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Book - How To Build A Cheap Hot Rod

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Our friend Dennis Parks purchased and assembled our Speedway Track-T Roadster and documented each step required in this book. This is the perfect companion book for anyone considering this or any other T build. 192 pages. 

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Whether you end up building a traditional or retro rod and stick with a conventional system, go high-tech and get the latest and greatest, or decide on a hybrid somewhere in between, this book will guide you through the process of choosing, installing, and enjoying your hot rod's suspension.
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