Pretty Fly

Gaylord’s Truck Bed Lids offers a unique fiberglass lid that features a hinge that runs lengthwise down the center of the lid, thus allowing full access to your truck bed. It is made from resin filled composite honeycomb for durable, long lasting construction. The Butterfly Lid features a patented, clamp-on, cross bar mounting system which allows easy installation or removal; no drilling into your truck bed. Each lid has two keyed-alike locks with a pop-up T-handle that provides a four-point locking system to secure your gear. There are dual heavy duty gas struts on each side to provide for easy opening and closing and the wrap-around rail design follows the truck’s bodyline for an O.E. look and its double weatherseal helps protect cargo from the elements. Plus, the aerodynamic design actually increases gas mileage thus saving on fuel costs. Available for most classic makes and models, they can even be painted to factory colors. Also pictured is the optional Gaylord’s Upholstered Bed Liner to compliment the Butterfly Lid.

Gaylord’s Truck Bed Lids
(562) 529-7543
www.gaylordslids.com

Get Movin’

Kugel Komponent’s Wheel Arounds are the ideal way to move your chassis around your garage or shop. No need to worry about flat or under inflated tires or mismatched size wheels. Wheel Arounds are made of injection molded polyurethane and support up to 1,500 pounds static load (375 pounds per wheel). They are designed to move chassis only—they will not support the weight of a body and engine. When not in use they take up less space than conventional tires and wheels, plus they are always ready to use when you need them. These durable 24-inch tall rollers are 13⁄8-inch wide and come in a set of four. Included is one set of 20 special sleeved lug nuts and washers in lug sizes ½ and 7⁄16-inch or 12mm and are drilled for both 4½- and 4¾-inch bolt patterns. Extra lug nuts are also available.

Kugel Komponents
(562) 691-7006
www.kugelkomponents.com

Seeing Red

The V-8 Red Steelie series from Classic Instruments features spun aluminum numbers and accent graphics that brightly bounce off the red background. The series also features the uniquely designed pointer for the V-8 line which is chrome plated and balanced for precision accuracy. Additional details within the instruments are laser etched markings on the light diffuser ring which add a level of dimension and functionality. The etching corresponds with the indices on the face and flow into a polished stainless high step bezel that is crimped around an optic-grade curved lens to complete the overall design.

Classic Instruments
(800) 575-0461
www.classicinstruments.com

Kick It!

The Kicker DX600.5 five-Channel Amplifier provides reliable, relentless power by using trusted Kicker knowledge and upgraded components for enhancing audio in a high-performance, multimedia system. Kicker DX-Series Amplifiers always exceed rated power, as documented inside the carton.

All Kicker amplifiers now feature FIT or Fail-Safe Integration Technology. Alternators, computers and A/V entertainment result in additional noise pulsing through today’s vehicles. FIT utilizes isolated differential inputs, rejecting noise and electrical interference for the quietest operation possible and ultimate audio clarity. FIT also allows Kicker amps to accept output from nearly any factory or aftermarket head unit.

DX-Series Multi-Channel Amplifiers give the listener multiple channels for a choice of installation configurations, including the five-channel hybrid with a 300-watt sub section. It rates at 75 watts x 4 channels (2 Ohms at 14.4V) with internal electronic crossovers and KICKEQ Bass Boost for precision tuning. The high-power, mono channel pulverizes subwoofers using high-efficiency Class D power, offering a 12dB/octave low-pass electronic crossover variable from 50 to 200 hertz. The sub channel includes a 24dB/octave, high-pass subsonic filter fixed at 25 hertz, and up to +12dB of bass boost centered at 40 hertz. The DX600.5 is remote capable with the ZXRC sold separately.

A muting circuit cancels out additional noise that may surge down the line, so listeners enjoy the cleanest, clearest sound possible. Additionally, a choice of three automatic turn-on modes (remote, DC offset, signal sense) provides ultimate flexibility.

Kicker Performance Audio
(800) 256-5425
www.kicker.com

LS Covers

Holley’s cast aluminum valve covers for GM LS engines provide a fresh, refined look without the need to relocate the coils. There’s no question the factory “coil on cover” design give the LS that signature high-tech look, but the factory brackets and coil location leave room for improvement. Clean up that signature look with Holley’s LS Valve Covers. They incorporate a radiused shape, angled coil mounting, and a billet fill cap. The coils mount directly to the cover with no need for a bracket in-between. They fit most popular LS series engines and come in black krinkle, satin, natural cast, and polished or they can be painted to match your vehicle’s theme.

Holley Performance Products
(800) 465-5391
www.holley.com

Not Just Dashes …

Just Dashes now provides a complete gauge repair and restoration service for your 1950’s through 1970’s factory original gauges. Regardless of year, make or model of truck, the gauges will be disassembled, cleaned, restored and tested for accuracy. New gauge faces and needles will be installed when required and your speedometer can be reset to 0-XXX miles at your request, or left as original.

A quartz movement will be installed in your factory clock and the amazing final results are shown here. No more searching for original working gauges, which will eventually fail or paying exorbitant prices for NOS parts. Just Dashes has the solution.

Just Dashes can also restore any vinyl covered interior part that you can remove from your truck such as door panels, head and arm rests, kick panels, A-pillars, etc.

