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Summer
1982
Features - 1940 Chevy Convertible, 1933 Ford Sedan, Graveyard for Vintage Tin, 1940 Ford Coupe, 1929 Ford Sedan Delivery, 1929 Ford Sedan, 1934 Ford Coupe, 1934 Ford Coupe, 1923 Ford Roadster/Pickup, 1934 Ford Coupe, 1933 Ford Pickup, 1940 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery Events - Maryland Rod Roundup, Fremont Antique Drags, Burrito's Run, Miami Show, Reno Run, Gary's Picnic, Houston Show, The Turkey Run, The Amarillo Show, Cruisin' The Jet Tech - Re-Wooding an Old G.M., Boxing Plates Departments - Mail Collector, New Products, Garage Scene USA, Tennessee, California, Alaska, Arizona, Massachusetts, Street Rodding Collector's Index, Reader's Rides, Editorial
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Fall
1982
Mail Collector (Lots of reader feedback this issue.), New Products (The latest and the greatest.), The Boston Show (Exciting coverage of one of the East's best shows.), T.T. Pink (Get your mind out of the gutter the T.T. stands for "Turtledeck T".), El Loco Cruise (You don't have to be "loco" to cruise there, just be ready for nostalgia.), Teenage Vision (Once again the dreams of youth come to life. This time its a Willys commercial.), Tricky Track (Dave Cayer's flawless version of a Don Varner designed Ron Covell fabricated "TRAK T".), Lake Perris Fun Run II (The "desert rodders" hold their second event and it was more fun than the first.), Murph's Deuce (Memphis rodder Billy Murphree builds cars to run, not to show.), Early Times Pancake Breakfast (You have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat this event. Lots of beautiful cars and even more swap meet bargains.), The Winnipeg Show (This submission from one of our "foreign correspondents" shows that the Canadians are coming on strong.), Black and Beautiful (A couple of very nice Texas trucks.), Run With The Stars (The stars were the cars because the TV celebrities couldn't make it.), Rocky Run (Lots of fun in the sun near the Great Salt Lake.), '82 Sleeper (Larry Murray's '39 Chevy coupe is black as night and looks very simple, until you look close.), Rose Bowl Swap Meet (One of the West's best event of this type, by R.G. Canning/_. X-Racer (Steve Coonan shot the layout on the Model A sedan and its something else.), Southern Star (Another great Non-Ford from South Florida, built by Ben Diener of course.), Tucson Cruise (Associate Editor Paul R. Martinez shows us what it's like to cruise his home town.), Big Boy (This '37 sedan delivery is one for the road.), Novel T (Another nice Fed-T from Bill Keifer and the guys at California Custom Roadsters.), Bone's A-Bone (Jim "Bones" Noteboom has been a rodder for years and this is his best yet.), The Aneheim Grand Finals (R.G. Cannings last event of the year was one of the best.), L.A. Roadster Charity Run (Rancho Los Amigos Hospital reaped the rewards of this one day event. The L.A. Roadsters combined with Deuce Day for this one.), Glass Act (The best type of glass to mail order is tempered glass, find out why.), Wreckin' Crew (The Street Rodder staff have a ball wrecking havoc on a late model station wagon.), Ford's Ford (What else would a guy named Ford drive.), South Jersey Special (1935 Ford's are as ugly as they used to be.), The Streak (The Over the Hill Gang carry on a time honored tradition.), Rare '32 (It's not really a Deuce, but it sure foils a lot of people.), Westbound Fender Works (Our English cousins are reproducing the Model Y and it looks pretty good.), Marine Corps Safety Run (The United States Marine Corps teamed with the NSRA to host the third annual event.), Mel's '38 Edsel (Mel Wheeler's '38 Ford commercial is worth looking at.), Nessie (Named after Elliot Ness, not the Loch Ness Monster.), Camaro Clip (Stephen Etter shows us how to graft a completed Camaro front end onto an old Chevy.), High Altitude Hi-Boy (Brian Bruns hi-boy is now complete, take a look at this former garage scene car.), Travelin' Tin Delivery (A neat panel delivery, you don't see many of these.), Golden Rods Fun Run (One of the East's premier events.), Ford on a Chevy (SAC shows us that non-Fords can use Ford chassis parts almost as easily as the Fords they're made for.), Willy's Picnic (You'll think you're back in the Sixties "gasser" days.), Schutt's Stovebolt (This '40 Chevy is homebuilt.), Low Buck Truckster (You don't have to spend a lot of money to have the latest fad.), Fat Jack's Charity Car Show (Ultra Fat Jack Robinson host a charity car show for the Children's Hospital of Orange County.), Class Act (Lowell Ehman's '31 Plymouth sedan is a tough act to follow.), ISRA Drag Day (The Central Rodders of Indiana hold their first event and it was a good one.), Over The Hill Forty (One of the Over the Hill Gang's cars is captured on this page.), A Labor of Love (There is one helluva story behind this one, read it.), Spokane Run (Somehow they managed to pick a day that it didn't rain. Not a very easy thing to do in Washington.), Prime Secret (What is the secret? You tell us and we'll both know.), Yello-O (Another racer gets back on the road.), Oney's '33 (A really neat '33 Ford roadster and it's a hi-boy.), Garage Scene Arizona (Bob Sterlachini's '32 Coupe is coming along nicely.), Build a Better Body (Larry Judkin's tells you everything you would ever want to know about body and fender working tools and products.), Jeff Smith Picnic (Who's Jeff Smith? Just another rodder who wants to make sure other rodders have a good time.), A Wedding Gift (The Normans received this cute little '29 as a wedding gift.), Duke City Run (Martinez went to Alburquerque to catch an event we've never covered before.), Reader's Rides, Collecting Our Thoughts (Who know what lurks in an Editor's mind?)
