T-Bucket Blog Archive

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 —. ...
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 ...
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& ...
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 ...
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 ...
long wheelbase T Bucket Joe Pirronello All American

Joe Pirronello’s Dragster-Inspired Long

The long wheelbase T Bucket era began in the late 1960s. Two factors contributed to the long wheelbase T Bucket fad. The first factor was the growth ...
T Bucket Nationals 2011 Carl Tschopp

T Bucket Nationals Preview: Carl Tschopp’s

The T Bucket Alliance Nationals is this weekend in Green Bay, WI. I first saw this cool T at the T Bucket Nationals 2011 and it is at this year&; ...
Track T Roadster Bob Smith

Bob Smith’s Track T Roadster Demonstrates

Bob Smith‘s 1927 Track T Roadster is dramatically unique because it looks to be only about knee-high. For comparison, take a look at Bob’ ...
Terry Brown T-Bucket

Terry Brown T-Bucket Sets the Fad-T Standard

When I first saw the Terry Brown T-Bucket on the cover of Street Rodder magazine in 1975 I was mesmerized! The opposed coil front suspension, the ...
Model T Lakes Modified Jim Reid

Model T Lakes Modified: Jim Reid’s Third

While it looks like a Model T Lakes Modified roadster of the late 1940s, this third T roadster creation of Californian Jim Reid is the result of a ...