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The “Youngster” FREE T-Bucket Frame Plans

Ron Young is a Minnesota hot rodder who’s 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 has put together a set of free T-Bucket frame plans based on the way he’s 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 wants 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’re sure Ron will appreciate your feedback.

7 Responses to “Free T-Bucket Plans”

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. just got the plans thanks its just what im lookin for ,answered alot of questions thank

  5. I have a copy of your frame plans but have a question. What is the angle on your kick up pieces.

  6. 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.

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

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