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Products
WHEN building a traditional hot rod, every detail matters. So, we were excited to see that Winters Performance, manufacturer of quick changes and other high-performance rear ends, expanded their brake offerings to include Boling Brothers Lincoln and
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Publisher/Executive Editor: Paul Martinez paulm@roddingusa.com President: Paul Grace paulg@roddingusa.com Feature Editors: Dale Moreau, Ken Sanders Contributors: Tommy Lee Byrd, Dennis W. Parks, Sherm Porter, Charlie Hughes, Alan Zusman, Lil’ John
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1930 Ford Sedan
OWNER: Doug and Ann Lindsay - Denver, Colorado. CHASSIS: Custom Deuce chassis by Cornhusker Rod and Custom, stretched to 108-inches. FRONT SUSPENSION: Pete & Jake’s I-beam axle, hairpins, Super Stopper disc brakes. REAR SUSPENSION: Currie rear end
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1932 Ford Roadster
OWNER: Dave Ruhs – West Des Moines, Iowa CHASSIS: Total Cost Involved via Yogi’s Inc. in Monticello, Iowa. FRONT SUSPENSION: 4-inch dropped tube axle, 4-bar, RideTech shocks, disc brakes, UniSteer. REAR SUSPENSION: 9-inch Ford, 3.50 gears, RideTec
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1941 Buick Convertible
OWNER: Ralph Kilsdonk - Dansville, New York CHASSIS: Original. FRONT SUSPENSION: ‘89 GM sub-frame with disc brakes, lowered 3-inches. REAR SUSPENSION: 1970 Camaro with 3:31 gears and drum brakes, mounted on ‘72 Camaro springs, lowered 3-inches. T
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Rodding Journeys
I’ve been a rodder most of my life. Sure, I took a few detours and tinkered with import cars and sports cars, but my first love and still my main focus today is Rodding. With that said, there have been events, places, and cars on my list of must-do o
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Great Horsepower, Three Pedals, Fun To Drive!!
I’m a Denver native and grew up with an older brother (Harry), who was very involved in cars and drag racing. His first street rod was a 1932 Ford 3-window coupe (R-USA, Issue 14), which he bought at age 18 and painted bright orange. Not long after t
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ARTIST’S SHOWCASEARTIST: ROY JONESARTWORK COURTESY OFBOB DRAKE REPRODUCTIONS ■
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Flatheads Forever
All car enthusiasts have a vision of what their dream car would look like, and in the case of Jim Landsparger of Bloomfield, Colorado, he found his car in a hotel parking lot. He was attending a rod run in North Platte, Nebraska, and saw the chopped
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Another Hot Rod Dream Fulfilled
Leonard Garduno dreamed of owning a 1933 or ’34 Ford for many years. After weighing the cost and time of building a car from scratch to suit his needs, he decided to opt for an already completed street rod. He found this gorgeous 1933 five-window cou
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Powermaster Shop Tour
There is nothing cool or sexy about the starter motor bolted underneath your engine. The top side of our hot rod engines get lavished with accessories and neat details while we expect the starter motor to crank over the engine every time without givi
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Cost Of Living
Average cost of a new house: $6,510 Average wages per year: $1,650 Average monthly rent: $18.00 per month Average price of a new car: $610.00 Gallon of gas: .10 cents Loaf of bread: .07 cents 1 pound of hamburger: 10 cents ■
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1933 Ford 5-window Coupe
OWNER: Leonard and Eloise Garduno - Santa Fe, New Mexico CHASSIS: Stock 1933 Ford frame, fully-boxed. FRONT SUSPENSION: Super Bell drilled and dropped I-beam axle, hairpin radius rods, rack & pinion steering, disc brakes, all parts chrome plated.
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‘39 Vette
This project started as a simple custom and has morphed into a more complicated and extensive undertaking. The body is sectioned 2-1/2” and every panel on the car from the roofline down has been modified or recreated. In addition, we blended ’53 Corv
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2022... Here We Come!
