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Hard as concrete!
Suspension testing Posted June 12 2010 01:24 PM by kevelliott

I think I inadvertently tested my suspension and found I need softer rear springs!

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Filed under: Rod & Custom Magazine, Project Cars, General Custom Rod Talk  | 


Adding brake lines to the 8in
Braking the axle Posted June 6 2010 11:09 AM by kevelliott

With the chassis brake lines already run on Project Purple Pig (check out http://www.rodandcustommagazine.com/techarticles/1001rc_1949_chevy_brake_lines/index.html ), I just had to add the lines to the rearend to...

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Filed under: Rod & Custom Magazine, Automotive Brakes  | 

Finally I can get the front sheetmetal finished.
Inner fender at last! Posted May 25 2010 02:39 PM by kevelliott

After months of looking I finally have a replacement inner fender, and can finish up the front end sheetmetal fitment.

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Filed under: Rod & Custom Magazine, Auto Body Work  | 

Undercoating the trunk floor
Finishin' the floor Posted May 18 2010 11:15 PM by kevelliott

Half the reason for pulling the rearend out

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Filed under: Rod & Custom Magazine, Auto Body Work  | 

Project '49 Movin' On
Project '49 Movin' On Posted May 13 2010 02:52 PM by kevelliott

Steppin' up the work schedule on the Purple Pig.

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Filed under: Rod & Custom Magazine, Auto Body Work  | 

Final Year Flattie P/S Upgrade
Original Flathead Power Steering Posted July 8 2009 01:41 PM by R&CTimB

In a recent Rod & Custom article on power steering for Flathead engines (see the August 2009 issue or look under the Tech heading on this website), we mentioned the fact that Ford offered a factory power steering...

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Filed under: Rod & Custom Magazine, Car Engine, General Custom Rod Talk  | 

The Father Of Arin Cee And His Comic Strips For Car Guys
Pete Millar's Hot Rod Car Toons Posted May 6 2009 06:21 PM by R&CTimB

Hot rod cartoonist Pete Millar inspired millions of enthusiasts with CARtoons magazine, which he created in 1959 and later with Drag Cartoons, which appeared in 1963. He is also the creator of the Arin Cee comic character...

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Hot Rod Verse by Scotty Gosson
Lost and Found Posted April 22 2009 05:57 PM by R&CTimB

Just a little toy town on the freeway Gas station grocery store and cozy cafe Deadeye waitress with a shoot to kill smile Says it's time for my break I'll be back in a while When my watch fell asleep I got up on my feet...

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The World Is Going Flat
Get Smart About Suede Paint Posted July 9 2008 05:58 PM by RCTimB

Flat. Suede. Primer. Non-gloss. Call it whatever you want, this style in hot rod and custom car paint has been around too long to be considered a fad. And it’s too widespread to be dismissed as a half-baked alternative to...

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Filed under: Rod & Custom Magazine, Auto Paint, 1950s Hot Rods  | 

Hot Rod Verse by Scotty Gosson
August 24, 1968 Posted June 19 2008 02:59 PM by RCTimB

Routine maneuvers through the downtown summer night Local radio soundtrack for dancing reflections rolling under streetlights Hare and hound sheep and wolf slap and tickle exercises mix it up with rooster challenges issued...

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Filed under: Rod & Custom Magazine, 1960s Hot Rods  | 

Hot Rod Verse by Scotty Gosson
Three Quarter Time in Second Gear Posted April 30 2008 06:19 PM by RCTimB

Just when we ran out of asphalt The first raindrops fell They hit the ground like airstrike invaders and made the dust dance We smiled at the baby Dresden and crunched through the gravel When I downshifted for Spaghetti...

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Finding His Old Ride After 37 Years
Rodder & Custom Reunion Posted April 30 2008 06:14 PM by RCTimB

If there's anything better than building and driving a hot rod or custom car, it's being reunited with a long-lost favorite. In the "Yesterday's Young Guns" department in the November 2007 issue of R&C, we told...

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A Street/Strip Initiation Ritual Study by Scotty Gosson
Yellow, Green, Red Posted April 15 2008 01:57 PM by RCTimB

Chain hoist balancing act—working without a net to fit five hundred pounds into a one pound bag—stretching the envelope to get the message inside. Sleight of hand trickery somehow fits eight header tubes into no available...

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Cuban Classics As Custom Car Raw Material by John Gibbs
Serendipity at the Kitchen Table Posted April 15 2008 01:48 PM by RCTimB

I recently had one of those serendipitous moments. You know, like that old TV commercial where one guy with a bunch of chocolate runs into another guy with peanut butter and they go down in a big messy heap, only to...

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A Look at Vintage Kart Racing
June 2008 R&C Posted March 15 2008 11:15 AM by RandC Kevin

The Heroes of this hobby are still racing old-time karts.

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Filed under: Rod & Custom Magazine, Vintage Hot Rods  | 

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