T-Bucket Blog Archive

2019 T-Bucket Nationals

2019 T-Bucket Nationals Report and 2020

This past weekend I made a too-quick one-day visit to the 2019 T-Bucket Nationals in Prescott, Arizona, which coincidentally was the 19th Nationals ...
John Morehead in Fred Steele T-Bucket

Fred Steele Roadster on “Ventures in&#

My original Fred Steele roadster post was done back in 2010. When I first wrote it I had no idea that I would be lucky enough to come in contact with ...
Fred Steele T-Bucket Ventures in Space

Fred Steele’s Ventures in Space T-Bucket

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the right person to become the owner of one of the most iconic T-Buckets ever built and still in pristine shape! ...
Potvin Supercharger T-Bucket Kerry Smith

Potvin Supercharger Meets High Tech T-Bucket

I’m happy to repost this story from three years ago about Kerry Smith’s unique T-Bucket because we recently introduced a fascinating ...
Kerry Smith Potvin T-Bucket

What You Can Learn from an Engineer Like Kerry

This podcast interview with Kerry Smith is the perfect accompaniment to our lengthy story and pics about how he blended traditional and high tech into ...
Don Garlits First Dragster T-Bucket

Don Garlits First Dragster Had T-Bucket Roots

I’m reposting this past Don Garlits story, because after visiting the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and interviewing Big Daddy that ...
Hooked on T-Bucket Hot Rods Podcast

Don Garlits Reveals What Motivated Him to Change

  Yep. Big Daddy Don Garlits first real “rail job” dragster came about after he removed the body from his 1927 T roadster, grafted on ...
TV Tommy Ivo T-Bucket Podcast Episode

TV Tommy Ivo T-Bucket Interview Kicks Off Our

The enthusiastic reception for the Introductory Episode of our “Hooked on T-Bucket Hot Rods” Podcast has been very gratifying. Thank you! ...
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 to ...
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 blew ...
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. ...
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 and ...
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-Bucket ...
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&#8217

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 Roadster ...
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 ...