Happy New Year to all of our readers and advertisers. I feel that we are all ready for 2022 to lead us to new adventures and take us back to our pre-pandemic way of life. Our January/February issue always goes to the printer right after the holidays
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Goodguys End of 2021 Bash
November 19-21, 2021, marked the dates of the 24th Goodguys/Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale, AZ. This event was the total opposite of the 2020 edition, which was limited to 2000 entries and a limited number of spectators. Instead, 2
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1959 Chevy Brookwood Wagon
OWNER: Gerry Fitzpatrick – Saint George, Utah CHASSIS: Original. FRONT SUSPENSION: Global West suspension, Wilwood disc brakes, RideTech Air Ride, Flaming River rack, and pinion steering. REAR SUSPENSION: Ford 9-inch, drum brakes, RideTech Air Rid
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Bakersfield Is Booming
After a year off for the Covid-19 virus, NSRA scheduled the 44th Western Street Rod Nationals to April 23-25, the weekend it’s been in the past, then quickly re-scheduling for October 29-31, 2021. While the weather was a possible consideration with t
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90th Anniversary Of The 1932 Ford
90 years ago, the Ford Motor Company was busy building 322,962 passenger cars and 115,322 commercial vehicles at their Detroit Rouge Plant and other locations worldwide. Little did Henry Ford know that his Deuce would be adopted as the go-to car for
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Boogie Wood
Most car enthusiasts are rarely satisfied with just one car, and rather than amassing an extensive collection, they progress into cars that may be faster or more practical. Gerry Fitzpatrick has been a life-long car guy who grew up in Denver, Colorad
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Sema 2021
Due to COVID, the 2020 SEMA Show was canceled, but it was back November 2-5, 2021. The event was held at the recently expanded Las Vegas Convention Center encompassing the South, Central, North, and West Halls. The attendance of both vendors and buye
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Purple Deuce
Dave Ruhs of West Des Moines, Iowa, grew up being a huge fan of open cars, but that was inevitable since his first car was a 1968 Camaro convertible. He would then evolve into a Deuce Guy, thanks to a neighbor named Matt Sullivan. Matt was a very suc
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Looks Can Be Deceiving
Ralph Kilsdonk ranks among the talented folks in this hobby with the ability to turn what some of us would call rusty throw-away junk into beautiful hot rods. For example, nearly 25 years ago, he found the cab of a ‘40 Ford pickup rotting on the edge
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Rodding News
It’s time to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the 1932 Ford. Special events are planned to take place across the country in 2022. Some will host specific areas featuring 1932 Fords within their shows, and others will be “1932 only” events. Below is
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Still In The Family
Our Plymouth was owned by my Uncle Robert Burke & his wife Caroline of Phoenix, AZ, before my parents, Aaron & Margaret Baker (Robert’s sister) purchased it in 1979. Robert had owned it for about 15 years and used it for daily transportation in the “
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Dodge Track Roadster
When you have a museum filled with an endless supply of cars from 1910 to 1965, the goal is to have a handful from every era and style. Nostalgia Street Rods in Las Vegas has done just that, and they were kind enough to share this cool 1924 Dodge “mo
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1932 Ford Victoria
OWNER: Oscar Gamble - Paducah, KY CHASSIS: American stamping rails, boxed by Precision Hot Rod Shop. FRONT SUSPENSION: Super Bell 5-inch dropped axle, Durant mono leaf spring, Pete and Jake’s front four-bar, SoCal disc brakes and spindles, Vega ste
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Midwest Deuces
In 1974, Dub Adams, Butch Turner, and Gary Mussman brought up the idea of creating a car club dedicated solely to the 1932 Ford, so they started the Midwest Deuces. It was initially ten members from Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. Forty-seven y
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1950 Plymouth Business Coupe
OWNER: Brian Baker – Bellefontaine, Ohio CHASSIS: Stock frame rails modified in front to accept air suspension bags, rear frame modified to accept an ‘07 Magnum IRS carrier (4 bolt mounting system), and a custom stainless fuel tank w/fuel injection
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Rodding USA Pick at Deuces of the Bluegrass Oscar Gamble’s Victoria
Oscar Gamble is known for having owned several very nice hot rods of 1932 vintage. The latest of which is this 1932 Ford Victoria that was recently the recipient of the 2021 Rodding USA Magazine pick at the 4th Annual Deuces of the Bluegrass. While n
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