We usually see an increase in hot rodders visiting our shop when nearby car shows, such as the Shades of the Past, are going on. Last week, a couple of very cool hot rods paid us a visit as they headed to Pigeon Forge for the weekend. Motivating north from Lithonia, Georgia, Tom Lawson piloted…

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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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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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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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If you follow our blog, you saw our introduction to the Street Rodder Road Tour project car. Now, it’s time to get down and dirty with the reality of a very intense project with a tight deadline. In previous Road Tour builds, other shops have gotten the luxury of beginning with fresh sheet metal. For…

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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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We love it when a dude hops in an old car and drives it across the country. That’s exactly what John Gilbert is doing with this crazy chopped Model A coupe. John works for a guy that buys and sells cars, and caught wind that he had purchased this Model A on eBay. The car…

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If you’re the least bit interested in hot rods then you know August is a big month, because of the NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. We’ve heard it called The Nationals, The Nats, Louisville (pronounced loo-vull), but whatever you call it….it’s BIG. We go up there every year as it’s the best place…

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Just because we don’t vend at an event, doesn’t mean we don’t attend it. We’re hot rodders at heart, so even on our off weekends, we’re generally at a show somewhere here in the Southeast. This past weekend we made the short drive up to Knoxville, Tennessee to the NSRA Street Rod Nationals South. This…

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