More great content from Matt and the team at Irontrap
Our 1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup is styled as a pre-war hot rod, and one of our favorite builds. This jalopy is very reminiscent of the early shop trucks that could be found at Bonnevile, both racing and being used as support vehicles. Similar to the Pagoda City Coupe, this hot rod needs to be driven and is very bare bones. We can’t wait to drive this all over this summer!!
The next major installment in the Hot Rodding 101 series Matt dives into the Cadillac Lasalle Transmission. The 37-48 Cad/Lasalle was THE transmission that was used in a ton of hot rods that were built during the “heyday” of hot rodding. The Cad/Lasalle can be a bit of a confusing transmission, as there is a lot of differences and versions out there. Matt takes us on a crash course on the Cad/Lasalle to help you learn about this great transmission!!
The next topic for our Hot Rodding 101 series is Hubcaps or Wheel Covers. Hubcaps are very important to the overall look of a build, because they can be very plain and subtle, or be wild and stand out. Ford used many different style of wheels from the lates 20s to the 60s, and all use different hubcaps. Matt sits down and briefly covers wire wheel, wide five, “poverty caps, and full wheel covers. Comment below with your favorite hubcap combination!!
The next instalment in our Hot Rodding 101 series is all about Brakes! Matt sits down to cover the many options for stopping power for your Early Ford Hot Rod. We are only covering the brakes that we would use on our earlier style build, as disk brakes started to become popular in the late 60s. This is in no way the end all list for brakes, we just covered the ones we typically used and see! There’s a bunch of other options we didn’t cover, let us know in the comments below what you like you use on your traditional hot rod!!
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!!
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