You see those amazing pictures of hot rods shot at photo shoots all the time, but have you ever witnessed an actual shoot before? Well, thanks to this Flake and Flames documentary teaser video, now you can, and it’s not a photo shoot of just any hot rod either. It’s a photo shoot of Dano Nichols’ (guitarist from the California surf band The Dynotones) heavily modified Model A. Check it out above.
The pair have traveled across the world over the past year, from California to Japan searching for the coolest Kustom Kulture, cars, and people. Dano Nichols and his 1930 hot rod just happen to be on that list.
Nichols’ hot rod is a Model A modified in all the right places. With a boxed-in frame and a 4 ½-inch chopped top, the hot rod sits perfectly under Satin Black paint. Powering this Kustom Kulture beast is an Edmunds-equipped 1949 Flathead engine built by Nichols himself, equipped with hand-built 1936 Ford torque tube headers from Circle City Hot Rods. The Model A also features a 1966 Ford C4 transmission with a flatomatic kit, a 1965 eight-inch rearend with Pete and Jake ladder bars, and Vega steering.
Finished in 2004, the hot rod makes for the perfect representation of Kustom Kulture with traditional good looks, plenty of power and a presence that screams of a good time. Behlau and Bram must have agreed because they spent the evening in California shooting the car.
With this type of quality cars being teased as part of the Flake and Flames film, we can’t wait for the full documentary to come out later this year. Be sure to visit the official Flake and Flames website for up to date info on the film.