OVERVIEW
Rod Builder & Customizer was published by Speed Sport Inc. Henry Scharf was the publisher with an address at 41 East 42nd St, New York. The title was published from July, 1956 to August, 1959. It was then re-titled as Rod Builder (the customizer moniker was dropped) in September, 1959, and then continued until June, 1960. This started as a small format magazine (5-1/2" by 8") but then switched to full size in May 1959.

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PUBLICATION DATA:
The publisher only provide print volume data for three years. Rod Builder was typically in 10th or 11th position in this time period among automotive titles that provided net paid circulation details, and average monthly volumes ranged from 15,100 to 15,300.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 46 issues were printed from July, 1956 through June, 1960. All cover images are complete, and we are still collecting tables of contents pages.

Jul 1956
Jul 1956 Vol 1 No 1
Sep 1956
Sep 1956 Vol 1 No 2
Nov 1956
Nov 1956 Vol 1 No 3
Dec 1956
Dec 1956 Vol 1 No 4
Jan 1957
Jan 1957 Vol 2 No 1
Feb 1957
Feb 1957 Vol 2 No 2
Mar 1957
Mar 1957 Vol 2 No 3
Apr 1957 Vol 2 No 4
May 1957
May 1957 Vol 2 No 5
Jun 1957
Jun 1957 Vol 2 No 6
Jul 1957
Jul 1957 Vol 2 No 7
Aug 1957
Aug 1957 Vol 2 No 8
Sep 1957
Sep 1957 Vol 2 No 9
Oct 1957
Oct 1957 Vol 2 No 10
Nov 1957
Nov 1957 Vol 2 No 11
Dec 1957
Dec 1957 Vol 2 No 12
Jan 1958
Jan 1958 Vol 3 No 1
Feb 1958
Feb 1958 Vol 3 No 2
Mar 1958
Mar 1958 Vol 3 No 3
Apr 1958
Apr 1958 Vol 3 No 4
May 1958
May 1958 vol 3 No 5
Jun 1958
Jun 1958 Vol 3 No 6
Jul 1958
Jul 1958 Vol 3 No 7
Aug 1958
Aug 1958 Vol 3 No 8
Sep 1958
Sep 1958 Vol 3 No 9
Oct 1958
Oct 1958 Vol 3 No 10
Nov 1958
Nov 1958 Vol 3 No 11
Dec 1958
Dec 1958 Vol 3 No 12
Jan 1959
Jan 1959 Vol 4 No 1
Feb 1959
Feb 1959 Vol 4 No 2
Mar 1959
Mar 1959 Vol 4 No 3
Apr 1959
Apr 1959 Vol 4 No 4
Last Small Format
May 1959
May 1959 Vol 4 No 5
New Large Format
Jun 1959
Jun 1959 Vol 4 No 6
Jul 1959
Jul 1959 Vol 4 No 7
Aug 1959
Aug 1959 Vol 4 No 8
Sep 1959
Sep 1959 Vol 4 No 9
Oct 1959
Oct 1959 Vol 4 No 10
Nov 1959
Nov 1959 Vol 4 No 11
Dec 1959
Dec 1959 Vol 4 No 12
Re-titled
Jan 1960
Jan 1960 Vol 5 No 1
Feb 1960
Feb 1960 Vol 5 No 2
Mar 1960
Mar 1960 Vol 5 No 3
Apr 1960
Apr 1960 Vol 5 No 4
May 1960
May 1960 Vol 5 No 5
Jun 1960
Jun 1960 Vol 5 No 6
Last Issue