Here’s What it Takes to Bring A Hot Rod Back from the Dead – Tommy Lee Byrd @ Hot Rod Network

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The popularity of barn finds and survivor hot rods has created a whole new segment of the hot rod hobby. Cars with history are much more interesting than something built in the modern era, but we had to convince Charles Berry that his ’34 Plymouth, his high school hot rod, was a really special piece

Read the rest of Tommy’s article here

 

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Edsel’s masterpiece – designed by Edsel Ford, crafted by Karosserie Deutsch

Edsel Ford’s restyled 34 Ford was a team effort, designed by Edsel, Coachwork in Germany, Interior from Detroit.

Edsel christened the car “Luxus” German for luxury.

Read the rest of Richard Lentinello’s article at Hemmings

Vital Signs from ArcLite Fab & Gas Monkey Collaboration – Brian Bass

Really nice to camera piece from ArcLite Fab in which Brian discusses his approach and Hot Rod philosophy.

As a bonus I’ve also added the Gas Monkey  piece to camera with Brian during his recent Hot Rod build collaboration which was featured on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine

 

The Duesenberg Hot Rod

Whilst watching a recent edition of Jay Leno’s Garage on YouTube I was reminded of  what a cool car  “The Duesenberg Hot Rod”  actually is!

I saw some pictures of the car years ago and with the mainstream coverage of the old car hobby these days it was nice to see it up close via Jay’s channel.

The car was built back in the 40’s by Hal & Bill Ulrich.

Dave Blake shares an important piece of hot rod history the car won the first nationally sanctioned SCCA drag race!

The Blake family has owned the car since the mid 70’s, Mr Blake’s Father saved the car from being sold and broken up for parts, Mr Blake couldn’t afford to buy the car but traded it for a Cadillac.

Watch the video to hear about the history and the modifications to this piece of Hot Rod history.

 

The car pictured in 2011 via The Hot Rod Disorder blog is I believe based off a 1934 Ford body and Duesy chassis and running gear.

Ulrich Bros. Duesenberg/Ford Special

Here’s another shot from Howard Gribble on Flickr with some background on the car.

There is also a really interesting thread on the car from the ACD Club forum here

Edsel B. Ford – Condensed from several articles in 1989, by Edsel owner Ron Osborn, Drawings by Harry Bradley

Edsel Bryant Ford

A nice compilation of articles on Edsel Ford from the Edsel owners club website

Edsel’s Roadsters

Edsel Ford 32

Edsel Ford 32

 

Edsel Ford 34

You can read the article here

A Hot Rods Progress.

Reblog from COOL MCCOOL’S GARAGE

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I’ve made some real progress on the ’34, since I missed my “deadline” to have it at this years “Relix Riot” car show last weekend at the Gilmore Car Museum.  After a summer of having fun (which is what summer is supposed to be about), I’ve gotten busy on the car.  The brake lines and fuel lines are done.  I bought another Buick brake drum to replace the junk one (the lining was worn down too thin to be turned), and have that at my friend Jake’s where he’s turning the Ford hub down to fit the pilot hole in the Buick drum and re-drilling the bolt pattern.

I spent yesterday afternoon with a pan of CLR and a scuffy pad getting the surface rust off the Rootlieb hood, and when that was done, another couple of hours re-fitting the radiator/grill shell and hood gaps.  That involved welding the holes…

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Two weeks’ punishment: Hudson-Terraplane’s Ruggedness Run – Daniel Strohl, Hemmings

Great Hudson story from Daniel featured in Hemmings some years ago.

Two weeks’ punishment: Hudson-Terraplane’s Ruggedness Run

Two weeks’ punishment: Hudson-Terraplane’s Ruggedness Run

The story highlights the trouble that manufacturers took to demonstrate the toughness and reliability of the their product to the general public.

This is how Hudson did it in 1934!

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1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe Roadster Cracks the Top 10 in Auburn (Kurt Ernst Hemmings Motor News)

A 1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe roadster cracks the top-10 in Auburn

A 1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe roadster cracks the top-10 in Auburn

1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe roadster. Photos courtesy Auctions America.

When it comes to vehicles selling in an auction’s top-10, a Ford Model 40 generally isn’t the first model that comes to mind. While some restored examples have reached impressive heights (like the freshly restored black Model 40 DeLuxe roadster that sold at RM’s 2012 Monterey sale for $88,000), most change hands for considerably less money. In Auburn, Indiana, last weekend, a 1934 Ford Model 40 DeLuxe roadster sold for an impressive fee-inclusive price of $77,000, roughly $16,000 higher than current NADA high book value, breaking into the sale’s top-10.

For Sale on Hemmings – 1934 Ford Model 40 Fordor Sedan Deluxe

An absolutely lovely 1934 Fordor Sedan Deluxe for sale on Hemmings. if only I could afford it 🙂

1934 Ford Model 40 Fordor Sedan Deluxe

1934 Ford Model 40 Fordor Sedan Deluxe

Description:

1934 Ford Fordor Deluxe. Frame off restoration. Four suicide doors. 21-bolt flathead V8. 3 speed. Rare cigar lighter radio. Drives nicely. Coker Godfather whitewall tires. Reds dual nice mellow sounding exhaust system. Folding luggage rack with trunk. This Ford creates excitement everywhere it goes. It is a beauty. While my car is not perfect, it is perfect enough for most car lovers. Won several car show plaques. Terms: cash or bank wire transfer.