Roll Some Groovy Beads
You can use TP Tools' new bead roller to add strength and stiffen the sheetmetal or aluminum panels of your project while creating custom straight or curved bead lines and other designs like flames in firewalls, truck beds, floorpans, interior panels, dashes, and anything else you can fit it into. TP Tools makes their bead roller right here in the USA, and it features an adjustable top shaft assembly, heavy-duty ductile iron framework, a 20-inch throat, 1-inch-diameter shafts with 2-inch diameter mandrels, torque action gears, extra-long crank handle, 18-gauge capacity, built-in bench-mounting feet, and even a carrying handle. Using optional mandrels, you can make larger beads up to 1/2-inch wide or create an offset flange on the edge of the metal for flush panel replacement and much more. For more information, call 800-321-9260, or visit the TP Tools Web site at www.tptools.com.
Get Over It Early
High gas prices got you down? If you own a '63-72 GM pickup, Early Classic Enterprises is providing some welcome relief in the ol' pocketbook. Their overdrive automatic transmission conversion kit aids in the installment of a 700-R4 or 4L60 overdrive transmission into your truck. ECE provides a new crossmember, tranny mount, stainless shift linkage, adjustable vacuum switch, pressure switch, solenoid, and all necessary wiring and hardware to complete your conversion properly. All you need besides ECE's kit is a transmission and you'll be on your way to deeper first gear starts for quicker acceleration and a 30 percent overdrive on the top end for better fuel economy. If that sounds good to you, contact Early Classic Enterprises at 888-777-0395 or log onto www.earlyclassic.com.
Sanderson Goes Mod
Have you joined the wave of classic truckers to put a Ford modular motor in your truck? If so, Sanderson Headers' new FF4.6s are just the ticket for 4.6L Ford motors. Their compact design clears most popular steering setups and allows ample room for other engine components in your truck. They feature 1 1/2-inch tubes and 2 1/2-inch collectors with a swivel ring and exhaust system adapter for easy hookup. Like all Sanderson tube headers, the FF4.6 features their patented leak-free flange. Built by street rodders for street rodders, Sanderson's headers are constructed with heavy-duty 16-gauge steel tubing, MIG welded, and hand finished. The FF4.6 comes in plain steel or Sanderson's polished silver high-temperature ceramic coating. Show-quality chrome plating is also available. For more information or a copy of Sanderson's 72-page color catalog, call 800-669-2430 or visit www.sandersonheaders.com
Is your cowl lacing or cowl weatherstripping long gone? Do you want to keep all your engine's heat and fumes under the hood where they belong? Steele Rubber Products Inc. announces a new line of hood-to-cowl weatherstrip for classic trucks and street rods. Their new hood-to-cowl extrusions with "Peel-N-Stick" backing make installation easy, requiring no screws or drilling holes. The seal, shaped like original webbing cowl lacing, gives a nice, clean, and authentic look to any ride. Steele now has two extrusion cross-sections available in hard/dense and soft/sponge rubber, which helps protect from rain, moisture, engine component fumes, heat, and the various noises of the road. Steele Rubber Products also offers nine extrusions for roof rails and eight extrusions for door and trunk weatherstripping with their "Peel-N-Stick" backing. The seals are made of high-quality heat and ozone-resistant rubber, and Steele stands behind its quality by offering a 100 percent money-back guarantee if a customer is not satisfied. To seal the deal, call Steele Rubber Products today at 800-230-8101, or log onto their Web site at www.steelerubber.com.
You've invested your hard-earned cash to get all that chrome redone on your truck, but what are you supposed to use to keep it looking like new? Deep Products Company is proud to introduce their non-scratch chrome polish, Deep Chrome, to the car care industry. Deep Chrome is specifically designed for the delicate needs of cleaning chrome surfaces. Deep Products says that traditional multi-metal polishes can cause irreversible damage because they contain abrasives that can cut into many different types of metal surfaces like aluminum or brass in order to remove surface contaminants. Deep Chrome can be used very aggressively and will never cause a scratch, but it will remove harsh chemical stains or clouding caused by wax-based polishes. Even new chrome shows a deeper look after using Deep Chrome. Deep Chrome produces the much desired "blue chrome" look with a very easy to use product. To find out more, contact Deep Products Company at 860-657-4333 or visit www.deepfinish.com.
Gotta Stay Sharp
Got a TIG welder? Don't you hate fumbling around trying to sharpen that tiny tungsten on your bench grinder? Rejoice, because Weldcraft is here with its new Triad (TTG Plus) tungsten grinder. This handy-dandy device accommodates six different tungsten electrode diameters-0.040-, 1/16-, 5/64-, 3/32-, 1/8-, and 5/32-inch-and offers four different grinding angles-15, 18, 22.5, and 30-degree-to ensure reliable arc starting and good weld penetration. The Triad tungsten grinder's robust industrial-grade motor also provides consistent cutting and facing capabilities (up to 5/32-inch) to eliminate the need for and cost of additional tungsten preparation tools. Each tungsten grinder also includes an electrode holder to ease tungsten rotation and reduce the potential for annoying flat spots, along with a machine holder that allows the Triad to be bench-mounted for shop use. The Triad ships in a durable powdercoated steel carrying case and includes a high-quality standard dual-sided diamond-coated grinding wheel designed to provide reliable, long-term performance and minimize costs and downtime for replacement. For more information on the Triad and Weldcraft's numerous welding products, call 800-752-7620 or visit www.weldcraft.com.