T-Bucket Blog Archive

T-Bucket interior fabrication

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

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

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 ...