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Ultimate Hot Rod Glossary – The M’s

M Mag: Magnesium wheel, or steel or aluminum copy resembling one.   Media Blasting: The use of an abrasive media – such as sand, aluminum oxide, glass beads, ground glass or baking soda – sprayed under...

Ultimate Hot Rod Glossary – The L’s

L Lakepipes: Side-exit exhaust pipes located under the rocker panels.   Land Yachts: A term referring to oversized luxury vehicles of the late 50s to the early 60s.   Landau: Originally described a limousine that had an...

Ultimate Hot Rod Glossary – The H’s

H   Half Shaft: On rear-wheel drive vehicles with independent rear suspension, the rear axle is split into two independent axles – also referred to as half shafts. Front wheel drive vehicles also use half...

Ultimate Hot Rod Glossary – The G’s

G   Gasser: Car used in gasoline-only drag racing classes in the 1960s (as opposed to alcohol or nitromethane fuels), where the front end of the car is raised along with the motor. Characterized by...

Ultimate Hot Rod Glossary – The F’s

F   Fade-Always: Fenders that taper back into the body.   Fat Fendered: Fords built between 1935 and 1948 that were wide and rounded in appearance.   Fencer’s Mask: A term used to describe early radiator grills that...

Ultimate Hot Rod Glossary – The E’s

This week are the E’s, and next week we’ll bring you the F’s.   E   Estate Car: The early version of a station wagon.   Exotic: A high-priced, two passenger roadster, coupe, or convertible, usually...