Two Moons, a member of the Immortal Bastards CC in Mesa, AZ and good friend of Roadkill Customs and RatRod.Life stopped by the shop recently to say hello. We of course took the opportunity to [Read More…]
Doodlebug is the colloquial name for a home-made tractor. They were made in the United States during World War II when production tractors were in short supply. The Doodlebug of the 1940s was usually based [Read More…]
Gary Fisher and his crew at Resurrected Rust Garage transform disparate parts into the Resurgence Rat Rod, the winner of the 2015 Rat Rod build-off, a national contest organized by Rat Rod Magazine. The Resurrected [Read More…]
A view of Harley Earl’s legendary 1951 LeSabre dream car at the 1953 Chicago Auto Show. The photo is made more interesting because the car is seen in a rare pose with the convertible top [Read More…]
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Leading a Body Panel with Gene Winfield – Using Body Solder Kit from Eastwood In 1955 “Bondo” came out as the first plastic body filler and made fixing imperfections in metal much easier than before. [Read More…]
Project: 1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery / 1993 Caprice Classic Body / Chassis Swap This smokin’ 1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery will soon find its way on top of a 1993 Caprice Classic, a Craigslist purchase that will [Read More…]
Project: 1936 Ford Humpback Rat Rod Roadster This is what was delivered: Straight axle, wishbone, spring and a 1936 Ford Four Door Humpback that was at some point cut down to a two-door roadster. The first [Read More…]
Suicide Door Hinges, arguably made best known among today’s hot rodders and customizers by the Lincoln Continental four-door convertible of the 1960s, are a popular customization. Not only do they add a high level of [Read More…]
How To Use A Multimeter ~ The digital multimeter is the go to tool for dealing with electrical problems in a car, and is the proper tool to measure voltage, current, and resistance. In fact, [Read More…]
Project: 1959 GMC Truck / B-Body Swap and Cut to Short-bed Chassis and Drive-Train Donor: 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic A customer that had recently purchased a 1959 GMC Truck, running, came to us wanting to [Read More…]
Project: 1956 Ford C-600 COE Drive Train / Chassis Donor: 1990 Ford E-350 7.3l Diesel (ex-U-Haul box truck) The chassis donor for this project, a 1990 Ford E-350 was used to retrieve it’s own [Read More…]
A Transmission Temperature Gauge allows you to monitor the operating temperature of your transmission by measuring the transmission fluid’s temperature. Overseeing these temperatures assists in ensuring that your transmission does not overheat causing major damage. [Read More…]
Plus Sizing your wheel and tire combination was designed to enhance vehicle performance and appearance by allowing fitment of larger diameter rims and lower profile tires. The theory is that while making these changes, you [Read More…]