Speedway Motors is bringing fun and affordability back to hot rodding with an all-new line of T-bucket kits! Check out this video of our Deluxe '23 T display car, then visit the Speedway Motors web site to find out more about all of our easy-to-build T-bucket packages.
23 HOT ROD in a Box
Here's a walk-around of the 23 HOT ROD in a Box. The kit is shown here with
the pre-assembled option. To learn more about this great bolt-together kit
visit www.nehrspeedcraft.com or call Tom Kuhr 313.802.3251.
T-Bucket Rods - Images
A T-bucket (or Bucket T) is a specific style of hot rod, based on a Ford
Model T of the 1915 to 1927 era, but extensively modified, or alternatively
built with replica components to resemble a Model T.
Convertible T-bucket in a hybrid style: traditional sidepipes and dropped
tube axle, transverse front leaf spring, and non-traditional front disc
brakes and five-spokes.
Since the last Model Ts were built in 1927, most modern T-buckets use
replica fiberglass bodies. By the 1950s, original steel Model T bodies that
had not been completely worn out were becoming increasingly hard to find
and in 1957 the first fiberglass T-Bucket body (based on the 1923 version)
was introduced by the short-lived Diablo Speed Shop in Northern California.
Of the only two or three bodies built by Diablo, one was purchased by
Southern California hot rod builder Buzz Pitzen and became the world's
first fiberglass T-bucket.
T-bucket with early hemi. The aluminum radiator (rather than brass),
rectangular headlights, and five-spokes (rather than motorcycle wheels)
mark this as a later incarnation.
A genuine T-bucket has the two-seater body of a Model T roadster (with or
without the turtle deck or small pickup box), this "bucket"-shaped
bodyshell giving the cars their name. A Model T-style radiator is usually
fitted, and even these can sometimes be barely up to the task of cooling
the large engines fitted. There is never any kind of engine cowling on a
T-bucket. Windshields, when fitted, are vertical glass like the original
Model Ts were being hot-rodded and customized from the 1930s on, but the
T-bucket was specifically created and named by Norm Grabowski in the 1950s.
This car was nicknamed, the Kookie Kar, after appearing in the TV show 77
Sunset Strip, driven by character Gerald "Kookie" Kookson. The exposure it
gained led to numerous copies being built.
Today, T-buckets remain common. They generally feature an enormous engine
for the size and weight of the car, generally a V8, along with tough
drivetrains to handle the power and large rear tires to apply that power to
the road. The front wheels are often much narrower than the rear wheels,
and are often motorcycle wheels.
Most are built purely for street or show use, and the big engines are more
for show than for need — many are more powerful than the vehicles can
actually make use of. Although the body shell is original in appearance,
engines of a wide variety of makes are commonly used. The small-block
Chevrolet is a common choice, since it is relatively small, light, easy to
obtain and to improve, and performs well. Four-cylinder engines are common
also, especially if the car is used regularly. Many install blowers (Superchargers) on their engines, and people
use modern fuel-injected engines.
Soundtrack - "Salsa" - Written, Composed, Performed, and Produced on an
Ensoniq TS10 Keyboard by Samuel Cernuto
Cutworm Specialties Scratch Built Hot Rod
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Moonshine Cruize In 2013....All most every piece of this car was made by
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T-Bucket For Sale on eBay
Here's a video shot by request by some people interested in the T-Bucket
that Spirit Industries (http://spiritcars.com) has listed for sale on eBay.
Here's the eBay link:
TBucketPlans.com "Shop Stop" at Wintec Fabrication
http://www.FreeTBucketPlans.com A short TBucketPlans.com pictorial visit to
T-Bucket kits and components manufacturer, Wintec Fabrication, in
Wallingford, CT. For our story on the Wintec Roadster, the T-Bucket for the
family man, visit
1923 Ford T-bucket Hot Rod 400 SBC with Dual Quads
I thought you might like a look at this 1923 Ford T-bucket hot rod. It's
powered by a 400 Small block with a high-rise and dual quads. This little
thing should really scoot. It has a nice ghost flame paint job, a custom
interior, and a whole lot of chrome. Hope you find it interesting...thanks
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
T-Bucket and Street Rod Kits Body Basics from Speedway Motors
Speedway Motors has the superior quality fiberglass bodies and street rod
kits (http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Street-Rod-Parts.html) that street
rodders demand! Our '23 T-Bucket bodies are available in several styles,
street rod kits and configurations offering some extra options when
assembling any T roadster street rod project. Plus Speedway Motors offers
the parts necessary to get your rod on the road. Visit
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/ for interior kits, suspension, engine parts,
accessories and more.
Ford T Bucket - Sold!
*1923 Ford T Bucket For Sale*
Yellow w/graphics and tan interior. It has an SBC 383 Stroker motor with a
polished 350 turbo transmission - a 670
Blower w/2 600 cfm Holley vacuum secondary carbs. It has 16" Spindle mount
front wheels, 31x18.5 Mickey Thomposn Sportmans on the rear, w/15x14
Pro-street wheels. With lots of chrome: entire front end, rear end, fire
wall, drive shaft, leaf springs, backing plates & drums, disc brakes, oil
pan, water pump and radiator shell. This is a basic description but with
lots of extras to show and talk about.
Sale price is $45,000.00. I'll consider offers and/or trade possibilities.
if you're interested or would like more info - email Mike:
email@example.com. Or drop a note in my inbox here. I'm out of
Kansas City, MO. but can discuss out of state shipping possibles.
Thanks for watching!