck as possible . We accomplished it for way less than the magazine said we could. Car drives like a go cart. Awesome car. Fast and safe. Thanks

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Randy j

Plans were great. Bout have it done. Very helpful.

Image #26 from Greg
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Greg

This book answered a few of my questions and helped with my custom build.

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Greg

This book answered a few of my questions and helped with my custom build.

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Greg

This book answered a few of my questions and helped with my custom build.

Image #29 from Richard H
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Richard H

I have used the basic t bucket design in three of my custom one of a kind hot rods and these plans have been really help full in my custom frames

Image #30 from Rick
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Rick

I haven't built a full size one, but I used it as a guide to build a 2/3s scale for my grandson. 78" wheel base. Built my own 5" drop front axel, complete with radius bars. Learned a lot on frame construction. Maybe grandpas will try a full size one some day. If only speedway could lower prices a little for seniors. Plans were excellent, simple back to basics. I highly recommend these to novices, and professionals. As you die when you do not learn from others

Image #31 from Rick
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Rick

I haven't built a full size one, but I used it as a guide to build a 2/3s scale for my grandson. 78" wheel base. Built my own 5" drop front axel, complete with radius bars. Learned a lot on frame construction. Maybe grandpas will try a full size one some day. If only speedway could lower prices a little for seniors. Plans were excellent, simple back to basics. I highly recommend these to novices, and professionals. As you die when you do not learn from others

Image #32 from Rick
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Rick

I haven't built a full size one, but I used it as a guide to build a 2/3s scale for my grandson. 78" wheel base. Built my own 5" drop front axel, complete with radius bars. Learned a lot on frame construction. Maybe grandpas will try a full size one some day. If only speedway could lower prices a little for seniors. Plans were excellent, simple back to basics. I highly recommend these to novices, and professionals. As you die when you do not learn from others

Image #33 from WILLIAM WOOD
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WILLIAM WOOD

Love the book will be well worth your time with this hobby of ours. :)

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    Marilyn Edwards (Verified Buyer)

    Brilliant Excellent content and well presented

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