The classic truck marketplace is truly one of the fastest growing in the automotive hobby. From sheetmetal replacement parts to suspension upgrades to full replacement chassis to reproduction bodies, we're at an exciting point in time for the truck hobby. Some of the most cutting-edge technology is being implemented where it was otherwise before ignored. On the flip side of that is the growing popularity in all things retro, with a huge surge in unrestored, unmolested, patina'd workhorses. Both of these trends are good for the old truck lovers as they both contribute in saving those old haulers we all love so much.

But what is really helping keep our hobby on its feet is the plethora of manufacturers who provide OEM replacement parts, reproduction bits, performance goods, and other services to help maintain and upgrade our old beast of burden. With the help of the vast aftermarket available, it's now possible to upgrade that straight axle'd, granny gear'd, six-equipped '55 Chevy to an LS1-powered, overdrive driven, highway hauler-with all the creature comforts your wife comes to expect from her daily driver. Gone are the days of the big clunky truck and here are the times of the slick smooth ride.

We put together our annual Buyer's Guide to give you guys a sneak peak at some of the neatest parts and manufacturers available today for us truck enthusiasts. We hope you'll continue to flip back to it as the year goes on as you make headway into your project, giving you new ideas and resurrecting old ones as well. Or if you're finished with your project, perhaps we can influence you to undertake those couple of things you just never got around to the first time, like installing air conditioning or a stereo system. Whatever point in the restoration, customization, or rehabilitation stage you find yourself in, we hope the Buyer's Guide will be of help to you!

ABS Power Brakes, Inc.
233 N. Lemon St.
Orange, CA 92866
Brakes, steering, changeovers

Advanced-Design Engineering
1257 Sanguinetti Rd. #254
Sonora, CA 95370
'47-55 Advanced Design S10 frame swap kits

Advanced Plating co.
1425 Cowan Ct.
Nashville, TN 37207

Affordable Street Rods
1220 Van Buren
Great Bend, KS 67530
Dealer for Wiremaster, Power Panels, Vintage Air, Flaming River, and more

AGM Industries
Box 130
Hudson, CO 80642

AIM Industries
260 S. Hibbert
Mesa, AZ 85210

Air Inlet Systems
177 Grace Ave.
Hamilton, ON L8H 3X1, Canada
Ram Airbox Cold Air Package for carbs and TBI

Air Shop, The
1351 E. Borchard Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Air conditioning and accessories for all years of Chevy, Ford, and Dodge hot rods and muscle cars

Alan Grove Components, Inc.
27070 Metcalf Rd.
Louisburg, KS 66053
Alternator, A/C compressor, and power steering pump brackets-low mount, big-block, extra clearance, and low-profile brackets

Aldan Shocks
22015 S. Avalon Blvd. Ste. C
Carson, CA 90745

American Autowire
150 Heller Pl. #17W
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
'47-72 Chevy truck complete wiring kits and OEM restoration wiring

American Classic Truck Parts
P.O. Box 409
Aubrey, TX 76227
Parts for Chevy and GMC classic trucks '36-91

925 Tower Ave.
Superior, WI 54880
Lubricants and filtration

ART Morrison Enterprises
5301 8th St. E.
Fife, WA 98424
Chassis and suspension components

Auto Custom Carpets, Inc.
256-236-1118 or 800-633-2358
P.O. Box 1350
Anniston, AL 36202
'50s to current model-carpet, floor mats, trunk mats, sound deadener, and vinyl

Baer, Inc.
2222 W. Peoria Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Bear Claw brake systems, EradiSpeed rotor upgrades, Decela pads