T-Bucket Blog Archive

Fiberglass Body Floor Installation

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 on a Budget

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 ...
“How to Build a T-Bucket” +4 More

“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 ...
Get Chester’s 4 Other Hot Rod How-To’

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 Needs Our Help!

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 Museum Does T’s Right

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

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&# ...
How to Put a Door in a T-Bucket, 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, T-Bucket Doors

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

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 inducted into T-Bucket Hall of Fame

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 ...
The Larry Ryan T-Bucket Legacy

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 ...
Butcher Truck C-Cab, a Spectacular Survivor!

Butcher Truck C-Cab, a Spectacular Survivor!

I’m a huge fan of the Butcher Truck C-Cab built by Dan Woods. 45 years ago, Bob Reed’s Country Butcher Shop C-Cab was a spectacular ...
4 Cylinder T-Bucket Hot Rod, the ‘S**t T&

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 nothing and drive the snot out of is another ...
The Takeout T: America’s Truly Most

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: Where Did That T-Bucket Term Come From?

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

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 ...
2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Tom Hintz&;

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Tom Hintz&;

If you’re a track roadster fan, even though you might not even be a T-Bucket fan, I’m going to give you one really convincing reason to attend ...
2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Shari Ward&;

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Shari Ward&;

If you’re a Mopar T-Bucket hot rod fan, you’ll really enjoy the 2017 T-Bucket Nationals, June 22-24 in Carson City, Nevada. Knowing the prevalence ...