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Hogie Shine 1930 Model A & 1953 Ford COE Hauler Possibly Coolest at 2015 SEMA Show

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Hogie Shine 1930 Model-A and 1953 Ford COE

Dan Hogan of Hogie Shine Paint Body Fab in Phoenix, Arizona brought perhaps the coolest vehicle combo to the 2015 SEMA Show with the Hogie Shine 1930 Model-A and 1953 Ford COE

Over the last few years the traditional Hot Rod Model-T Ford, or the classic 1932 Ford "Deuce Coupe" has found itself displaced in certain crowds by the increasingly popular "Rat Rod". The Rat Rod is a counter-cultural movement to the high-priced custom Rods that have become little more than a rich man's trophy piece. Sure the Rods being built by guys like Chip Foose, or Boyd Coddington are works of art, but who can afford them, let alone risk driving them? Hence the Rat Rod movement was born with cars built according to the owner's abilities, budget, and of course with the intention of actually being driven. The biker, greaser, rockabilly, psychobilly, and punk sub-cultures are often credited with influencing rat rodding.

Hogie Shine 1930 Ford Model-A Coupe at SEMA

The Hogie Shine 1930 Ford Model-A Coupe body has been chopped 6-inches and channeled so that it sits low on a custom hand built chassis, I-beam front end, and 3-link rear

This doesn't mean, however, that a Rat Rod is no more than a bunch of junk parts thrown together. No, in fact, a Rat Rod should be an over the top reinterpretation of late 1940's to early 1950's hot rodding style that includes cultural elements of music, clothing, hairstyles, and tattoos. Loud, low, chopped, giant rear tires, multiple carburetors and open pipes should all be part of a well-executed Rat Rod build. Enter into the ring, Dan Hogan of Hogie Shine Paint Body Fab based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Dan Hogan has been painting cars for the last eight years, and branched off into his own shop about 2-1/2 years ago. Most of the work that Hogie Shine performs is the average paint and body collision repair kind of work. But that didn't stop Dan from building his own Rat Rod in the evenings after a long day at work.

Hogie Shine 1930 Ford Model-A Coupe with a Ford 351 Cleveland engine at SEMA

A Ford 351 Cleveland engine propels the Hogie Shine Rod down the road and sitting atop that engine in the 1950's Cadillac air cleaner is K&N air filter, part number E-1690

The Hogie Shine 1930 Ford Model A was built around 4 years ago, and took Dan over a year to complete. The Model-A Coupe body has been chopped 6-inches and channeled so that it sits on a custom hand built chassis. The Hogie Shine rod rides on a traditional I-Beam front end that has been drilled and chromed. Out back though, a fully dimple died and trussed Ford 9-inch rear end connects to the car via a custom rear 3-link setup using Fox coil over shocks. 1940 "Juice Brakes", a popular hydraulic brake conversion for Rodders, have been rebuilt, chromed, and fitted to the Hogie Shine Rat Rod to provide much needed improved stopping power over the original units.

Custom upholstery, custom sheet metal interior, and the beautiful black and Scion Xb gold patina paint scheme of the Hogie Shine Rat Rod.

One of the most identifying features of the Hogie Shine Rat Rod is the custom upholstery, custom sheet metal interior, and the beautiful black and Scion Xb gold patina paint scheme

That extra stopping power is important because a Ford 351 Cleveland engine propels the Hogie Shine Rod down the road. Sitting atop Ford's top performing small block from 1970 to 1974 is a 1950's style Cadillac air cleaner/scoop combination. Inside this air cleaner is none other than a world famous K&N air filter, part number E-1690. Custom built headers covered in exhaust wrap helps the Ford 351-C exhale. 15-inch American Racing Astro Supreme style wheels wrapped in vintage style Coker Tires white walls connect the 351 Cleveland's power to the ground.

K&N air filter and oil filter on the Hogie Shine Rat Rod

Dan Hogan relies on the superior airflow and superior performance of K&N air filters, as well as K&N oil filters, to keep the Hogie Shine Rod and Hauler running at their best

One of the most identifying features of the Hogie Shine Rat Rod is the custom upholstery, custom sheet metal interior, and the beautiful black and Scion Xb gold patina paint scheme. So when it came time for Dan Hogan to build his next project, it was decided that he would build them as a matching set. Due to the increasing popularity of vintage Cab Over Engine (COE) trucks, Dan decided to build a 1953 Ford COE capable of not only hauling the Hogie Shine Rod, but looking just as good. The Hogie Shine Hauler was built in time to debut at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. On the outside the truck is painted to match the striking black and gold patina paint job of the Model-A. But it's what lies underneath the cab, full custom sheet metal tilt bed, and stained wood bed floor that will really amaze those in the know.

Hogie Shine Rat Rod loaded onto the Hogie Shine Hauler's functional stained wood floor tilt bed

A 5,000 lbs. winch and Optima battery ensures the Hogie Shine Rat Rod can be easily loaded onto the Hogie Shine Hauler's functional stained wood floor tilt bed

The Hogie Shine Hauler features a 1953 Ford COE body mounted to a modern Dodge chassis. The Dodge chassis rides on full air bag suspension and features a custom rear four link suspension setup. Rolling stock consists of custom cut 22.5-inch Alcoa wheels milled down to 22 inches with the holes cut larger. Dan used 8 to 10 lug adapters to fit the Alcoa wheels to the Dodge running gear. The Hauler is powered by a 12-Valve Cummins diesel engine which breathes through a custom air intake system using K&N air filter RF-1007. The Cummins diesel engine releases spent gasses through dual 6-inch chrome stacks. A 5,000 lbs. winch and Optima battery ensures the Hogie Shine Rat Rod can be easily loaded onto the Hauler's functional tilt bed.

If you live in the South West United States there is a good chance you might see the Hogie Shine Rod and Hauler at some point. After driving the truck home from the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada to Phoenix, Arizona, Dan will have the vehicles on display outside of his busy North Phoenix shop on a daily basis. Additionally, he has a full schedule of projected late 2015 and 2016 car shows he will attend. Dan Hogan relies on the superior airflow and superior performance of K&N air filters, as well as K&N oil filters, to keep the Hogie Shine Rod and Hauler running at their best. Find the K&N performance replacement air filter, or universal air filter, in many air filter sizes that's just right for your application by using the Search by Vehicle tool on KNFilters.com.


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