T-Bucket Blog Archive

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 ...
T-Bucket Custom Paint at Home is Easy With This

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 ...
1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 17, Bending

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 ...
Joe Pirronello’s Dragster-Inspired Long

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 Preview: Carl Tschopp’s

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&; ...
Bob Smith’s Track T Roadster Demonstrates

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 Sets the Fad-T Standard

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’s Third

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 ...
1915 T Bucket of Ted Hazelwood

1915 T Bucket of Ted Hazelwood

I spotted this 1915 T Bucket at the San Diego Prowlers 68th Picnic and Ol’ Timer’s Reunion and it made my day. Ted Hazelwood’s 1915 T Bucket ...
1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 16, Front

1927 T-Bucket Roadster Project: Part 16, Front

Our latest installment in the Bob Hamilton ’27 T roadster build series covers how to install front shock mounts and shocks. This is just a ...
T Bucket Alliance Nationals Preview: Kletus

T Bucket Alliance Nationals Preview: Kletus

The T Bucket Alliance Nationals July 8-11, 2015, in Green Bay, WI will feature T-Buckets of every variety, from expensive and exotic to budget ...
1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 15, Front

1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 15, Front

In today’s installment in our continuing series, StreetRod 101 DVD guru Bob Hamilton handles the front wishbone installation on the 1927 T ...