Many car guys know exactly what they want to build, and then seek out a worthy starting point through swap meets, web searches, and a network of like-minded friends. Then there are those projects that just pop up out of nowhere and fall into your
Butch Yamali is the proud owner of a ’65 Buick Riviera that his father had owned. The car was a solid driver but living on Long Island, it was rare that Butch really got to enjoy the Riv on the open road. Once Hurricane Sandy
Last month we showed you how the team at Streamline Custom Designs chopped the top on the 2024 Goodguys Giveaway 1932 Ford five-window coupe. It was a milestone event for this in-the-works hot rod that will be unveiled this summer, but it was far from
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Randy McDaniel can teach a lot of car enthusiasts a couple practical lessons. We’ll start by learning how to buy a project car when your significant other kind of shoots down the idea. “I told my wife Coleen that I was looking for a '51
Tim Hampel’s 1953 Chevy pickup has been part of his life for nearly 40 years, since he was 18 years old. What began as a father/son project went into hibernation for nearly two decades but was resurrected a few years ago and turned into a
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Johnny Stricklin is the
There are some classic recipes that have been well established in the hot rod and custom car cookbook over the past 80-plus years, familiar favorites that get served up time and again. And while each craftsman adds his own seasoning and special flourishes to these
To chop or not to chop, that is the question.
Is it, really, though? C’mon, we’re talking about a Deuce coupe hot rod – of course we want it chopped!
[caption id="attachment_101551" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Here’s our stock-top coupe getting ready for its haircut.[/caption]
When we first announced the