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How To Restore Trim Pieces On Your Classic Car

DIY Trim Piece Restoration For Your Project Car By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By the Author When it comes to the final details of a...
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The Last Of The Road Tours Ends At The Triple Crown of Rodding

By Jerry Dixey While we think of the Triple Crown of Rodding as a new beginning, there will be a great ending happening, too. What...
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Parting Shot: Neal East’s Famous Ford Panel Truck

Lifelong Hot Rodder J. Neal East’s Story Continues By Brian Brennan   -   Photography Courtesy of the Tex Smith Collection Ron Ceridono and I couldn’t pass up...
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Kevin Hart’s 1969 Pontiac GTO

Detroit Speed Built This SEMA Show Stopper By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson By 1969 the Pontiac GTO was cemented into the muscle car...
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MR’s Featured New Products For Your Hot Rod – 2024

Bowler Performance’s Universal Brake Line Clip Bowler Performance Transmissions has released its Universal Brake Line Clip, which is the solution for securing and organizing your...
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Chopping The Buick Coupe Top

Tips For Chopping Your Pre War Classic Car By Curt Iseli   -   Photography By the Author When customizing originated, the goal was to refine the lines...
01 Colin and Sue Radford’s ’57 Ford Ranch Wagon showcasing its contemporary suspension and Coyote power

Prepping The ‘57 Ford Ranch Wagon Rolling Chassis

The Del Rio Ranch Wagon Gets Plenty of Brake Performance By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography by Tate Radford We’ve been following along as Colin and Sue...
01 Vintage 1955 Chevy Nomad in Candy Apple Red by Marc Byers

Chevy Nomad Balances Vintage Looks With Modern Performance

This Candy Red ‘55 Chevy Nomad Has Plenty of Modern Mods & Nods To The Past By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Joseph Dowling There is...
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Beth Myers’ 2024 AMBR winning 1932 Ford Phaeton Built by Roy Brizio Street Rods

By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Michael Christensen   -   Videography by Ryan Foss Productions There are a handful of awards that cause any rodder...
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Vintage Sheetmetal: Repair Or Replace?

An age-old question for DIY Hot Rodders By Gerry Burger   -   Photography By Chadly Johnson Original or repro? It’s a longtime hot rodder’s battle with no...
01 Vintage 1940 Ford pickup truck restored by Joe Gregorio

Not Your Everyday Ford Pickup

This 1940 Ford Pickup’s Rare Restoration With Plenty of Performance By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Wes Allison Ford Motor Company produced “only” slightly more than...
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Inside the 2024 Detroit Autorama

The Great 8 & Don Ridler Memorial Award Recipients By Eric Geisert   -   Photography By the Author & Barry Kluczyk One of the most iconic awards...
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Intricate Fabrication On Myers’ Fenderless Ford Roadster

Part 3: Custom Fabricated Decklid, Wheel Wells & Floor By Ron Covell    -   Photography By Adam Banks Construction is moving at a rapid pace at Rad...
01 Vintage 1932 Ford three window highboy coupe with a 4 inch top chop

Deuce Coupe With Vintage Vibes

The 1932 Ford Three-Window Highboy Coupe Brings Back Dry Lakes Memories By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson Regardless of your age, if you are...
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The Boss 427 Ford Should Have Built

“Clevor” The Perfect Cleveland & Windsor Engine Build By Ron Ceridono For many automobile racing fans some of the most unique series of events were the...
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How to Install a Drum to Disc Brake Conversion on a 1963 Impala

By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By the Author In our last installment of brake system upgrades on this 1963 Impala, we swapped the single-pot...
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Mom’s 1967 Pontiac GTO

Smith Family Restoration Project of This Pontiac GTO By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Grant Cox Young girls, like young boys, have cool car dreams–hot rodding...
01 Patience is key during a sheet metal welding project for a 1964 Pontiac LeMans convertible restoration

DIY Floor Pan Rust Repair

How To Replace a Rusty Floor Pan on this 1964 Pontiac LeMans By Barry Kluczyk   -   Photography By the Author Whether it came from the bone-dry...
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Timeless 1955 Ford Fairlane Victoria

Custom Hot Rod Blends Vintage Aesthetic with Modern Performance By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Michael Christensen It is a fact that the cars of the...
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Myers’ Fenderless 1936 Ford Roadster

Part 2: Rad Rides by Troy Meticulous Chassis Work By Ron Covell   -   Photography By Adam Banks We previously looked at how the crew at Rad...
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Rodding Around New — Major Giveaways at the Triple Crown of Rodding

Giveaway Truck This brand-new Chevrolet shortbed, Fleetside, two-wheel-drive pickup truck is destined to be a valuable collector’s piece. The artwork presented comes by way of...
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Head Turning Chevy 210 Cruiser

