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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 ...
T-Bucket Engine Paint Time for Dave Melling&;

T-Bucket Engine Paint Time for Dave Melling&;

Beautifying that old donor engine was the next step in Dave Melling‘s do-it-yourself T-Bucket. You’ll discover that Dave’s T ...
T-Bucket Engine Disassembly in Dave Melling&;

T-Bucket Engine Disassembly in Dave Melling&;

In building a T-Bucket on a budget, the only way to go is with an inexpensive donor engine that, hopefully, is in good running condition and not ...
T-Bucket Donor Engine Overview of the Rover

T-Bucket Donor Engine Overview of the Rover

Get ready to watch a silk purse be crafted from a sow’s ear as our next series of installations cover the transformation of the Rover V8 T ...
T-Bucket Wiring in the Dave Melling Project:

T-Bucket Wiring in the Dave Melling Project:

Some of the most experienced fabricators, welders and car builders shudder at the thought of T-Bucket wiring. Even though Chester Greenhalgh shows ...
T-Bucket Paint Application on Dave Melling’

T-Bucket Paint Application on Dave Melling’

When building your own T-Bucket, paint application can be kind of scary. If you do it yourself, it might be a learning experience that produces a ...
T-Bucket Upholstery Insert for Dave Melling&;

T-Bucket Upholstery Insert for Dave Melling&;

One way to save a lot of money in a budget T-Bucket build is to fabricate your own T-Bucket upholstery insert. That’s what Dave Melling did ...

T-Bucket Dashboard Construction in Dave Melling&

The T-Bucket dashboard is another way in which you can exercise your creativity to build a T-Bucket that is not only different and beautiful, but ...
T-Bucket Interior Fabrication for Dave Melling&

T-Bucket Interior Fabrication for Dave Melling&

How you go about your T-Bucket interior fabrication can make all the difference in the world in terms of your hot rod’s overall appearance. In ...
Jaguar Independent Rear Suspension for Dave

Jaguar Independent Rear Suspension for Dave

This installment wraps up coverage of the Jaguar independent rear suspension in Dave Melling‘s T-Bucket project. The treatment has been ...
Jag Rear Axle Assembly in Dave Melling’s T

Jag Rear Axle Assembly in Dave Melling’s T

This is where the hard work on Dave Melling‘s Jag rear axle assembly is starting to pay off. After replacing the early S-type Jag rear axle ...
Jag IRS Beautification for Dave Melling’s-

Jag IRS Beautification for Dave Melling’s-

A typical question is, “why would you want to go to all the time, trouble and expense of putting in a Jag IRS when building a T-Bucket?” ...