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01 Restored 1955 Bel Air Hardtop for Pro Touring Hot Rod

Pro Touring Masterpiece: A ’55 Chevy Bel Air with an Art Morrison Chassis

Revolutionizing a Tri-Five Chevy with Four-Wheel Independent Suspension By Gerry Burger   -   Photography By Chadly Johnson David Goodwin is like most of our readers; he has...
01 Summit Racing small block Chevy engine with a blower

Building a Blown Small Block Chevy

Jason Scudellari's Mid-'60s Inspired 1929 Ford Roadster with Supercharged Performance By Ryan Manson   -   Photography By Jason Scudellari When it comes to building a traditional-style highboy...
01 Vintage 1963 Impala with a high tech Custom Autosound stereo

Aftermarket Stereo Upgrade For a 1963 Chevy Impala

How To Install Autosound Stereo in a 1963 Chevy Impala By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By the Author The old car experience is often an...
01 Tate Radford fitting a replacement rocker panel on a 57 Ford Ranch Wagon

Rust Repair on a Ford Ranch Wagon

Restoring This Vintage 1957 Ford Station Wagon By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Tate Radford Let’s take a step back to a time when the ’57...
01 Adam Banks artwork depicting the final look of the 1936 Ford roadster

Supercharger & Suspension On Myers’ Fenderless Ford Roadster

Part 4: Ford Y-Block, McCulloch Supercharger, and Suspension By Ron Covell   -   Photography By Adam Banks A tremendous amount of work goes into building a car...
01 Stainless steel trim piece restoration with simple tools

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...
01 Buick car stripped of glass and interior before being taken to Traditional MetalCraft

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 car fender restoration process showing original and reproduction fenders

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 Adam Banks drawing setting the direction of the project build

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 a CLEVOR it’s a Windsor block with Cleveland style heads

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...
01 Vintage Chevrolet car equipped with a CPP disc brake conversion kit

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...
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...
00 Myers’ Fenderless 1936 Ford Roadster

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...
01 a level car supported by jack stands during the chassis repair process

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...
00 1929 ford roadster speedway brookville deuce chassis

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...
01 Impala car being upgraded with a Classic Performance Products power brake conversion

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...
01 Chrysler 8 3 4 inch rear end prepared for performance driving

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 AMSOIL LSX engine equipped with a Wegner Automotive front drive system and Whipple supercharger

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...
01 Adam Banks working on a concept sketch for a custom car project

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...
01 Securely mounted battery tray for long drive times

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...
01 Jason Scudellari reinforcing the cowl of a Model A Ford roadster with welding for Kugel Komponents pedal assembly

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...
03 Geoff Jones using a pneumatic die grinder with a thin cut off wheel to cut away rusty metal

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 1965 Buick Riviera with a proper stance and Forgeline five spoke wheels

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 &...
01 part 2 how to sand for professional bodywork

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...
01 Nick Hubcap Sinoris demonstrating long block panel preparation

DIY Tips On How To Sand a Car For Painting

You can do it Yourself, Part 1: Nick Sinoris’ Sanding Techniques For Proper Paintwork Results By Chris Shelton   -   Photography By Brian Brennan They may not...
01 marking the center of the bell housing on the firewall

How To Make Custom Mounts For An Engine Swap

Some Custom Fabrication On the Firewall and Floorboard May Be Required By Ron Covell   -   Photography By Jason Scudellari There are often some adjustments needed when...
01 Full frame fitting under a unibody car by DSR with high end design and fabrication

Art Morrison Chassis For 1967 Nova

Divers Street Rods Installs an Art Morrison Custom Chassis By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By Diny Divers The availability of complete custom frames has changed...
01 Concept rendering of the complete vehicle by Tavis Highlander

ISK Ford Ranch Wagon Gets Custom Wheels, Hood, & Wrap Up

Ford Ranch Wagon Project Part 3: Ironworks Speed & Kustom Hood & One Of A Kind Of Custom Wheels From EVOD Industries By Ron Covell...
01 Out with the Tri Five Chevy s old sheetmetal and in with the new Golden Star Classic Auto Parts tailpan

Replacing the Tail Pan on a Tri Five Chevy

Getting Rid of Decades of Deteriorating Metal By Eric Geisert   -   Photography By The Author As you get into any metal repair or replacement work on...
01 Ryan Foss Mike Hamrick and Jason Scudellari installing Wilwood’s Electric Parking Brake on a 1929 Ford roadster

Electric Parking Brake For Your Classic Car

How To Install Wilwood’s Electric Parking Brake System By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Brian Brennan   -   Videography By Ryan Foss Productions https://youtu.be/x2PCVRfqs4U?si=obMi6ZZWHvv0ZV5- Anyone who has been...
01 A glimpse of the starting point of Tavis Highlander’s artwork on the interior of the 57 Ford Ranch Wagon

Custom Interior With Unmatched Design & Precision

Ford Ranch Wagon Project Part 2: 3D Printed & CNC Machined Parts Provide a Truly Unique Flare By Ron Covell   -   Photography By Rodger Lee  ...
01 Alan Johnson the new owner of Walker Radiator Works

The Legacy of Walker Radiator Works Continues

How Johnson’s Radiator Works Builds a 1932 Ford Radiator By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By the Author When Alan Johnson builds a hot rod he...
01 Gary Nelson overseeing the coilover installation on a 69 Chevelle

GM A-Body Coilover Conversion Guide

Aldan American Offers Bolt-On Coilover Kits For GM A-Bodies By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Brian Brennan For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, General Motors has...
01 Close up view of the Old Anvil Speed Shop team working on the AV8 chassis modifications

Old Anvil Speed Shop Built Scudellari’s 1929 Ford Roadster

Building a Traditional AV8 By Ryan Manson   -   Photography By Brian Brennan When it comes to building a traditional AV8 highboy roadster, one of the most...
01 Sparks flying at MetalWorks Speed Shop while fabricating a smooth firewall for a 55 Chevrolet

How To Modify Your Tri-Five Firewall To Accept An LS3 Engine

MetalWorks Modifies A Chevy Bel Air Firewall For An LS Swap By Gerry Burger   -   Photography By Chadly Johnson David Goodwin and the team at MetalWorks...
01 Tavis Highlander received the nod from Rodger Lee of Ironworks Speed Kustom

1957 Ford Ranch Wagon Gets A Modern Chassis & Powertrain From Ironworks Speed and...

Ford Ranch Wagon Project Part 1: Roadster Shop Chassis & GT500 Powertrain By Ron Covell   -   Photography By Rodger Lee Work continues at Ironworks Speed and...
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Auto Shop Tackles Model A Rear End Swap

Flathead High School’s 1928 Model A Tudor Project Car By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman  -   Photography By the Author If you as a youngster were fortunate enough...
01 Classic silhouette of the 51 Chevrolet Bel Air

Completely Custom 1951 Chevrolet

Charlie Built a Better Bel Air By Gerry Burger   -   Photography By Charlie Matus Building a successful custom car comes down to knowing when you’re done....
01 Thermo Tec Suppressor Acoustical and Heat Control Mat is in position and ready to go

How To Insulate Your Car The Right Way

Thermo Tec’s Sound Deadening Insulation Keeps The Heat & Noise Away By Taylor Kempkes   -   Photography & Videography By the Author Part of the experience when...

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