The Panel Is Unanimous
CCM Rod Shop introduces their newest gauge panel for '53-55 Ford F-100 trucks. This new gauge panel has been designed to fit the stock opening and is whittled out of a 3/4-inch-thick 6061-T6 aluminum. The inside gauge area is counter bored for the gauges to sit down into the panel. The CCM Rod Shop panel accepts Auto Meter or Classic Instruments gauges, and comes with all hardware needed to install. For more info, contact CCM Rod Shop at 866-999-1932 or visit their website at www.ccmrodshop.com.
Replace your deteriorated and weathered '78-79 F-100 grille shell today with this new LMC Truck exclusive. These chrome grille shells are manufactured from OE heavy-grade aluminum to provide strength and durability and are stamped from new tooling, which offers a crisp, precise, and defined shape. Then, they are buffed and polished to achieve a smooth, defect-free plating surface. Chrome anodized finish is then applied to achieve a high-quality, brighter than OE finish. These extra steps that LMC takes assure a brilliant finish. For more information, contact LMC Truck at www.lmctruck.com or call 800-562-87852.
While the look of the Pro's Pick trusty aluminum tonneau cover is still the same, they have revamped and improved its hinge assembly. The Pro's Pick's tonneau cover now comes with a new quick-release hinge that allows you to remove and reinstall the lightweight tonneau cover easily and without using tools. This new feature comes in handy for many different reasons including cleaning and repairing your bed. For more information from Pro's Pick, call 800-865-7366 or log onto www.pros-pick.com.
Leave the generator and extension cords behind because Hobart Welding Products introduces their new Trek 180, a self-contained battery-powered MIG-welding package and the first professional system for true off-the-grid welding. The ultra portable (52-pound) Trek delivers heavy-duty weld power to fabricate or repair 24-gauge to 1/4-inch mild steel in a single pass. Two internal, high-performance batteries enable the Trek to achieve a 100 percent charge in 90 minutes or a 20-minute, 80 percent quick charge from a standard 115-volt wall outlet or within a vehicle using an automotive power inverter. Hobart designed the Trek 180 to meet the demands of metalworking enthusiasts in DIY, automotive restoration, racing, and home hobby markets who require great arc performance in an extremely portable package. For more information, contact Hobart Welding Products at 877-462-2781 or log onto www.hobartwelders.com.
PML released an aftermarket differential cover for Dana 44 differentials in your old Ford truck. PML's new design features classic straight fins and follows the shape of the stock cover. However, unlike the stock cover, this aftermarket cover has sand cast-aluminum construction with thick walls and gasket flange. The substantial gasket flange provides a secure, leak-free seal. The aluminum material and the fins transfer heat out of the differential fluid. PML added a drain hole for less messy fluid changes and a magnetic drain plug to collect any metal bits, keeping the differential fluid cleaner. There is also a level check hole. To find out more, contact PML at www.yourcovers.com or call 310-671-4345.
LS Serving Dishes
Mounting a GM LS engine in your factory Chevy small-block-equipped truck is simple with Welder Series' LS1/LS6 adapter plates. Don't touch the stock frame mounts, just bolt these adapter plates to the LS1/LS6 block, bolt Energy Suspension's urethane insulators to the plates, and drop an LS engine in. The Welder Series LS1/LS6 adapter plates are sold in complete kits, including proper hardware to mount the engine in the stock location or an inch closer to the firewall. Order from Welder Series online at www.welderseries.com or call 888-648-2150 for more.
AmsOil Inc introduces their new AmsOil Synthetic Universal Power Steering Fluid. Its synthetic formulation delivers better lubricity in cold temperatures, yet resists thermal breakdown to maintain its maximum protection in high temperatures. Many people do not think about power steering fluid unless it has become a problem; however, just like any other lubricating fluid, it does have a service life. Many OEMs recommend changing power steering fluid at regular intervals. Accumulation of wear material and other debris can contaminate the fluid and break down its protection properties. For more information about AmsOil, contact your nearest AmsOil distributor, call 800-777-8491 or visit www.amsoil.com.
ACME Speed Shop launched a new line of hot rod and custom inspired T-shirts. They have assembled some of the best automotive artists to design shirts for their Artist Signature Series of tees. Shirts come in an assortment of colors and are available for men and women. Some of ACME's artist include John Bell, Keven Carter, Dan Collins, Ruben Duran, Mr. G., Jack Hamilton, Max Grundy, Makoto, Jeff Norwell, Jason Cruz, Ger Peters, Michael Shoaf, Jeral Tidwell, and Tuck (Jeff Tuckner). You can find bios of all of the artists and links to their websites on ACME's website. To find out more, contact ACME Speed Shop by logging onto www.acme-speedshop.com.
You Got To Have Power!
Realizing that many of us have become slaves to electronic devices, Watson's StreetWorks put together a kit that allows the freedom of using those devices in any classic truck. Their Power Port with Billet Plug allows you to charge those devices yet maintain the detailed, distinctive good looks of your interior. The easily installed Power Port fits into a 7/8-inch hole, and has an attractive, machined billet plug with an O-ring retainer. A spare O-ring and a 10-32 threaded stud for attaching one of several decorative knobs (sold separately) or use any 10-32 threaded knob to match your interior. For more details, contact Watson's StreetWorks at 860-859-0513, or online at www.watsons-streetworks.com