T-Bucket Blog Archive

How to Order Your T-Bucket eBook Without a

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T-Bucket Nationals 2006

National T-Bucket Alliance 2006 Nationals Slide

Here’s a nice, relaxing slide show for your viewing enjoyment. In 2006, I returned to beautiful Mountain Home, Arkansas, again for the National ...

At Last … Really Good T-Bucket Music!

I’ve previously lamented the fact that the only T-Bucket themed song of which I was aware was the silly 1960s “Bucket T“, which had ...

Could a “Budget Bucket” be in Rod &

My July, 2010 edition of Rod & Custom was waiting for me with the regular mail when I arrived home last night (I know, it’s not yet May and ...

The “Under $3000” T-Bucket and

Here’s something to be cheery about in 2016. Chester Greenhalgh wrote “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000” in 1986. ...
T-Bucket Nationals 2005

National T-Bucket Alliance 2005 Nationals Slide

Just for fun, here’s a slide show featuring just some of the buckets that caught my attention at the 2005 T-Bucket Nationals hosted in Mountain ...
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Y-Block Ford T-Bucket: Ted Kramer’s Drag

The June, 1963 cover of “Rodding & Restyling” magazine featured an interesting variant of the T-Bucket style: a 1927 T phaeton body ...
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Andy “The Rodfather” Brizio and&#

The T-Bucket phenomenon was really building momentum by the mid-1960s when Ray Sisemore’s multi-part “How to Build a Hot Rod” series ...

Barn Find Hot Rods: Hidden Treasure or Simply No

“Barn find” hot rods seem to be turning up everywhere today. It seems that with the Internet, every significant barn find sends hundreds ...
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1970s Waterbed Fad Meets T-Bucket Trend

In the 1970s, waterbed stores were popping up everywhere as their popularity spread from the hippie community to suburbanites seeking more excitement ...

“Bucket T”, the T-Bucket Song &;

Just to show what an important element of popular culture the T-Bucket became, you need look no further than the three artists who recorded this dopey ...
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Chester Greenhalgh: T-Bucket Genius!?!

The following is a blog post I originally published 10 years ago on New Year’s Day, 2009. It was a great start to my New Year because it brought ...
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T Bucket Kits: Ted McMullen and the U.S. Speed

Hot rodder Ted McMullen made a pioneering imprint on the T-Bucket world in a short time span. Prior to 1963, T-Buckets were individually designed and ...
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TV Tommy Ivo’s T-Bucket

Shortly after becoming aware of Norm’s Kookie Kar around 1959, I was also struck by another T-bucket that had the “look” and ...

Norm Grabowski and the Kookie Kar T-Bucket

In the Spring of 1957, my 8 year old eyes were transfixed on a full page Life magazine photo of Southern California rod builder Norm Grabowski ... ...