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00 CTP FEB 2024 Painting Tips Block Sanding

Block Sanding Tips for First-Round Primer-Surfacer

By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman   -   Photography by the Author Final-primed and guidecoated, do these doors look pretty “straight”? As shapely as their designers intended for...
01 The project at hand involves using the lip edge design Old Anvil Fenders

Presto-Chango!

Old Anvil Works Their Magic on an International Fender By Eric Geisert   -   Photography by the Author You know how when you ask a 5-year-old to...
00 1956 Stude

CHANGES FOR THE BETTER

Joe McGlynn’s “Dream Stude” By Ron Covell   -   Photography by the Author Joe McGlynn is working on a very cool project: a chopped and sectioned ’56...
00 Paint Prep

Inside Job

Premeditated Paintwork, aka Task Force Chevy Interior Prep By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman   -   Photography by the Author Younger paint professionals may not yet relate, but for...
01 International Harvester pickup Anvil IH Roof

Put a Lid on It!

Old Anvil Redesigns an International Harvester Roof By Eric Geisert   -   Photography by the Author Some of the best bodywork ever done on a vehicle never...
00 Premier Street Rod Shop Tour

Premier Street Rod Shop Tour

Road Trip for Chevy Task Force Truck Parts By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman   -   Photography by the Author Coming from an era when auto parts, truck parts,...
01 This is the first series ’55 Chevrolet pickup frame that will be the foundation of a ’52 pickup

CORVETTE SUSPENSION FOR CHEVY ADVANCE DESIGN TRUCKS

Updating A 1947-54 Chevy Chassis With Flat Out Engineering IFS By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography by the Author Like most manufacturers, as World War II came...
01 Custom Running Boards for the 1951 Chevy Truck

Complementing Body Lines With Custom Running Boards

Part 4: Scott's Hotrods N Customs Custom Fabricated These Running Boards For The 1951 Chevy Project Truck By Kenneth “Stress Ball” Dekiserre   -   Photography by...
CTP JUNE 2023 Gas Filler Hole Filling 00

An Open and Closed Case

Welding Up Unwanted Holes By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography by THE AUTHOR & Tim Foss Regardless of whether a classic truck is being modified or restored,...
00 How To Install A Delco Remy Horn

How To Restore A Delco-Remy Horn

Vintage Horns Are Very Deceiving By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman   -   Photography by the Author Cruisin’ low and slow in big-city traffic I’ve certainly heard my share...
00 Modern Tech Old School Hammerforming

Modern Tech & Old School Hammerforming

How 3D Printing Improves One of The Oldest Metalworking  Process By Ron Covell   -   Photography by Adam Cecil What Is Hammerforming? Hammerforming is one of the oldest...
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How To Install 1967-72 C10 Flush Mount Glass

Seamless C10 Glass Install With Flush Fitment The Scott's Hotrods ’N Customs Way By Shawn Holloway   -   Photography by the CTP Staff You know the saying...
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Auto Metal Direct to the Rescue: Building a Better (Squarebody) Bed Box!

Jimenez Bros. Adapts AMD's New Bed to a Rydman Ranch C10 Rear Suspension By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by the Author One of the greatest aspects...
00 B side Beautification Undercarriage Repair Rubberized Undercoating

B-side Beautification: Undercarriage Repair & Rubberized Undercoating

Tips And Tricks For Vehicle Undercoating With 3M Body Schutz By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman   -   Photography by the Author Do classic trucks have B-sides? Once they’re...
00 How To Prep For Painting Chevrolet Task Force Truck Running Boards

How To Prep For Painting: Chevrolet Task Force Truck Running Boards

Our Top Tips & Tricks For Getting The Paint Prep Work Right By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman   -   Photography by the Author If you’ve ever by chance...
01 Behind the Scenes Scott s Hotrods N Customs 1951 Chevy Truck

Brian Schutte’s 1951 Chevy Truck Gets A Custom Bed Floor

Behind the Scenes Part 3: Scott's Hotrods N Customs Creates Handmade, Custom Truck Bed Floor On a 1951 Chevy Truck By Kenneth “Stress Ball” DeKiserre  ...
01 There is a wide assortment of abrasive products available for use on your truck project

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT METAL PREP

Must Know Tips When Preparing Your Next Classic Truck Chassis By Ron Covell   -   Photography by the Author For any project truck, you’ll need to do...
01 Steele Rubber has what it takes to seal the barn door glass

Replacing the Window and Rear Door Seals on our 1971 Suburban

We Improve the Enjoyment of a 1967-’72 Suburban with New Seals from Steele Rubber Products By Todd Ryden   -   Photography by the Author Are you a...
00 A How To Remove Rust From Truck Chassis

How To Remove Rust From Truck Chassis

Four Important POR-15 Products to Keep Rust Away By Taylor Kempkes   -   Photography by the Author https://youtu.be/7ZE4RoNW3Fw Rust is the enemy of a classic truck meant to...
00 How To Adjust Hood Alignment On A ‘55 Chevy Truck

How To Adjust Hood Alignment On A 1955 Chevy Truck

Getting The Perfect Hood-To-Cowl Fitment By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman   -   Photography by the Author During the course of most any classic truck build, sooner or later...
01 The first step in constructing the 1956 F100 fender inner panels was to modify the inner fender edges

Cleaning Up The Engine Bay On The Souza F100

Souza F100 Build Part 4: Custom Fabricating Fender Inner Panels  By Ron Covell   -   Photography by the Author Work is continuing on the Souza F100 at...
00 replacing 2nd series chevy truck door from Brothers Truck replacement NOS

Is It Better To Buy A New Door Vs. Repair The Original Door?

2nd Series 1955 Chevy Truck Part 2: New Old Stock From Brothers Truck Vs. Restoring The Original Door By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman   -   Photography by...
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...

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