Just wanted to drop a note on here to thank Dennis Valentine and Tommy Lingenfelt for taking their day off from work to visit our place. Dennis is the owner of this ’56 Ford F-100 pickup, which he admits is a bit dirtier than usual…but he has a good excuse. He drives it! The truck…

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As hot rodders, we’re constantly wondering where this hobby will go when the new generation comes into play. Every now and then, we receive a breath of fresh air, when we run across a hot rodder who is young and enthusiastic about building hot rods. Today, we met a new friend and rodder, and his…

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In typical hot rodder fashion, we took the only rust-free part of the 1951 Ford Street Rodder Road Tour car, and cut it all to pieces! We gladly broke out the sawzall and cut off wheels to whack a few inches out of the roof of this Shoebox Ford. It was no easy task, but…

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We’re plugging along on the Street Rodder Road Tour project with a few more modifications. This time, we’re working on the front end to smooth out some of the lines and give the car a custom look. The idea is to give the headlights and grille the traditional custom look, by molding in the headlight…

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Last week, we told you about the high tech Ford EcoBoost engine and massive overdrive transmission. This week, we’re gonna show you what it took to put this twin turbo V6 into the 1951 Ford engine bay. And believe us, it was more than simply welding some new mounts into place! Continue reading to find…

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Many of you know that Greg Cunningham is the manager over at the restoration shop (Honest Charley Garage) and could probably guess that he’s a car guy. Like most of us, Greg is a product of his impressionable years where he cut his teeth restoring Model A Fords in Oklahoma. Sure he has a funky…

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What started as a laid back hot rodder hang out at Coker Tire and Honest Charley has grown into one of the premier cruise in events in the Southeast! We’re thrilled with the success of the event, and we plan to keep on doing them for years to come. The Spring 2013 Chattanooga Cruise In…

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We’re up to our eyeballs in ’51 Ford parts, but one part that certainly is not 1951 vintage is the engine and transmission. We love old engines, so we probably would’ve picked a hopped up Flathead or maybe even a Ford Y-Block, but Street Rodder is the boss and worked with Ford Racing to figure…

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Ed Davis stopped by to visit us today and told us all about his journeys in his awesome ’36 Ford Tudor. He has driven this thing all over the country, and he’s in the midst of a great road trip as we speak. Ed lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was passing through Chattanooga on…

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Yeah we meant to say “jam” instead of the correct spelling of “jamb”. We’ve been jamming on these doors pretty intensely, so it was an appropriate play on words. It’s amazing how much time you can invest in a pair of doors, when you consider the hinge rebuild, latch installation, power window installation, and rust…

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