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Rodding USA Issue# 34

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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3 min.
summer is gone

This was a quick summer and an extremely memorable one, at least from my experiences. As spring arrived in March, the ’32 Ford Roadster Pickup was really starting to take shape as the bodywork was being completed, but I still wasn’t sure there would be enough time to get it completed to take it to the Los Angeles Roadster Show in June. The “hot rod gods” aligned the stars and we picked up the finished car on the way to the show and not only displayed it for the very first time but I was also able to drive it. I’m obviously ecstatic by the end result, and my mission of building a slightly traditional hot rod using only new parts from 61 incredible manufactures was accomplished. We did not use…

5 min.
44th annual frog follies

After returning home from the 44th Annual Frog Follies in Evansville, Indiana, it’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular pre-49 only rod runs in the country. This event, held at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center, continues to grow almost every year. While many event organizers are in it for the money, members of E’ville Iron produce this event so that other rodders can have a good time without spending a fortune. During the weekend of August 24-26, 2018; the Frog Follies was the place to be. Rain on Friday and cloudy skies on Saturday may have deterred the turnout some, still, 3075 rodders showed up. Since its inception in 1975, the Frog Follies has always been a great deal for street rodders, as there are many…

2 min.
rodding news

Renaissance Roadster Wins H.A.N. Cup Buddy & Nancy Jordan have added yet another win to their already crowded trophy case for their hand crafted Renaissance Roadster. The all-aluminum roadster was selected as one of the “Reno 5” at the 2018 Hot August Nights. On Saturday it went on to win the prestigious “Hot August Nights Cup” presented by Reno’s own Eldorado, Silver Legacy & Circus Circus casinos. The one-off aluminum roadster was designed by the collective efforts of Steve Frisbie, Chris Ito and David Brost and built at Steve’s Auto Restorations located in Portland, Oregon. The roadster flows atop a unique tubular chassis and features custom machined suspension components, wheels and backing plates. A custom “tri-power” fuel injection unit feeds the limited edition aluminum 427 which has been deburred and sanded smooth.…

4 min.
the avocado hauler

Jim Quast had a real nice 1929 Ford roadster pickup; bright red, full fendered with a 347ci Ford, nice enough, in fact, to win the Street Altered Roadster Pickup class at the Grand National Roadster Show, but he ended up trading it for a ‘32 Ford 3-window coupe. He soon came to miss the little RPU and asked Don Lindfors (who had built both the previous RPU and the 3-window) if he would build him another one. Don had since closed his custom shop and gone to work for Pertronix as Director of R&D for their Exhaust Brands and wasn’t sure if he wanted to take this on in his home shop. He finally agreed when Jim kindly offered that Don could build the truck the way he wanted. A was…

1 min.
1929 ford roadster pickup

OWNER: Jim Quast CHASSIS: Modified 1932 Ford, pinched & stepped in the rear, Model A front crossmember. FRONT SUSPENSION: Super Bell I-beam axle drilled by Don Lindfors, Vega steering box, Pete & Jake’s shocks, hairpins, ’39 Lincoln drum brakes with custom backing plates by Don Lindfors. REAR SUSPENSION: Ford 8-inch, 4.11 gears, Pete & Jakes ladder bars and shocks, 1940 Ford spring. TIRES: Front/Coker-Firestone 155R15, Rear/ Coker-Firestone 8.20-15 dirt tracks. WHEELS: Front/Roadster Wires 14x4, Rear/Roadster Wires 15x7. ENGINE: Ford 2300cc 4-cylinder, 175 horsepower, dual Weber side-draft carbs, Esslinger Engineering aluminum head & race cam, Pertronix ignition, custom Lakester headers by Don Lindfors. TRANSMISSION: Ford C3 by Malone’s Transmissions, Orange, CA. BODY: Brookville Roadster steel cab & bed, ’32 Ford grille, ’32 style dash, Avocado green paint by R/Ts Custom Paint in Orange, CA, Guide 682C headlights, bed trunk…

3 min.
custom-fit car cover

Whether your custom car is parked in the garage or you’re out on a road trip, the best way to protect it is with a car cover. California Car Cover Company was founded by longtime car gearhead Jim DeFrank and his wife, Loraine. They began providing custom car covers to enthusiasts in May, 1989 from a small mail-order house in Van Nuys, CA before moving to their current facility in Chatsworth which includes a large showroom. We needed a cover for the Rodding USA Project Roadster Pickup, so I gave Jim a call and he sent me a sample card of the three most popular fabrics available for the cover along with a Dimension Sheet. I, like many of you undoubtedly have a CCCC cover in the trunk of your street…