T-Bucket Blog Archive

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 ...
T-Bucket Rolling Chassis Test Assembly by Cody

T-Bucket Rolling Chassis Test Assembly by Cody

In yesterday’s kick-off installment on how Cody the Car Guy has set out to build a T-Bucket in 20 days for Cruisin the Coast, you got to see ...
T-Bucket Project in 20 Days – Can Cody the

T-Bucket Project in 20 Days – Can Cody the

Is it possible to buy an unfinished T-Bucket project with only the most basic of parts, but no engine and transmission, and have it running in under ...
T-Bucket Fenders Return Thanks to Speedway’

T-Bucket Fenders Return Thanks to Speedway’

OK, now also look at the T-Bucket. It’s a beauty, too. And while T-Bucket fenders have been a rarity the past half century we can thank these ...
2016 NTBA T-Bucket Nationals: You Shoulda’

2016 NTBA T-Bucket Nationals: You Shoulda’

The 2016 NTBA T-Bucket Nationals in Indianapolis last month was a huge success. With T-Buckets coming from over half the states in the U.S. the 2016 ...
Who Doesn’t Love a Model T Clown Car?

Who Doesn’t Love a Model T Clown Car?

I have to admit that a Model T clown car likely had a major effect on my getting hooked on T-Buckets at a young age. I didn’t see Norm ...
Roth Outlaw Tribute Car You’ve Just Gotta&

Roth Outlaw Tribute Car You’ve Just Gotta&

One of hot rodding’s most famous cars is Ed Roth’s Outlaw. Built in 1959 as the beatnik embodiment of a space age T-Bucket, it was the ...
Our T-Bucket Photo Story on Adobe Spark

Our T-Bucket Photo Story on Adobe Spark

We just did a little T-Bucket photo story highlighting a few of the interesting T-Buckets we photographed at the T-Bucket Nationals in 2015 and. ...
T-Bucket Nationals 2016, July 6-9, Indianapolis

T-Bucket Nationals 2016, July 6-9, Indianapolis

The T-Bucket Nationals 2016 is sponsored by the National T-Bucket Alliance. We’re more than happy to help spread the word about this terrific ...
Budget Build T-Bucket, Traditional Turtle Deck

Budget Build T-Bucket, Traditional Turtle Deck

This turtle deck T-Bucket takes the traditional budget approach by using a 1940s era Ford I-beam front axle with the spring in front and positioned ...
The Best T-Bucket Car Show Ever!

The Best T-Bucket Car Show Ever!

With the 2016 T-Bucket Nationals in Indianapolis less than 30 days away, I thought it a good time to write about what I consider the best T-Bucket ...
Nostalgia Drag Racing: Good for T-Bucket Soul

Nostalgia Drag Racing: Good for T-Bucket Soul

I’m an old guy whose hot rod influences are deeply seated in 1960s drag racing, so it’s only natural to be a big fan of nostalgia drag ...
Street Rod Building History of StreetRod 101

Street Rod Building History of StreetRod 101

If you’re following the street rod building coverage we’ve provided on Bob Hamilton‘s 1927 T roadster project or if you’re ...
1915 T Roadster Built by John Gates in High

1915 T Roadster Built by John Gates in High

No, the photo below wasn’t taken in 1956, although with the Chevy Delray and the cool 1915 T roadster it sure looks like it could have been. ...
Why Ladies Love T-Buckets

Why Ladies Love T-Buckets

Ladies love T-Buckets. Need I say more? OK, I will. Over the past couple years on our Facebook page we’ve had a semi-regularly running “ ...
Real Hot Rods — Every Car Show Has to Have

Real Hot Rods — Every Car Show Has to Have

All you have to do is observe where the crowds congregate, where the most pictures are taken and where the most questions are asked of the owners of ...
Street Rod DVDs Giveaway Winner!

Street Rod DVDs Giveaway Winner!

We have a winner in the fun Street Rod DVDs Giveaway: Frank Speer of McHenry, Illinois. Frank wins the complete StreetRod 101 DVD Library available ...
C Cab Express Delivery of Trevor Gardiner

C Cab Express Delivery of Trevor Gardiner

OK, my first true hot rod love is T-Buckets. But, truth be told, I’m also a sucker for a sweet C Cab. Maybe it goes back to seeing cars like ...