Rodding USA

Rodding USA

July/August 2021

RoddingUSA is a high quality monthly magazine featuring hot rods and events from across America. The content rich magazine is designed for readers who enjoy the core hot rod experience and is created for them by hot rodders with experience and passion for the hobby.

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chevrolet trucks 1955-1959

Regardless of your automotive taste, there is almost always a need for a shop truck to chase parts, use as a tow vehicle, or to use for household chores. Pickup trucks have always been popular, but that is true now more than ever. Unlike years ago, the automotive aftermarket has now realized the popularity of these trucks. Whether you plan to restore one as a mild custom or go all out, the necessary parts are available, making it easier to achieve your dream regardless of your skills or budget. Veteran how-to book author and Rodding USA contributor Dennis W. Parks resurrects a 1955 Chevy pickup as the subject of Chevrolet Trucks: 1955-1959 How To Build & Modify to be used as a daily driver. Starting with a classic-styled work truck, he updates…

1 min.
1949 cadillac

OWNER: John Bresswell – Scottsdale, Arizona CHASSIS: Art Morrison. FRONT SUSPENSION: Art Morrison independent front, tubular A-arms, 13-inch Wilwood disc brakes, Strange Engineering adjustable coil-over shocks. REAR SUSPENSION: Dana 60 Posi with 3.73 gears, Wilwood disc brakes, Strange Engineering adjustable coil-over shocks. WHEELS: Cadillac Sombrero wheels custom built by Mike Curtis/Curtis Machine. Front – 18x7, rear – 18x8. TIRES: Diamondback/Kelly Springfield whitewalls. Front – 225/55-R18, rear – 235/65-R18. ENGINE: GM LS3 crate with GM wiring harness. TRANSMISSION: GM 4L60E. BODY: Stock. Paint and body work by Marcos Garcia/Antioch, CA. Paint color is stock 1949 Cadillac maroon. INTERIOR: Upholstery by Sid Chavers. Original gauges restored by Classic Instruments, stock steering wheel modified by Dennis Crooks, Vintage Air ac/heat. COMPLETED: June 2018.…

2 min.
black deuce joe mitchell’s deuce #2

Joe Mitchell’s Deuce sedan was initially built in the 1980s by Larry Boregga. It was painted with black lacquer paint and still sports some of the original paint today. It was then sold to Denny Cissel, a fellow Lake Havasu resident and friend of Joe’s. Joe took ownership of the sedan in 2015, and he had Ryan Reed do a significant overhaul of the car, including a modified TCI chassis to get the “down in the weeds” look. A 5-inch dropped Magnum axle took care of the front, and a 9-inch Ford filled out the rear. This cruiser sports a 327 Chevy engine with a Turbo 350 transmission. “the body was repaired in some areas , and the paint was touched up ” Jimmy Meyer and Joe modified the stock ’32 seats to…

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1946 ford super deluxe coupe

OWNER: John Osborn – Springfield, Oregon CHASSIS: Original ‘46 Ford rails. FRONT SUSPENSION: TCI Mustang ll, QA1 coil-over IFS. Power disc brakes, heavy-duty sway bar, and a T-Bird power steering rack. REAR SUSPENSION: 8-inch Ford rear axle with 3.0 gears. TCI parabolic rear springs with QA1 adjustable rear shocks and heavy-duty sway bar. WHEELS/TIRES: Wheel Vintique Uni-Lug, 15x5 & 15x8. Good Year 205/60-R15 & 235/70-R15. ENGINE: 350ci, 290hp Chevrolet crate motor with Bullet cam and lifter upgrade. Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor on a stock manifold. Sanderson ceramic coated block hugger headers. Mandrel-bent stainless steel exhaust system with stainless steel Flowmaster mufflers. Walker Z line radiator. TRANSMISSION: Switch Pitch Turbo 400. BODY: Original Ford, no rust ever, Ferrari Red single stage enamel paint by Paul Marihugh of Bremerton, Washington. Dynamat insulation. Bumpers shortened to tuck into the body. Gas…

2 min.
havasu speed equipment

Dan Van Auken has been in the automotive industry for many years building performance race cars, hot rods, motorcycles, offshore boat engines, and prototype vehicles. His first modified car was a 1963 Plymouth Max-Wedge 413, which he raced at Detroit Dragway in 1963. In 1968 he was a fabricator and engine builder for Ramchargers Racing and their fleet of championship race cars. Dan was one of the co-founders and partners in the Troy, Michigan-based Wheel to Wheel, Inc. company which built proto type and concept cars and trucks for General Motors. Many of those cars have been featured at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. They also built and maintained pace cars for NASCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At Wheel to Wheel, Dan built hot rods for Dale Earnhardt, Tim…

2 min.
1932 ford roadster

OWNER: Dan Van Auken – Lake Havasu City, AZ CHASSIS: Modified ‘32 Ford frame, which is boxed along with a unique flat front cross member and Model A rear cross member. FRONT SUSPENSION: Dropped axle with Carrera shocks and genuine Buick drum brakes, Indy-style backing plates, and F-100 steering box. REAR SUSPENSION: Winters quick-change, early Ford tubes, Pontiac rear brakes and aluminum drums, Carrera shocks, and ‘35/’36 Ford rear arms. TIRES: Excelsior, Front – 5.00R16, Rear 7.00R18 WHEELS: Aluminum with Trigo knockoffs. Front – 6x16, Rear – 7x18. ENGINE: 304 cubic inch Flathead with custom machined Motor City aluminum heads, special grind camshaft, modified Motor City intake manifold with twin Stromberg Model 48 carburetors. Approx. 250 hp. TRANSMISSION: Borg-Warner T-5. BODY: Paint is a DuPont Chroma base mix. The body has been constructed from some Brookville panels but…