With the big stuff out of the way (top chop, body channel, and other body modifications), we could concentrate on some of the smaller details on the car, such as the side trim. In the Eric Black rendering, a thin piece of trim is shown running down the side of the car, with a stylish…

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Throughout the metal working process of the Street Rodder Road Tour ’51 Ford, we wanted to experiment with using lead for a filler on some of our seams and body modifications. We wanted to get the true essence of a “lead sled” so we got a lead kit from Eastwood Tools, and started working. They…

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Wow, what a day! Thursday, June 6th, was quite a busy day here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Hot Rod Power Tour came through town, with an official stop at Chattanooga State Community College. Thousands of hot rods, muscle cars and trucks came out to the campus, along with a number of parts vendors, including our…

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Dating back to the ’50s, car customizers have been trying to beautify vehicles in every way possible. Rounding corners, smoothing edges and lowering the car’s silhouette are common goals in the custom world, and one sure fire way to do it is to modify the hood for a sleeker appearance. We set out to do…

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Yep, we had two totally separate visitors from Canada on the SAME DAY! Toward the end of the day, Tom Sorenson and his son, Skylar rolled into Chattanooga, Tennessee in this awesome ’54 Buick Special station wagon. These guys are dedicated hot rodders, all the way from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. They actually flew down…

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It’s not often we have guests from Canada, but we were delighted when Jeff and Lori Yorke pulled up in their 1929 Essex hot rod. This husband and wife traveling duo are accustomed to loooooong road trips, and they’re pulling a doozie of a trip as we speak! They are from Nova Scotia, which is…

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