This 1953 Chevy 210 is a Subtle Street Rod By Chuck Vranas   -   Photography By the Author There’s nothing quite like topping your tank and hitting...
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How To Retain Your Classic Car’s Original Frame

Hot Rod Specialties Repair This 1934 Chrysler Frame By Gerry Burger It seems doing a complete chassis swap has become SOP (standard operating procedure) for many...
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2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Winners and More

By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author and Barrett-Jackson Auctions A car auction is a circus for older kids … hot rodders. While most...
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Rodding Around – Automotive Racing Products& South City Rod & Custom Receive Accolades

Automotive Racing Products Named HRIA Business of the Year 2023 The Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) council of SEMA named Automotive Racing Products (ARP) as...
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Purple Reign: Custom Pinstriped Merc Coupe

Brian Omatsu's 1951 Mercury Coupe: Blending Styles from Classic and Modern Custom Car Eras By Stephan Szantai   -   Photography By the Author During the early ’50s...
01 Isky tribute roadster a unique creation by Alex Taylor of Hot Rod Garage and Dennis Taylor of Hot Rods by Dennis Taylor

Parting Shot: Isky’s Tribute Ford Roadster

Dennis Taylor’s Modern-Day Representation Of Isky’s Ford Roadster At SEMA 2023 By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author & Courtesy of the Greg Sharp...
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2024 Detroit Autorama Ridler Winning ’53 Corvette

Owned by Dave & Tracey Maxwell & Built By Kindig-It Design, TwelveAir Arrives By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Eric Geisert The 71st Annual Detroit Autorama...
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First Look 2024 Detroit Autorama Great 8

The 71st Annual Detroit Autorama & The Competition For The Ridler Award By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Eric Geisert The Don Ridler Memorial Award is...
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A New Suspension on Jason Scudellari’s Brookville Model A

By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Jason Scudellari Over the years Jason Scudellari has built several muscle cars and classic trucks and he often displays...
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Classic East Coast Styled 1934 Channeled Ford Coupe Personifies Kool

By Chuck Vranas   -   Photography by the Author With regard to the bitchin East Coast–styled 1934 Ford channeled coupe, it was originally built by Jerry...
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1955 Thunderbird With Shocking Looks & Performance

Coral Orange Ragtop Ford Thunderbird By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson There is lots to see and figure out about this 1955 Ford Thunderbird...
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Dual Master Cylinder Conversion For Your Classic Car

Improving Braking Performance on a 1963 Impala With Classic Performance Products By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By the Author Back in the old days, no...
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LT4 Powered Tri-Five Chevy

Tri-Five Chevy With Modern Power Plant and Independent Rear Suspension By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson Before we get too deep, let’s go over...
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How To Rebuild An 8 3/4 Chrysler Rearend

DIY Guide To Rebuilding A Rearend At Home By Barry Kluczyk   -   Photography By the Author Millions of Mopars left the factory with the ubiquitous 8-3/4-inch...
01 A stunning 1938 Lincoln Zephyr custom hot rod in Porsche Graphite Blue

Coyote Swapped Custom Lincoln Zephyr

SaltWorks Fabrication Built 1938 Lincoln Zephyr By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson You see enough 1932 Fords, Tri-Five Chevys, and so on and you...
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The 2024 Grand National Roadster Show

By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author & John Gilbert   -   Videography By Ryan Foss Each year, February is the time to visit the...
01 Vintage 1950 Chevrolet 3100 series pickup truck restored by Tom Taxon

LS Swapped 1950 Chevrolet 3100

Tom’s “Advance Design” Chevrolet 3100 Hot Rod By Gary Rosier - Photography By the Author The early trucks of 1947-55 were known as the Chevy Advance...
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Unmistakable Bahama Blue Deuce Coupe

Custom Flair & Hot Rod Appeal By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson It’s always a very cool feeling when a hot rod “speaks” to...
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1000HP LS Engine Built For Street, Strip, & Track

The Best Engine Oil For Your LS Engine By Ron Ceridono Without mentioning anyone by name (mostly to keep from hurting Brennan’s feelings), there are those...
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Building a One Of A Kind Roadster

Part 1: Rad Rides by Troy Builds a One of a Kind 1936 Ford Roadster By Ron Covell - Photography By Adam Banks Unless you’re new...
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2024 Grand National Roadster Show Names ’32 Ford Phaeton As Winner Of The AMBR

Roy Brizio Street Rods Build Winner Of America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Award By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author The end has come to the 74th...
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2024 Grand National Roadster Show … First Look At AMBR Contenders

Want To See Who Is Competing For America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Award … Here You Go By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author Here we are...
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Looking Back at Some of America’s Most Beautiful Roadsters

By Brian Brennan It’s just around the corner … the 2024 Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS), the 74th presentation, will be upon us. The GNRS...
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Three Days of Classic Chevy Action at the 2023 Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals

By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By the Author If you’ve been around the hobby for a while, you know what it was like when...

