Hot Rod typically refers to a classic vehicle that has been mounted with a more powerful engine but not necessarily a V8 or higher although they are very welcome, an upgraded drive train is also a must to keep up with all the added power. Hot Rods are also very flashy, and most of the time have a customized body. They say that customizing a Hot Rod never ends, which is true for many. Various classic cars have been used to turn into amazing Hot Rods but for people new to this, here are some popular choices to that are great for Hot Rod projects.
Classic Volkswagen Beetle
The classic Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most popular car in the world, anyone can recognize the small bug even if they are not a car fan. It’s easy to find classic Volkswagen Beetles being sold at a very affordable price, maintaining them is also very easy as spare parts are readily available as well. The frame is also very easy to work with. These factors is probably why they are very popular in Hot Rod projects all over the globe. Although the beetle has more than 3 decades of production, the looks did not change too much so you don’t have to worry about finding a specific year model for you Hot Rod.
1951 Chevy 3100 Pickup
Pickup trucks Hot Rods are also very popular because it is easy to stuff a big-block engine under the pickups hood as they already have sufficient space. The 1051 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup is probably the most popular pick up to use for a Hot Rod project because of its sleek and top heavy design, as well as a large cabin space. The Chevy 3100 was built to withstand a considerable amount of load, this means that you can add a wide range of customizations to make a very flashy hot rod.
1929 Ford Model T
If you ask people about Hot Rods, most of them will probably think about a Ford Model T Hot Rod. This is because the 1929 Ford Model T is the most popular choice to turn into a hot rod all over the world. The low chassis convertible top vintage Motel T is already a head turner in its original look, convert it into an awesome hot rod and you’ve got the star of the show. Although it is compact, Hot Rod fans love giving the Model T a lot of power and try to get as much speed out of it as possible. Having an exposed engine is also very popular in Model T Hot Rods.
These 3 classics all have a different style and potential, it is up to you to choose which ones suits your taste.