Father Helps Son Build His First Hot Rod ~ 1959 Ford Custom Sedan

1959 Ford Custom Sedan

Dalton at Pole Barn Garage is guiding JD, his 11-year-old son, through the trials and tribulations of building a hot rod. Together, they are working to bring a 1959 Ford Custom Sedan they acquired roughly 3 years ago to Hot Rod status!

They’ll be dropping a Big Block V8 mill in place of the tired 6-banger that’s in it now, doing some low-budget body and paintwork, and generally giving this old girl a once-over.

Part 1 ~ Preparation and Pulling the 6-Banger Out

The father/son duo work to get the basically shot (not shot like the Holey Goat, just well worn) 6-cylinder engine fired up one last time so they can get the car in the shop. When that does not go as hoped, they resort to Pole Barn Garage style efforts and finally move on to yanking the old mill out…

Part 2 ~ Budget Engine Bay Refresh

Dalton and JD take another step towards getting the 1959 Ford Custom Sedan back to its former glory and JD gets a crash course in spraying paint and a primer on how to freshen up an engine bay on the cheap…

Stay Tuned…