Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Detailer proved a hit when it was released a few months ago, thanks in no small part to its relentless water beading properties, and now the company looks to hit another home run with Ultimate Quik Wax, which features the same technology with the added protection of an easy to apply spray wax. When Quik Detailer becomes hard to wipe off, it's time for a coat of Quik Wax. The result of the product's amazing water repellency is a deep show-car shine that lasts through numerous washes. Unlike most spray waxes, it won't leave a white residue on plastic and trim either.
One For All
Here's a neat idea from XS Power. With the number of different battery connections needed for various applications, this new S3400 battery can be customized for specific purposes. The unique I-BAR (Integrated Battery Amperage Rail) system allows for marine studs; SAE posts, which fit many domestic and import vehicles; standard GM posts; or a combination of both. This is great for side-post configurations (found on many GM vehicles), marine use, or high-demand situations such as car audio. Using kit #555, a total of four posts (2 positive, 2 negative) can be utilized for multiple connections or applications that need extra power quickly. Offering 2,000 maximum amps, with 75Ah, the S3400 weighs just under 48 lbs, and can be ordered with a billet hold-down clamp.
It's All Here
If you own a Chevy or GMC truck, and have undertaken any work on it, chances are you have a Classic Industries catalog in your library, and if not, you should have. Now's the perfect time too, as they've just released a new version, updated for 2009-10. The catalog offers restoration and performance parts and accessories for all 1947-08 Chevrolet and GMC truck models. At 900 pages, this full-color catalog is the most complete offering of new products yet, including interior components, upholstery, body components, apparel, and accessories. The catalog is the first to feature all of the parts used in the buildup of the Classic Industries 1953 Shop Truck, including the entire chassis, body components and the complete engine and drivetrain. The only item that is not a reproduction or aftermarket item is the hood, because a reproduction hood has not yet been manufactured for the 1953 Chevy truck. The catalog is available free for a limited time, so get calling!
We can't all be fortunate enough to score a rust free dry-state truck for our projects, and one of the first sheetmetal parts to rot out is usually the floorpans, especially if your windshield rubber lets in more water than your morning shower. If you have a '60s Ford truck, Carolina Classics can help, with these 18-gauge die stamped floorpans to fit 1961-64 F-100 to F-900, 1965-65 F-350 to F-900, and 1965-66 F-100 4x4 trucks. They also fit 1961-63 unibody trucks. So lose that Flintstones look and gain some structural rigidity at the same time!
In this day and age of fuel injection on everything, it's nice to see someone retrofitting good old carburetors. Well it is if you're carburetor fans like us! EngineQuest offers this adaptor that enables a pre-'69 Ford 1 1/2-inch bore carburetor to a later 1970-79 200/250-cid Ford cylinder head that uses a 1 3/4-inch bore carburetor. Though machined from billet aluminum, it has the appearance of a factory original piece.
Are those clanky old tailgate chains getting on your nerves? Mar-K has link assemblies to replace them for General Motors 1941-53 and 1954-87 Stepsides and 1958-66 Fleetsides, Ford 1953-87 Flaresides, and Dodge 1953-85 Stepsides. Made in Oklahoma City, each pair includes links, upper and lower pivots, and installation hardware, as well as instructions, though they do require modification to the bedsides and tailgate. They work great with hidden latches, conveniently also made by Mar-K, who offer a wide assortment of restoration and custom parts for Chevy, GMC, Ford, and Dodge trucks.
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