T-Bucket Blog Archive

Baron and Tucker Hot Rods T-Bucket Kit

Baron and Tucker Hot Rods’ New T-Bucket Kits

I was unfamiliar with this new name in the world of T-Bucket kit building and decided that when the opportunity presented itself I would try to learn ...
Tweedy Pie T-Bucket Ed Roth

Tweedy Pie T-Bucket Sells for About Half What it

This historic T-Bucket was originally sold by it's builder, Bob Johnston, to Ed "Big Daddy" Roth for $1150. By early 2007, when stupid money was ...
Joe Pirronello Lively Set T-Bucket Hot Rod Roadster

The “Lively Set” T-Bucket Sold for a

This T-Bucket with history just sold at the RM Auctions January, 2011 Arizona event for just slightly more than a quarter of its asking price 60 days ...
Low Blow T-Bucket Hot Rod Roadsters of Scotty Ellis and Pip Biddlecombe

The Two “Low Blow” T-Buckets

Little did Scott Ellis know when he started laying out the original Low Blow T-Bucket on his Fresno garage floor in the 1970s that a decade later and ...
Scott Ellis Low Blow T-Bucket Hot Rod

Scott Ellis’ Original Low Blow T-Bucket

The late 1970s was a strange era in hot rod history. With its blown hemi, wild flames and mean and low stance, Scott Ellis' T-Bucket stood out like ...
Twin Engine T-Bucket Hot Rod Roadster For Sale

Tasty Twin Engine T-Bucket That’s For Sale

This T-Bucket was built to be street driven and also has all the nicely finished details to make it a show winner. The fact that it's built to reflect ...
Pip Biddlecombe Low Blow T-Bucket

Pip Biddlecombe’s “Low Blow” T

A few years ago, while surfing the web, some photos of a super-low supercharged T-Bucket really caught my eye. Then, I was shocked to notice the ...
Mark Skipper T-Bucket Hot Rod Roadster

Is This the “Perfect” T-Bucket?

I'm happy to share these photos as an example of what I believe to be the perfect example of a traditional T hot rod roadster, and I'm just one of ...
Sun Ts T-Bucket Roadster

A Great Stretched Body T-Bucket Roadster

I was evidently too busy drooling over all the beautiful detail embodied in the front end of this well-constructed Florida stretched T-Bucket to ask ...
T-Bucket Santa Hot Rod

Maybe Santa Really Does Drive a T-Bucket

Otherwise, why are there so many images of Santa in Model T-like conveyances from the purely traditional to the more modern T-Bucket hot rod? ...
Ed Big Daddy Roth Tweedy Pie T-Bucket

Tweedy Pie T-Bucket Back on the Block at RM

With a $200k high bid not meeting reserve at the Mecum 2010 Monterey Auction, the legendary Tweedy Pie T-Bucket made famous by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and ...
Jim Hoffman T-Bucket Ex-Junk

Just Can’t Believe Jim Hoffman’s T

Jim likes to refer to his T-Bucket as "Ex Junk", but I think Jim's definition of junk rests on a higher plain than my own. It's quite clear that he ...
Paul Johnson Pie Wagon C-Cab T

The Milk Truck Mystery

Aside from being an exceptional T-Bucket innovator and builder, Dan Woods deserves a special measure of respect for crediting a model car as the ...
Tribute T Bucket Speedway Motors

Speedway Motors’ New Tribute T-Bucket:

First glances will quickly confirm that this T-Bucket kit is quite different from what has become the conventional T-Bucket style that is more ...
Happy T-Bucket Hot Rod Holiday Wishes

Happy Hot Rod Holiday Wishes from TBucketPlans.com

Don't forget that Chester Greenhalgh's eBooks make great Christmas Gifts for your hot rod buddies. Cheaper and easier to get than a gift card, and a ...
T-Bucket Trip Ups: Vol. 3

T-Bucket Trip Ups: Vol. 3

You're not storing anything other than wiring and possibly some tools under the seat so it just isn't necessary to have a tall seat riser. Besides, ...
Red Baron T-Bucket

Every Kid’s Dream: The Red Baron T-Bucket

A lot has been written over the years about the Red Baron T-Bucket, and some recent developments have brought about some interesting new information ...
first T-Bucket spindle mount wire wheels

Who Built the First T-Bucket With Spindle Mount

By the 1970s Fad-T era, front wire wheels were the norm for T-Buckets. I've researched this subject over the years, bounced it off others, and now ...
Track Nose T-Bucket

Why I Like This Track Nose T-Bucket

This little red track nosed T-Bucket is a great example of liberal doses of creativity used instead of dollars. The nostalgic look starts at the front ...
Wintec Roadster T-Bucket Hot Rod

The Wintec Roadster, a “Bigger” T

The new Wintec Roadster for the family man was introduced with a body that stretched 75 inches when measured from firewall to rear, compared to around ...