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1979 Classic Truck News

Looking for 1979 truck news and industry updates? Take a look at the achived news for 1979 and read rumors, reports, press releases, and just about any other tidbit of information we found interesting.
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1956 Ford F-100 - Just Like Dad
Bruce Ross describes himself as a typical 60-ish car guy working in his garage on a budget and reliving the dream.... more
How to Apply Water Based Paints - Part 2
If the 1986 Dodge featured in last month's article "Mail-Order Pride" about how to spray Auto-Air Colors water-based paint over Summit Racing's high-solids urethane clear has served to do anything,... more
Parts Department - May 2014
Check out these parts for your classic truck!... more
Professor Hammer - May 2014
Professor Hammer answers a reader's question on how to install doorskin.... more
Postage Paid - May 2014
Jim Rizzo answers readers' tech questions!... more
Driver's Seat - The Good Ol’ Days
Though I should have done this way back in the February issue (which had an on-sale date in early December), I'd like to wish all my friends, both readers and advertisers alike, a very belated but... more
Contemporary Truck Talk - All Mod Cons
What’s really cool is that we've come full circle in the industry that supports the classic truck market, and it’s caught up with what the greatest minds in Detroit can think up today.... more
Replacing Firewalls and Floorboards
When Mid Fifty F-100 Parts announced a few years ago that they had replacement firewalls, we couldn't get one here fast enough.... more
Professor Hammer - April 2014
Ron Covell gives metalworking tips to some of his readers.... more
Parts Department - April 2014
Check out this month's must-have truck parts!... more

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eBay Built Gasser Van
The editors of Hot Rod are in the process now of building this ’68 Chevy Van for the 2012 SEMA Show... more
eBay Built
The editors of Hot Rod, Lowrider, european car, and Four Wheeler are in the process now of building... more
Custom interior
Have you ever wanted a first class, award-winning custom interior for your rod or custom, but... more
ididit's 25th Year Anniversity!
ididit’s 25th Anniversary Car Show & Open House is this October 1st, 2011 It's that time of year... more

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M5OD transmission swap to 1979 ford pickup ?????
here lays my issue I have an m5od transmission out if a 1989 f150 that I would like to put in to my... more
1979 Chevy Cheyenne What engines fit in it?
1981 and earlier motors will be the easiest fit.. 75 to 80 are your best bets.. you mention NEW... more
1979 Chevy Cheyenne What engines fit in it?
I just bought a 1979 Chevy cheyenne and i wanted to put a new engine in it but idont know which... more
1979 Truck Cab Swap
Hey guys! First time poster here! I have a 1979 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 that I've had since 1981!... more
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