T-Bucket Blog Archive

Jim Unruh T-Bucket

Jim Unruh T-Bucket – Is it old, new or both?

I’ve been in love with the Jim Unruh T-Bucket for two decades. You may not believe it, but that’s only how old it is — despite ...
Chester Greenhalgh Budget Hot Rod

Chester Greenhalgh Budget Hot Rod How-To Genius,

I was out of the country a week ago and my phone rang near midnight. Sadly, I learned that my friend Chester Greenhalgh, whose work was the basis for ...
Tom Hintz T-Bucket Track Roadster

Tribute to Tom Hintz and his T-Bucket Track

I first met Tom Hintz at the 2015 T-Bucket Nationals. Sadly, on June 25, 2022 his niece posted, “My dear Uncle Tom passed away yesterday. He ...
New-Zealand-T-Bucket

New Zealand T-Bucket Finds Way Home via Canada

Here’s Steve Roy’s New Zealand T-Bucket Story In my late teens I built a T-Bucket in my parents’ Auckland, New Zealand ...
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 ...
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 ...
StreetRod-101-Hot-Rod-Frame-and-Chassis-Construction

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 ...
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 ...
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 in ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 &#8220

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 ...