How to Build a Hot Rod

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Author: Dennis Parks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610609715

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

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This book is designed for anyone who has ever seen a hot rod and wondered, "How do I build one of those?" Whether you're a newcomer to the hobby or a seasoned, experienced builder, this book covers every aspect of building a hot rod from start to finish. Author Dennis Parks helps the reader select the right vehicle to build and leads them through the process of making it happen. He answers basic questions and sheds light on the entire process of building a hot rod with lots of no-nonsense advice for any degree of builder.

How to Build a Hot Rod Model A Ford

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Author: Dennis Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760308790

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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-Includes a detailed work-up of the rare Ardun kit, a conversion designed by engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, who went on to produce the Corvette for General Motors. - Captain George McNicholl is just that, a captain, master of deep-sea vessels out of Vancouver, Canada, for 30 years. - Captain McNicholl has an abiding interest in the hot-rod Ford, and is a member of hot-rod and custom-car clubs, with specialties in the flathead and the Ardun modifications. - McNicholl has built -- "modified" -- all three of the types of flathead shown in How to Build -- carbureted, blown, and the Ardun type.

Hot Rods

Roadsters, Coupes, Customs

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Author: Dain Gingerelli

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1616730870

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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When it comes to building your hot rod, you’re faced with choices for everything from which go-fast goodies to slap on your mill to what paint and other eye candy might define your rod more than anything else. And when it comes to a hot rod, parts aren’t just parts; it’s all in how they come together--either it works or it doesn’t. This new Motorbooks Idea Book covers every system of a traditional hot rod—be it roadster, coupe, or tub—illustrating with hundreds of color photos the various options for frame rails, suspension, steering, brakes, wheels and tires, drivetrain, electrics, cooling, body, interior, and paint. Looking through this book, you’ll be able to assess which choices fit your aesthetic sensibility as well as how they suit your plan to use your hot rod. You’ll also get the “big picture”--a clear idea of how some choices work together and others just don’t mesh in the same car. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or practical answers, this book will guide you from off-the-shelf, fabricated, and even found parts and pieces to the finished hot rod of your dreams.

Art of the Hot Rod

Collector's Edition

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Author: Ken Gross,Peter Harholdt

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760349789

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 248

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Art of the Hot Rod is a feast for the eyes--a gallery of gorgeous hot rods, the best you'll see from the world's top hot rod builders! A hot rod is art on wheels, and this book contains a whole gallery of the best you'll ever see. In this exclusive collector's edition of Art of the Hot Rod you'll find a jaw-dropping array of beautiful hot rod photos, plus special gatefolds, updated text, and exclusive frameable photographic prints. Art of the Hot Rod: Collector's Edition celebrates the uniquely American marriage of mechanical know-how and an inspired sense of style and design. Built from the ground up, pieced together from salvaged or hand-built parts, rebuilt with classic looks and modern technology--these automotive works of art are as powerful on the page as they are on the street. The book profiles top builders such as Pete Chapouris, Roy Brizio, Vern Tardel, Troy Trepanier, and fifteen others and features studio portraits of their most outstanding custom creations. Through the stunning portraiture of master photographer Peter Harholdt, Art of the Hot Rod captures these magnificent vehicles as they've never been seen before. In addition to full-color photography and updated text, this special collector's edition features two gatefolds with new photography and four garage art photo prints.

American Hot Rod

How to Build a Hot Rod with Boyd Coddington

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Author: Dennis W. Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760321652

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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What is it about North Carolina that makes our state so special? See for yourself in "Our North Carolina," a stunning pictorial tour through every beautiful corner of our popular state-a tour that captures our unique character and landscape. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the sandy Atlantic beaches and the Outer Banks; from Civil War battle sites and vivid hues of autumn foliage along the Blue Ridge Parkway to cities, farmland, and much more, renowned local photographer Kevin Adams showcases the people and places that make North Carolina such a splendid state in which to live and visit. About the Author/Photographer: Kevin Adams is the photographer of "North Carolina Waterfalls," "Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians," "Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia," "Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park," and "North Carolina's Best Wildflower Hikes." A member of the North American Nature Photography Association, Adams has received many awards, including one from the North Carolina Zoological Park, 1998; the North Carolina Year of the Coast Award, 1995; and the North Carolina Year of the Mountains Award, 1996.

Automotive Wiring

A Practical Guide to Wiring Your Hot Rod or Custom Car

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Author: Dennis W. Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760339923

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Automotive wiring is a primary skill required for proper completion and safe operation of any custom build, whether it is a traditional custom, hot rod, or classic daily driver. While restorers typically have the option of buying a new or reproduction wiring harness, custom enthusiasts often have few options except to figure out how to do it themselves. This book guides builders through every step from determining what components they need, to selecting wire type and gauge, methods of connection, and other considerations. The book includes numerous charts showing typical configurations and suggested installations. A troubleshooting section lends a hand in tracking down the inevitable problems that can arise.

Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide

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Author: Dennis W. Parks

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760335321

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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You’re building a hot rod. The first step is the chassis. If it’s not right, the car won’t handle well. If it’s really not right, the car might destroy itself. There are choices to be made, from frame rails to suspension components, and some combinations will work better than others. Next is the body. This is what everyone sees first. It’s what makes a hot rod a hot rod. This book is a sure-fire guide to the best approach. Veteran builder and writer Dennis Parks walks you through the whole process, from finding and using existing panels to choosing New Old Stock panels from the aftermarket. The Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide offers fool-proof advice for building the hot rod of your dreams.

Custom Cars

The Ins and Outs of Tuners, Hot Rods, and Other Muscle Cars

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Author: Sean McCollum

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429634308

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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"Includes information about the history and current status of custom cars, including tuners, hot rods, and muscle cars"--Provided by publisher.