All-Steel Second-Series Chevy Truck Cabs
Premier Street Rod Parts has expanded its Chevrolet truck body offerings to include new all-steel 1955-1959 Chevrolet truck bodies. These high-quality, all-steel cabs are built in the Premier facility in Arizona. The new cabs expand its all-steel cab offerings from '47-1953 Chevrolet First-Series truck bodies to the 1955-1959 Second-Series as well. Premier not only manufactures full cabs and replacement panels, but also has a full line of parts to complete any Chevy truck build. Premier Street Rod is located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and they offer plant tours daily. For more info call 866-605-7637 or check out www.premierstreetrod.com.
US Mags Supreme Series Wheels
US Mags' Big Slots are just one design in the company's Supreme Series of custom wheels. The US Mags Supreme Series are 100-percent American made and they're a modern spin on the vintage Rally wheel design made famous by GM. Supreme series wheels offer a custom look with more aggressive sizes and offsets, while staying true to the classic designs of the 1960s and 1970s. Officially licensed GM hubcaps are available for 'em as well. Big Slot centers are billet aluminum machined in US Mags' Southern California manufacturing facility, and they're constructed by welding billet centers into spun, forged, soft-lip aluminum outer hoops. They're available in nearly any custom finish and in diameters from 17 to 26 inches. For more info on Big Slots or the complete line of US Mags custom wheels check out www.us-mags.com or call 800-493-7891.
Classic Industries Opens Windows into Your Engine
These new transparent valve covers and thermostat housings from Classic Industries let you see inside your cooling and valvetrain systems. Anyone who's ever had to troubleshoot an engine problem can attest the job would be much easier if you could only see into the engine without taking it apart. Classic Industries is making that a reality by adding transparent thermostats and valve covers to its selection of engine products. Transparent engine parts were popular in the 1960s and 1970s, but the plastics of the day had severe limitations. They were prone to cracking and often became yellowed and cloudy, but recent advancements in materials, especially polycarbonates, have virtually eliminated those concerns. These new thermostat assemblies are manufactured from billet aluminum and heavy borosilicate glass (as used in steam boilers) and are designed to accept thermostats and restrictor plates. The valve covers are manufactured from a polycarbonate blend that will not warp, haze, or become yellow over time due to heat, while causing oil to sheet after about 30 seconds, even after running at high rpm's. These are more than novelty items; with a window into the beating heart of the vehicle, it's easy to find and correct minor problems in valvetrain, cooling, and oiling systems before they become major problems. These new transparent valve covers are available for big- and small-block Chevy engines and the thermostat housings for GM and Mopar V-8s. For more information or to purchase online, visit www.classicindustries.com or give Classic Industries a shout at 714-847-6887.
Strong Hand Three-Axis Welders Clamps
These three-axis welders angle clamps are designed to hold a three-axis work piece in position for precise welding. The cast-iron clamps feature quick-acting threaded screws that slide in and out with the push of a button. The unique swing-away arm makes it easy to remove the third axis arm to position or remove the work piece. The Strong Hand Tools Three-Axis Welders' Angle Clamps can also be used to hold parts in position during cool-down to minimize distortion due to contraction. The welders' clamps are available with a 4.80- or 5.32-inch long jaw. Summit Racing also carries a large selection of Strong Hand Tools welding magnets and squares, blocks and clamps, locking pliers, and complete modular fixture kits. For more on Summit Racing Equipment Strong Hand Tools check out www.summitracing.com or call 800-230-3030.