Modern Rodding Volume 2, Issue 9 June 2021

Modern Rodding is dedicated to early and late hot rodes - from Model Ts to GTOs and everything in-between. It features the latest in custom builds, technical articles, new products, and special features.

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4 min.
starting over editorial

I’m guessing that all of us have spent a great deal more time holed-up over the past year than we have at any point in our collective lives. The good part is all of the indicators tell us that there are many old projects currently undergoing resurrection and new projects begun. I’ve had the good fortune to have grown up in our hobby/industry and I can say without a doubt there has never been a year quite like the one we have endured. I’m hearing from manufacturers and builders alike that this past year has been like no other. All indications are trending that the economy will continue to rebound to pre-2019 levels, a good thing, and grow from there, another good thing. Of course, anytime the economy is on fire…

3 min.
rodding around industry news

In The Shop: Rutterz Hot Rodz Back in the ’90s Mike Rutter opened up his shop Rutterz Rodz in Bristol, Tennessee. He’s been known for building good-looking hot rods for some time now and has taken home many industry awards and honors for the cars that have come out of his shop. We recently took a look around his shop to see what’s currently going on and what we might have to keep a lookout for as future feature material for Modern Rodding. While it was the SpeedStar roadster along with the 1932 Ford that really put Mike on the map, he has branched out, covering all of the popular builds going on today. He still has a feel and a passion for the Deuce, as you can see by the five-window…

4 min.
parts department

1. CHANGE OF PACE Hell’s Gate Hot Rods makes it easy to change your wheel lug pattern with their Drill Guides. The drill guides or “jig” is a nifty tool that you can use to re-drill axles and drums to be able to use a different lug pattern without having to remove the axles from the vehicle or take the wheels down to a machine shop to get re-drilled to the desired pattern. The drill guides are made of steel for strength, durability, and can be used many times over. The drill guides come in 13 different lug patterns, giving you a wide variety of options so you can fit the wheel of your choice For more info, check out Hell’s Gate Hot Rods by calling (208) 305-6469 or visit 2. FABRICATING…

6 min.
1934 ford five-window highboy coupe

There’s a great deal of pride taken in building one’s own hot rod. Many of us “build” our cars where the range of self-performed work varies. However, it’s a rare build indeed when such significant portions of the build, such as the chassis fabrication and assembly, all the metal- and bodywork, along with the paint and interior aluminum work, are all performed in one’s own garage. Such was the case with Jim Lee and his 1934 Ford five-window coupe during its construction in his SoCal garage. In the case of Jim’s 1934 Ford five-window coupe, he really did perform all of the build right there at home. This SoCal rodder spent a lifetime as a certified welder, making the fabrication and welding well within his skill set. His various talents…

5 min.
1970 plymouth sport satellite

All good things come in time, such as this 1970 Plymouth Sport Satellite belonging to Mike and Judy Duford. The Dufords have owned this once-untouched Mopar since 1973 and, in fact, Mike dated Judy in this very ride. Over time Mike wanted to have a unique hot rod and in doing so his path crossed with Randy Weaver of Weaver Customs (WC) in West Jordan, Utah. The Dufords are no strangers to cutting-edge Mopars, as one only has to think back to the 1970 Plymouth ’Cuda nicknamed “TorC.” The Putty Gray with black trim ’Cuda looked like an extremely well-done vintage muscle car but the real “soul” of this ride came from the 6.7L twin-turbo Cummins diesel that rested underneath the hood and produced some 1,500 rear-wheel horsepower. Now that’s…

7 min.
making a garage-bound mustang road ready

Since Henry Ford founded the company bearing his name in 1903, the Ford Motor Company has produced a variety of beloved cars. The Model T put America on wheels, the Model A and the early V-8s were hot rodders’ favorites, but arguably one of the company’s most noteworthy accomplishments was the introduction of the Mustang, the car that started the ponycar revolution. When the late Lee Iacocca was vice president and general manager of Ford he and his team pushed for a car that would be popular with the youth market, and the Mustang came to be. Ford introduced the Mustang at the World’s Fair on April 17, 1964, and although those early cars are often referred to as 1964-1/2 models, the factory VIN codes indicate they are 1965s. Initially the…