T-Bucket Blog Archive

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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., ...
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 ...
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 ...
NTBA T-Bucket Nationals 2011 Dayton OH

2011 NTBA T-Bucket Nationals, Dayton, Ohio June

Next summer's big T-Bucket event, June 23-25, 2011: the 13th Annual National T-Bucket Alliance (NTBA) T-Bucket Nationals in Dayton, Ohio has all ...
T-Bucket Trip Up grille shell too high

T-Bucket Trip Ups: Vol. 2

If you were going out for a night on the town you wouldn't be wearing your "high water" pants, would you? In T-Buckets, as with most everything ...
Black Widow T-Bucket

What great men who have gone before us have to

"More so than any other form of street rod, the T-Bucket -- because fenders, hood panels, bumpers, and the like aren't in the way -- is perhaps ...
T-Bucket Trip Ups Vol. 1

T-Bucket Trip Ups: Vol. 1

"Trip ups" are those mistakes, sometimes small -- sometimes significant, in judgement or in execution, that in my one man's opinion, result in a- ...
Street Rodder magazine January 2011

T-Bucket “Props” to Street Rodder

What caught my eye was Kirk Jones' '27 Nash sedan that had been miraculously cut down into a stunning single-seat modified roadster. Hey, that's ...
Keith Moon Mickey Bray Bucket T

Keith Moon’s Real “Bucket T”

Only one member of any of the groups that recorded the tune, "Bucket T" could lay claim to owning a T-Bucket: the late Keith Moon, drummer for The ...
Chester Greenhalgh Flathead T-Bucket

Chester’s T-Bucket Challenge: Let’s

Here's a fun opportunity for you to get even greater satisfaction from your T-Bucket build -- whether you're finished or not. If you've been ...