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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...

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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...
01 Auto body and paint supplies are not cheap

Auto Body and Paint Supplies 101

Part 1: Filler Fundamentals By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman How much must we spend to save a buck on auto body and paint supplies? Generics aren’t cheap....
001 Old truck with LED taillight headlight C10

Installing LED Lights on Your Classic Truck

Brothers Trucks LED Taillight & Third Brake Light Upgrade for C10s By Rob Fortier - Photography by the Author https://vimeo.com/543366111 Believe it or not, LED (light-emitting diode) taillights...
001 How To Replace A Door On A 1977-1987 Chevy C10

How To Replace A Door On A 1977-1987 Chevy C10

By Rob Fortier - Photography by the Author https://vimeo.com/503144452 If you’ve ever dealt with aftermarket body panels, you know there’s a vast difference in both price and...
001 Installing new quarter glass window seal

How to Replace Window Channel Balance on a 1967-1972 C10

By Rob Fortier - Photography by The Author There’s nothing worse than driving a noisy old truck—that’s inherently loud to begin with—with a rattlinga door glass...
001 Custom tailights on a 1959 Chevy

Fabricating Custom Taillights for Stepside Fenders

By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman “It’s all been done before!” Yes, we’ve heard that said, but let’s be open-minded here. Granted, walking through a custom car...

Revitalizing Your 1941-1946 Chevy Truck with Parts From Chevs of the 40s

By Chuck Vranas - Photography by the Author Rolling through the years of classic truck innovations, each decade can claim an endless score of achievements as...
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Door Seals Install on a ’59 Chevy Stepside

Replacing Classic Truck Weatherstripping By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman - Photography by the Author “You get what you pay for.” We’ve heard that before. It’s generally true, and...

A Very Clean Wipe: New Port Engineering’s C10 Wiper Motor Upgrade

By Rob Fortier It was over 30 years ago—at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals in St. Paul, Minnesota, to be exact—that Bob and Linda Galbraith...

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