Rodder’s Journal #68 covers every aspect of the hot rodding spectrum from ’50s customs to nitro-burning front-engine dragsters. Subscribers are treated to a head-on shot of Keith Hill’s truck-nosed ’33 Ford, while the newsstand cover features Jack Chisenhall’s “Texas Longhorn II” cackling in front of his son John’s mild-custom ’59 El Camino push truck. Hill’s Hemi-powered coupe was chopped, channeled and given a competition look by the Pinkee’s Rod Shop crew. The Longhorn was campaigned in the mid-’60s AA/FD ranks and was recently restored by Chisenhall and original builders Woody Gilmore and Doug Kruse.
In this issue we also have a tire-frying Deuce three-window, a chopped and channeled Model A sedan, a baremetal Cord, an excerpt from the late Tex Smith’s autobiography and much more.