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1980 Hot Rods

The experts from Popular Hot Rodding Magazine offer featured 1980 Hot Rods that include street rods, old roadsters, rat rods, and other custom vintage cars. Select a featured article below to view web exclusive hot rod photos, read about modification upgrades, analysis, and more.

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1968 Plymouth Valiant Subframe Connectors
How to improve your Mopar's chassis stiffness with a set of weld-in subframe connectors... more
1965 Mustang Fastback - Fordified Loyalty
Ever since he was 5 years old, Jim's been gaga for Fords. "When my mom's friend came over in a '69... more
How to Paint Classic Muscle Cars
A pro shows how to restore a classic muscle machine using materials and tools anybody can afford.... more
New Products from PRI
Check out these five cool products from the Performance Racing Industry trade show!... more
1968 Pontiac Firebird - Carved To Perfection
Michelangelo had marble. The ancient Romans had travertine. Ken Ramey’s material of choice is much... more

Hot Rodding Blog

Hot Summer Car Movie
This summer's "Snake & Mongoose" movie takes us back to where it all began for many of us.... more
AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge
Lunati joins the 2013 AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge as a contingency sponsor in the crankshaft... more
PerTronix Quick Change Crimping Tool
Thanks to a quick release interchangeable die set, PerTronix's cool new Wire Terminal Crimping... more
1965 Mustang
Wilwood Disc Brakes introduces new front disc brake kits for the 1965-1969 Ford Mustang.... more
Racing Fuel
VP Racing Fuels has introduced its newest blend—X16—a perfect blend of performance and economy.... more

Hot Rodding Forum

gm block 509
Hey, are those blocks just the old raised deck 427's used for trucks in the 70's (with four ring... more
What Engine Should We Build Next?
One thing to consider is the "technology" of the 1970's and 1980's. An oversize small block engine,... more
New To SBC building
.. The rear end is likely the 7.5" with 2.73:1 gears... it will work, but feel long-legged and not... more
cheap mean 318
The cost comes up in head selection...the 318's are tiny, and a 340/360 head is a big bore, which... more
I like this mag because
They are not the run of the mill cookie cutter mag.It has something for everyone.I am mainly a... more