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00 Is It Better To Repair Or Replace A Fender

Is It Better To Repair Or Replace A Fender?

2nd series 1955 Chevy Truck Part 1: A Time-is-Money Comparison By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman   -   Photography by the Author Sure, we can salvage an original fender,...
01 South City Rod and Custom Jurados 56 F100

South City Rod and Custom: Jurado’s ’56 F100

Behind The Scenes Of Tony Jurado’s ‘56 Ford F100 Build By Bill Ganahl   -   Photography by the Author Surely by now most of you are familiar...
00 How To Fill Holes in Metal With Welding

How to Fill Holes in Metal with Pre-Fabbed Discs

Easily Eliminate Unwanted Holes On Your Classic Truck By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman   -   Photography by the Author When repairing body sheet metal, little things can be...
00 Part 2 Short Bed Conversion 1969 Ford F100

1967-1972 Ford F100 Short Bed Conversion Part 2

Long Bed to Short Bed Conversion With Golden Star Classic Auto Parts By Ryan Manson   -   Photography by the Author With our longbed-to-shortbed conversion on our...
00 Schuttes ‘51Chevy Truck A Look At The Metal Magic

Brian Schutte’s 1951 Chevy Truck: A Look At The Metal Magic

Part 2: Scott's Hotrods N Customs 1951 Chevy Truck By Kenneth “Stress Ball” DeKiserre   -   Photography by Camren Beattie Back in the June ’22 issue of...
00 CPP’s Long Bed To Short Bed Conversion Kit Makes It A Breeze!

1967-1972 Ford F100 Short Bed Conversion Part 1

Part 1: CPP’s Long Bed To Short Bed Conversion Kit Makes It A Breeze! By Ryan Manson   -   Photography by the Author https://vimeo.com/688542898 For those of us...

Retrofitting 1973-80 AMD Inner Fenders On 1981-87 Square Body Chevy

Gaining some clearance With Harrison’s Rod & Custom By Jason Chandler   -   Photography Supplied by Harrison’s Rod & Custom One of the biggest concerns for truck...
00 Chevy Task Force Custom Parking Lights

Chevy Task Force Custom Parking Lights

A Smoother Visual Flow For Early Chevy Task Force Trucks By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman - Photography by the Author Sometimes it’s largely the little things that’ll separate...
00 Brothers 1973-87 Longbed To Shortbed Conversion Kit Part 2

Brothers 1973-1987 Longbed To Shortbed Conversion Kit Part 2

Part 2: Brothers Trucks’ All-New ’73-87 Longbed to Shortbed Conversion By Rob Fortier - Photography by the Author Missed Part 1? See it Here!!! Welcome back! Assuming you...
01 Custom Chassis Centers Wheel In Fender Souza 1956 Ford F100

Fixing Ford’s Mistake; Reshaping ‘56 F100 Fenders

Center the Wheel Wells On Souza’s 1956 Ford F100. By Ron Covell - Photography by the Author, Michael Christensen, and Gary George The crew at Gary’s Rods...
01 How the squarebody truck looks before the short bed conversion

Brothers 1973-87 Longbed To Shortbed Conversion Kit Part 1

Part 1: Chopping the Frame on a ’73-87 Long Bed Square Body Chevy Truck By Rob Fortier - Photography by the Author For starters, don’t get me...
01 Here’s the scan of the whole 1956 Ford F100 before any modifications were made

Subtle Modifications On A 1956 Ford F100

Part 2: Sectioning the Cowl with Gary's Rods and Restorations By Ron Covell - Photography by the Author, Michael Christensen & Gary George  While we often enjoy...
01 How To Paint Like a Pro With Custom By Lopez

How To Paint Like a Pro With Custom By Lopez

Customs By Lopez Shows Us the House of Kolor Method for a SEMA-Worthy Custom Finish By Rob Fortier - Photography by Ryan Manson If you were to...
01 1955 Chevrolet Task Force Hood Emblem Upgrade

1955 Chevrolet Task Force Hood Emblem Upgrade

Semi-Smoothing Chevy Bowtie Emblem on a ‘55 Chevy Task Force Hood By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman Here in our Montana-based shop we’re still workin’ on the same...
01 Kev_s technique for installing new cab corners produces perfect results, ending without need of body filler

How To Replace Cab Corners

Kev’s Rod & Custom’s Method Makes Cab Rust Repair Easy By John Gilbert - Photography by the Author The difference between a person who likes to sit...
00 DIY Paint Job Budget Black Blazer

$100 DIY Paint Job: Budget Black Blazer

How to Perform a $100 Flat Black Paint job; Giving New Life to a Rough Chevy K5 Blazer. By Tommy Lee Byrd - Photography by the...
00 How To Repair a Cowl On a _55 Chevy

How To Repair a Cowl On a ‘55 Chevy

Correcting a Crash-Crunched Cowl By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman - Photography by the Author Here today, in our own cozy body stall, we’re actually gaining ground on our...
00 Part 3 Chevrolet Task Force gets some skim coat filler

Skim Coat Tips and Tricks

Part 3: Filler Fundamentals for Uniform Fairing By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman - Photography by the Author When it’s used to describe body parts of a truck as...
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Hood Holder

Fine-Tuning with a Twist By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman - Photography By The Author Back in the mid to late ’50s how well could a Chevy truck...

Bedwood-X

The Ultimate in Timber Treatments for Your C10? By Rob Fortier - Photography by the Author https://vimeo.com/477798144 I’ll readily admit, I have a passion for woodworking. While I’m...
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Patch-Up Pickup

Part 1: Recomposing a Decomposing Door By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman - Photography by the Author You know that old familiar feeling we get sometimes, like we’ve been...
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Smooth Operation

Clark Gillie Shows How to Properly Delete an F-100 Cowl Vent By Rob Fortier - Photography by the Author Two things you won’t find on modern-day trucks:...
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Patch-Up Pickup

Part 2: Skinning a Rusty Cab Corner By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman As long as ol’ trucks are prone to corrosion, we’ll stay busy around here—same as...
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Chevy Squarebody Rust Repair

Golden Star Classic Auto Parts’ Squarebody Sheetmetal Cure By Steve Magnante - Photography by the Author Pickup trucks are hot these days. If collector car auction results...
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Bodywork Basics: Fiberglass Body Filler

Part 2: How to Use Short Strain Reinforced Body Filler By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman - Photography by the Author With metalwork finished, as it’ll be, our 1955...

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