T-Bucket Blog Archive

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 ...
Indianapolis 500 Inspired T-Bucket Hot Rods:

Indianapolis 500 Inspired T-Bucket Hot Rods:

I just returned from watching the MAVTV 500 (yeah, I never heard of MAVTV, either) Indy Car race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA and it was one ...
1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 14,

1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 14,

In this installment, Bob Hamilton covers not only the split wishbone bung welding but also shows how to use a clever home-built jig to ensure you ...
National T-Bucket Alliance 2015 T-Bucket

National T-Bucket Alliance 2015 T-Bucket

The schedule for the National T-Bucket Alliance 2015 T-Bucket Nationals in Green Bay, Wisconsin continues to evolve in order to pack as much fun as ...
1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 13, Split

1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 13, Split

Follow along today as Bob Hamilton, who created the popular StreetRod 101 DVD Library shows you how to make split wishbone bungs for your ...
NTBA T-Bucket Nationals Reminder

NTBA T-Bucket Nationals Reminder

The 2015 NTBA T-Bucket Nationals is fast approaching. T-Buckets will be rolling into Green Bay, Wisconsin July 8 through 11 for the annual big event ...
1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 12, Split

1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 12, Split

Split wishbones give any hot rod a traditional front suspension look. Today, Bob Hamilton begins the multiple installment process of splitting the ...
1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 11, T

1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 11, T

Today, Bob Hamilton shows you how to align T Bucket bat wings on your front axle. Also called spring perch brackets, Bob shows an easy way to ensure ...
John Geraghty Automotive Founder, Grasshopper

John Geraghty Automotive Founder, Grasshopper

It was sad to read in yesterday’s LA Times that “John J. Geraghty, an automotive engineer who made his mark in hot rod design (John ...
1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 10, Small

1927 T Bucket Roadster Project: Part 10, Small

Most small block Chevy motor mounts you’ll see are designed for side mounting. If you’re looking for something different, better looking ...