Author: Lance James

The Canned Monster Build: Part 2

The Canned Monster build is our 1956 Ford Customline that we’ve started converting into a Gasser/Altered. A gasser is a type of hot rod originating on the dragstrips of the United States in the late 1950s and continued until the early 1970s.¬†Gassers are based on closed body production models from the 1930s to mid-1960s, which have been stripped of extraneous weight and jacked up using a beam axle or tubular axle to provide better weight distribution on acceleration (beam axles are also lighter than an independent front suspension), though a raised stock front suspension is common as well. Common...

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The Canned Monster Build: Part 1

IN THE BEGINNING: I picked this car a few blocks from my house. I had seen it on Craigslist. It was pretty straight, no engine, trans, windshield or bumpers, oh and no papers. I made him an offer but he wasn’t as negotiable as I needed him to be. After texting back and forth over a couple of months he gave me one of those bring me the money today kind of offers I couldn’t pass it up. So, it was now mine. I already had project cars at home so it was hauled out to the parents house. Out...

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