T-Bucket Blog Archive

1927 Model T trunk lid

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 T-Bucket ad

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 issue of ...
Fox Valley Hot Rods traditional T-Bucket

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 progress being ...
building fiberglass trunk lid 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 roadster ...
PT Cruiser Street Rod Coupe

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 acknowledged expert on ...
T-Bucket Fever 1923 T-Bucket Dave Smith

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 particularly enjoyed a ...
Fox Valley Hot Rods 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 updates. On ...
T-Bucket Interior Enlarging

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 learned ...
Raked T-Bucket

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. Its ...
Don Kendall T-Bucket

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 T Von Esser Speed Shop

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 almost ...
Low T Bucket Project Fox Valley Hot Rods

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 Valley Hot Rods are ...
patching fiberglass bodies T-Bucket

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 something out ...
Marius Mouton T-Bucket Steel Body

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 ...
T-Bucket Exhaust

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 -- literally. Therefore, ...
T Bucket Grill Shell

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 to do it ...
T Bucket electric fan

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'll learn ...
T-Bucket build

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 settle for ...
T-Bucket custom paint tips tricks

T-Bucket Custom Paint at Home is Easy With This

Who says T-Bucket custom paint has to cost thousands and thousands? If you have the right tips, tricks and technique, along with some patience, you ...
bending steering arms t-bucket

1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 17, Bending

Bending steering arms for correct Ackermann steering is something that can come up in building a T-Bucket or any hot rod, street rod or street machine ...