Free T Bucket Frame Plans Ron Young Youngster

Free T-Bucket Plans

The “Youngster” FREE T-Bucket Frame Plans

The late Ron Young was a Minnesota hot rodder who’d been building T-Buckets since the mid-60’s. Along the way, he was the beneficiary of a lot of knowledge (much of it passed along as constructive criticism) by older hot rod builders who wanted to help someone with not quite as much experience as they had at that point. In the same vein, Ron put together a set of free T-Bucket frame plans based on the way he’d been building them for the last 15 years or so (just as Coddington built “Boydsters”, the T-Bucket frame style popularized by Ron is called a “Youngster”). They’re free plans because Ron wanted to share his knowledge just as his many hot rod mentors did. We’re happy to be able to help put these plans into more hands. Here’s what you get:

  • 23 pages covering the Youngster Free T-Bucket Frame Plans, which highlight the construction of a “roller” chassis
  • many illustrations, some full size, for a transverse sprung front-end and a coil-over-shock suspended rear axle
  • budgetary Bill of Materials, with part numbers and costs
  • and, yes, they’re FREE — just enter your name and email address and you’ll receive an email from us with your download link (it’s about a 1.7MB file)

Enter your details to download your Youngster FREE T-Bucket Frame Plans Now!

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P.S. Please come back and leave your comments about the plans. We appreciate your feedback.

15 thoughts on “Free T-Bucket Plans

  1. bucketblog Post author

    Glen, when you request the free plans you will receive an email within a few minutes that contains the download link. If you don’t see it within about 5 minutes, check your spam folder. If nothing still, then just enter your info again to get the free plans and you’ll get a new email. Thanks and best of luck with your project.

  2. Glen Pearmain

    I sent in for your plans how long be for I get the plans i did get the email but no responce Im want to cut my frame & need to no how long to cut the rails & angles

  3. bucketblog Post author

    We don’t have any plans limited to just building a tunnel cover. It’s pretty simple. Just lay it up in cardboard, cover with wax paper and then lay up your ‘glass.

  4. bucketblog Post author

    Hi Steve,
    If you look on page 3 of the Free plans you’ll see the length from the front crossmember to the rear kickup is 88 inches. Thanks for asking and best of luck with your project.

  5. bucketblog Post author

    Hi Steve,
    Sorry for the delayed response, but we do not show any right hand drive info in the plans. However, as I understand it’s pretty simple just flipping side for side with the only tricky part being direction of the steering gear box. And we don’t have anything pertaining to the complex NZ certification process. Thanks for asking and best of luck with your project.

  6. steve

    Hi I am in New Zealand
    Do you show the differences to have this a right hand drive
    and have you had any feed back on certing this chassis in NZ
    Cheers Steve

  7. Steve Lech

    What is the length of the rails from the 3inch pipe to the up rights? I am building my own car. thanks for your time.

  8. bucketblog Post author

    The rails at the rear are cut at 60 degrees and when the kick is assembled the angle of the kick is 120 degrees.

  9. bucketblog Post author

    Thank you, Dennis, for bringing that to our attention. It’s a typo, which we’ll correct in the next update of the plans. It should read: “This needs to be tapped with an 11/16″ – 18 thread. It is not a
    common thread size and you probably won’t find a shop with one on hand. They can be ordered from
    for about $32.

  10. Dennis Lupkes

    The following appears on page 23 of the plan. Either there is a typo or I don’t understand what is being created here. How can you tap 7/8th material with an 1 1/16 tap?

    “…Cut a piece of the 7/8” dom 44” long. This needs to be tapped with an 1-1/16” – 18 thread. It is not a common thread size and you probably won’t find a shop with one on hand. They can be ordered from Speedway for about $25. You will need it for your drag link. …”

    Dennis Lupkes

  11. bucketblog Post author

    You can use any of a wide variety of body suppliers: Spirit, Speedway, California Custom Roadsters, etc.
    While the quality of some is better than others, often it’s a matter of which is closer to you in order to save shipping costs.

  12. michael trossbach

    what type of bodys do yu normally use? any prefferences on the rest of the build? thanks for your help and knowlege.

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