Pro Touring Door Handles and Window Cranks
Clayton Machine Works (CMW) adds to their product line with these new Pro Touring door handles and window cranks. Designed to fit '49-and-up GM and Ford splines, these new handles are a perfect addition to your classic pickup, muscle car, or hot rod. Machined from billet aluminum, powdercoated, then remachined to create dynamic highlights, the look and detail is second to none. The suggested retail price is $115 for a pair of door handles and $120 for a pair of window cranks. CMW's motto sums it up: "With a true commitment to design, quality, and excellence, Clayton Machine Works is taking it to the next level." They are the designer and manufacturer of high-style automotive products such as valve covers, door handles, and window cranks, throttle assemblies, dome lights, and other trim pieces for interior and exterior use. Virtually the entire line of CMW parts is capable of looking like one-off parts without the one-off price. For more information, contact Clay Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Clayton Machine Works.
New Made-To-Fit '67-72 Ford Truck Steering Columns
Ididit introduces the newest addition to its Ford Truck Retrofit Made-To-Fit line of steering columns. The all-new floor shift, Ford top shaft, and Ford wire plug steering columns for '67-72 Ford trucks are ready to be installed. These columns are a direct bolt-in application and will connect either to your stock box or rack. Standard features of these '67-72 all Ford steering columns are 100 percent American-made, eight-position tilt, Ford top shaft so you can attach your stock Ford steering wheel on top, Ford wire plug, and era-specific knobs and handles to match the originals. Available finishes include paintable steel, chrome, and black powdercoated. Don't let your '67-72 Ford truck go without one of these Made-to-Fit steering columns. For more information, visit www.ididitinc.com or call 517-424-0577.
Stand Apart From the Crowd
Rally America introduces its new HC-9 nine-spoke steel classic truck wheels. These cool wheels are available in diameters from 16 to 20 inches and Rally offers matching trim rings and a large assortment of neat reproduction Ford- and Chevy-style hubcaps for 'em as well (or they'll accept '40-48 OEM Ford passenger car caps or '40 to '65 OEM Ford truck hubcaps, too). The new HC-9s are offered in a multilug bolt pattern, and though they're offered unpainted they are able to powdercoat them at your request. For more info, contact Rally America at www.rallyamerica.com.
GM Performance Parts' E-Rod 5.3L Crate Engine
Dave Ross, the GM designer who conceptualized the E-Rod '55 Chevy that debuted at the 2009 SEMA Show, revisited 1955 as the inspiration for a new project that would blend modern driveability and efficiency with classic looks. And rather than a car, he went with the capability of a truck. The result was the E-Rod '55 Chevy pickup, and it introduces the new E-Rod 5.3L crate engine package (PN 19258004). The truck wove together a vintage design and the new E-Rod 5.3L and combined it with a Chevrolet 3100 Series body from Dynacorn Classic Bodies (www.dynacorn.com), which is a new GM Official Licensed Product that is available from GM Restoration Parts (www.gmrestorationparts.com). "A couple of years ago, you never would have used the words environmentally conscious and hot rod in the same sentence, but that was before E-Rod," Ross says. Like some other elements of the truck, the E-Rod 5.3L is linked to modern Chevy trucks, and is similar to engines offered in the '10 Silverado lineup. It is rated at 315 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque and features camshaft phasing. That technology actively advances or retards the camshaft timing to optimize power, efficiency, and emissions across the entire rpm band. With an aluminum engine block and other proven LS family engine features, the E-Rod 5.3L is the most affordable E-Rod engine system. It carries an MSRP of $7,150, but most enthusiasts should be able to find the engine at a street price of around $6,000 through the dealers offering it on www.gmperformanceparts.com. At the site, customers can search and compare prices with GMPP dealers across the country.
Looking for information on how to rebuild your transmission, restore your factory trim, or completely restore your classic truck? If so, Brothers Truck Parts has you covered with their large selection of how-to and informative manuals and handbooks. All of these titles are in addition to their already extensive line of factory manuals, how-to books, and sales brochures for '47-87 Chevy and GMC trucks. For more info, check out Brothers' website at www.brotherstruckparts.com.
Juliano's Pro Clamp Exhaust Connectors
Juliano's revolutionary Pro Clamp exhaust couplers are now available to accommodate 3-inch exhaust systems. You just weld the ends onto your pipes and mufflers and tighten the threaded collar to seal everything up. The components are made of 304-stainless steel. The design allows for the entire exhaust system to be easily disassembled, making a simple task of swapping mufflers, or periodic repolishing of the entire exhaust system. It is designed to be disassembled and reassembled an infinite number of times, because the tapered seat creates a perfect seal (same as an aircraft fluid fitting). No gaskets are used. Juliano's Pro Clamps are available for connecting straight tubing to mufflers or for exhaust pipe to your header collectors. A full range of sizes is available, and the couplers will work with either plain steel or stainless exhaust systems. For more on these cool clamps or the complete Juliano's line, visit them on the web at www.julianos.com.
Dash Panel Repair and Restoration
Just Dashes is world famous for its interior parts restorations, but are equally as good at restoring your dash fascia parts. As an example, the company's experienced craftsmen have expertly and correctly restored these plastic dash parts from a '65 muscle car. Even cracked or broken parts can usually be brought back to like-new condition. Regardless of year, make, or model, your dash parts, whether metal or plastic, will be hand-detailed to perfection. The parts shown here are a perfect example, and are likely now better than when they came out of the original box in '65. Just Dashes can restore almost any interior part you can remove from your vehicle. Complete gauge restoration is also available, along with quartz clock conversions, woodgrain applications, and plastic chrome plating. Just Dashes is proud of its award-winning expertise, and is the go-to shop for many of the world's top professional restoration companies. To preview all their resto products and services visit www.justdashes.com.
Differential Covers From Proform Parts
Proform/Specialty Auto Parts has added this aggressively designed, superlightweight Perfect Launch differential cover to their ever-growing line of GM and Ford performance parts. These covers are available for the GM 10-bolt (PN 66668), the GM 12-bolt (PN 69502), and the Ford 8.8-inch (PN 69501) rear ends. They have been specifically designed to add strength to the rear housing case, which is particularly important during heavy torque situations. The aggressive Perfect Launch logo is machined on the raised reinforcing surface and includes two bolts to stabilize bearing main caps, two magnetic drain plugs, and cover mounting bolts for each application as well. For complete information on these lightweight covers and all of Proform's internal and external engine parts and inexpensive tools, visit www.proformparts.com.