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Keeping Them On the Road – A Tour of United Pacific Industries

Factory original parts are great, but most older cars don’t have factory support anymore. Fortunately, companies like United Pacific Industries help keep these classic cars going where the factory no longer exists. While I was there to shoot the feature on the 1932 Ford Pickup, which features many of their own products including the body, […]

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Proof of Concept – United Pacific’s 1932 Ford Pickup

When it comes to hot rods, there isn’t much out there that can beat the looks of a 1932 Ford Coupe or Roadster. Well, except maybe a 1932 Ford Pickup. This version is a proof of concept made by United Pacific as they have launched their line of 32 Ford restoration parts. While you may […]

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The Camfather – A Brief History of Ed “Isky” Iskenderian

A World War II veteran and innovative valvetrain builder, Ed “Isky” Iskenderian is a legend among hot rodders around the world. The name sparks up images of fast Flathead Fords, engines producing 1-horsepower per cubic inch or better and leading the way hydraulic lifters with the first anti-pump-up lifters. “Mr. Isky” has been making cars […]

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A-Trac-Tive – Paul Mooney’s 1925 Model T Roadster

In the 1940s, Fay Mooney, Spud Simkins, Johnnie Johnson and friends built a roadster from a 1925 Ford Model T. The car was completely hand fabricated and painted at the Mooney Brothers Body Works in Bakersfield. It looked like an awesome race car but with such clean lines and paint, it was hard not to […]

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