Total Cost Involved
Introducing the all-new Total Cost Involved Engineering '47-53 Chevy truck chassis. Its CAD-engineered with 2x8 fully boxed framerails to protect the under-body components and a rigid K-member design for more strength and durability. The complete chassis includes six bolt-on running board brackets, cab mounts, and a front body mount, as well as engine and transmission mounts, complete custom IFS or Mustang II frontend, plumbed power disc/drum brakes, and a brand-new Currie 9-inch rearend. Total Cost Involved Engineering: 800-984-6250; www.totalcostinvolved.com.
Engineered components, inc.
Engineered Components, Inc. now offers a six-lug disc brake conversion for the '41-54 Chevy/GMC pickup trucks. These new kits utilize 12-inch diameter rotors and big piston calipers from the later GM pickups. The caliper mounting brackets are a bolt-on installation to the stock pickup spindles. Stock hubs, bearings, and seals can be used with a new tapered roller bearing and seal kit available as a recommended option. Stud replacement is required using the new studs provided in the kit. Mid-'80s pickup truck wheels are also required for caliper clearance. ECI also provides dual-chamber master cylinder conversions and power brake units for your early pickup. Engineered Components, Inc.: 860-872-7046; www.ecihotrodbrakes.com.
No Limit Engineering
No Limit Engineering's new Glide IFS front suspension is a complete frontend for your '47-54 Chevy pickup. Each kit features shim-style alignment, built-in upper and lower shock mounts, bumpstops, spindles, 11-inch disc brakes, and boxing plates. "Simple installation" with your choice of either airbags or coilovers for only $1,899. No Limit Engineering: 909-386-7637; www.nolimit.net.
Known for their quality street rod sheetmetal products, Bitchin Products also offers a wide variety of items for '47-54 Chevy pickups-and not just sheetmetal. Along with firewalls, floor and fender apron kits, and cowl vent fillers, Bitchin also offers aluminum gauge bezels for the AD series trucks as well as core supports. Bitchin Products: 800-422-3993; www.bitchinproducts.com.
Inline Tube CNC-manufactures a large variety of preformed stainless steel brake, fuel, and transmission line sets for '47-54 Chevy trucks. Inline Tube also offers replacement lines to factory specs. All line sets come complete with preformed lines in stainless or OEM steel with all the factory correct bends, spring wrap, and fittings on the ends. Just unbolt the old and insert the new. If your truck is custom or upgraded to disc brakes, we offer all the supplies to make your own lines. Inline Tube: 800-385-9452; www.inlinetube.com.
Electric-Life offers Direct Fit power window kits for '47-54 Chevy Trucks. Specifically designed for each application, Electric-Life's Direct Fit kits include a cable-style regulator for an easier, compact installation. The kits are powered by high-quality Bosch electric motors for an ultra-smooth, quiet operation and come complete with wiring pigtails. Electric-Life offers several styles of optional switches and kits (sold separately). The Direct Fit power window kits are manufactured from the same high-quality, ISO9002 certified Italian-made components that it supplies directly to Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Mercedes. Electric-Life: 800-548-2168; www.electric-life.com.