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Summer
1983
Rods and Customs - Thirty-Nines in Minature (Tim Boyd gives us a closer look at one body style of model car.), Black Tracker (Track "T's" seem to be more and more popular with good reason.), '23 Tweety Pie (No, it's not the old Roth car, but it is canary yellow.), Trade Out Truck (Jeff Scozzaro captured this one for our cover.), Do-It-Yourself-Custom (Pat Ganahl brings us this one from Colorado.), The Collector's Piece (In the past it's been the real thing, this time it's from Thom Taylor.), Mountain Iron (Just barely from Michigan, and very nice.), Second Hand Rose (Shot by former staffer Tom Vogele, this '34 coupe is ready to run.), C/Gasser (Once a racer, this one's back on the street.), Low Cruisin' Caddy (This 1932 Cadillac redefines going in style.) Events - Southwest Showdown (Rods, customs and vehicles of all kinds at the Albuquerque show.), Vancouver Speed Sport Show (One of the best ever for this Canadian event.), E.T.'s Pancake Breakfast (Nothing to do with an extra-terrestial, but lots of fun and good eating.), da Car Show (Dick Scritchfield caught this Hawaii show while on vacation.), Deuces Down Under (The Australians celebrated the Deuces 50th Birthday too.), Summer Cruise (This will prove that all of the cruising isn't being done in California.), Rollin' For Kids (The Tourin' Tin of Orange County, California's annual charity event.), ISRA Drag Day (The Indiana Street Rod Association hosted their second annual event.), Ye Olds Tyme Drags (Oklahoma City was the site for this nostalgic happening.), Steve's Run For Funds (Held in Portersville, Pennsylvania, the proceeds went to the American Cancer Society.) Shop Tours - Steel Is Real (Yes! Someone is finally reproducing bodies in steel.), Lakenor Auto Salvage (An unusual, no, a very unusual way to dismantle cars for their parts.), Rock Valley Antique Auto Parts (They do more than fabricate gas tanks in stainless steel.), Wabbit's Wood Works (A funny name, but these guys are serious about their wood products.), Northwest Tour (Geoff Carter takes you on a tour of Portland, Oregon's major rod shops and manufacturers.), Advanced Chassis & Components (A new shop in Las Vegas, but lots of experience behind it.), The Rod Shop (This issue a complete guide to fiberglass bodies and related parts.), C.W. Moss (He has a lot more to sell than just T-shirts, take a look.), Editorial
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September
1984
Rods and Customs - Sweet Nineteen (How often do you see a 19-year-old build his own street rod - and a nice one at that.), Rapid Rebuild (It took only 3 1/2 months to take it from a stocker to a road-worthy street rod.), Making Tracks (Joe Luber's 1936 Chevy sedan delivery doubles as an advertisement for his business.(, A Hard Ramming Dodge (There are a lot of advantages to building a non-Ford street rod. A quick look at this '34 Dodge will give you several.), Southern Comfort (Since our special features this issue deals for fiberglass bodies for street rods, we decided to show you how nice one can be.), First Try (One of our cover cars this issue, and it was the first street rod effort by it's owner, Terry Clark.), Blind Man's Bluff (Building a street rod is difficult enough. Can you imagine trying to do it blind.), Kustom Konvert (Doug was tired of street rods so he built himself a kustom konvertible from a two-door sedan - with the help of Dick Dean.) Events - The 28th Portland Roadster Show (Albert Drake gives us a brief glimpse of one of the oldest car shows in the Western part of the U.S.), Cream of the Crop (The Omaha Show brought out some of the top cars in the Midwest.), The Nats South (They moved the Nats South North and almost got rained out.), Street Rod Wedding (What better place could a die-hard rodder choose to get married than Harvey's Broiler on a cruise night.), It Happened In Monterey (One of the smaller shows for sure, but possibly one of the best - at least for the participants.), The Southern Fun Run (The L.A. Roadster Club picked up the ticket for the rodders attending this early springtime show.), Antique Auto Fair (Who says the Southerners don't like swapmeets. This one held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway was a huge success in every sense of the word.), The Marine Corps Run (There are several