The “Gumball Machine” T-Bucket

Gumball Machine T-Bucket at Buckethead Bash

I’m a sucker for the late 60s/early 70s psychedelic T-Bucket paint jobs, which incorporated panels, fogs, fades, bursts, lace, cobwebs, ribbons, stripes, murals, etc. in flakes, pearls and candies

2010 Buckethead Bash for T-Bucket Fans

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T-Bucket fanatic since 1957 when my 8 year old eyes became glued to a full page LIFE magazine photo of Norm Grabowski in the wildest hot rod I had ever seen! I later discovered the fascinating T-Buckets of TV Tommy Ivo, Marty Hollmann, Bob Johnston and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s T-Bucket inspired Outlaw. I was hooked for life on T-Bucket hot rods!

TBucketPlans.com originated in 2005 as a personal blog extolling the virtues of T-Buckets. In 2009 I blogged about Chester Greenhalgh, the "how to" genius who wrote the legendary, out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. That led to a friendship with Chester and our partnership in marketing the updated eBook version of his T-Bucket building bible. The T-Bucket fire burns stronger and stronger.
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If you just can’t get enough T-Buckets at your local events, may I suggest the the 4th Annual Buckethead Bash in beautiful Mountain Home, Arkansas. The Buckethead Bashes were initiated in 2007 after the National T-Bucket Alliance had held two successful T-Bucket Nationals in Mountain Home and decided to change locations to Arizona. At the … Read more

National T-Bucket Alliance 2006 Nationals Slide Show

T-Bucket Nationals 2006
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T-Bucket fanatic since 1957 when my 8 year old eyes became glued to a full page LIFE magazine photo of Norm Grabowski in the wildest hot rod I had ever seen! I later discovered the fascinating T-Buckets of TV Tommy Ivo, Marty Hollmann, Bob Johnston and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s T-Bucket inspired Outlaw. I was hooked for life on T-Bucket hot rods!

TBucketPlans.com originated in 2005 as a personal blog extolling the virtues of T-Buckets. In 2009 I blogged about Chester Greenhalgh, the "how to" genius who wrote the legendary, out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. That led to a friendship with Chester and our partnership in marketing the updated eBook version of his T-Bucket building bible. The T-Bucket fire burns stronger and stronger.
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Here’s a nice, relaxing slide show for your viewing enjoyment. In 2006, I returned to beautiful Mountain Home, Arkansas, again for the National T-Bucket Alliance Nationals. Kinda’ wish they still held them there. Always looked forward to the scenic drive on the twisty, wooded Missouri and Arkansas backroads. The local barbecue joints served up good … Read more