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Category Archive: FORD, HISTORIC, OTHER, Project Cars, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Drastically Changing The Look Of This 1934 Coupe With Simple Bolt-On Upgrades

It’s amazing how much you can change the look of a car with simple bolt-on upgrades like wheels, tires, bumpers, etc. Just this week our friend Tommy bolted a set of steelies with dog dish...

Old Gray Mare, Part 3: Giving The Mustang II Some Attitude Back

Mustang fans wish the history was never there. Ford themselves do their best to skirt any mention of it. Your typical hot-rodder will gag at the thought. But the 1975-78 Ford Mustang II has hope. You...

$1,000 Build: So Close To Done! The $1,000 F100 Build Is So Close We Can Taste It, But Is Staying On Budget Even Possible?

The closer this truck gets to done the more I want to blow a few hundred dollars on two piles of steaming poo so I can weld them together and make them into something worth driving! Don’t you...

The Mad Fabricators Are Recreating Tweedy Pie: It’s A Hot Rod, Not A T-Bucket!

Here it is, the history of Tweedy Pie, a Model T Ford roadster hot rod that would change the car world forever, and would inspire millions of hot rods that would come after it. Not only was this car...

$1,000 Build: This Inspiring, And Legit, F100 Build Is Close To Done And All For Less Than A Grand!

If you aren’t inspired by other folks projects, and especially those done with lots of ingenuity and creativity, then you are not our people. This is a project that definitely inspires us and...

$1,000 Build: This Hot Rod Is Really Turning Into Something Special Now!

You may not have fallen in love with this project right away, but you have to admit that this sucker is pretty rad now. This is a no bull real deal $1,000 build that is cool, will be fun to drive,...

$1,000 Build: The $1,000 F100 Is Running And Getting Close To Being A Real Hot Rod!

Okay folks, it’s tire smoking time! The $1,000 build is going together splendidly and is really starting to look like something you’d want to cruise around town. I love it. And anytime...

Project Phantom, Part IV: Our 1969 Mustang Goes Under The Knife

(Words and Photos: Joe Grippo) It’s been a few months since the last installment of Project Phantom, my wife Stacey’s 1969 Mustang GT. The Mustang, which had been parked near the New Jersey shore...

Henry’s Hot Rod: We Investigate, Remediate, and Get Our Little Mongrel Ford Tractor Up And Working!

Well, we have a running tractor now! After the first installment of our Henry’s Hot Rod project it was time for the fun stuff, actually wrenching on our tractor that is parts 2N, parts 9N, and...

Lost Steer, Part Two: Is That A Coolant Flush Or A Vomiting Maverick?!

One thing that usually isn’t addressed with a revival program that most people film is the coolant system. They are so hung up on getting the engine to start and idle, and for the vehicle to...

Lost Steer Part 1: Getting A 1970 Ford Maverick Revival Started

That whole thing about seeing vehicles from the past with rose-colored glasses is true. Every time I look at a Ford Maverick or Mercury Comet, I see the ’73 Comet GT I learned how to drive...

The Dirty Cougar: Unexpected Rhinoplasty And A Warning For Winter Weather

The moment the clock struck 5 p.m. yesterday, was the moment that I fully intended to shut my phone off so that my wife and I could enjoy a night out for our anniversary together without any sort of...

Brakes For The Booger: Getting The Flooded F-150 Mobile

If you watch Ford ads of today, all they seem to tout is how the vehicle will do just about every ounce of driving for you. Scared of parking in a city? The Explorer will let you know when it has...

Project Phantom, Part 3: Time To Call In The Professionals On Our Project Mustang!

(Words and photos: Joe Grippo) When we last left the saga of Project Phantom, our revival of my wife Stacey’s 1969 Mustang GT, we had made the tough choice to send our ’65 Dodge Coronet down the...