activities usually not found at rod runs at this one, including a full-blown USO show.) Shop Tours - Boyd's Place (A slightly different view of one of street rodding's top builders.), Southeastern Automotive (A new fiberglass manufacturer, and they are coming on strong.), Anderson Industries (One of the oldest and largest manufacturers of street rod fiberglass componentry.), Fat Jacks (Don't let the bark scare you, Jack Robinson doesn't bite. What he does do is produce some ot the nicest parts you could add to your street rod.), Down's Manufacturing (The name may be new, but the products aren't. Take a look, we're sure you'll recognize them.) Special Features - The California Kid (The famous California Kid caused quite a stir when it appeared on the streets of old London town.), The 'Glass Menagerie (A sampling of some of the top fiberglass and components currently available, and a few tips thrown in to boot.) Departments - Collecting Our Thoughts, The Cop Shop, Rodder's Soap Box, Nifty Fifties, The Rod Shop, Coming Events
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Winter
1984
Features - Engine Cosmetics (A vast though incomplete selection of items that will beautify your engine compartment.), Garage Scene: Montana (Contributor Scott Gregory takes us on a visit to Ray Thompson's garage.), Hi-Boys In Miniature (Tim Boyd show us why hi-boys are as popular in plastic as they are in steel.), Boyhood Dream (Duane Garn built his dream with a set of blueprints in his hand. The result is a beautiful Fad-T.), Colorful Car (Cars, like people, have personalities. This one is quite colorful.), Engine Kits (It's a whole bunch easier to buy all the engine rebuilding parts in one spot, and it can also be cheaper.), Popular Saloon (No, it's not a bar. A "saloon" is the British way of saying sedan. For the reason it's popular, read the story.), Fred's Fabulous Ford (Free-lancer Jerry Aaron sent us this one from Carson City, Nevada.) Events - The Last Bash (The Obsolete Iron's event wraps up the rod run season gor the Reno area.), The Wheel Show (The L.A. Roadster Club's 6th annual charity affair was rewarding in more ways than one.), Andy's Picnic (What can be said about this popular Northern California Event except that is was as fun as ever.), Clean '85 (The Street Masters Car Club of Olean host the Eastern seaboard's largest car show.), A Blast From The Past (The Yesteryear Dregs presented annually by the Street Rods Unlimited was one of OCIR's last events.), Narod's Cornfed (Gene Skiles' event is fast becoming a Southern California version of Andy's Picnic.), The Motion Show '83 (Dizzy Dean doesn't slack off just because he's planning a bigger event for his trenth anniversary next year. Number nine will be tough enough to top.), Black River Rod Run (Street rodding in Sweden in the words of a Swedish rodder.), The Un-Nationals (A group of rodders get together on the "Nats Weekend" and have a helluva good time.), The New Zeeland Street Rod Nationals (There were only about 250 cars, but these guys know what rodding is all about.) Shop Tours - Experi-Metal (These are the guys who are building the all-steel '32 Chevy roadster...impressive.), Fantasy Engineering (Roadster John Burks wanted a business where he could fulfill street rodder fantasies. His fantasy has been fulfilled.), Fish Enterprises (See how they make their Vintage - Hal Wheels and find out why they're so popular.) Tech - How Fast Do You Want To Go? (Engine RPM is restricted by which style of lifter you choose. Find out which will work best for your application.), Rock and Roll (Push rods and rocker arms are a very important part of your valvetrain, find out why, and which works best.), Bumpstick Basics (The ABC's of cam design and their proper usage.), Cooling Basics (This story may change your attitude about your engine cooling system. Written by one of the experts in street rod cooling.), Investment Protection (Protect your engine investment by following the simple plan outlined here by Todd Howard.), Install A Three-Piece Hood (Rootlieb makes a three piece hood that can be installed by the street rodder, and it's steel.), Breathe Easy (Working over the intake and exhaust port on your heads will improve performance and economy.), Braided Lines (Russell makes kits so that you can assemble your own stainess steel braided lines, and it's easy.)
