Ed Fausel Visits the Shop

Ed Fausel, an event manager for Charlotte Motor Speedway based in Concord NC, visited our shop yesterday. We gave him the grand tour! We spoke to Ed about all of our current projects as well a...

FEATURED EMPLOYEE: Creed Joins the Team

As the shop has gone through some changes in the last few months, we have been doing some hiring. Creed is our newest addition to the Rutter's team! We wanted to give Creed a massive thank you for...

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1948 F100 Truck

Wayne Culp of Taylorsville, NC rolled into our shop with this 1948 Ford F1 to see what we could do to make it more drivable and safe! We got right to work inspecting the vehicle and putting together a plan of action. After we reviewed our plan with Wayne and he gave us the go-ahead, we ordered the appropriate parts to get started. We replaced the stock front I-beam axle with a Mustang II IFS, and replaced the rear leaf springs with a custom Ridetech Triangulated 4-link rear suspension all on Ridetech HQ Coilovers. The brakes needed some help to match the new handling capabilities so we upgraded to Wilwood 4-Piston disc brakes. We finished up the project by adding power steering with a Borgeson P/S pump and steering u-joints connecting to an Ididit column. To complete the look we helped Wayne pick out some awesome American Racing wheels wrapped with Firehawk Indy 500 tires. After getting the chassis ready, we tackled some wiring and tuning issues to make the project safe and reliable. Wayne picked up his baby and drove it home from the shop. He could not believe the improvements in drivability! It was a great project to work on. If you need work done on your hot rod or just need parts, be sure to contact us! We have customers from all over the country! Don’t settle for good, get the Rutter’s difference today!

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