Road Agent

Built by: Pete Crane

Ed Roth is the undisputed granddaddy of the show rod world, and I love his designs, especially Mysterion and Outlaw. But I've always felt that the Road Agent was a bit of a misfire, so short and stubby, and it always bugs me when a show rod hides the engine.

So I cut off the front end of the body, fabricated a firewall of sorts and extended the frame with two sections of chrome plated sprue. The engine is made up of parts from 3 different show rods: a block from an Outcast C-cab, the blower assembly and pullys & belt from a Surf Woody. And my original thought was to use headers from the Undertaker, but I couldn't find any, so I went with headers from a Stingaree.

I had to cut a wedge in the floorboard to accomodate the engine, and there is no drive shaft, so the front engine is really only for looks. I also cut a hole in the trunk floor behind the seat so you can see the rear engine from the top. The paint is Testors Electric Pink. I'm not much of a scratch builder; this is the most modified rod I've ever built and I'm quite proud of it.

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