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November
1984
Rods and Customs - Vintage Burgandy (Paul Vitale likes hammering so much that he not only does it at work while a carpenter, he does it to his cars too.), Jus' Teasin' (We recreated a typical scene from the prohibition days just for the fun of it. Randy and Julie Haapala, and their T sedan, played their roles perfectly.), Not ZZ Top (MTV has done a lot for music, and street rodding, since it made the ZZ Top '33 Ford coupe famous all over the world. The only problem is that now all street rods are "just like that ZZ Top car"...almost.), Brown Sugar (Until eight years ago this 1932 Plymouth convertible coupe was driven daily in stock form by a UCLA professor.), The Flight of the X-51 (An early custom was brought back to lire - but not wothout a lot of effort.), Let's Go H.B.! (Here's your typical roadster of the '80s, and no it isn't from California.), Cafe Racer (A graphic paint scheme called for a graphic background to compliment this Georgia-based, pro-street style screamer.) Events - The Cowtown Nationals (We didn't see any cows, but there sure were a herd of street rods.), The YPSI Run, The 1984 Street Rod Nationals (More color and black and white coverage of street rodding's premier event than you can get anywhere.), The Rancho Los Amigos Show (Lots of cars and goodwill at this L.A. Roadster club event.), The Nats East (The city of York, Pennsylvania once again hosted one of street rodding's largest events. This year it was bigger than ever.), Go Midwest (Tom and Deanna McMullen were out on the road again on their trek east to the street rod nationals.) Shop Tour - The Deuce Factory (Dave Thacker paid a visit to the home of the repro-deuce frame rails and discovered a few new things while he was there.) Special Features - Easy Does It (I don't care what the title is, it wasn't easy choosing these rear suspension kits to show you. There are too many that are too nice.), Brake Dance (We really had to "get down" to narrow this selection down to only 52 brake system components. The effort was worth it.) Departments - Collecting Our Thoughts, The Cop Shop, Mail Collector, Nifty Fifties, The Rod Shop, Coming Events
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March
1985
Rods and Customs - The Crimson Skull (Shades of Joe Ballon! This 1949 Buick is a blast from the past.), Shirley's Merc (Direct from the drag race scene of the movie "Heart Like a Wheel".), Thurty 2 (Dave Dahlberg's car was built five years ago, but it's still "state-of-the-art".), Termite's Express (Another "Heart Like a Wheel" car, but this one might fool you.), Chauffeur's Choice (A very nice Model A roadster from Massachusett's.), Heavy Cruiser (Fat-fendered and tons of fun, this rod's name really fits.), Hometown Magic (A 1932 Chevy "Vicky" built by a man his kids call "The Wiz".) Events - The Halloween Run (It's been a few years since we've been to this one, things still get pretty weird in Fort Lauderdale.), Rodders At Play (Boise area rodders had a lot of fun trying to wear out their rear tires.), The Last Bash (This run is so good that the number of entries os limited. Jerry Aaron tells us why.), The Pigeon Forge Run (Don't let the name fool you. It's still "Gatlinburg", they've just moved.), The Beach St. Revival (The action is always good along Beach Street in Santa Cruz, California.), Rerun Refun (The Rolling Relics fun takes place in the Ozark Mountains of Northern Arkansas.) Shop Tours - Dienerbilt (Ben Diener's work is the standard for quality in the southeastern part of the country.), Bitchin' Products (A couple of long-time street rodders have put their money where their mouth is. The result is a line of unique products that many rodders can use.), Posie's (Lookin' for chassis components for your fat-fendered Ford. Take a look at what Posie has to offer.), Custom Auto Radiator (CAR has the hot set-up for cooling your hot-running rod.) Special Features - A Buyer's Guide To Turn-Key Chassis, Behind The Scenes: Heart Like A Wheel, High Tech Parts Buyers Guide Departments - Editorial, The Cop Shop, Mail Collector, Nifty Fifties, Coming Events
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May
1985
Rods and Customs - Double Vision (These Kansas-bred rods belong to a pair of twins. Jack has the '36 and Jim drives the '28 Tudor...or is it the other way around.), Kentucky Nuggets (Another trio of rods from the South. Two of the three were built for under ten K. Guess which one wasn't. Is it the '31 Vicky, the '29 Roadster or the '34 five-window.), Big Boys Toy (This month's cover car is a beautiful fat-fendered belonging to Bob Clark and Neill McNeill.), Tons Of Fun... (It takes all kinds of people to build all kinds of rods. This one you'll just have to see... How about a '47 Ford Cabover.), Coupe De Danville (This Danville's back East and the rod is a '35 Chevy coupe.), Something Blue (Michael Civeill built a primo '29 "A" highboy with some innovative ideas.) Events - Hot Time In A Cool Town (It's Ridler Award time in Detroit and the 33rd Autorama was one of the best yet. Just ask Bobby Alloway - Ridler Winner.), Hot Fun At The "Run To The Sun" (Lake Havasu was the setting for the 7th Annual Relic and Rode event.), Nojoqui Falls Run (This event traditionally marks the end of the California Rod Run season. If you missed it