We gave you the inside scoop on the 2013 Street Rodder Road Tour car, as it was being fabricated, assembled and finished by Honest Charley Garage. And now, the ’51 Ford Custom is doing its thing, traveling from city to city and stopping at a bunch of awesome car shows and shops. The Road Tour…

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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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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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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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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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We’ve been covering the Street Rodder Road Tour build for a few weeks now, but we’ve left out a very important part of the build–the chassis! Without the brand new chassis from Fatman Fabrications, our job would’ve been much more difficult. Check out what makes it cool!

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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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If you’ve seen the rendering for this year’s Street Rodder Road Tour ’51 Ford, then you know it’s gonna sit very low. When we got the Fatman Fabrications chassis in the shop, we quickly realized we would have to do a bit of work to make it sit where we wanted. Dipping into the hot…

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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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