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Hot Rods by Dean and the Street Rodder Road Tour

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

For Dean Livermore, founder and owner of Hot Rods by Dean, the satisfaction in creating custom vehicles is in seeing a project gel and come together.

Custom projects at his Phoenix, Ariz.-based shop include hot rods, street rods, roadsters, muscle cars and vintage trucks. The shop’s 10 employees complete in-house fabrication, body work, mechanical work, paint and design. Their projects often include building custom chassis, interior and body work, and even manufacturing their own custom-made parts such as sub-dash panels and stash boxes, which keep the authentic appearance of vintage vehicles while hiding modern touches such as stereos and air conditioning.

“Everything is high end, high class, high finish,” Livermore said. “I enjoy the building the cars and getting the car to the final stage. I enjoy the journey. That’s the satisfaction for me, is making it all come together.”

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Miller to support the 2013 Street Rodder Road Tour

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Miller has signed on to support the Street Rodder Road Tour for another great year.  The magazine has commissioned Tennessee-based Honest Charley Garage to build a 1951 Ford.  The shop, known to be one of America’s premier street rod builders, is owned by Corky Coker, founder of Coker Tires, the dominant vintage car tire manufacturer, and SEMA Hall of Famer and past president.

The Street Rodder editorial staff will both oversee and document the fabrication/build process. The shop will use Miller welding and cutting products for the build. Following the build and unveiling, the car will be road tested and travel approximately 20,000 miles to eight events across the county in order to showcase the inherent quality of the parts developed in the street rod market.

Tune into future issues of Street Rodder to catch the build action. A Tech Manual will also be created by the publication to describe this entire process.

In addition, Miller will travel to the shop and capture some of the fabrication process. These how to videos will be shared in upcoming issues of our DIY e-newsletter. Are you signed up to receive DIY? Don’t miss this exclusive content. Sign up today at MillerWelds.com/newsletters.

Last year, we captured the action at Burbank, Calif.-based Hollywood Hot Rods. Shop owner Troy Ladd and his team of fabricators completed a ’40 Ford coupe that utilized a Bob Drake body on a Fatman chassis. You can view the videos captured by Miller and read more about this shop at http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/articles/hollywood-hot-rods.