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01 A nicely frenched taillights that is vertical enough to be seen flows with the fender

How To French Tail Lights On A Ford Model 48

Modifying Your Hot Rod For Style and Safety With LED Tail Lights By Gerry Burger  -   Photography Glenn Sinon Let’s face it; we’re all guilty of...
01 Everything You Need To Know About Quick Change Axles

Everything You Need To Know About Quick Change Axles

How a Quick Change Rear Axle can Transform How Your Rod Looks With Winter Performance By Chris Shelton   -   Photography by Precision Hot Rods &...
00 How To Build An LS Engine Short Block Assembly

How To Build An LS Engine: Short Block Assembly

Part 1: Prepping, Inspecting, and Assembling the 5.3 Iron Block of Our Summit Racing LS engine package By Ryan Manson   -   Photography By Brian Brennan  ...
00 Vintage Air System For 82 88 Monte Carlo and El Camino

Installing a Vintage Air System For 1982-88 Monte Carlo and El Camino

Time Made the ’82-88 Monte Carlo and El Camino cool. Vintage Air Made Them a Whole Lot Cooler. By Chris Shelton I'll admit, it seems a...
01 Veteran custom hot rod builder Don Lindfors demonstrated Vintage Airs Monster CustomFit Fan assembly

How To Install CustomFit Brushless Fan On Your Classic Car

Vintage Air’s Brushless Fan Tech Improves Cooling Capability By John Gilbert   -   Photography By the Author Computers and 12V electric motors have evolved and advanced significantly...
01 we now have headlights on our Model A highboy closed cab Ford pickup

How To Install Speedway Motors’ Headlight with Turn Signal

Mounting Speedway Motors’ Guide 682-C 12V H4 Headlights With Turn Signals By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author If you plan on driving your hot...
01 Geoff Jones of Hot Rods by Dean helped us with the Golden Star Classic Auto Parts front inner fender panels

How To Replace Inner Fender Panels On 1965 Chevelle

New Inner Fender Panels and Billet Hood Hinges Can Immediately Clean Up The Engine Bay of Your Project Car By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By...
01 A bit of glove box reduction will provide the required space for our new gauge layout

How To Make a Custom Dash For An Early Ford

Minimalist Dash Design On Our 1936 Ford Phaeton By Gerry Burger     -   Photography by the Author Our project 1936 Ford phaeton is making steady progress....
01 The Granatelli Motor Sports 12V Electric Vacuum Pump Kit comes complete and is an easy install

How To Install An Electric Vacuum Pump On Your Hot Rod

Granatelli Motorsports’ Solution To The Need for Supplemental Vacuum By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author & Granatelli Motor Sports The car (most likely) parked...
01 TIG machines come in a broad range of sizes

How to TIG Weld

Everything You Need To Know About TIG Welding By Ron Covell   -   Photography By the Author We’ve covered MIG welding, which for many years has been...
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01 How To Install Dynamat Xtreme Custom Cut Kit On A GM A Body

How To Install Dynamat Xtreme Custom Cut Kit On A GM A-Body

Installing It At The Grand National Roadster Show 2022 With Just A Dynamat roller! By John Gilbert   -   Photography by the Author & Brian Brennan What...
01 Scotty Troutman of Alloways Hot Rod Shop is working on the billet reservoir for the American Powertrain underdash hydraulic clutch

How To Install A Hydraulic Throwout Bearing Kit

American Powertrain HydraMax, Modern Hydraulic Throwout Bearing Make Shifting A Breeze By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By Nate Nelson The hydraulic clutch system turned everyday clutch...
01 Out Project ’55 Chevy wagon resting in the In The Garage Media Tech Center ready for the roof swap

Shop Truck: Keeping The Patina, 1955 Chevy Wagon Roof Swap

How To Swap The Roof On Our 1955 Chevy Wagon With Kev’s Rod & Custom By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author   -   Videography...
01 Spring Basics leaf coil Mike Eaton Detroit Spring

Everything You Need To Know About Leaf and Coil Springs

Eaton Detroit Spring Shows Us Things About Hot Rod Spring Suspension By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By the Author and Courtesy of Eaton Detroit Spring...
01 1947 Dodge coupe custom E Black Designs rendering

1947 Dodge Coupe With Hand-Crafted Custom Fender and Decklid

Reforming Body Lines With Traditional MetalCraft By Curt Iseli   -   Photography by Cody Walls The story of Doug Melson’s 1947 Dodge coupe is an all-too-familiar one....
01 learn to weld MIG Ron Covell Miller Electric welder

How to MIG Weld

Miller Portable Welder Units are One of the Best At-Home MIG Welders for Hot Rodders By Ron Covell   -   Photography By the Author The principles of welding are easy to understand: the parts...
01 Geoff Jones at Hot Rods By Dean prepping our fuel tank from CPP

How To Upgrade Your Fuel System: EFI Ready Fuel Tank Kit

Swapping Your Classic Car’s Fuel System to Accept Fuel Injection or Upgrading Your Fuel System is a Worthwhile Project By Brian Brennan   -Photography By the...
01 Eric Black did the renderings for the Gauntt coupe

The Metalwork Behind The GNRS 2022 Al Slonaker Award Winning Highboy Coupe

By Ron Covell Some of the most eye-catching vehicles at the recent Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) in Pomona were in competition for the Al...

1957 Ford Ranch Wagon Firewall Modification

Part III: Fabricating a Firewall and Installing a Flaming River Steering Column By Ron Ceridono - Photography By Tate Radford & Colin Radford We’ve been following along...
01 Not all bomber seats have to be exposed metal

How To Build a Bomber Seat With a Speedway Motors kit

Vintage Bomber Seat With Comfort is a Great Way to Implement Tradition By Brian Brennan - Photography Courtesy of Speedway Motors Building a hot rod with a...
01 This is the profile that designer Eric Black sketched out for the Lucille roadster

Award Winning Metal Work: 1934 Chevy Roadster

A Look at The Craftsmanship of an Award-Winning 1934 Chevy Roadster By Ron Covell One of the highest honors in the indoor car show circuit is...
01 Autumn Riggle of Brothers Custom Automotive is seen here color sanding Bill Jagenow’s ’56 Lincoln Premiere

How To Get Rid of Orange Peel Paint

Brothers Custom Automotive’s Color Sanding & Polishing Techniques To Get That Show Quality Finish By Barry Kluczyk - Photography by the Author A flat, deep, mirror-like finish...
01 The Best Powertrain Combo For Your Hot Rod

The Best Powertrain Combo For Your Hot Rod

The Go-To Manual Transmission Setup For Your LS Engine By Ron Ceridono - Photography by Brian Brennan While tradition will always be an important part of hot...
01 Here’s our inflatable car spray booth that we purchased from Vevor Tools

Inflatable Spray Booth Makes it Easier To Paint Like a Pro

Is a Summit Racing DIY Paint Job Worth It? By Gerry Burger - Photography By the Author Paint and bodywork are two of the most important aspects...
01 Natalie Bolea’s Highboy coupe was seen as a finished feature in the Mar. ’22 issue

How To Replace a Ford Model A Rear Quarter Panel

Raising the Bar, Reshaping the Wheel Wells on a Model A By Ron Covell - Photography By E.J. Talik When building a hot rod, selecting the right...

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