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The "Youngster" Free T-Bucket Frame Plans

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Goober, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. 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

    -- yes, they’re FREE — just go to, click on the Blue "Youngster" book icon, enter your name and email address and you get a return email your download link (it’s about a 1.7MB file)

    Just happy to pay it forward.

    Last edited: Jan 31, 2010
  2. freebird101
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
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  3. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,917


    Right on Goober, you're going to start a whole new T-bucket revolution! These, along with Chester's plans, should be able to help even a goof like myself get a car done...
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  4. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,188


    That's a good set of plans that would have made my T a lot nicer 33 years ago if I had had access to them then.

    With the Welder's Series Brackets and spring perch and those plans almost anyone could build a pretty nice T frame. They could even do like I did back then and cut everything out and fit it up and then take it to a welder who can do it up right if they don't weld or fear that their welding isn't up to par.

    Thanks, I've added a set to my collection along with the plans I bought from Chester a while back.
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  5. GizmoJoe
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,282


    I got the plans from Ron and then (after I built my frame) got Chester's book too.
    Both great resources.
    Glad to see you have Ron's online.
    You can never have enough plans and ideas!
  6. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,222

    from MO

    hey that is great.........
  7. yardgoat
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 724


    Hey Goober !!! Thanks for the link !.................................YG
  8. kwoodyh
    Joined: Apr 11, 2006
    Posts: 642


    Love it! Thanks!
  9. By the way, if you're using Gmail and have a problem downloading the file, just right click on the download link in your email and choose "Save Target As". That should work.
  10. Gasser1961
    Joined: Nov 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,104


    I've always loved the t bucket. very cool.
  11. studeboy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
    Posts: 539


    Goober, thanks for the link. I downloaded it and the plans appear to be very complete.
  12. Codeman
    Joined: Jan 25, 2007
    Posts: 317

    from SE Mo

    I've tried twice now for the free set and the link hasn't made it, checked my filter too and its not there. Can I get some help?

  13. Help me out.
    1- Did you receive the email with the link?
    2- When you clicked on the link, what happened?

    Want this to go as smoothly as possible for people and already a ton have been downloaded today. Thanks.
  14. SpyGuy
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19

    from Tucson, AZ

    Thank you for the link, Goober. Now, to print out that parts list and go shopping .....
  15. BuiltFerComfort
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,620


    If there is going to be a revision at some point, I have a very minor fix:

    Top of page 3, you narrow the frame rail via a long taper to 2 inches. The text says "be sure to keep a 2 inch opening for the crossmember" but the diagram doesn't make that clear - someone just looking at the pictures might make it 2 inch outside diameter. On the top of page 4, you drill a 2 inch hole in the same place, so there would be 'issues'.

    So, the right-hand diagram at the top of page 3 currently just says '2' but should say '2 inch inside measurement' or something similar.
  16. A Little Odd
    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
    Posts: 347

    A Little Odd

    Cool! Thanks! ....

    BTW:I now have a PDF file labeled "youngsters" that I'll have to hide to avoid questions LOL !
  17. Codeman
    Joined: Jan 25, 2007
    Posts: 317

    from SE Mo

    I'm not receiving the email for some reason. Its not showing up in my filter either.
  18. robt500
    Joined: Nov 6, 2006
    Posts: 432

    from Lex, KY

  19. youngster
    Joined: Feb 26, 2006
    Posts: 533

    Member Emeritus
    from Minnesota

    Thanks to everyone for your interest in ''The plans''. I am NOT a tech writer and at the time I put these plans tpgether, I didn't have a chassis at hand to refrence from. There are a few rough spots. I will be more than happy to answer any questions. As stated in the plans, this is the way I build 'em. Please feel free to change or modify them to suite your needs.

    These plans have been available for some time now. If someone has a chassis started, you could make an old man happy by posting pics of your build here.

    Enjoy guys and happy motoring!!!!

  20. harrington
    Joined: Jul 22, 2009
    Posts: 421

    from Indiana

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