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How to French a License Plate

January 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you plan on driving your ride on the street you gotta have a tag. Of course, license tags are ugly and we would all prefer to keep ‘em off, but no dice. At the very [...]

For the Seat of your Pants

January 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

When my 1951 Ford 2-door Custom rolled off the assembly line sixty-four years ago, everything was shiny and new, and the upholstery was clean and crisp. Flash forward to [...]

How to Install Trunk Floors

January 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Buying a new project over the internet can yield some interesting surprises. When we purchased this 1951 Ford 2-door on Ebay, we got a special gift, handed down from 3 [...]

We like ‘em shaved

December 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Everybody loves ‘em shaved. Yeah, I’m talking about door handles. Nothing sticks out like a sore thumb on a sweet Kustom than some big fat handles. Anybody can weld up [...]

Cadmium for You, Cadmium for Me

November 28, 2014 // 2 Comments

Protecting steel components under the hood can be a tricky proposition. Chrome is flashy, but too expensive for minor parts. Black oxide looks good for a while, but loses its [...]

Put Your High-Beams On

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

While the term lead-sled refers to an overall style of rod, there will always be one image that comes to mind, the 49-51 Mercury. No other single model has ever possessed a [...]

Frenched Tails

January 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Shoebox Ford is not the most stylistic body, there just isn’t much to them. While they are plain, they are also plentiful, making them excellent fodder for a custom [...]

1951 Ford Floor Pan Replacement

January 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

I have a name for those special projects that always seem to have hidden surprises in them. I like to call them icebergs; they don’t look too big on the surface, but [...]
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