then, don't miss it now.), Hot August Rod Run (Michigan in August is pretty hot and so is this run.) Shop Tours - Butch's Rod Shop (Get acquainted with the guy from New Lebanon, Ohio who carries the most complete line of non-Ford chassis parts. Also, home of the "Weedeater" dropped axle.), Sun Specs (Frank Yanczer had a great idea to keep the cost of hi-tech accessories down. His story is quite unusual.), Chassis Engineering (One of the oldest rod shops in the country, the West Branch, Iowa company specializes in fat-fender chassis components.), Pete And Jake's (Home of the California Kid and the Four-Bar.), Sanderson Headers (Wanna see how street rod headers are made?) Buyer's Guide - Street Rodding Illustrated's Guide to Chassis Parts For Fat Fendered Street Rods Special Features - Centerfold (This month you get to hand the "Kentucky Nuggets" on your garage wall.), Hot Rods For Teachers (SRI goes on location with Van Halen as they shoot their latest videi, "Hot For Teacher".) Departments - Editorial, The Cop Shop, Mail Collector, Rod Mart, Nifty Fifties, The Rod Shop, Coming Events, As Index
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July
1985
Rods & Customs - Basic Black (Gene Bostwick's '29 Ford sedan delivery has lots of neat features, but remains a basic hot rod.), Ma's '32 (Karen "Ma" Cotton loves street rods so much that she made her husband build her onw of her own.), Close Encounters Of The Ford Kind (British Journalist Tony Thacker shares his street rod, and some unusual photography, with his American counterparts. This month's cover car.), Broad Street Bully (Pontiac Beatle Paul McCartney needed something to drive in his movie. He chose a hot rod.), Atta-Hiboy (There are a lot of unique features in this traditionally built '34 roadster.), Fireball Express (When is a town delivery not a town delivery? When it's built by Mike Winfrey.), Avant-Garde (A state-of-the-art street rod in the form of a 1934 Ford Victoria.) Events - Windy City Weekend (A very cold weekend, in a city known for it's cold winds, but a warm welcome to the 23rd Annual World of Wheels car show.), Oakland Number 37 (Larry Murray tried it again and won the big one with his Boyd-built beauty.), The E.T. Mid-Winter Run (After trying for about four years to shoot this event we finally got it right.), The First '40 Fest (Northerners got together at Pismo Beach to celebrate their common interest in Henry's favorite fat-fender.) Shop Tours - Grand Opening (Lynn "CW Moss" Williams gave a grand opening party to celebrate the opening of his new store.), Boyd's Place (Yeah we know that we did a shop tour a few issues back, but he's moved. As with his cars, photos don't do justice to his shop.) Tech - Jag Ifs (This story is part tech about Kugel's urethane bushings, and part Ol' Goat Project Update.), Dual-Point Update (Update your old Mallory Dual-Point ignition system with this simple two hour conversion.) Special Features - Just Stylin' (Deuce Roy Fjastad commissioned artist Thom Taylor to design him a track-nosed Deuce, exotic.), Safety First (Is your car really safe? It might be a good idea to ask someone else to take a look.), SRI Buyers Guide (Some of the newest and hottest products we've seen in quite some time.), Pull-Out Poster Centerspread, Van Nuys Blvd. (What it was really like to cruise Van Nuys Boulevard in the '50s related by someone who was there.) Departments - Collecting Our Thoughts, Mail Collector, The Cop Shop, Kathy's Column, Nifty Fifties, The Rod Shop, Advertisers Index, Coming Events, Classifieds
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September
1985
Rods and Customs - Simple Ain't Easy (Emil Francisco's Dane-built '34 Ford Roadster is one of those trendy machines whose simple looks must not be mistaken with easy construction. Remember, simple ain't easy.), Rhodes' Runner (Here is one heck of a nice Chev coupe from Delaware that's not only a show quality piece but also, and mainly, an excellent runner.), Huff & Puff (This issue's main course is a beefy one! What about a pair of sizzling blown and yellow hot rods from Central California served with a large order of color and a twist of speed.), Cool Cab (There aren't too many rod cabriolet's so we made sure we captured Jim Talaga's fine '32 on film when we met him at the Nats last year in Columbus.), Rare 33 (We thought it'd be neat to compare Jim Talaga's Ford cab with one of similar vintage and quality built originally by Chevrolet and later turned into a hot rod by Richard Miller.), Zoeller's Undertaking (Another body style offered by Chevrolet in the mid-thirties is the sedan delivery. These three-door Bowties make nice rods too, as proved by Dan Zoeller.), Anniversary Present (The story of this brand new (at the time of our photo session) '32 Chevy coupe is not an ordinary tale.) Events - Flatheads 4-Ever (One of the oldest nostalgic events in the country, the 4-EVER-4's Nostalgia Nationals is a real voyage back in time that should be seen by everyone at least once in their rodding life.