Andres Eika
1948 Dodge coupe
Bø, Norway

If you've ever followed who is doing what with street rods outside the United States, then you'd know the folks in Norway and Sweden are some of the most talented craftsmen out there, as well as being some of the most ravenous for old cars.

Andres Eika was able to pick up a 1948 Dodge from Ohio in 2008 and have it shipped across the Atlantic to his home in Bø, Norway. And when it comes to the Dodge line of vehicles, you'll usually find people are lined up on one side of the fence or the other on whether they find them an attractive car. But if you've ever met an owner of a vintage Dodge, then you also know they are among the most enthusiastic hot rodders out there.

Andres took three years to completely rebuild his 1948, combining the vintage tin with a driveline from an 2001 C5 Corvette, which is where he got his name for the project: "DC5". Andres did nearly all the work himself, and credits STREET RODDER as a source for his passion.


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