T-Bucket Blog Archive

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 been recorded by ...

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 ...

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. With the recent ...
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 Home, ...
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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 abbreviated by ...
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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 began chronicling ...

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 of guys ...
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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 me ...
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T Bucket Kits: Ted McMullen and the U.S. Speed

Hot rodder Ted McMullen made his pioneering imprint on the T-bucket world in a short time span. Prior to 1963, T-buckets were individually designed ...
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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 received Hot Rod magazine ...

Norm Grabowski and the Kookie Kar T-Bucket

Growing up, my grandparents subscribed to Life Magazine and I would look through each new weekly issue when I visited them. In the Spring of 1957, my ...