Almost a year in the making, the 2013 Street Rodder Road Tour car is complete! We thrashed to get it finished in time for the Hot Rod Power Tour’s visit here in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and then put the finishing touches on it before it headed out to St. Paul, Minnesota for its first true outing.…

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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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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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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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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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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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Another week of work resulted in more panel replacement for the Street Rodder Road Tour ’51 Ford. We’ve expressed the extensive rust inside and outside this car, and it’s time to get rid of it. We battled with the floor pans, and other structural panels, but now it’s time to tackle the exterior metal work…

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So, if you’ve been following along, you know that we’re up to our ears in rust with this ’51 Ford. Luckily, Dennis Carpenter offers replacement panels, but we’ll still have to fill some gaps with hand-fabricated patch panels. The first step in making this shoebox Ford solid is installing new floor pans and rocker panels.

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If you’ve been around old cars very long, you’ve likely dealt with rust. Unless, of course, you’re from Southern California, the land of the rust-free hot rod. Anyway, rust is a big issue for hot rodders East of the Mississippi and we’re up to our elbows in rust on this Street Rodder Road Tour car.…

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We’re super excited about a build going on at Honest Charley Garage. We are building the 2013 Street Rodder Road Tour car! We’ve been keeping our lips sealed for nearly a year, because of contractual agreements with the magazine company, but the articles are now being published monthly in Street Rodder, so we’re free to…

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