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What Wheels Should I Run On My Hot Rod?? – Hot Rodding 101 – Irontrap Garage


When building a traditional hot rod wheels can confuse a lot of first time builders and we often receive emails about what to run on their project. A lot of people get mixed up between the different styles of wheels that Ford used, and do not realize there are so many options!! Matt sits down and walks us through the 3 style of wheels that Ford produced. Each style of wheel have different factory options that can be used to further customize your hot rod. There are also a huge variety of hub caps and trim rings that can be swapped around to change the look of your car. While this isn’t every single wheel option for Early Fords this should help you going in the right direction!!

Posted in 1932, 1932 Coupe, Hot Rods And Jalopies, IronTrap Garage, YouTube

Hemi Powered 1932 Fords!!! – Garage Full Of New York Drag Racing History – @IronTrapGarage


One of our viewers Ed emailed us many months ago about the 1932 Fords that were owned by his father, both with New York drag racing history. Ray Stillwall purchased the 1932 Ford Roadster in 1948 and built the car in stages over the next 10 years. The roadster was raced at many local tracks, and even at the Allentown Fairgrounds back in 1955! Ed’s father was able to purchase the car back in 1970 and after a few other owners it ended back in the hands of Ed. The blue 1932 Ford Tudor was owned by Ed’s father and was also raced all over. This one stayed in the family and Ed continues to drive and race the car today. We enjoyed spending time with Ed and hearing all of the stories of the two 1932 Ford’s in his shop. Thanks for watching

Posted in Hot Rods And Jalopies, IronTrap Garage, YouTube

Massive 1934 Ford Collection Buyout – 5 Cars and Tons Of Parts!!! – @IrontrapGarage


It is not everyday that you receive an email asking if you would be interested in buying a barn full of 1934 Fords, but if you do respond immediately. At first we thought the barn was going to be full of rusty and rotten 34s, the pictures we received told a different story. At that point we knew we had to try to buy it all. We won’t spoil to much in the description so be sure to watch the entire video!!

Posted in 1939, IronTrap Garage, mercury, Mercury Flathead V8, YouTube

Rust Free 1939 Mercury Coupe Hidden Away The Jersey Shore For 50 YEARS – Irontrap Garage @YouTube

Back in 2019 we pulled out a 1939 Mercury Coupe that had been sitting in a swap for 50 or more years. Since we brought the “Swamp Merc” home Matt has been dreading starting such a labor intensive project. Thankfully we recently received an email from a viewer Padraic about his 1939 Mercury Coupe. His grandfather purchased the car around 1969 and after his passing the car was passed down to him. Padraic now lives across the country and has not driven the car since the 90s. Join us as we pull out of the cleanest original 1939 Mercury Coupes we have ever seen.
Posted in Ardun, Engine, Flathead V8, Ford Flathead V8, IronTrap Garage, YouTube

How Does An Ardun OHV Conversion Work?? – @IrontrapGarage


While visiting Ronnie Roadster Matt filmed a ton of footage while talking with Ron. We wanted to put together a video showing exactly how an Ardun OHV Conversion works for a Ford Flathead engine. Ron is a wealth of knowledge and has over 100k miles on his blue 32 Ford Roadster that’s powered by a blown Ardun. Ron shows us the inner workings of an Ardun valvetrain and some of the tricks that are needed to get them running correctly. A huge thank you to Ron and his wife Laura for letting us visit and film!!

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Ted’s Antique Auto Picnic 2021 – One Of Our Favorite Small Local Events – @IrontrapGarage


Most car shows happen in the evening or on weekends, not Ted’s Antique Auto Picnic. Local auctioneer Ted Maurer has been running the event for a number of years, and recently our friends at Cabin Fever Auctions has taken over the event. The show starts at 9 am and runs till 2 pm, with a sandwich lunch served buy the church the event is held at. This show brings out some amazing local antique cars that we typically do not see at other local shows. If you local to the Reading Area and would like to attend next year be sure to follow Ted’s Auto Picnic on Facebook!

Posted in Chrome Pipes & Pinstripes, IronTrap Garage, podcast, Royboy Productions

Chrome Pipes and Pinstripes Podcast Episode 202 : Iron Trap Garage


Episode 202 : Iron Trap Garage

In this episode Royboy talks with Matt Murray of Iron Trap Garage out of PA.

Listen in and hear the story of how he started the channel 4 years ago and grew it to the point that he’s leaving his day job so that he can do Iron Trap Garage full time.

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Home To Serial #1 Model A!!- Model A Museum At The Gilmore – Matt Murray @IrontrapGarage


The Ford Model A Museum at The Gilmore is where we spent a good portion of our trip. This is the world’s largest museum dedicated to the Ford Model A thanks to the Model A Ford Foundation.

Inside you will find the very first Model A ever produced, which was a gift to Thomas Edison, and is technically the first hot rodded Model A. The Museum is filled with every body style Model A you can imagine, a Model AA school bus, and a plane!!! The Ford Model A Museum is one of the many reasons to visit The Gilmore Car Museum on your next road trip!!

Posted in Ford, Ford Model T, Gilmore, IronTrap Garage, Model T, Museum, The Gilmore, YouTube

The Gilmore Car Museum Model T Driving Experience – @IronTrapGarage


The Gilmore Car Museum offers an amazing program called “The Model T Driving Experience”

. This program will take you on a crash course on the history of the Ford Model T and give you hands on experience behind the wheel of one!

You will get to drive one of the many Model T’s in the museum’s collection and drive 3 miles around the historic campus. –

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