'29 Ford RoadsterVictor Mafra, Paris, France"Vive la France!" was all we could say after laying eyes on Victor's stunning little A-bone roadster. Victor didn't tell us much about his bitchin' rod, other than it's a steel body and the flathead is a '51-vintage, 239ci unit. The photo, however, speaks for itself. Sitting on '32 rails, the roadster utilizes hairpins, buggy springs, Offy heads, triple carbs, and countless other cool vintage parts. Baby blue paint, a red gut, red wheels, and white firewall with red striping finish it off perfectly. Sacre bleu!
'49 Mercury SedanPaul Clark, Arnold, MOLook again-Paul's Merc isn't a coupe, but a four-door sedan with the rear doors welded and filled. "Most people can't tell," Paul says. Most of the other mods are more obvious, like the shaved handles and trim, custom bumpers/pans, bubble skirts, frenched quad taillights, and awesome flames over a red finish. This is one 'sled that scoots, too, thanks to a 455 Pontiac, TH400, and 9-inch rearend. Finished off with Coker wide whites and Lancer caps, plus creature comforts like A/C, power steering, and power brakes, this sedan is certainly not short on style.
'40 Chevy SedanMike Mancuso, Islip Terrace, NYAfter personalizing many other cars, Mike decided to attack this Chevy as his first all-out rod project. The Mustang IFS and Nova rearend were already in place, so he concentrated on the many body mods, including molded and flared fenders, handmade running boards, rounded door corners, scooped and smoothed hood, roll pans, frenched and relocated lights, and shaved driprails. It's all covered with '85 GM Autumn Maple Firemist paint, shot by Tony Fronzoni. The 305 Chevy V-8 is decked out with chrome and backed by a 700-R4 automatic.
'17 Dodge TouringRich Gilbertson, Broomfield, CORub-a-dub-dub, it's more fun in a tub! Rich figured that four doors and no top was the perfect recipe for a way-cool rod, so he dug up a Dodge touring body in a Nebraska field, dropped it on a boxed Model A frame, and set to work. During the five-year buildup he installed a potent 302 Ford V-8, 8-inch rearend, and a Mustang II front suspension with Heidt's dropped spindles. Fiberglass Model A fenders from Speedway were also added before Rich sprayed everything purple. Interior highlights include gray upholstery and Auto Meter gauges, plus big smiles from Rich and his better half.