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Just an Old Smoothy
Chopping a ’36 Ford five-window coupe is not a project for the faint of heart. Few people have tried it, and most have failed. The Northwest part of the USA is endowed with many beautiful things, and the quality of workmanship is one of them. Owner D
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Grade School Crush
I was immersed in the custom car culture growing up in Placerville, CA, (which is located 50 miles east of Sacramento) in the ’60s. My older brother Tom always had neat cars, and that interest instantly rubbed off on me. Placerville had many hot ro
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1927 Ford Roadster Pickup
OWNER: Blake Phipps – Placerville, California CHASSIS: Custom-built by Model T Shop using 2&3-inch tubing. An original front crossmember which was fabricated in 1957 and a Model A rear cross-member. Wheelbase lengthened 2-3/4-inches. FRONT SUSPENSI
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Victoria, B.c. Plays Host To... Northwest Deuce Days
If you’ve never been to the city of Victoria on Victoria Island, B.C. it is a destination you do not want to miss. If you can plan your trip for July of 2022, you can also attend the best street rod show in the world, that’s right, the world. Northwe
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Model A Magic 1929 Ford Coupe
Dennis Kilpatrick of Paradise Valley, Arizona had been contemplating having a 1920s-40s street rod built for several years and had narrowed his ideal car down to a ’40 Ford truck and a Model A coupe. Longtime family friend Nate Tanquary, proprietor o
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A Lengthy Search was Worth the Wait
For several years, I have had this picture in my head of a ’32 Ford that I wanted to build. It would be a Deluxe Coupe, full-fendered, black, stock headlights, taillights, and bumpers with “Apple Green” wheels. I had been gathering parts and pieces f
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1932 Ford Deluxe Coupe
OWNER: Steve Lemmons – Longview, Washington FRONT SUSPENSION: Super Bell dropped axle, hairpins, F-100 brakes, So-Cal shocks. REAR SUSPENSION: Early Bronco rear end and brakes, buggy spring, ladder bars, So-Cal shocks. CHASSIS: Reproduction frame
Rodding USA3 min read
Still Lookin’ Good
Ted Sitterley of Tucson, Arizona has owned a fleet load of hot rods and racecars over the years, nonetheless this 1934 Ford roadster is one of his favorites. The reason it is high on his list is because of its exciting life in both Alabama and Arizon
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Rodding Products
DO your brake lights stay on, or do you have to toe the pedal back? If your master cylinder is mounted under your floor boards then J.J.’s Rods has solved the problem with their 304 stainless steel brake return spring with mounting bracket tabs. The
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Quiet Zone Series Plus
John’s Industries, the leader in 9-inch rear development and manufacturing, has done it again. By working with US Gear and their new STEALTH® SERIES of high performance ring and pinion gears for the 9-inch, John’s Industries has been able to create o
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My Summer Vacation
Spring to fall is the busiest time of year for car shows, which means it is also the busiest time of year for myself and our contributors. This spring/summer I have personally attended Goodguy’s in Scottsdale, NSRA Western Nats in Bakersfield, L.A. R
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Deuces Of The Bluegrass 2019
On Sunday, April 28, 2019, Shelby’s Way hosted the inaugural version of their Deuces of the Bluegrass event. The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall, located north of Lexington, Kentucky provided a scenic location for an intimate gathering of hot rods from
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Historic “Cover Cars”
Pebble Beach has presented historic hot rods, beginning in 1997, usually in alternate years. The first class winner was Bruce Meyer’s Doane Spencer ’32 Ford Roadster. This year, the class will be comprised of eight Historic Hot Rod “Cover Cars.” The
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South Pacific Showcase
New Zealand has long been a repository of American cars, and Kiwi hot rodding was born long ago from the seeds sewn by USA hot rod mags and old cars and parts sitting in wrecking yards. Jump forward 50 years to a renewed interest and growth spurt tha
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HRIA News
More than just a show, the SEMA organization is made up of both staff and industry volunteers who work together on important issues affecting all facets of the automotive aftermarket industry! Whether lobbying efforts or providing 3D printing and emi
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NSRA Giveaway Car
During the 50 years of the NSRA Street Rod Nationals, a lot has changed since the first event was held in 1970 at a Peoria, IL park. Several milestones have been reached and are being celebrated this year from events to businesses to publications wit
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Texas Hauler
This is the first ground-up hot rod the owner has ever built. The strange part of the story is he and his wife have made a life-long career in the motorsports and street rodding industry for over thirty years. Alan Middleton has designed and managed
Rodding USA1 min read
1931 Ford Roadster Pickup
OWNER: Alan Middleton and Pam King-Middleton - Fredericksburg, Texas CHASSIS: Brookville Roadster, stepped Deuce style. FRONT SUSPENSION: Magnum 5-inch dropped and drilled axle. Pete&Jakes spindles, Super Stopper disc brakes, owner built backing pl
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Havasu Garage Tours
The crew of the Havasu Deuces Show (see Issue #38 for story) in Lake Havasu City, AZ set up a tour of some exceedingly cool collections of cars and shops in the area. The Garage Tour took place on Friday morning (March 1) of the weekend event. You we
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Insulating For Acoustic Performance
When you shut your car door, does it ring like your old gym locker? You may have insulated your ride against heat, but how is it doing on sound problems? Sound or acoustic insulation is just as important as protecting against heat. And much like matc
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Shelby’s Way Coupe
I started working for my first car, a ’69 Ford Mustang Fastback at age 15. The area I grew up in had five local taverns (that’s what a bar was called back in my teenage years) near my house. My Dad visited all of them frequently, so he got me a Satur
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1932 Ford 3-window Coupe
OWNER: Mark Cain – Lexington, KY FRONT SUSPENSION: Super Bell 5-inch drop tube axle, Pete & Jake Viper hairpins, shocks, Super Stopper brakes, and chrome Vega steering box. REAR SUSPENSION: John’s Industries 9-inch Ford rear end, 9-inch Ford drum b
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Nitro Revival
Nitro Revival 1 was initially conceived and organized by Steve Gibbs, a 48-year veteran of the NHRA, and well-known drag racing icon and the late Ron Johnson and held at Barona Dragstrip in 2017. The success of this first event then led to Nitro Revi
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Almost Stock
The 1939 Fords were introduced to the public on November 4, 1938, with 532,152 cars built at the end of production. After being blocked for many years by Henry Ford who thought they were not safe, Ford Motor Company finally introduced Lockheed style
Rodding USA3 min read
Roadsters & Deuces
Support and participation are the keys to any events, success, and longevity. It takes hundreds and sometimes thousands of hours of planning, meetings, and hard work to make these events come together, and when they are done right, it becomes a win-w
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Rodding Products
NOSTALGIA has never been better! This amazing assembly separates extraordinary from ordinary! Built to your specs, our Steel Tube & Bell V8 Quick Change includes a 3.78 ring & pinion, Wedgelock differential, inner tube seals, and one set of straight
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Class & Style
If you’ve ever stopped by the bright red tractor-trailer featuring the iconic Edelbrock logo on the side which is parked at any one of the many shows across the country, you may have met Smitty Smith. You may have also had the opportunity to see his
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