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Hot Tubbing Fun
In November of 1998, Larry O’Toole, owner of Graffiti Publications in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, sent a reply letter to American hot rodder Ed Belknap of Monrovia, California. Ed had contacted Larry (also the editor/ publisher of Australian St
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1932 Ford 3-window coupe
Victor purchased the body of the coupe from Bobby Walden in Pomona, CA. It sits on an original 1932 Ford chassis, which he purchased from Scot Gillen in Malibu, who acquired in a deal from Don Fergusson. The engine is a French Flathead V8, which is b
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1932 Ford Phaeton
OWNER: Charlie Sumrall – Peoria, Arizona CHASSIS: Original, modified by Lime Works. Tube center section, boxed, bobbed rear. FRONT SUSPENSION: Dropped I-beam axle, F1 drum brakes, hairpins, and a Vega steering box. REAR SUSPENSION: Halibrand quick
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Atomic Deuce
The 1932 Ford coupe has been in our family for over 70 years. The car was initially purchased by my wife Becky’s father, Jacob J. Wechsler (Jay), in November 1944. It was his daily driver when he was in the military service. The car is more than just
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Rockabilly Ruckus
There’s a secret in the Steel Valley of the USA that needs to be told. It’s the Rockabilly Ruckus at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds in Cortland, Ohio, near the OH/PA border. With only a few years under its belt, this still-growing show is already we
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1932 Ford Five-window Coupe
OWNER: John & Becky Oertel – Los Alamos, New Mexico CHASSIS: Original frame modified for T5 transmission, Model A front & rear cross members. FRONT SUSPENSION: Dropped ’32 axle, split wishbones, Lincoln drum brakes, Vega steering box, SoCal shocks.
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Washer Guidance
When it comes to fasteners, the proverbial “red-headed stepchild” is the washer. It’s sometimes overlooked and often misused. So for a little guidance on the subject, we turned to the folks at Automotive Racing Products, Inc. —better known as ARP— th
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Basement Retreat
Larry Smiley began playing with cars in about 1962 and it has turned into a lifelong hobby. His older brother Joe owned a DX filling station and a Mobil filling station while he was growing up. They lived in Newton, Kansas, a small town near Wichita.
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Barrett - Jackson 2020
The 49th edition of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction was held January 11-19, 2020, and shattered records from previous events including the over 1,900 vehicles which rolled across the infamous auction block. General Motors donated the very firs
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71st Annual Grand National Roadster Show
January 24 – 26, 2020, was the weekend which had show car owners and spectators from around the world descending on the Fairplex in Pomona, California for the Grand National Roadster Show. The 71st edition of the show saw over 500 show cars fill the
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The Top 10 Non-charity Vehicles Sold During The 2020 Auction
1. 2017 Ford GT $1,485,000 2. 2017 Ford GT $1,182,500 3. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 COPO $1,094,500 4. 2019 McLaren Senna $946,000 5. 1963 Aston Martin DB5 $660,000 6. 2003 Saleen S7 $467,500 7. 2005 Ford GT $451,000 8. 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition $
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Outside The Box
The American hot rod scene truly blossomed after World War II, fueled in part by specialized magazines. It didn’t take long for our Canadian neighbors to get wind of the wild jalopies being built in the USA. Before the turn of the decade, parts to ho
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The Final Tally For The Event
1,900+ vehicles = $129,700,000. 1,700 pieces of Automobilia = $3,700,000. 9 Charity vehicles = $7,625,000. Total of No Reserve Sales = $141,025,000. ■
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1931 Ford Roadster
OWNER: Cam Grant - Surrey, BC, Canada CHASSIS: 1931 Ford, boxed, kicked 1-1/2 inches in the back. FRONT SUSPENSION: 4-1/2-inch dropped, chromed/drilled Super Bell axle; de-arched Model A front spring with 1936 Ford spring hangers and reversed eyes,
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Bernie Couch’s Roadster Restored
We brought you the story of Bernie Couch and his 1932 Ford roadster, which he purchased in May 1940 for $285.00 from McCoy Mills Ford in Fullerton, CA, in Issue 31 (March-April, 2018.) In Issue 42, we shared the news that Bernie passed away in Decemb