(, The Deep South Rod Run (Street Rodder's own editor, Geoff Carter, didn't miss his yearly rendezvous with the Deep South Rod Run. He brought us some pictures and the facts.), Capital City Commotion (One of the last winter season shows, the Washington D.C. extraganza featured a quantity of street rods, most of which being of the pro-street kind. A Steve Coonan report.), Fine Swedish Steel (Hot rodding is constantly evolving in Sweden, all for the best, too. The quality of the cars is right up there, and even hi-tech has reached the Swedish shores. Bo Bertilsson tells us all about it.) Shop Tours - The Fat-Fendered Rod Shop (Fat-fendered rods are so hip that California now has a rod shop devoted to only this kind of carFunny thing is, Van E. Enblom's operation originated in Illinois.), Dana's Hot Rod Shop (Formerly the Old Tyme Rod Works, Henry and Nancy Dana's Florida-based shop has recently been given a more explicit name that will be directly associated with the Dana's reputation for high-quality work.) Tech - Hi-Po Chevy Smogger Heads (Pretty soon, the supply of older free-breathing engines is going to be extinct and we've got to learn to make the best of what we now have. The so-called smogger heads can be made to perform.) Special Features - Buyer's Guide (This time SRI went shopping for street rod interior products.), Pull-Out Poster (We put the two actors on our Huff & Puff feature for a full hot rod poster. Photos by Jerry Aaron.), Project California T (SRI is showing you the second stage of the construction of our giveaway car - you will find the first part in Street Rodder's August issue, and we tell you how to win it on page 33.), Van Nuys Blvd (Bill Mathews reveals the identies of the real kings of Van Nuys Boulevard, and the River Road.) Departments - Collecting Our Thoughts, Mail Collector, Kathy's Kolumn, The Cop Shop, The Rod Shop, Advertiser's Index, Coming Events, Classifieds
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November
1985
Rods & Customs - Smooth Operator (A fine example of low-expense, hi-style street rodding.), The Seaholm Special (Things are not always what they may seem to be.), Project California T (Your new street rod is finished...check it out.), Smorgasford (It's a sedan - or a coupe - or, a convertible. Oh heck, you figure it out.), Pete's '37 (Candy paint and a tilting "doghouse" are just two features of this award winning rod.), Rule Breaker (Have you ever known a street rodder who didn't break the rules?) Events - Fort Worth Vignette (For a little show, it was a pretty big deal.), Let's Do It Again (The good old days are brought back for a few fleeting hours.), The 1985 Street Rod Nationals (Four days that were unsurpassed in pure street rodding ecstasy.), Des Moines (The Mid-America Nationals are seen through the eyes of our own Phillippe Danh.), Father's Day '85 (The L.A. Roadster Show and Swapmeet turned 21 - and there was double the fun.) Shop Tours - T.C.I. Engineering (There have been a lot of changes recently in the house Ed Moss built.), Unique Auto Parts & Builders (This is the first time we've seen Greg Bowden's new shop, it's brand new.) Tech - Project California T (Jack Webb at California T Components is shown finishing off your new street rod.), Project Pro-Street '37 (It's time to quit bench rodding and get this thing on the road. The fat-fender gets a four-bar.), Special Features - Special Nat's 1985 New Products (Seventy of the newest street rod products in contention for honors at the street rod nationals.) Departments - Collecting Our Thoughts, Mail Collector, The Cop Shop, Kathy's Kolumn, The Rod Shop, Advertiser's Index, Coming Events
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January
1986
Rods & Customs - Go Lower (Skitch Kenney's Forty One Chevy cruiser.), Serge's 4D CDN UC (A homebuilt '40 Ford sedan that would make a Deuce owner envious.), Rare Find (A custom afficionado would wrongly identify this one as being balloon-built.), Big Punch From The So. Texas Bunch (You gotta see these guys to believe them - and then you won't.), IFS/IRS "T" (Cliff Jones marches to the beat of a different drum and his car is quite unique.), The Quest (A tale of a lifelong ambition to acquire the car of his dreams.), 35 What? (When was the last time you saw a "cornbinder".), Deuce Ex Machina (Black is beautiful, and with flames is even better.) Events - '40 Ford Day (Frank Oddo let's you know fat-fenders aren't new for street rodding.), Rocky Mountain High (The first ever Rocky Mountain Nationals.) Tech - Go Lower (How they got Skitch Kenney's car so low.), Brakes For Project 37 (The latest installment of our new fat-fender project.), Driveline Basics (Ever wonder how those driveline components work?) Special Features - Pop Goes The Beatle Bis (Bis? That means encore, as there's still more to be told about that Broadstone Bully.), Custom Trends (A new feature we hope to bring you every issue. This time it's mirrors.), Rodding Magazines From Around The World (Want to see what they're doing abroad?) Departments - Collecting Our Thoughts, Mail Collector, The Cop Shop, Kathy's Kolumn, The Rod Shop, Coming Events
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May
1986
