T-Bucket Blog Archive

Donor Car for Dave Melling’s 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’s Ed

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, Legendary “Moonshiner&

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 Hot Rod Built by Bob

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 ...
Iowahawk’s Top Ten T-Buckets

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 ...
Vicky Modified Body for a Low-Buck Enclosed T

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, ...
Austin Bantam Roadster as a T-Bucket Alternative?

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’s T-Bucket Chassis American Austin

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 ...
Gaze at This Groovy, Glittering Green T-Bucket&

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 Sold at a Big Loss, But &

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 Hits Unexpected Delays in

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 is Cody the Car Guy&;

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 ...
Farewell Brock Yates, Duffy Livingstone

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 Installed on Cody the Car

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. ...
Fast n Loud T-Bucket Brings ’70s Nostalgia

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 ...
Farewell, Blackie Gejeian, Hot Rod Legend and

Farewell, Blackie Gejeian, Hot Rod Legend and

Last month, a third generation California Central Valley raisin rancher passed away at the age of 90 and the hot rod world was saddened. Michael ...
Speedway T-Bucket Parts Arrive for Cody the Car

Speedway T-Bucket Parts Arrive for Cody the Car

Whether you know it or not, Cody the Car Guy is going to let you in on one of the biggest trends in video: unboxing. Yep, by watching Cody take ...
Paradise Road: Home to the Wild Galaxian 1927

Paradise Road: Home to the Wild Galaxian 1927

The first time I caught a glimpse on the web of the radical 1927 Ford Model T roadster known as the Galaxian I was hooked. It was not terribly ...
T-Bucket Rear End and Brake Decisions Confront

T-Bucket Rear End and Brake Decisions Confront

In this installment, Cody the Car Guy has to make some decisions on what to do so that his T-Bucket rear end doesn’t take up all the passenger ...
Don Tognotti’s King T Pioneers T-Bucket

Don Tognotti’s King T Pioneers T-Bucket

Seeing Don Tognotti’s King T on the cover of Rod & Custom in 1964, I was amazed! At first, it looked like just a really nice Model T with ...