The “Under $3000” T-Bucket and Inflation

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Here’s something to be cheery about in 2016. Chester Greenhalgh wrote “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000” in 1986. With the recent eBook rerelease I wondered what inflation had done to that proposition over the past 30 years. According to the official U.S. Government “Inflation Calculator”, based on the Consumer Price Index … Read more