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Two Classic Fords Build One Strong Father and Son Bond

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Roger Hogan 1955 Ford F-100 Farmington, MO -- Lance & Kim Hogan 1955 Ford F-100 Charleston, IL

Family is the one constant in your life that you can always count on. If you are blessed enough to have a good one, then chances are they will always be around to back you up in good times and in bad. Roger Hogan of Farmington, Missouri, and his loving wife Carolyn have spent the past several years working and raising a family, and now their once youngsters are raising families of their own—funny how that happens. As a pastor, Roger spends a lot of his time spreading the word of the Lord, and with a dynamite family in his corner, enjoys some great company to share his interests with. One of those interests is classic pickups, and Roger has poured the last nine years and several greenbacks into the red and black two–tone ’55 F-100 radiating off these pages. In fact when we met Roger and his family at the 2010 F-100 Super Nationals in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, his kids commented several times about when packages of chrome-plated parts and truck gear arrived at the front door. In fact, when the truck was purchased for a mere $500 more than 10 years ago, his son Lance was so intrigued with the idea of a classic truck project that he jumped in with his dad and the two built it together.  When Lance was ready for an F-100 of his own, well, he followed in hid dad’s footsteps with another ’55, and dad helped swing some wrenches. Now that’s good old-fashioned family street truckin’ at its finest. (more…)

Going Back to the ‘50s in a Homebuilt Hot Rod Effie

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Owner: Clayton and Deborah Lashley, 1953 Ford F-100, Newalla, OK

Back in the early days of hot rodding enthusiasts put together their rocket of choice within the confines of a two-car garage, or they wrenched out in the open, right in the driveway. Making your performance dreams come true was a matter of pulling together your buddies, sharpening your skills, and just going for it. No fancy tools, no unlimited budget and no fully equipped shop—just a bucket-load of determination and a vision. Some of the coolest hot rods around today were built at home in the garage with the owner spinning the wrenches. Clayton Lashley of Newalla, Oklahoma, is a diehard hot rodder who has held the titles to a ’57 Ford two-door wagon, a ’34 Plymouth coupe and a ’37 Ford coupe. When it came time for Clayton to build a new project he wanted “a hot rod with a bed” so he located a ’53 F-100 slant cab, and friends Dave Griner, Dustin Lashley (son), Doug Boowning, Jon Barrett and Roy England spun wrenches in the evenings and on weekends with Clayton to complete his truck. The neat part about this build is the grassroots nature of the project, which used a ton of OEM parts borrowed from different vehicles, and the fact that Clayton and his friends did all of the work short of the interior. (more…)

Hill’s Hot Rods and JD Glassworks Build one Style and Power-Packed Tahoe

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Andrew Weaver, 1999 Chevy Tahoe, Snyder, TX

Nothing beats the sound of a raspy power plant radiating through the pipes as a set of big billets spins in the fenders and your favorite jams pound through an arsenal of precision-tuned audio gear. Of course, the experience of driving our custom trucks is heightened when there are a few extra ponies under the hood to unleash. Andrew Weaver of Snyder, Texas, is a hot rod and horsepower junkie at heart, and just so happens to have a predilection for late model trucks and SUVs that join retro influences with modern style. (more…)

This C-10 got a Change in hue and Much More

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Owner: Lee Milinich, 1968 Chevrolet C-10, Hanford, CA, Lewis Milinich Body Shop

Our love of custom trucks and hot rods is like catching bug, and it’s usually acquired at a very young age. Generally caught by the frequent sight of our fathers wrenching on their cars in the driveway, or attending car shows and riding in the middle seat. (more…)

Porterbuilt Street Rod’s Bolt-On Step Notch and 4-Link Systems Help lay out Your C-10

Monday, January 31st, 2011

If necessity is the mother of invention, then she must have wanted to “link” the back of her truck. How do I know that? If she wanted her truck to lay out, then she had to do something with those stock leaf springs. One of the ways to do so would be to remove the leaf springs, replacing them with a link-style rear suspension for more range of axle travel, which increases ride height adjustability. (more…)