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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...
02 The 1934 Chevy Roadster keeps a classic look

America’s Most Beautiful Roadster 2022 Winner, ’34 Chevy

What Makes America’s Most Beautiful Roadster? By Brian Brennan - Photography By Ric Wolford/Douglas Photographic Imaging It’s that time of the year when the hot rod world...
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In The Garage Tale of a Tub – Part 2

Part 2: Bringing Vintage Tin Back to Life By Gerry Burger - Photography By Art Fortin When Art Fortin decided he had “one last build” he knew...
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In The Garage Tale of a Tub

Part 1: This Rare Model A Tudor Phaeton was Built the Old-Fashioned Way … at Home By Gerry Burger - Photography by Art Fortin Once upon a...
001 Classic Instruments Classic Series 2-5_8-inch gauges provide a retro look for hot rods

How to Install Classic Instruments’ 2-5/8 Classic Series Gauges for Hot Rods

Classic Instruments’ 2-5/8-Inch Classic Gauges Combine Vintage Style and Modern Technology By Ron Ceridono -  Photography By Brian Brennan Back in the ‘40s era of hot rodding,...
01-easily used tools make the Vintage Air E-Z Clip Refrigerant Hose Kit a quick project

How to Make Custom AC Lines With Vintage Air’s Universal AC Hose Kit

Simple and Clean Custom AC Lines You Can Build at Home By Tommy Lee Byrd - Photography By the Author If you’ve ever installed an aftermarket air...
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How to Repair and Customize Chrome Plated Die-Cast Metal Trim Pieces

Customize and Repair Ford Phaeton Bullnose Grille Ornament By Gerry Burger - Photography By The Author My latest project is a flathead powered 1936 Ford Phaeton being...
01 The new Eclipse EFI magneto looks just like its original counterparts

The Magic of Magneto Ignition for Modern EFI

One of the Iconic Hot Rod Performance Parts Still Has Life Today By Don Lindfors - Photography By the Author Many rodders wanted a “mag” to go...
01 Free DesFosses of Hot Rods by Dean handled the swap out of the stock gauge panel for the new Bel Era III

How To Install Classic Instruments’ New Bel Era III Gauge Panel

It’s Time For a New Era: The Latest Bel Era III Gauges Will Set Your 1955-1956 Chevy Tri-Five Apart https://vimeo.com/531012479 By Brian Brennan - Photography & Videography...
01 Chris Campbell of Precision Hot Rods and Fabrication

Precision Hot Rods Rust Repair On Door Shells

Restore Rusted-Out 1934 Ford Coupe Door Shells the Right Way By John Gilbert There are a lot of different projects a first-time DIY guy can do...
001 Geoffrey Skene found this 1932 Ford roadster at the L.A. Roadsters Father’s Day Swap Meet _ Car Show

Building The Ultimate 1932 Ford Roadster Custom Frame

Vintage Ascestics With Father-and-Son Team at Ionia Hot Rod Shop By Ron Ceridono It’s often said there’s a right way and a wrong way to do...
01 Our Brookville Roadster 3-window coupe body is now “chopped.”

Part 3: Finishing Chopping Your ’32 Ford Three-Window Coupe

Finishing Touches… It’s In the Details By Tony Thacker - Photography by the Author If you have stuck with us through parts 1 and 2 you will...
01 How To Make a Hot Rod Interior Road Trip Worthy

How To Make a Hot Rod Interior Road Trip Worthy

Sealing Out Heat, Cold & Noise with Dynamat By John Gilbert - Photography By the Author There are some guys content to load a folding chair into...
01 Ford Performance Coyote V8 in a rare ’57 Ford two-door Del Rio Ranch Wagon

Coyote Swap with Vintage Air Front Runner

1957 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon Coyote Swap By Ron Ceridono - Photography by Brian Brennan & Tate Radford In the Nov. ’21 issue of Modern Rodding...
01 We were very pleased with the ’41 Chevrolet truck headlights modified to fit our ’36 Ford fenders

This Ford Phaeton Gets Some European Flair

Part II: Proper Sealed Beam Headlight Orientation on our ’36 Ford By Gerry Burger - Photography by the Author In our previous issue (Modern Rodding Jan. ’22)...
01 The ultimate brake blunder—make a perfect flare and forget to put the nut on the tubing

Tips On Building A Complete Brake System For Your Hot Rod

Part 2: Avoid These Brake System Blunders! By Ron Ceridono - Photography by Ron Ceridono and Courtesy of Wilwood, Classic Performance Products & Speedway Motors There...
01 How to Install a Speedway Motors Drop Axle on Your Ford Model A

How To Update The Front Suspension On Your Ford Model A

Installing Speedway Motors Drop Axle & Bendix-Style Brakes By Ryan Manson - Photography By Rob Fortier It should come as no surprise to anyone who's purchased an...

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