Rods & Customs - To Tone (Ken "Posie" Fenical does it again with a two-tone paint scheme. This time it's with Darryl Rodgers 1933 Ford Cabriolet.), Strange Brew (An unusual combination of street rod components and building techniques, and it's a Pontiac to boot.), Blown In The USA (One of our cover cars this issue. It's blown, bad, Hemi-powered and driven all the time.), Victorian 'Glass (1933 Ford Victorias are finally getting the attention they deserve. This is the first fiberglass '33 Vicky we've seen on the street.), Coupe de Mains (A rough translation is "a surprising movement'. Richard Mains got quite a surprise at the NSRA Nats last year.), Hot Lumber (Gary Vahling has a thing for commercial vehicles. His latest, a 1929 Ford woody delivery, is our main feature this issue.), French Bred (This just goes to show you that you can make a silk purse from a sows ear, if you try hard enough.), Baad B (Red is becoming less and less popular with street rodders these days. But if you think red is dead, take a look at this radical piece.), The Duesenford (It took a couple of years to get this one on paper but it was worth it.), Earth Angel II (If nostalgia is your thing, this one's for you. A recreation of this rodder's favorite early rod.), Hupp Two, Three, Four (With a name like that you have to know this one's a Huppmobile. It's a very nice one too.) Events - The Portland W.O.W. (Wow is what our correspondent said when he walked through the turnstile at last year's Portland World Of Wheels car show.), Doin' The Charleston Run (There is another group out there promoting street rod events, the United States Rod Association, and this was one of the biggest events last year.), Coralville Cruise III (The Wanderer's Custom Car Club hosted their third annual event drawing over 300 entrants from six states.), The Muddy River Run (The Muddy River Run has become a midwest tradition. It's held on Fort Wayne Indiana's Johnny Appleseed Park.) Tech - Project '37 Update (Our Managing Editor's project is the receipient of modern street rodding technology. In other words, he found a couple of bolt-on parts that work really neat and we think that you'd like to see them.), Expose - Street Rod Graft (This kind of street rod graft involves the mating of old to new. In this case, a Nova subframe to an early Chevy.), Talking Headers (This new wave header system from California Street Rods suits most street rod applications to a "T", or an "A", or "Deuce", or...) Shop Tours - The Street Rod Manufacturing Co. (Located high in the Rocky mountains, TSM's Cliff Jones has come up with some very innovative ideas.), Rootlieb, Inc. (Hank Rootlieb had been banging out street parts for street rodders and restorers for a long time, and he still has some of the neatest products around.) Special Features - The Slo-Pops (The story of one of the oldest street rod clubs we know of. If you can document another that's older, let us know.), Seat Du Jour (A comprehensive buyer's guide to some of the "seats of today", and all of them for street rods.) Departments - Collecting Our Thoughts, Mail Collector, The Cop Shop, Kathy's Kolumn, The Rod Shop, Coming Events
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July
1986
Rods & Customs - Resto Tech (Brad Littlefield subtly combined resto and hi-tech when building his '34 Ford sedan. The results are interesting.), Ex-Strip Teaser (Tom Mitchell, Jr. took an old '41 Willys race car out of retirement and turned it into a beautiful street gasser.), The Not '37 (A sneak preview (postview?) at what Henry's three-window coupe could have looked like, had he decided to produce it!), Car Of The Year (Every year the Minnesota Street Rod Association presents the owner of the club's best car with a special award.), One Awesome Pickup (Don't let it's looks fool you. Bill Burch's '40 Willys pickup never was a race car before. It's been on the street for the past 20 years.), Bad Trip (On the other hand, Doug Reusch's pro street Anglia is a converted sixties gasser. Through the rodding season it's gained a lot in comfort, but still has plenty to play with.), Pro Street Is Neat (Total Performance's Mickey Lauria built a pro street "T" to showcase their fine products and for the fun of it, too.), Tubster (Carter's 1931 Ford highboy tub completed! Carter Wilson's that is.), High Altitude Hauler (After a ten-year "retirement" Harvey Richardson came back to street rodding with a new Model A roadster pickup and he loves it.), Hite's Plains Drifter (Ted Hite has built himself a hot rod that combines the aggressive looks and the performance of a pro streeter with practicality and driveability.), Perfect '38 (The Cavagnaros needed a sedan so they could take their son along to the rod runs. Their new '38 four-door sedan turned out perfect.) Events - The Last Pass (The KKOA's last event of the year was almost rained out but leadsledder's aren't afraid of rain and the Last Pass was still a success.), The Northwest Nationals (Apart from the NSRA, a few well-organized clubs manage to put together some big events. The Vintiques of Yakima, Washington are one of these few.) Tech - Pro Street Prescription (Steve Coonan visited California race car and street rod chassis builders Ken Thurm and Tom Garrity and discussed the practical way of building a pro-street rod.), Quest For Firewall (Project '37 is moving right along. This time we show you how to install a Bitchin Products firewall.) Shop Tours - Sonnenfeld Enterprises (Quentin Sonnenfeld turns out some really nice work in his Lakewood, Colorado shop.), Party Time at B&M (Jim Davis held an open house to celebrate the completion of B&M's new headquarters.) Special Features - Skid Marks (Famous cartoonist George Trosley has a humoristic view of what street rodding is made of. His cartoons will grace our pages on a regular basis.), Steer We Go Again (Donna Bergh almost went beserk trying to (ha ha) round up the 40 steering wheels featured in this buyer's guide.), Pro Street Speed Shop (You're building a pro street rod? Turn right to this story and find out what's offered on the market to make your life easier.) Departments - Collecting Our Thoughts, Mail Collector, The Cop Shop, Kathy's Korner, The Rod Shop, Coming Events
