Don’t Let Your Street Rod Get Stale
The idea behind building a hot rod is to draw attention. From the loud paint to the loud engine, there is nothing subtle about hotrods, lowriders, and other modified cars. Even though you could be driving a car as old as a 1940 Chevy Master, your hotrod could be incredibly dated. Fortunately, it is very easy to update a hot rod or lowrider, no matter how old your car might be.
One of the quickest ways to update your hotrod is by changing the paint. If you have shark teeth painted on the side or you have gone overboard with the pinstriping, it is time for a new paint job. Flames and other cliché hotrod designs, like skulls and fake racing numbers, could also be reconsidered for a more modern look.
Another easy way to update a hot rod is with new wheels. Many hot rods that were modified in the 1980s and 1990s were done in the monochromatic styling with paint that matched the wheels. Even if you decide to keep your hot rod in a single paint color, all you need to do is change the wheels to a more age appropriate look.
The coolest way to update your hotrod is to bring it back to the way it would have looked when the car was originally released to the public. So, if you are updating your 1940 Chevy Master, you can choose colors like Glamour Gray, Station wagon Brown, Beach Ivory, or Black. By adding white-wall tires and shiny chrome hubcaps, you can instantly update the car by bringing it back to the classic look it originally had. Some of the best looking restoration jobs have wheels that are painted to match the body color and the chrome hub caps.
There is nothing wrong with having a fabulous hot rod with subtle looks on the outside and a shockingly fast engine under the hood.