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These guides, reviews, and recommendations are made to help you build and maintain period-correct hot rods and customs. Below we have made some articles that explain and addresses questions we regularly receive through the mail and social media.

Hot Rod and Custom Christmas Gifts for Dad 2021 After the warm welcome last year, we decided to once again compile a list of gifts we recommend for the man of the house. Mexican Blankets for Hot Rods and Custom Cars A Mexican Serape blanket is an affordable, popular, and good-looking alternative to worn-out interiors in hot rods, customs, gassers, daily drivers, and beaters. Bias Ply vs. Radial Tires - Are radials really RADIOACTIVE? Are radials really RADIOACTIVE? Are you rolling around confused? Check out our latest guide, and you'll hopefully end up with more answers than questions. Kustomrama Tire Buyer's Guide: Firestone 5.60-15 Tires Much more than just frontrunners for your hot rod. Show & Go - Kustomrama's Guide to the Cragar S/S Wheel BOOM! In 1964 the Cragar S/S rocket thundered off from the headquarters of Bell Auto Parts in Southern California. It was a major blast, and nobody knew back then how long the mission would last. A year, a season, or maybe a decade? How to clean and maintain whitewall tires After purchasing your great-looking whitewall tires, you definitely need to maintain their good looks. Because let’s face it, the biggest downside with a set of whitewall tires is keeping them clean. From Strip to Street - Kustomrama's Guide to American Racing Torq-Thrust Wheels The American Racing Torq-Thrust Mag Wheel is by many considered to be the most famous and recognizable wheel of all time. It started as an idea, and a need for a wheel that would give less weight, with strength and the cooling ability for race cars. Kustomrama Tire Buyer's Guide: Firestone 6.70-15 Tires Wheels, tires, and stance are three of the most important components of any car. Wheels can make or break any build. Bias-ply tires are a must if you want to build a period-correct traditional 1940s or 1950s hot rod or custom, and the Firestone 6.70-15 tire is a popular tire amongst traditionalists. Keep the Tradition and Traction Alive - Kustomrama's Guide to Buying Nostalgia Slicks Nostalgia slicks are very popular these days, and we see them on everything from vintage dragsters, hot rods, gassers, and even nostalgic street cars. They do work fairly well on the street, as long as you don’t try to drive on a rainy day. The 3 Best Car Covers for your Classic Car Needless to say, protecting your hot rod or custom car is important and can save you a lot of money, compared to an expensive repaint.


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