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Custom Hot Rods - 'Readers' Pages

'Readers' Pages

Hemi Challenger
Who: Thomas Bush
What: '70 Dodge Challenger
Where: Mauston, WI
Why: Dude, if you can't see the beef dripping off this car, you need to take off the beer goggles. Check out the 596-inch aluminum Hemi with a NOS Pro Fogger (our favorite), plugged into a Tremec five-speed and a Dana 60 with 4.10:1 gears. This guy also equipped the E-Body with an Air Ride suspension system to lower the car over a set of polished Minilite wheels. There is a huge list of parts you can't see, like the 4-inch stainless steel exhaust system, Aero mufflers, and power everything in the interior. It even has heated/cooled Recaro seats, a DVD player, and a backup camera.
He Says: "It's not finished yet, but it's scary so far."
We Say: No back window. Couldn't wait to drive it, huh?

Before And After
Who: Brendan Stuart
What: '69 Ford Mustang coupe
Where: Mexico, MO
Why: What's cool is seeing good ol' Stu grow up building a '69 Mustang. And the wheels and paint are nice, too. It has a 302 and a C4 automatic for those of you who are wondering. We're guessing it has an 8-inch rearend with an open differential for maximum burnouts.
He Says: "It's my chick magnet."
We Say: They grow up so fast, sniff. . . .

I Had One Of Those
Who: Davis and Paul Carroll
What: '65 Ford Mustang
Where: Foxboro, MA
Why: This was originally a California car with a 289-inch mill. Now it has a 351 Windsor with a Hurst-shifted C4 automatic. Davis and Paul have done some of the mandatory suspension, cooling, and brake work and made sure the heater works for the lovely New England weather.
We Say: Needs a five-speed. Do it.

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