Turbo Toyota 2JZ 1931 Ford Model A Rat Rod
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Turbo Toyota Powered ’31 Ford Model A

Brandon DeJesus rolls a ’31 Ford Model A rat rod, but it may not be what you’re expecting — it’s powered by Toyota’s 2JZ-GTE power plant — an inline-six-cylinder engine that is sooo ready to make staggering amounts of horsepower that, more than two decades after its introduction, professional motorsports teams of all kinds still seek out these early ’90s 3.0L engines. [Read More…]
Builds / Projects

1936 Ford Humpback Rat Rod Roadster

Project: 1936 Ford Humpback Rat Rod Roadster This is what was delivered: Straight axle, wishbone, spring and a 1936 Ford Four Door Humpback that was at some point cut down to a two-door roadster. The first [Read More…]
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Classic Vehicle Identification

Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler DeSoto Dodge Ford Henry J Hudson Kaiser / Frazer Lincoln Mercury Nash Oldsmobile Packard Plymouth Pontiac Studebaker Volkswagen Willys Also of Interest: Popular Automatic Transmission Identification Chart Early Ford Beam Axle [Read More…]
Darrik Hooper’s 1943 Ford G8T Military Truck
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Darrik Hooper’s 1943 Ford G8T Military Truck

Darrik Hooper of Carthage, Texas started his project with only the cab that he bought, once he got it home, he took the time to look it over really well. He noticed all the nomenclature plates across the dash – the main plate included the serial number and date of delivery: 7-7-43. “1943?” he said to himself… [Read More…]
Two Moons’ 1946 Ford Rat Rod
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Two Moons’ 1946 Ford Rat Rod

Two Moons, a member of the Immortal Bastards CC in Mesa, AZ and good friend of Roadkill Customs and RatRod.Life stopped by the shop recently to say hello. We of course took the opportunity to snap a few shots of his 1946 Ford Rat Rod so we could share it with you… [Read More…]
Satan’s Rat-Rod: Henry Kessler’s 1931 Ford
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Satan’s Rat Rod: Henry Kessler’s 1931 Ford

Meet Henry Kessler and his 1931 Ford rat rod, Gretchen; one of the coolest rat-rods we’ve ever seen and a ride that turns heads wherever it goes. This ain’t no hybrid, instead it’s a black smoke belching, gasoline guzzling, animal of a car that’s not only amazing to look at, but with some cool hidden engineering too. [Read More…]
1946-53 American Classic Car Technical Sheets
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1946-53 American Classic Car Technical Sheets

The following American Classic Car Technical Sheets show exploded views of all major body parts and the corresponding OEM part numbers and frame dimensions. 1946-49 models also include electrical wiring diagrams. This information is invaluable [Read More…]
Wes Smith’s 1934 Ford Truck, Trailer and After Hours Bike
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Wes Smith’s 1934 Ford Truck, Trailer and After Hours Bike

Wes Smith has always been into cars, but he grew tired of cleaning his show cars every time he took them out. Then he discovered rat rods and started hunting for a Model A or a 30’s ford truck for a project. He was unable to find anything that was done the way he wanted it. So he did it his own way. [Read More…]