T-Bucket Blog Archive

podcast about t-buckets

A Podcast About T-Buckets? You Bet!

Almost two years ago, I came to the revelation that what this world needs is a podcast about T-Buckets. Strange thing was, I’d only listened ...
Grasshopper Roadster 1923 T-Bucket Geraghty Crawford

Grasshopper Roadster T-Bucket Tribute: Beauty

I’m republishing this post from four years ago because friend Timmy McMaster (Y-Block Guy) recently published a historic hot rod photo that ...
Gary Monsarratt custom T-Bucket budget build

Gary Monsarratt’s Custom T-Bucket on a

Note: I originally posted this story last December, but for some unknown reason the images disappeared and I only got around to fixing that now. I& ...
fiberglass body floor how to video

Fiberglass Body Floor Installation

A frequent question in T-Bucket building is “how do you install a fiberglass body floor?” Of course, Chester Greenhalgh covers T-Bucket ...
Southern California Car Show T-Buckets

Southern California Car Show T-Buckets

I’m fortunate because I travel all over in my day job (yep, this website is just a part-time labor of love). Wherever it takes me, if timing ...
T-Bucket Upholstery

T-Bucket Upholstery on a Budget

If there’s one subject in the realm of T-Bucket building that’s been lacking in useful information it’s how to do your own T ...
Chester Greenhalgh Hot Rod eBooks

“How to Build a T-Bucket” +4 More

If you’ve been thinking about buying “How to Build a T-Bucket for Under $3000” then you may want to take advantage of this special ...
Chester Greenhalgh Hot Rod How To eBooks

Get Chester’s 4 Other Hot Rod How-To’

This holiday season we want to do something special for the thousands who've bought Chester Greenhalgh's legendary "How to Build a T-Bucket ...
Gene Winfield El Mirage

Gene Winfield Needs Our Help!

At the age of 91, Gene Winfield has been the “Energizer Bunny” of customizers, traveling everywhere doing demonstrations, signing ...
Galpin Auto Sports Bob Johnston Tweedy Pie

Galpin Auto Sports Museum Does T’s Right

This past weekend I was in SoCal and among other T-Bucket activities took in the 7th Annual Galpin Car Show, one of the biggest shows in the San ...
opening T-Bucket door

How to Put a Door in a T-Bucket, T-Bucket Doors

We’ve gotten some great feedback on this little series about how to build an opening T-Bucket door. While we can’t cover everything&# ...
Opening T Bucket Doors

How to Put a Door in a T-Bucket, T-Bucket Doors

Recently, the subject of opening T Bucket doors has become a hot topic on social media. And there’s good reason for that. Maybe it’s the ...
how to put a door in a T-Bucket

How to Put a Door in a T-Bucket, T-Bucket Doors

Ever wonder how to put a door in a T-Bucket fiberglass body? You’re not alone. I just had an interesting email from a fellow National T-Bucket ...
1926/27 T a T-Bucket Stan Johnson

Is the 1926/27 T a T-Bucket? Let’s settle

From time to time, I hear people say “You can’t really call a 1926/27 T a T-Bucket.” But I say you can. And here’s why. ...
John Eplen T Pilot With Pups NTBA T-Bucket

John Eplen inducted into T-Bucket Hall of Fame

At the 2018 T-Bucket Nationals in Springfield, Illinois yesterday, it was announced that John Eplen, known to many as T Pilot with Pups, was ...
Larry Ryan T-Bucket

The Larry Ryan T-Bucket Legacy

The Larry Ryan T-Bucket isn’t likely to be found in the annals of T-Bucket history. But for me it deserves a special place because it really ...
4 cylinder T-bucket Masterson Kustom Automobiles

4 Cylinder T-Bucket Hot Rod, the ‘S**t T&

Having a dream hot rod is one thing, but having a fun, practical hot rod you built yourself for almost nothingĀ and drive the snot out of is another ...

The Takeout T: America’s Truly Most

Russ Freund's T roadster is so well-done, so right for the time and so downright cool that it's certain to get significant coverage by the hot rod ...
Fad T T-Bucket

Fad T: Where Did That T-Bucket Term Come From?

fad-T (also fad car) n. Any T-bucket roadster constructed entirely from new, prefabricated components, including a reproduction fiberglass body. ...
CCR T-Bucket Greg Vaughan California Custom Roadsters

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: CCR T-Bucket of

The 2017 T-Bucket Nationals June 22-24 in Carson City, Nevada will undoubtedly have T-Buckets on display that will inspire anyone, regardless of ...