T-Bucket Blog Archive

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 caught my ...
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 nothing and drive the snot out of is another ...

The Takeout T: America’s Truly Most

Man, time sure flies. I can't believe it's been over six years since I first published this three-part story on Russ Freund's "Takeout T". But I just ...
Fad T T-Bucket

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

Several years ago, I published this post about the origins of the term "Fad T" being applied to T-Bucket hot rods. I'm republishing this updated ...
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 their ...
Tom Hintz T-Bucket Track Roadster

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 ...
Shari Ward Mopar T-Bucket

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 of ...
Steve Ortega C-Cab Street Rod

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 your opportunity ...
Dan Holck Flathead T-Bucket

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: Dan Holck’

Still not convinced you need to attend the 2017 T-Bucket Nationals, June 22-24 in Carson City, Nevada? How about the low-slung, supercharged ...
NTBA T Bucket Bill Weelstang Darr Alum-a-T aluminum T-Bucket

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's a ...
Dodge Viper T-Bucket

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 Dodge Viper ...
1927 T Roadster Charles Tunnell

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 Charles ...
Stainless Steel T-Bucket Winfield Scott

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 ...
T-Bucket Nationals 2017 Carson City

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, ...
Chauvin Emmons Indianapolis 500 T-Bucket roadster

What’s the Indy 500 got to do with T

Power, Montoya, Dixon and Kanaan running 4-wide at MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana The Indianapolis 500 is known as "The Greatest ...
T-Bucket tilt body Bill Traquiar Mod Rod

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 into ...
T-Bucket engine transmission installation

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 significant step ...
T-Bucket engine assembly

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 Dave ...
T-Bucket engine paint

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-Bucket engine paint first ...
T-Bucket engine disassembly

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 ...