Contrary to '80s when T-bucket owners went overboard with building their rides with huge big 'n' little wheel combos and outrageous engine choices, the early 1970s saw a nearly level stance and simple approach to roadster building. Dan Suyenaga's understated T featured a round-corner windshield from a 1915 model.
Robert K. Smith photographed this 1956 Nomad, which was owned Larry Baker (he's the one receiving the cold can of Coors in the picture). Larry Watson painted the 'mad with acrylic lacquer, choosing a Pearl Pineapple and Candy Cantaloupe paint scheme.
Wide, Indy-type rear tires were all the rage in the mid 1970s, and they look right at home on Bob McKiernan's Model A delivery, which was photographed for the cover of STREET RODDER by Jim Clark. The rod was originally a five-window coupe, and was converted to the panel design by the owner.
Buck Dickinson's Model A sedan was an early recipient of a Kugel Komponents IFS unit. Dickinson's wife, Kathy, woodgrained the dash, and the car was painted Ford yellow, with a silver pearl in the body and red pearl in the fenders.
Tom Leonardo was only 20 years old when Pat Ganahl stopped by his house to shoot his collection of hot rods that included a 1937 Ford coupe, 1932 three-window, a 1931 cabriolet, and an Auburn dashequipped Model A roadster that Leonardo found sitting in a garage since 1947. Leonardo is still an avid hot rodder in SoCal, and now his sons build and show hot rods alongside their father.