What makes your hot rod “your” car?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
What makes your hot rod “your” car?

Ryan’s post on the aviator dash panel got me thinking (and what is his obsession with the dash anyway?), what are the items of personalization that make a hot rod… continue reading »

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Aviator 5 Gauge Panel

Monday, February 8, 2016
Aviator 5 Gauge Panel

A few months back, I got a private convo from “Pinstriper40” with some sketches of a 5-gauge dash panel he was thinking of making. The panel was cool…… continue reading »

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Dazed & Confused

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Dazed & Confused

So today I’m republishing a feature that we ran in The Jalopy Journal #3 in print. I’m doing so because to me the guys in Thee Inland Emperors… continue reading »

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The Full-Fendered Flyer

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The Full-Fendered Flyer

Flashback 58 years ago with me, to the January 1958 issue of Hot Rod magazine. Behold the sweetest full-fendered ’34 Ford coupe to ever hit the salt lake, owned… continue reading »

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The Ed Pink ’36 Coupe

Sunday, January 24, 2016
The Ed Pink ’36 Coupe

So… I have jury duty tomorrow morning. If those in charge have any sense of responsibility at all, they will see straight away that I’m the last guy that… continue reading »

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OG ’32 Roadster

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
OG ’32 Roadster

Late last week, a customer dropped off his ’32 roadster for some tranny work and, eventually, a quick-change install. I didn’t really have time to check the car out… continue reading »

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Candy, Chrome and a Coupe for Competition

Monday, January 18, 2016
Candy, Chrome and a Coupe for Competition

A few weeks ago, eighteen cardboard boxes appeared in my garage. Their tops sagged under the weight of one another and their corrugated sides frayed at the corners…. continue reading »

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The Lew Thompson Coupe: Done & Gone

Friday, January 15, 2016
The Lew Thompson Coupe: Done & Gone

The past couple of weeks we’ve been walking around the shop sporting white gloves and yelling at anyone that gets too close to the Thompson coupe in fear that… continue reading »

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