T-Bucket Blog Archive

Jag rear axle assembly

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

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?” ...

Jaguar Rear Axle Swap in Dave Melling’s T

The Jaguar rear axle became a popular high-end T-Bucket option in the 1970s. Today, a properly installed and detailed or chromed Jaguar rear axle on ...
t-bucket parts

T-Bucket Parts Bonus in Dave Melling’s

Finding and buying T-Bucket parts is an important part of any T-Bucket build. Dave Melling was very lucky to find a bargain unfinished T-Bucket ...
unfinished t-bucket project Ed Wimble

Dave Melling’s Ed Wimble Unfinished T

The purchase of an unfinished T-Bucket project at a bargain price can sometimes be a great aid in building a T-Bucket. In this case, Dave Melling ...
Dave Melling Ed Wimble T-Bucket

Donor Car for Dave Melling’s Ed Wimble T-Bucket

Just as Chester Greenhalgh emphasizes the importance of a cheap donor car in his legendary “How to Build a T-Bucket” eBook, Dave Melling ...
British T-Buckets Dave Melling Ed Wimble based T-Bucket

British T-Buckets: Dave Melling’s Ed

I love British T-Buckets! Take a moment to think about how difficult it is to build a T-Bucket hot rod in the U.K.  The normal T-Bucket components ...
1926 T roadster Moonshiner Mickey Himsl

1926 T Roadster, Legendary “Moonshiner&

I was excited to learn today that the awesome “Moonshiner” 1926 T roadster created by Mickey Himsl is for sale again. This time at ...
1927 Ford Model T coupe

1927 Ford Model T Coupe Hot Rod Built by Bob

Somebody recently noted that all of our T-Bucket love was focused on roadsters. Why not coupes? Just because they have a roof they shouldn’t ...
David Burge T-Bucket Gusano Roto

Iowahawk’s Top Ten T-Buckets

Back in 2008, I came across a really interesting top ten list of T-Buckets, T roadsters or T hot rods, depending on your preference or definition. I ...
Speedway Motors Vicky Modified Body

Vicky Modified Body for a Low-Buck Enclosed T

I was leaving a car show at the end of the day a few years ago, looked up and couldn’t believe my eyes. I snatched the lens cover off my, ...
Fred Desch Austin Bantam roadster

Austin Bantam Roadster as a T-Bucket Alternative?

After completing the story this week on Art Tardiville’s T-Bucket chassis’d Austin Bantam coupe, I realized things wouldn’t be ...
Art Tardiville American Austin Bantam Coupe T-Bucket Chassis

Art’s T-Bucket Chassis American Austin

The versatile T-Bucket chassis can be used with a wide variety of hot rod bodies that are not Model T based. Notable examples are the Model A as ...
green T-Bucket Blaise Kendall built

Gaze at This Groovy, Glittering Green T-Bucket&

I love T-Bucket creativity. After all, a T-Bucket really is the perfect hot rod canvas, existing for every builder to forge his own unique ...
Gas Monkey T-Bucket

Gas Monkey T-Bucket Sold at a Big Loss, But &

After watching last week’s episode about the Fast n’ Loud T-Bucket, I just had to tune in this week to see if it was sold at a huge ...
Nissan RB26 T-Bucket exhaust

Nissan RB26 T-Bucket Hits Unexpected Delays in

Oops. Cody the Car Guy ran into a few unexpected snags trying to complete his Nissan RB26 T-Bucket build in 20 days. Unfortunately, it wasn’t ...
Nissan Skyline T-Bucket

Nissan Skyline T-Bucket is Cody the Car Guy&;

OK, I’m getting into uncharted territory here being an aging baby-boomer raised on American iron. Cody the Car Guy is an adventurous sort and ...
Brock Yates Duffy Livingstone Eliminator

Farewell Brock Yates, Duffy Livingstone

I learned yesterday that legendary automotive journalist, Brock Yates, after suffering with Alzheimer’s for the last 12 years, succumbed at the age ...
T-Bucket disc brakes

T-Bucket Disc Brakes Installed on Cody the Car

As we tune into today’s episode of Cody the Car Guy‘s accelerated build, T-Bucket disc brakes are installed and the project gets a name. ...
Gas Monkey Garage T-Bucket

Fast n Loud T-Bucket Brings ’70s Nostalgia

I heard that this week on Discovery Channel’s Fast n’ Loud that they would be purchasing a T-Bucket. So, I dutifully tuned in to the ...