T-Bucket Blog Archive

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 ...
2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Steve Ortega&

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Steve Ortega&

If you’re a C-Cab street rod fan, you’ll not want to miss the 2017 T-Bucket Nationals, June 22-24 in Carson City, Nevada. It will be ...
2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Dan Holck’

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Dan Holck’

The first time I saw this awesome, low-slung T-Bucket in a magazine it blew me away. It had the coolest profile I\'d seen and, as I\'ve mentioned ...
2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Bill Darr’

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Bill Darr’

How about an all-aluminum T-Bucket as one more reason to attend the 2017 NTBA T Bucket Nationals, June 22-24, 2017, in Carson City, Nevada, here& ...
2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Chris Ward&;

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Chris Ward&;

When you attend the 2017 T-Bucket Nationals, June 22-24 in scenic Carson City, Nevada Chris Ward’s T-Bucket powered by 488 cubic inches of ...
2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: 1927 T Roadster

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: 1927 T Roadster

When you visit the T-Bucket Nationals in Carson City, Nevada, June 22-24, you’ll have a chance to see the super sharp 1927 T roadster that ...
2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Stainless Steel

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Stainless Steel

Sure, some guys might have stainless steel T-Bucket headers but only one guy I know of has a stainless steel T-Bucket. And if you come to the 2017 T ...
T-Bucket Nationals 2017, June 22-24, Carson,

T-Bucket Nationals 2017, June 22-24, Carson,

Get ready. It’s coming soon. The T-Bucket Nationals 2017, presented by the National T-Bucket Alliance, kicks off June 22-24 in Carson City, ...
What’s the Indy 500 got to do with T

What’s the Indy 500 got to do with T

The Indianapolis 500 is known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for good reason. But, I’m not talking about the pre-, during- ...
T-Bucket Tilt Body “Mod Rod” by Bill

T-Bucket Tilt Body “Mod Rod” by Bill

I was starting to feel a bit down at the 68th Grand National Roadster Show last month not seeing hardly any T-Bucket hot rods. But then I walked ...
T-Bucket Engine Transmission Installation in

T-Bucket Engine Transmission Installation in

It’s finally time to get down to Dave Melling‘s T-Bucket engine transmission installation phase of the project. This is a very ...
T-Bucket Engine Assembly for Dave Melling’

T-Bucket Engine Assembly for Dave Melling’

If you’re like most people and building a T-Bucket on a budget, you’ll find it necessary to do some (hopefully minor) engine rebuild. In ...