T-Bucket Blog Archive

GNRS 2016 Top T-Buckets, Part 2

GNRS 2016 Top T-Buckets, Part 2

Our GNRS 2016 coverage continues with this second of three installments on the Top T-Buckets at the Pomona, CA Fairplex. Top T-Buckets at GNRS 2016, ...
Roadster Show 2016 Top T-Buckets, Part 3

Roadster Show 2016 Top T-Buckets, Part 3

The Grand National Roadster Show 2016 is an event where you can truly spend all day taking it in. Some do it in two days — or the entire ...
1927 Model T Trunk Lid in Fiberglass, T-Bucket

1927 Model T Trunk Lid in Fiberglass, T-Bucket

In this installment, Bob Hamilton¬†finishes building a fiberglass 1927 Model T trunk lid for his ’27 T roadster project. Further to the last ...
U.S. Speed Sport “Instant T” T

U.S. Speed Sport “Instant T” T

I’ve been a fan of the U. S. Speed Sport T-Bucket kits since first reading about them in an article and seeing their ad in the August, 1963 ...
Reinforcing Fiberglass Body and More as Fox

Reinforcing Fiberglass Body and More as Fox

As promised, we’ve hurried to do our third update on the Fox Valley Hot Rods low profile T-Bucket in order to keep up with the regular ...
Building Fiberglass Trunk Lid for 1927 T-Bucket

Building Fiberglass Trunk Lid for 1927 T-Bucket

Building fiberglass body panels might seem intimidating, but when you see how Bob Hamilton builds a fiberglass trunk lid for his ’27 T ...
PT Cruiser Street Rod is Chester’s New eBook

PT Cruiser Street Rod is Chester’s New eBook

“A PT Cruiser street rod? You gotta’ be kidding!,” was my response to Chester Greenhalgh a few months ago. While Chester is the ...
T-Bucket Fever: Fortunately, There’s a Cure

T-Bucket Fever: Fortunately, There’s a Cure

Having been stricken with T-Bucket fever at an early age, I’m always curious how others cure similar afflictions. That’s why I ...
Fox Valley Hot Rods’ Low-Profile T-Bucket

Fox Valley Hot Rods’ Low-Profile T-Bucket

Our apologies to the crew at Fox Valley Hot Rods. They’ve been progressing with their Low T-Bucket project at a much quicker pace than our ...
T-Bucket Interior Enlarging in 1927 T-Bucket

T-Bucket Interior Enlarging in 1927 T-Bucket

In our last installment we showed you how patching fiberglass on a T body wasn’t as hard as you might think. You’ll use some of what you ...
Raked T-Bucket 1970s Survivor — You Either

Raked T-Bucket 1970s Survivor — You Either

For quite some time I’ve been fascinated by a wildly raked T-Bucket with roots that go back almost 60 years in the Spokane, Washington area. ...
Don Kendall T-Bucket Sets the Standard for Low

Don Kendall T-Bucket Sets the Standard for Low

It was a momentous day in 1968 when I first saw the Don Kendall T-Bucket. I had just opened the November issue of Rod & Custom magazine and ...
Von Esser Speed Shop “Von T” Still

Von Esser Speed Shop “Von T” Still

Yesterday, the distinctly different proportions of the Von Esser Speed Shop “Von T” jumped out of my Facebook newsfeed. With a tall top ...
Introducing Project “Low T”: Fox

Introducing Project “Low T”: Fox

No, Project “Low T” has nothing to do with increasing a middle age male’s hormone levels. What Matt Werksman and the crew at Fox ...
1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 21,

1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 21,

Patching fiberglass on a T body isn’t as hard as you might think. You may have purchased a T-Bucket body where the previous owner cut ...
T-Bucket Steel Body Fabricated in South Africa

T-Bucket Steel Body Fabricated in South Africa

For a hot rodder to build his own T-Bucket steel body it is quite an accomplishment. For the rodder 10,000 miles away from the U.S. whose enthusiasm ...
1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 20, T

1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 20, T

When it comes to T-Bucket exhaust you’ll probably decide after a short period of time that running open headers can be a pain —. ...
1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 19, T

1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 19, T

Want to adapt that T Bucket grill shell to better fit your height, width and other requirements in your own T-Bucket build? You’ll learn how ...
1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 18, T

1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 18, T

A T Bucket electric fan mount sounds simple, but you really want to ensure that one day your fan blades don’t eat up that nice radiator. You& ...
T-Bucket Build Mastery: Compare and Contrast

T-Bucket Build Mastery: Compare and Contrast

Every T-Bucket build should be personal. Personal, in that it fulfills the vision of the T-Bucket builder. That’s you! You don’t have to ...