Just Dashes
(800) 247-3274
www.justdashes.com

Get Trim

New interior cab trim for ’73-87 Chevy trucks now available.Replace your worn-out or missing interior cab molding pieces with new replacement parts available exclusively from LMC Truck.

These molded panels have been developed and manufactured to be an exact replacement for your original steel or injection molded plastic trim. Windshield and side window upper moldings are produced using formed and textured steel as original. Plastic panels are made from new tooling using improved heat resistant thermoplastic compounds to better withstand the test of time. Available in black they can be painted to match the color of your interior.

LMC Truck
(800) 562-8782
www.lmctruck.com

Charged!

This all-new satin gray 100-Amp GM one-wire alternator (PN 66434) is Proform’s latest addition to their affordable line of quality GM replacement parts. It is not a remanufactured alternator, but contains all new parts and a machined pulley for approximately the same price as a rebuilt unit.

All Proform alternators feature heavy-duty rotors and CNC machined pulleys and are tested prior to shipping and a performance graph is enclosed with the respective alternator. Representative performance for the 100-Amp application (tested at 13.0 volts): 59 Amps @ 1800 alternator RPM, 72 @ 2,000 RPM, 104 @ 3,000 RPM, 115 @ 4,000 RPM, 119 @ 5,000 RPM and 121 @ 6,000 RPM. Keep your battery at maximum charge for maximum performance!

Proform/Specialty Auto Parts
(586) 774-2500
www.proformparts.com

Go Green!

The E-ROD 5.3L crate engine package is the second in GM Performance Parts’ (GMPP) E-ROD lineup to receive a California Air Resources Board Executive Order (EO) number D-126-31, making it legal for installation in pre-OBD II cars (’96-and-earlier) in the Golden State.

GMPP E-ROD systems are the only OEM crate engine solutions that enable authorized, emissions-compliant high-performance engine replacements for approximately 20 million pre-’96 trucks in California, regardless of the make, model or original powertrain. All E-ROD systems include important emissions equipment, such as catalytic converters and a fuel tank evaporative emissions canister, along with an engine control module that’s calibrated for an excellent balance of performance and efficiency.

GM Performance Parts E-ROD systems also deliver on the expectations of a new generation of custom truck builders, for whom greater fuel economy and lower emissions play more important roles in their projects.

The E-ROD 5.3L is rated at 326 hp at 5,300 rpm and 350 lb-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm and is based on the 5.3L V-8 with an aluminum cylinder block that is used in the Chevrolet Silverado and other full-size and midsize GM trucks.

GM Performance Parts
www.gmperformanceparts.com

Nuclear EFI

MSD has led the automotive world in performance ignitions for over 40 years and now they are rewriting another industry standard. Using current aftermarket options to convert a vehicle to EFI can be difficult and time consuming but with the all new Atomic EFI, all that is going to change. Atomic EFI is a throttle body kit designed to update old engines with outdated carburetors to a fuel injection system with all of the modern benefits of EFI.

Winner of the SEMA 2011 Best New Product Award, the Atomic EFI was designed for the car guy. It can be installed by anyone with access to basic tools and a car with a four-barrel carb. No laptop is required and the owner doesn’t need to understand how to tune a fuel map because it’s already done for them. Instead of having countless sensors that have to be installed on the engine, MSD incorporated the TPS, MAP, IAT, and more right in the throttle body so the user never has to worry about them.

The best part of the Atomic EFI system is the returnless fuel feature. MSD uses pulse width modulation technology to control the fuel pump so that you only need one line. This means most users can keep their existing fuel tank pickup and never have to modify the gas tank. A small external Power Module is used for the fuel pump and fans, but MSD implemented CAN-Bus technology keeps wiring to a minimum.

MSD
(915) 857-5200
www.atomicefi.com

Better Plasma

The Spectrum 375 and 625 X-Treme plasma cutters released by Miller Electric Mfg. Co. have been re-engineered and are packed with new technology that delivers even more power in the same highly portable packages. Combined with an all-new XT torch designed to fit more comfortably in the hands of the user, consumers will experience the ultimate combination of power, precision and portability.

The Miller XT torch features an ergonomic design that includes a unique thumb guide, finger grip contours and a no-slip grip for easy control and torch dexterity. The 80-degree handle provides natural arm and elbow positioning while cutting and an exclusive flexible cable with improved bend radius and flexibility increases comfort.

The Miller XT Plasma torches are also designed to reduce total cost of ownership by making consumables last longer. The new electrode provides concentricity, smooth movement, better cutting performance, and increased life. A robust tip lasts longer and optimizes arc performance. The industry’s only true 30-amp drag shield also increases tip life and simplifies template cutting. By converting to the deflector and holding a 1⁄16-inch stand-off, users will have good arc visibility while cutting with no additional consumables to change. The retaining cup’s quick turn feature offers ease and convenience when time to change consumables.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
(800) 426-4553
www.millerwelds.com

Stake & Eggs

Now available from new tooling and proudly Made in the USA, these much needed stake pockets will replace your torn and rusted original ’36-56 Dodge Lowside stake pockets. Die-stamped to shape and laser trimmed to size so the builder can use them in any position on the box, the rear crossmember brace is installed and the pockets are ZinKlad plated for superior corrosion protection.

Bruce Horkey’s Wood and Parts
(507) 831-5625
www.horkeyswoodandparts.com

  • «
  • |
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
  • |
  • 3
  • |
  • View Full Article