For over 14 years, Brent Vandervort, owner of Fatman Fabrications, has written a technical column for the Goodguy’s Gazette , the monthly publication of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. His new book, Building Hot Rods: 30 Years of Advice from Fatman Fabrication’s Brent VanDervort , combines the best of those columns into one book.
Hot rodding has changed from being primarily populated by the mechanics and hands-on workers of years ago. Today, many Rodders have the enthusiasm, but lack practical experience for the problem solving that makes building a hot rod such an enjoyable adventure.
Vandervort’s columns, respected and well read all these years, are designed to answer the questions of those car builders and customizers. An engineering degree and 30 years of experience designing and building some of the most innovative hot rod chassis components in the world give Vandervort a unique perspective on the technical side of hot rodding.
With 144 pages, over 50,000 words and 200 photos and illustrations, Building Hot Rods: 30 Years of Advice from Fatman Fabrication’s Brent VanDervort gives both new, and experienced hot rodders and car builders the information they need. Whether it’s help installing a front frame clip in an old Ford, or solving a problem with an aftermarket fuel injection system installed in a early Mustang, the answers that current car builders need are all here.