Hot Rod Deluxe - - Roddin’ Scene -

Nick White’s time­less ’50 Mer­cury stopped us in our tracks. Don’t let that per­fect pro­file dis­tract your eye. Sure, the top chop is ob­vi­ous, but how about the frenched head­lights, rounded hood cor­ners, rounded door cor­ners, shaved door han­dles, Ap­ple­ton spots, and the short­ened trim? They all com­bine for a time­less lead-sled look, and then, just when we thought we had found all the cus­tom touches, we no­ticed the re­worked fron­twheel open­ings.

SU­PER SLED Hot rods by def­i­ni­tion are a com­bi­na­tion of parts old and new. Jeff Crouch did a great job mix­ing parts on his ’23 T-bucket. The paint scheme is some­what con­tem­po­rary, but that flat­head is def­i­nitely a mix of old and new. Edel­brock heads are tra­di­tional, while the EFI in­duc­tion is to­tally mod­ern, and that Chevro­let wa­ter pump is a mix of old and older. The end re­sult is an out­ra­geously cool T-bucket.

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