If you’re a traditional hot rodder there are a few paths you can take to building your own rod. One option is to build a car that captures the style of what you would have seen cruising the streets in the 40s, 50s, and 60s using period-specific parts. Another option, if you want to take things a bit further, is to adopt the more extreme approach by restoring an actual prominent show car or race car to its former glory for a whole new generation to admire and enjoy.
That’s exactly what happened to the Hollish Brothers A Competition Coupe.
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If you liked the Electric Mighty Boy then here’s another electric powered build. Similar idea, but a whole different execution. This one would be more at home at a car show than a Greenpeace convention. I love the way it looks without body panels, sort of like a skeleton on wheels. If petrol becomes obsolete in our lifetime, I for one would definitely not complain if I had to cruise around in something like this.
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Found this on the H.A.M.B., check out the kink in the frame, so bad…
One thing that has remained consistent since cars first came into production is that guys simply can’t keep themselves from cutting them up and showing off their work. Before blogs and forums, there was black & white photos and car magazines. Rikster from Rik Hoving Kustoms posted up an amazing thread on The H.A.M.B. full of scans detailing the work done by Valley Customs in the late 40’s to early 60’s. Luckily for us, not only did he post pictures of finished cars, but also some rare in-the-build shots. If anyone tells you that modifying cars is just a phase or a fad, show them these pictures.
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Traditional hot rods, rat rods, and kustoms command huge respect, if only for the sole fact that the builders will only use a combination of used and custom made parts. When I say used, I don’t mean a few years old, I mean decades old. It’s hard for most of us to grasp the idea, as we’re too used to jumping online and ordering that next part we need.
This 1941 Chev comes from the H.A.M.B., an awesome community of people who love anything and everything to do with traditional hot rods, including lifestyle, culture and artwork. I will be featuring a few builds from these forums in the future, including cars made from what most of us would consider scraps of metal, so keep an eye out if you dig this sort of thing.
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The garage i featured in Garage Re-Vamp was very modern, clean, high-tech, and full of late model exotic cars. Here’s a garage from the other side of the spectrum.
This is the kind of garage I would love to own. You can keep your tiled floors and rendered walls, give me the character and old school charm of this place any day! Wooden floorboards, exposed beams, and even a split-level add-on.
While there’s no “build” pictures as such, I just had to share it.
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