We all know using the correct tool for the job is half the battle when performing fabrication and/or repair work on our classic pickups. No one knows this better than Dan Holohan, the driving force behind Holohan’s Hot Rod Shop, who’s decided to manufacture and sell his own array of high-quality metal fabrication tools. Shown here is a selection of T-Dollies that make critical repairs and intricate fabrication a heck of a lot faster and easier than in the past. Holohan’s offers these dollies in two styles—a long-head and short-head designs. The stems (or handles) are laser cut to shape, which makes them easy to hang onto for remote use and perfect for use in a vice. The heads are made from 4130 steel, and the smoothly shaped heads have a radius on one end and are flat on the other—perfect for working flanges.
The T-Dollies are available in three finishes and price ranges. The finishes are polished chrome (premium), bead-blasted chromed (standard), and black oxide (economy). For more info on these high-quality tools or the complete Holohan’s offering, you can contact ’em at 704-450-0607 or check out their website at www.holohanshotrods.com.
New Vintage ’67-72 Chevy/GMC truck packages
The New Vintage packages for ’67-72 Chevy/GMC trucks offer unmatched style, performance, and quality. Features include their exclusive floating dial design with LED backlit mint green graphics and lit pointers. The stepper motor gauges can trigger the functions incorporated into the NVU exclusive Info Center with warnings for just about any function. Kits are available in basic gauges and brackets to install in your dash, or fully assembled and wired. Kits include all senders, detailed instructions and, as always, are made in Detroit with a five-year warranty. For more info, contact New Vintage at 248-850-5482 or on the web at www.newvintageusa.com.
PAGM Series Street Smart 4L80E Systems
Performance Automatic, in its never ending quest to stay on top of today’s need for modern-day transmission packages, has come up with an addition to its popular Street Smart Packages. The PAGM Series Street Smart Systems are exclusively designed to complement selected GMPP Crate Engines. These GMPP crate engines have been increasingly popular with classic truckers, street rodders, and muscle car enthusiasts alike. Performance Automatic has developed a customized 4L80E electronic overdrive transmission package for GMPP ZZ502, 502HO, ZZ454, and 454HO engines. The PAGM Series Packages have been designed for both performance and streetability. These kits also include all the necessary transmission components to complete the installation.
All of their electronic transmission packages come complete with their “Smart Shift” transmission controller and matching wiring harness for a “plug in and go, no laptop required” installation. Street Smart Converters are designed to give that “stop light to stop light” performance and to stretch that tank full of gas running down the highway in lockup. To find out more, visit www.performanceautomatic.com.
Free A/C and Heater Hose Crimping and Pressure Testing
Gotta Show Products, the premier manufacturer of stainless steel A/C and heater fittings, announces free crimping and 500-pound pressure testing on all fittings they manufacture (for rubber or braided hose). Turnaround time is usually one business day for hoses that are properly cut, assembled, and marked. Instructions for assembly come with every kit or may be downloaded at www.gottashow.com. They will return ship at cost through UPS (ground, three-day select, second day, or next day air) depending on the customer’s choosing. For more information or shipping addresses, contact Gotta Show at 602-237-4506 or on the web at www.gottashow.com.
Cool Kustom DVD
Kings of Kustoms is an in-depth look at the art, history, and wild culture of customizing. Each episode concentrates on one artist, genius, and pioneer in this glamorous, greasy world of custom cars, trucks, and four-wheeled movie stars. The first episode features the “king” of the Kings of Kustoms: Gene Winfield. The program begins with Winfield reminiscing with the “Century Toppers,” a group of guys who were at the forefront of the nascent car-customizing craze in the 1940s and 1950s, and moves on to Winfield’s Hollywood cars (including Blade Runner and Back to the Future), the Winfield fade paint technique, and great interviews with the king sharing his customizing philosophy. Plus, there’s a special feature with Winfield strapping into his own custom race car dubbed “The Thing” at El Mirage last summer to attempt another world land speed record... at age 83. The video is shot in 35mm HD digital with an original soundtrack by The Deadlies. For more, check out the trailer at www.kingsofkustoms.com.