T-Bucket Blog Archive

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 ...
lets get started on t-bucket build

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 ...
T-Bucket headers wild

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 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- ...
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 ...

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 ...
Bob Johnston Tweedy Pie T-Bucket

Bob Johnston’s T-Bucket, Later to Become

Beyond Norm Grabowski’s “Kookie Kar”, one of my other significant influences was a short wheelbase T-bucket built by Californian ...
Buzz Pitzen T-Bucket

The World’s First Fiberglass T-Bucket Hot

It’s time to update my original two-part story done over ten years ago about Buzz Pitzen building “the world’s first fiberglass T ...
Buzz Pitzen T-Bucket

The World’s First Fiberglass T-Bucket Hot

As noted in Part I, Buzz Pitzen’s T-Bucket was the world’s first using a fiberglass body. It paved the way for tens of thousands to ...
Marty Hollmann T-Bucket roadster

T-Bucket History: Marty Hollmann’s Hugely

Martin Hollmann is without a doubt the most underrated T-bucket builder of the 50’s and 60’s. I first wrote about Marty’s T-Bucket ...
T-Bucket Erv Campbell

Erv Campbell T-Bucket Then and Now

While checking out all the cool T-Buckets at the 2017 T-Bucket Nationals in Carson City, Nevada I did a double take when I came upon this yellow ...