Fill ’er Up
Doc’s Kustom offers several versions of slick, flush-mount gas filler doors with choices range from rectangular and oval styles with flip-up lids to round pop-up styles.
The rectangular and oval styles are available in 5½-inch and 6½-inch lengths, and the round pop-up is 2½-inch in diameter. You can order any of them either with ball-milled grooves or with a smooth finish, and all come fully polished.
Eddie Motorsports has recently introduced their new line of S-Drive billet aluminum serpentine pulley systems. Like all products produced by Eddie Motorsports, these systems are American–made to the strictest manufacturing standards.
The compact S-Drives feature pulleys and mounting brackets that are CNC-machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and are available for LS, big-block, and small-block Chevrolet engines. The kits are available in configurations with or without power steering and/or air conditioning. The S-Drive pulley systems include all of the necessary billet aluminum pulleys and stainless steel fasteners as well as the highest quality, name brand components including Edelbrock water pump, Powermaster 105-amp alternator, Gates tensioner and six-rib serpentine belt. Sanden A/C compressor, Maval P/S pump, and ATI dampers (LS engines only) are also included where applicable.
Right Width Rack
Flaming River introduces their all-new XL Front Steer Power Rack-and-Pinion designed for wide-framed cars and trucks, eliminating the need for an extender and ensuring that the bellow is never overextended. This is a completely new power rack-and-pinion steering unit, not a remanufactured rack, designed and made in the USA, featuring dramatic engineering and appearance improvements. The new rack is based upon the popular front steer 1974-1978 Mustang II platform, but is now offered in a design that is 4 inches longer, for a total length of 49-inches with a 28½-inch pivot, which is perfect for pickup trucks with a Mustang II–style front end.
This is the only new power rack with more than 6 inches of travel for full turning radius—lock-to-lock, stop to stop. Each rack is pressure-tested and certified (certificate included) and made in the USA.
Flaming River Industries
Owners John Mcleod of Classic Instruments and Pete Chapouris of So-Cal Speed Shop, have joined forces to offer the hot rod community a new series of instruments. With the nostalgic history and great name of So-Cal and the design craftsmanship and quality of Classic Instruments, this new series will be a grand slam. Together, they will be able to offer “the finishing touch” of Classic Instruments and the legendary status of So-Cal for your truck’s interior. Instrument sets will come complete with all the necessary sending units and all can be upgraded to have GPS technology with the Sky Drive feature.
So-Cal Speed Shop
When you’re building a truck, one of the things you’ll eventually need to address is where the battery will be mounted and how it will be secured. Cobra Automotive offers an easy solution with their universal battery tray measuring 12¾ x 7½ x 8½ inches; it is specifically designed for a Group 24 size battery. Weighing just less than 2½ pounds, it also features a side bracket and a hold-down than can be mounted two ways to accommodate different style battery tops.
The tray is also easily adapted to a variety of applications. It can be hung on a side panel or firewall in the engine bay, or mounted in the trunk, directly to the floor. It’s fabricated from laser-cut, CNC-formed .090-inch–thick aluminum and finished in silver powdercoat for a long-lasting, attractive appearance.
Cobra Automotive, Inc
Swap for Steel
Wood is good and Dodge originally used hardwood for the bed crossmembers in their pickups. But time and abuse has created a need to replace that worn-out and crumbling wood with steel replacement parts. Bruce Horkey’s Wood and Parts solved this issue years ago by making original replacement wood crossmembers. Due to recent customer demand, they have developed new steel replacement crossmembers for this popular truck. Made to the correct size with holes to replace the rotted, broken originals, these crossmembers accept the stock-style carriage bolts. Matching skid strips in steel, stainless and mirror finished polished stainless, punched with square holes to replace the original skid strips are also available.
Bruce Horkey’s Wood and Parts
Fortified ’40 Column
Juliano’s original ’40 Column has evolved into this second-generation unit with a redesigned shift lever mechanism and its internal parts more closely modeled after an original ’40 column and shifter assembly.
The new-gen ’40 column features a spring-loaded shift mechanism with a fulcrum point that provides a mechanical advantage as you move the gear selector up and down, giving the shifter the same feel as the one on a late-model car.
The new columns are also made with steel components that are chrome-plated or can be painted—unlike polished aluminum, which requires maintenance to remain nice looking.
Classic Dash is proud to announce an abundance of new composite instrument panels for ’67-’85 Ford Trucks.
In common with their other molded ABS composite instrument panels, these latest creations are available in three finishes: carbon-fiber, brushed aluminum, or black. All panels are offered in two forms: with or without gauge openings, and with or without gauges. Gauge selection embraces a wide diversity of instruments, including both electrical and mechanical sets. The electrical gauge sets are also supplied with a wiring harness, connecting the gauges to the factory loom, and LED turn signal indicators, and high beam and emergency brake light indicators. These instrument clusters comprise a speedometer, tachometer, volt meter, fuel, oil, and water gauges.
Solid Like A Rock
RockSolid Floors announces its RockSolid Polyurea Grey Garage Coat as the ultimate combination of strength and value in shop and garage flooring.
As a One Part Polyurea product, it has a virtually unlimited pot-life, allowing installers as much time as they wish to finish their flooring projects with no waste. Garage CoatPolyurea is 20 times more durable and 98 percent more flexible than epoxy floor paints, ensuring that it won’t crack or peel, while being resistant to salt, oil, gas and other harsh chemicals. It also has ultra low VOCs to make it environmentally friendly. Grey Garage Coat’s unique composition allows it to retain polyurea’s usual 4- to 8-hour cure rate and 24-hour return to service when applied, despite its unlimited pot-life.
Along with this revolutionary polyurea, the Grey Garage Coat package comes with an instructional DVD and booklet, Citric Etch, decorative chip, and the specially-designed RockSolid Floors Foam Roller. This roller is the key to creating the exact thickness needed for optimal performance, providing the most professional finish available.
For additional gloss and protection, the RockSolid Polyurea Diamond Coat can be used as a topcoat for the Grey Garage Coat. While Diamond Coat protection is ideal, the Garage Coat is a single layer product with the primer already built in, so it doesn’t necessarily require any additional sealer or topcoat.
Custom Axles Made Easy
Do you have a custom width or hard to find axlehousing? Sierra Gear and Axle offers universal cut-to-fit axleshafts for multiple applications including 9-inch Ford, Dana 44, Dana 60 and 8.75-inch Chrysler. These are available for both stock and custom spline applications, and feature stock replacement or chrome-moly material. Sierra Gear’s cut-to-fit axles feature longer splines, up to 11 inches so the axle can be measured and cut-to-fit most stock and narrowed rear ends. These versatile axles are also multidrilled for different bolt patterns. With the correct housing ends, these axles can be used for a wide variety of custom or stock differentials.
Sierra Gear & Axle
Designed specifically for the GM LS Series engines, PRW’s fabricated aluminum valve covers are engineered and manufactured to hold up against the rigors of racing while retaining that classic GM look. The heat treated 6061-T6 aluminum is lightweight and tough which makes it the perfect choice for street trucks and race cars alike. Featuring billet rails for superior gasket sealing and resistance to warping, they also have mount tubes welded directly to the valve covers to help maintain gasket-rail flatness and prevent leaks. Their tall design will clear all rocker combinations. They are available in a polished finish or a satin silver anodized finish.