The Bird T-Bucket Kit Plans

Bird Engineering T-Bucket Kit Plans
Back in the 60s every red-blooded American boy had three things on his mind: girls, sports and hot rods!

To feed that insatiable interest, along came a new hot rod supplier — not from southern California, but from the small Midwestern town of Fremont, Nebraska. Who could resist the urge created by the 1965 Bird Engineering ad announcing a new T-Bucket kit for only $169.95: at just $10 down and $9 a month, no less!

And, to show you how easy it was to build your own hot rod on a part-time grocery bagger’s budget, Bird offered their own unique T-Bucket plans, which were very comprehensive for the day. (Of course, no plans are as comprehensive as Chester Greenhalgh’s “How to Build a T-Bucket Hot Rod Roadster for Under $3000: kickin’ it old skool“, but that’s another story).

Bird Engineering T-Bucket Kit

Here’s what the Bird T-Bucket plans include:

  • How to scratch-build your T-Bucket frame using inexpensive 8 gauge sheet steel, rather than rectangular steel tubing.

  • How to choose a rear axle and add batwings for rear radius rods.

  • Using the frame itself for the front and rear spring perches (no additional brackets).

  • Construction of tubular engine, transmission and cowl/firewall/steering box mounts.

  • How to build a cool combination brake and clutch pedal assembly.

  • How to use a ’49 to ’53 Ford front end assembly to construct your own tubular front axle with hydraulic brakes.

  • Simple construction of front axle batwings and front and rear radius rods.

  • Mounting the steering box, steering wheel, pitman arm, drag link, tie rod and how to choose shocks (if you wish).

  • Wiring, construction of windshield frame and choosing gas tank.

  • How to mount a one-piece fiberglass seat/floor/transmission tunnel/firewall support.

  • And much more — if you like seeing how things were done “back in the day” you’ll absolutely love the Bird T-Bucket Plans.

We’re proud to have received official authorization to reproduce The Bird T-Bucket Plans and because we know that you’re a true T-Bucket lover we’ve added even more:

  • The history of Bird Engineering/Bird Automotive, from its go-kart and mini-bike to T-Buckets and beyond.

  • A collection of truly nostalgic Bird ads that were run in Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Popular Hot Rodding, Car Craft and other magazines from the 60s to the 80s.

  • Actual Bird T-Bucket photos.

  • Plus, a special surprise bonus 7-page section that every T-Bucket fan will find fascinating.

  • All wrapped up in an incredibly informative, useful and fun 49-page eBook you can download right now.

Bird Automotive T-Bucket Kits Plans History

All this valuable T-Bucket hot rod building fun information is yours for only $7.99

So, get ready to kick back with some nostalgic, fun and informative T-Bucket hot rod building information. To get your immediate copy of The Bird T-Bucket Plans and Story, click on the Download Now button.


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2 thoughts on “The Bird T-Bucket Kit Plans”

  1. Like a lot of kids who “came of age” in the 1960s, I too had dreams of building a T-bucket roadster. Unfortunately other forms of hotrodding “got in the way”. My cousin, brother and I got into, first, drag racing and then into land speed racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats. We all set ospeed records at over 200 MPH and became members of the 200 MPH Club. Now, as I approach retirement, I am looking again at building a (more modern day) T bucket. I am not at home as I write this but I am sending myself the URL so that I can order the book when I get home!

    • Thanks so much for your comment, David. I’ve been a lifelong salt flats fan myself. Coincidentally, last night I watched the documentary “3 Mile” streaming on Amazon Prime. You’ll have a lot of fun finally building that T-Bucket and I’m sure you’ll find the wait worthwhile, being able now to apply many of the things you’ve learned over your years of hot rodding. All the best, John


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