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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 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...
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...
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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 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...
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 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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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 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...
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 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)...
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0 Wrapping Up The Custom Panel _ Lace Paint Job

Part 2: Wrapping Up The Custom Panel & Lace Paint Job

From the experts, how to do custom lace paint job By Brian Brennan - Photography by Tim Sutton https://vimeo.com/645427413 Last month we kicked off what it was going...
0 Finishing Chopping Your ’32 Ford Highboy 3-Window Coupe

Finishing Chopping Your ’32 Ford Highboy 3-Window Coupe

Part 2: Lowering the Lid By Tony Thacker - Photography by Author Cutting up a customer’s brand-new Brookville steel 3-window coupe Deuce body is always a daunting...
31 The stock Late- Model A coupe was brought to Old Anvil Speed Shop with the roof_s visor section already removed

How To Swap a 1932 Ford Top onto a Model A Ford

Part 2: A Perfect Blending of Two Eras By Eric Geisert - Photography by Author In the last issue of Modern Rodding we started the process of...
01 The ’36 Ford lends itself to early customizing trends and few things have a more dramatic effect than eliminating the stock headlights in favor of a pair of ’41 Chevy truck lights

How To Make Custom Headlights For Your Hot Rod

’40s Chevy Truck Headlights Provide Mood Lighting for the ’36 Ford Phaeton By Gerry Burger - Photography By the Author By the mid ’30s automotive styling was...
01 Tom Keyes doing some final tightening of the M_T valve covers on the early Chrysler 354 Hemi

Kandy Brandywine 1932 DeSoto 3-Window Coupe

Tom & Tina Keyes Have a “Deuce” But We are Guessing You Haven’t Seen Many Like This One! By Brian Brennan - Photography by Tom &...
01 Custom Panel Paint Job on a Wagon Roof

Custom Panel Lace Designs on a Wagon Roof

It’s a Fine Line https://vimeo.com/645427413 By Brian Brennan - Photography and Videography by Tim Sutton To get a better feel for what it takes to add your own...
01 The model A coupe has a center line running from front to back to assess squareness

How To Chop the Top On a ’32 Ford Three-Window Coupe – Getting Started

Part 1: Lowering the Lid on a 1932 Ford By Tony Thacker - Photography By the Author Guys typically don’t read instructions, right? Well, I would suggest...
01 Ford Deuce Coupe Roof Swap Onto a ‘31 Model A

Ford Deuce Coupe Roof Swap Onto a ‘31 Model A

Part 1: Top Swapping a Ford Model A for a Ford Deuce By Eric Geisert - Photography By the Author Every hot rodder knows one of the...
29 How To Punch Louvers On Your Hot Rod

How To Punch Louvers On Your Hot Rod

Jimmy Shine Gives Us the Inside Story and Shows Us How By Tony Thacker - Photography by the Author Google “louvers” and odds are you will find...
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How To Install 1937 Ford Tail Lights onto a Model A Pickup

The Venerable ’37 Ford Tail Light Finds a Home Bringing up the Rear of a Ford Model A Pickup By Brian Brennan - Photography by Author There’s...

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