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Electric Steering Install
Flaming River is now offering the Microsteer universal Electric Power Assisted Steering system. It can be easily fitted to virtually any vehicle, without the need to change steering rack or install a hydraulic system where manual steering currently e
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Moonshine Runner
Standing alongside a gravel-topped road carved in the hard, red clay in the foothills of North Carolina, a car approaches rapidly, its engine gasping for air. An old maroon coupe hurls into view, whitewall tires grabbing for traction as it starts to
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Rodding Products
IT’S no secret that ‘20s and ‘30s solid axle cars don’t always produce the most comfortable ride. A traditional I-beam can make your vehicle difficult to control on the road. Current independent suspension options take away from the vintage spirit of
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1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe
OWNER: Jim and Terrie Fallin - Boonville, North Carolina CHASSIS: Original. FRONT & REAR SUSPENSION: Original, heavy-duty shocks and overload springs added. WHEELS/TIRES: Steel 15-inch wheels with bias-ply wide whitewalls ENGINE: Original 1939 Fo
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Red’s Headers
Red’s Headers was established by Red Hamilton in 1975 with the help of his wife, Marilyn, in Ft. Bragg, California. Red began rebuilding early Ford engines in 1959. Soon after, he started manufacturing headers for those engines. In 2006 Red decided t
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Victor Garcia – Proprietor
I am 31 years old, and ever since I was a young kid, I was fascinated by old vintage cars and motorcycles. Since my family had a towing business that dated back to the ‘30s, we have always had a wide range of vehicles in the back storage/boneyard. Al
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Family Collection at Chiriaco Summit 1929 Ford sport coupe
Later that year in June, for my 18th birthday, I had invited a bunch of friends over for a pool party at Chiriaco Summit, and the thought dawned on me that we should go get that car out of the desert. We took a small pickup bed converted to a single
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1929 Ford Sport Coupe
Owner: Victor Garcia – Chiriaco Summit, California Chassis: Original Model A, fully-boxed w/custom center X-member and custom rear cross member. Front Suspension: Model A axle dropped 4-inches, hairpins, ‘40 Ford hydraulic brakes, Vega steering box
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Rodding USA
Publisher/Executive Editor: Paul Martinez paulm@roddingusa.com President: Paul Grace paulg@roddingusa.com Feature Editors: Dale Moreau, Monique Sache and Ken Sanders Contributors: Tommy Lee Byrd, Dennis W. Parks, Sherm Porter, Charlie Hughes, Alan
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1929 Ford roadster
All he had was the cowl, doors, and a model a frame, so we made the deal, and I brought it home that day in the back of my truck. I quickly made the decision that I wanted to attempt a hybrid hotrod using the Model A roadster body but set it on a deu
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A Gem In The Desert
In August of 2015, I was photographing Gilberto Porras 1940 Ford for the cover of issue 16 of Rodding USA. He and his wife Leticia drove the coupe from El Paso, Texas, to Tucson for the shoot. After the shoot, we were enjoying a nice steak dinner, al
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1929 Ford Roadster
Owner: Victor Garcia –Chiriaco Summit, California Chassis: 1932 Ford rails by American Stamping, Model A front cross member, custom tubular x-member. Front Suspension: Super Bell 4-inch dropped axle, split and drilled wishbones, 1940 Ford brakes, s
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Print is Alive & Well at Rodding USA
Welcome to 2020 and Happy New Year to all of our subscribers, readers, and advertisers. As we jump into the new decade, we have plenty to look forward to as a new year of events and shows are just around the corner, and we will be there to cover many
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Sweat Equity
Everyone knows that hot rodding is not a poor man’s hobby and that some hot rods are labeled as “budget builds.” The fact is, however, that all hot rods are built within a budget…some of those budgets are more significant than others. Nothing is wron
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Farewell Bernard Earl Couch 4/20/1924 - 12/15/2019
Bernie Couch of Fullerton, California, spotted a 1932 Ford roadster in the used car lot of McCoy & Mills Ford in 1940. The price was $285.00. He was 16 and thanks to his brother cosigning with him, he purchased the Deuce, which included a chopped win
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