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September
1986
Rods & Customs - Special Sedan Delivery Issue! - Tobacco Rod (The Surgeon General has determined the use of this vehicle may be highly exhilarating. A tobacco habit we highly endorse.), Drop Floor Delivery (What's a "drop floor"? A very rare version of one of Henry's Modek A delivery trucks. About 100 were made.), Size 37 (Size 37 is large for a shoe, and small for a jacket. It's just the right size for Sy and Katy Gregorich.), Warren's Piece (Fred Warren's '32 Ford delivery is red and proud if it, One look will show you why.), Down Pat (One way to get your wife involved in street rodding is to build her a rod. Harry Johnson says it's the best way.), The Candy Man's Delivery (This 1934 Ford sedan delivery gives a new meaning to candy paint. No it isn't candy apple red either.), Phoney Baloney (Bob Bowlen is quite a prankster, and that carried over into his street rod. Take a look and see what we mean.), Timeless Thames (For once a street rodder owns up to the fact that all Anglias aren't pre-'49, even though they look like it.), Passion Fruit (What else would you call something that looks like a big banana? This '40 Ford delivery is something else.) Events - Showtime In Stockholm (The annual coming out party in Sweden started out with tragedy but finished with a flourish!) Shop Tours - The NSRA Headquarters (The NSRA finally has a permanent home. Where? Why Memphis, Tennessee of course.), Sparbaro Hot Rods (A brief visit with Bob Sparbaro and his crew. Yet another reason to hate California.) Special Features - Induction Insight (An overview of some of the most exotic forms of fuel distribution that can be found on the street.), Stallone's Flying Mercs (An update on those Eddie Paul Custom Mercs that were to be used in the movie "Cobra". Well they certainly were used.), See The USA (...in a Chevrolet street rod. Over 15,000 miles were put on a 1928 Chevy grocery-getter because "his" Deuce wasn't ready.), Custom Trends (This time we take a look at several different ways to keep a street rod cool. And we're not talking radiators here.) Tech - Fat Ford Floor (Yet another Bitchin' installation on our Project '37. One any of you can perform with a few simple tools.) Departments - Collecting Our Thoughts, Mail Collector, The Cop Shop, Skid Marks, The Rod Shop, Coming Events
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November
1986
Rods and Customs - Head Turner (There's more than one way to get our attention. This car turned our heads in more ways than one.), Plastic Fantastic (Another fat-bodied head turner, but this time plastic bodied with flames.), Think Pink (Danny Brent has built so many '37s that he's hard-pressed to make them different. This time he did it with color.), Jan's 4T (Jan Carpenter is one lucky lady to have such a nice '40 Ford to use as daily transportation.), One Neat '48 (In spite of the fact this car was considered "unsalvageable" by most, Hank Williams made this one a survivor.), Triumphan "T" (Using traditional hot rodder's ingenuity Nick Nicholson combined a '27 Ford with a British chassis to come up with a rare blend.), Baby Bear (A rare '35 Chevy Master coupe with "suicide" doors. People would kill to have it.), Blown '38 (A perfect example of what can happen when a street rodder wants to build something different and potent too.) Events - NW Nats (Despite sometimes threatening weather, the NSRA Northwest Nationals enjoyed a good turnout. Al Drake reports.), Okie City (What can you say about the World's Largest street rod participant event? This year we can say it was the hottest ever, as the weather was the topic of conversation more often than the street rods.), French Postcard (Our roving reporter Jack LKloozhow attended the Fourth Street Rod Nationals and he ran into some interesting machinery.), YPSI Rod Run (This small club event in Ypsilanti, Michigan fits into the category of "bigger and better than ever".) Shop Tours - Lobeck's And The V-8 Shop (Barry Lobeck and Ginny Griffith's have combined their efforts to serve the street rodders better.), L.S.A. (Against incredible odds, France's only rod shop is still in biz and turning out some nice cars, too.) Special Features - Finders Keepers (Leroi Tex Smith and his buddy Carl have been touring the Idaho countryside and they show us what they've found.), NAT's New Products (We have tried very hard to bring you every every single one of the new products exhibited at the Okie City Nats this year. Does almost count?), High School Project (Can you imagine how many street rodders could cultivate if all the auto shop classes in the country had a project like this?), Custom Trends (Can't afford the big-buck wheels, but tired of the solids or wires. There's more than one way to skin a cat.) Departments - Collecting Our Thoughts, The Mail Collector, Skid Marks, Kathy's Kolumn, The Cop Shop, The Rod Shop
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