2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Winner – 1960 Buick Invicta

Clean Sweep For The Cal Auto Creations Muti-Award Winning X60 Invicta Custom By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author Officially called the “Ultimate Best In Show”...
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2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Top Five Finalist Revealed – 1959 Chevy Impala

BBT Fabrications Does The Unexpected With This Incredible Bare-Metal Cruiser By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author It’s the 2024 Barrett-Jackson Auction and while we have...
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Classic Car Battery System Guide

Everything You Need To Know About Charging Systems By Ryan Manson   -   Photography By The Author A properly charged and maintained battery is a must for...
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2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Top Five Finalist Revealed – 1927 Ford Roadster

From the Workbench of Shadow Rods and Greening Auto Company Comes This Incredible XL27 By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author It’s the fifth day of the 2024...
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Unconventional 1941 Willys Coupe

LS Swapped Willys Coupe With Street Performance By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson   -   Artwork By Eric Brockmeyer Design Should you find yourself wandering...
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2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Top Five Finalist Revealed – 1967 Chevy Pickup

From ZRods & Fiber Forged Comes This One-Of-Kind ZR10 By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author Everything is humming along at the 2024 Barett-Jackson Auction held...
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How To Convert To Electric Brake Boosters

Kugel 90-Degree Brake Pedal Assembly By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Brian Brennan & Jason Scudellari One of the best-known names in the world of hot...
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2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Top Five Finalist Revealed – 1960 Buick Invicta

From the Cal Auto Creations Comes Muti-Award Winning X60 Invicta Custom By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author It’s day two of the Barret-Jackson Cup Top...
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Modering Rodding News: GUNIWHEEL, X-60 Buick Invicta, Giveaway at Triple Crown of Rodding

  GUNIWHEEL Supports Operative Talent GUNIWHEEL is proud to announce its $20,000 in-kind donation to Operative Talent, underscoring a shared commitment to empowering the next generation...
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2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup Top Five Finalist Revealed – 1968 Ford Mustang

From the Shop of East Bay Muscle Cars Comes This Extraordinary Blue Oval By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author The “reveal” began with the first...
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David’s Dream 1938 Ford Coupe Build

David Burgard’s Good-Looking Hot Rod Ford Coupe By Dale Moreau   -   Photography By the Author Back in the late ’20s through the ’40s, the Ford models...
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2024 Barrett-Jackson Cup First Look At Competitors

Country’s Best-Looking Hot Rods, Trucks, and More Compete For Coveted Prize By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Author It’s that time of the year once again...
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How To Fix Quarter Panel Rust

Patch Panel Install For Rust Repair on Your Vintage Project Car By Ron Covell   -   Photography By Brian Brennan Rust repair is often a part of...
01 Dave Gray s 1932 Ford roadster a fresh look and a great build

Hemi Swapped 1932 Ford Roadster

Dave Gray’s Deuce Roadster Built In only 5 Months By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By John Jackson It’s been said that 1932 Ford roadsters are plentiful...
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Under The 1965 Buick Riviera Detroit Speed Chassis

Unmatched Street Performance & Sixties Style By Gerry Burger   -   Photography by Cody Barnes Faithful readers of Modern Rodding have already seen this Detroit Speed &...
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Rodding Around

Goodguys 2023 Chevrolet Performance Builder of the Year Awards By Brian Brennan Goodguys Rod and Custom Association has announced the winners of the Chevrolet Performance GM...
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Parting Shot

Gene Winfield Moves From His Longtime Home and Shop By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Ron Covell The name Gene Winfield is and has been synonymous...
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MR’s Featured New Products For Your Hot Rod – 2024

Easy Passage This wire pass through kit (billet cover, custom grommet, mounting hardware, and instructions) was designed with large fuel-injection harnesses in mind. LSX and...
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Family Tradition

Building Your 1965 Chevelle With Big-Block Power Comes Easier When It’s In The Genes By Brian Brennan   -    Photography By John Jackson When the time comes...
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More DIY Tips on How to Sand a Car for Painting

Part 2: You Can Do it Yourself Part 2: Nick Sinoris’ Sanding Techniques for Proper Paintwork Results By Chris Shelton    -   Photography By Brian Brennan If...

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Intricate Fabrication On Myers’ Fenderless Ford Roadster

Part 3: Custom Fabricated Decklid, Wheel Wells & Floor By...

Deuce Coupe With Vintage Vibes

The 1932 Ford Three-Window Highboy Coupe Brings Back Dry...

The Boss 427 Ford Should Have Built

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Mom’s 1967 Pontiac GTO

Smith Family Restoration Project of This Pontiac GTO By Brian...

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How To Replace a Rusty Floor Pan on this...
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By Brian Brennan It’s just around the corner … the...

Three Days of Classic Chevy Action at the 2023 Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals

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