“Dadz” 23 T-Bucket Video

Dadz T-Bucket roadster with trailer

Here’s a nice Spirit Industries T-Bucket from the Crazy T’s of Northern Illinois car show. In case you might wonder how it can be identified as a Spirit-based T, I’ll offer up my clues …

“Mad Hatter” T-Bucket Video

Mad Hatter T-Bucket Roadster

This T-Bucket chassis was an older Total Performance, with rear coil springs and vertical steering column, but the body had a Spirit Industries deuce dash.

Crazy T’s of Northern Illinois 2009 Car Show

black primered, bobtail T-bucket with piecrust slicks
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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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In August, 2009, I attended the Second Annual Crazy T’s of Northern Illinois Car Show benefitting Mooseheart Child City & School. The show is growing nicely and is not limited to T-buckets. Overall, there were close to 25 T-buckets there encompassing a wide variety of builds. Quite a few Total Performance and Spirit Industries based … Read more

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