This Guy Has a Deep Passion for Building Hot Rods

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And he's become one of the best builders on the West Coast.

How does a diet consisting of cheap hamburgers and sleeping on a cement floor sound in order to make your dream a reality? It’s certainly not the most ideal way to live, but sacrifices must be made when starting up your own business. Troy Ladd put plenty of blood, sweat and tears into opening Hollywood Hot Rods, but the hard work has clearly paid off. He started off with just one employee, and today Ladd has a six-man team devoted to building some of the coolest custom hot rods in the US.

His unique style has earned him numerous awards, including "2010 Builder of the Year." And one of his favorite projects was his girlfriend’s Mercury Comet complete with a Ford V8.

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