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Rodding USA May/June 2019

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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United States
Hot Rod Publishing Ltd
R 85,50
R 428,22
6 Issues

in this issue

3 min
havasu fun just like the old days

Havasu Deuces hosted their 4th annual event in Lake Havasu City, Arizona which is located on the banks of Lake Havasu in the Northwest part of the state. LHC has a population of just over 50,000 and a hot rod community that rivals cities 10 times the size. Within that group are nearly 100 1932 Fords and according to LHC rodder Joe Michell “you’ll see several ‘32s either driving or at stores and restaurants on any given day.” This sounds like a hot rodders dream town to live in. Three LHC Deuce owners, Joe, Dick Raczuk and Don Schultz decided to form a 501c3 non-profit organization named Havasu Deuces. The purpose was to produce a fun car show, which would also raise money for the local high school athletic teams and…

5 min
boss 32

Don Lindfors, the owner/builder of this 1932 Ford roadster pickup, has built many cars in his time, including off-road racers to hot rods, show cars to muscle cars. He’s done a lot, but there was one always in the back of his mind which just didn’t seem to materialize. As we talked about this build, it turned out that he had passed on a rusty ‘32 RPU project back in 1973, but had mentally built it many times. Over the years Don built a couple of award-winning Model A RPU’s, one which was featured in issue #34 of Rodding USA, but at 6’1” he was never very comfortable in them and resigned himself to the fact that he would probably never build that elusive ‘32. While attending the L.A Roadster show…

1 min
1932 ford roadster pickup

OWNER: Don Lindfors – Orange, CA. CHASSIS: American Stamping rails, owner built crossmember, modified x-member, bobbed and C’d rear rails. Chrome plating by Redmond Bumper Service. FRONT SUSPENSION: Super Bell I-beam axle, Pete & Jake’s hairpins, SoCal shocks, SoCal Vintage disc brakes. REAR SUSPENSION: Winters V8 quick-change, TCI 4-bar, TCI coil-over shocks, drum brakes. TIRES/WHEELS: Coker Firestone 145R-15 front, Coker B.F. Goodrich 255/70-15 rear. E/T Classic IV straight spoke wheels. ENGINE: Boss 351, 475 horsepower, Weber IDA carbs, Edelbrock aluminum heads, PerTronix distributor, coil and Digital HP ignition box, Doug’s headers, 304 stainless steel exhaust, and Smithy mufflers. TRANSMISSION: 1965 Ford close ratio top-loader, McLeod clutch, Tilton hydraulic throwout bearing. BODY: Brookville Roadster steel body, custom roll pan, Rootleib hood, Alumicraft grille insert, Model A headlights, and ’37 Ford taillights. Axalta “Poppy Red” paint sprayed by Pete…

6 min
3rd annual spokane speed and custom show

With the Third Annual Spokane Speed and Custom Show now in the history books word is getting out as to just how good this show is becoming and that it’s definitely here to stay. The show is held at the Spokane Fairgrounds and attracted two hundred cars from Southern California, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alberta, British Columbia Canada, and of course, the state of Washington. The show is a family orientated event intent on making sure participants and attendees are made to feel welcome and enjoy themselves. They sure did a great job of that as many participants openly stated: “great show, great atmosphere, we loved being here, we’ll be back with more cars next year.” Organized and promoted solely by Brian Anderson, with the help and support of his family and a few…

2 min
hria news

FINAL EDUCATION DAY ROSTER REVEALED Making its return to the NSRA Nationals, the Hot Rod Education Days are a great way to learn useful information and practices of hot-rodding systems and components. These seminars are open to anyone showing or attending the Nationals, and once again are entirely FREE to attend! Miguel Jimenez of Wilwood Brakes presented last year to well over 100 enthusiasts looking to learn more about the braking systems and options for their custom rides. “We got a bunch of great questions regarding proper Manual brake setups on roadsters with limited space for boosters and master cylinders,” Jimenez said. “When I got back to the booth, there was a line of people waiting for more information. It is great to be able to be there and help our customers…

4 min
model a ford images from the collections of the henry ford 1928-1931

After an incredible 18 year run with the Model T Ford, it was time to usher in a new era of vehicles and the first Model A rolled off the assembly line on October 20, 1927. Over its 4-year run, the Ford Motor Company would produce 4,325,725 domestically and a totat of 4,858,644 worldwide. Thank you to The Henry Ford museum for the use of these incredible photographs from their archives in Dearborn, Michigan. For more information on the museum, please visit their website: www.TheHenryFord.org (Editor’s Note: The captions on this incredible set of historical photographs are taken word-for-word as provided by The Henry Ford. No corrections or editing was done to give you the exact wording which was used to describe each photograph.)…