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New Zealand T-Bucket Finds Way Home via Canada

This New Zealand T-Bucket story isn't mine. It's Steve Roy's. Recently, Steve emailed me to say that the T-Bucket he built in the 1980s and sold ...
Claytons Hot Rods Tipsy-T

Clayton’s Hot Rods Tipsy-T: Déjà Vu All

While admiring the Clayton's Hot Rods Tipsy-T in the Suede Palace at the 2022 Grand National Roadster Show I got that strange feeling again. It was ...
Eric Geisert 1926 T roadster

Eric Geisert’s 1926 T Modified Roadster

This post is not only about the Eric Geisert 1926 T modified roadster but also the fact that a T-Bucket is the perfect canvas upon which to paint your ...
Torsion T Tom Booth

Tom Booth Torsion T

In Episode 7 of our Hooked on T-Buckets Podcast we interviewed Tom Booth about his fabulous Torsion T. At the time of the interview, Tom knew where ...
Christmas Santa T-Bucket Hot Rod Roadster

Santa Hot Rod, He Really Drives a T-Bucket

It's that time of year when if you look carefully you may be lucky enough to see the Santa Hot Rod, a T-Bucket roadster!. 🙂  Yes, Santa and his ...
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How to build your T-Bucket frame and chassis

The frame and chassis are the key components of any T-Bucket -- and one of the first places to start when building or rebuilding one. They can also ...
Dan Woods Butcher Truck C Cab Street Rodder Bob Reed

Butcher Truck C-Cab, a Spectacular Survivor! &

About 3 years ago I did this post on the Bob Reed Country Butcher Shop C-Cab built by Dan Woods because it was for sale. I'm reposting with some ...
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Let’s get started on that T-Bucket Build

It’s that time of year to think about hunkering down to that long dreamed of T-Bucket hot rod build. There’s nothing better to get the wrenches ...
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T-Bucket Headers History

Originally published May 31, 2015: T-Bucket headers are an important component that are easily taken for granted. They can make all the difference ...
Ed Iskenderian Happy Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday Ed Iskenderian!

July 10, 2021, is Ed Iskenderian's 100th Birthday!! We're happy to help celebrate by republishing this post from 2010 and also releasing our one-hour ...
Chester Greenhalgh

Chester Greenhalgh, T-Bucket and hot rod

If you're a regular visitor here, you know that Chester Greenhalgh is the author of the T-Bucket bible, How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under ...
T-Bucket builder DVDs

T-Bucket Builder DVDs Everyone Should Have

Whenever I'm asked if there are any good T-Bucket builder DVDs, I refer people to the two that I think are essential for building a good-looking, safe ...
Gary Meadors Beer T

Gary Meadors Beer T

It's been five years since we lost Goodguys Rod & Custom Association founder Gary Meadors. Gary was inspired by his lifelong love of rods and ...
Kookie Kar Gary Defer

Kookie Kar Kopy of Gary DeFer

"Yes, I copied the Kookie Kar and Ivo's T," said Gary DeFer when I met him at the 2017 T-Bucket Nationals in Carson City, Nevada. I felt in the ...
Uncertain T Popular Hot Rodding June 1967

Uncertain T Exposed!

I've been fascinated by and a fan of Steve Scott's radical Uncertain T since I first saw it on the cover of the November, 1965 issue of Car Craft ...
The Uncertain-T Steve Scott hot rod show car

The Steve Scott Uncertain T

I was hugely influenced by the Steve Scott Uncertain T when it exploded on the hot rod show car world back in 1965. So in 2010 I wrote a post here ...
Alexander Brothers Ridler T-Bucket Ridler Award Winner

Alexander Brothers Ridler Award Winning “

I first published this story about the Alexander Brothers Ridler Award winning T-Bucket 44 years after it won that very prestigious award. I had just ...

Just a few T-Buckets built using our plans

TBucketPlans.com started out as a one-page website back in 2009 offering the digital version of Chester Greenhalgh's much-in-demand, yet out-of-print ...
first rail dragster Dick Kraft Bug

First Rail Dragster: “The Bug”, Dick

Bet you didn't know that the first rail dragster was actually a stripped down Model T roadster. While Big Daddy Don Garlits' first dragster had its ...

The Gadberry “Low Bucket”

This is a major update of my original post about David Gadberry's "Low Bucket" T-Bucket from 2010. You'll find oodles more great pics, plus you can ...