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Gear up this holiday season with ididit apparel. ididit, the industry leader in steering-column innovation, offers T-shirts and sweatshirts that your car guy or gal will love. ididit T-shirts are available in black, steel blue, and ash, with sizes ranging from small to 3XL. ididit’s popular quarter-zip sweatshirts come in ash and are also available in small to 3XL. You’ll be proud to say “ididit” with ididit apparel.
Speed Freaks “Whiplash”—it’s car-magazine cartoons come to life! Designed by Terry Ross, each cast resin sculpture is carefully hand-painted to capture every striking detail. Hot rods, classic cars, choppers, and more can be found from Genuine Hotrod Hardware. You’ve never seen anything standing still go this fast! So cool, you’ll want one of each. Shown: ENE-CA06587 Whiplash.
Genuine Hotrod Hardware
For the best ride and best look in rodding, turn to QA1’s Ultra Ride shocks. These custom-mount, rebound-adjustable, coilover shocks give you a quality, comfortable ride along with the option to choose your ride height. With QA1’s Ultra Ride shocks, get exactly the ride you want along with showstopping appearance. QA1’s adjustable shocks are made in the United States and are 100 percent dyno-tested before leaving their Minnesota facility.
Introducing the first edition of the Shimrin2 Kolor Selector Pocket Guide Series (PN HOKPG01) Standard Basecoat system. This handy pocket guide consists of nearly 40 pages of brilliant Shimrin2 kustom color chips, formula number guides, mixing reference charts, and much more! Register your Pocket Guide online to receive updates and new release information. HOKPG01 is the perfect stocking stuffer for any custom painter!
House of Kolor
Kinekt Design Gear Ring: Interactive jewelry for men and women. Turn the outer rims of the ring and see the gears move (see video online). Lifetime warranty and free shipping. Order online or call.
Schott Wheels’ new Mod 5 is one of those designs that is classically timeless, and at home on street rods, muscle cars, and late-model sport luxury vehicles. Made in the United States from aerospace forged-billet alloy, and custom-built per vehicle for a perfect fit. Big brakes? No problem! Each wheel is optimized to give you the fit and look you want. Other finish options available besides the show-polish finish shown.
The Invertig 221 AC/DC Inverter Welder will allow you to produce professional welds with all types of metal. This 220-amp TIG welder features a full 220 amps of welding power, independent AC amperage adjustment, a three-year warranty, and 90-day money-back guarantee. Buy the Invertig 221 now and receive a free Pyrex cup kit and free shipping! The air-cooled version is $2,495; the water-cooled Version is $3,020; and the dual-voltage version is $3,070. This offer is good until Dec. 31, 2012.
HTP America Inc. / USAWeld
Specialty Power Windows, a leader in aftermarket power windows since 1985, makes it easy to have the convenience of power windows or electric wipers in your street rod, custom rod, or classic truck. Made in the United States and guaranteed, they have direct-bolt-in units and easy-to-install universal units. All units come with GM-style motors for ease of service.
Specialty Power Windows
Speed Dawg Shift Knobs offers a wide variety of gearshift knobs to put the finishing touch on your rod’s interior. Made in the United States with the highest quality standards, styles range from traditional to officially licensed Ford and GM knobs. Custom designs are also available.
Speed Dawg Shift Knobs
(866) 906-7801 (U.S.)
(717) 741-2665 (outside U.S.)
Global West Suspension offers a variety of coilover suspension kits and components for muscle cars, street rods, and now classic C10 trucks. Visit their website for a suspension package or call their tech department and they will put together a custom package just for you. Get what you really need! Package deals available.
Global West Suspension
Fatties Super View Mirrors will show up to four lanes of traffic and knock out dangerous blind spots. They eliminate night glare and vibration for a steady image. Hagan Street Rods has adapters to fit Fatties to your existing arms, or choose one of their new arms. Fatties received the NSRA Best New Safety Related Product of the Year.
Hagan Street Rods
Undercover Innovations has got you covered, literally. If you have an overheating problem with your classic car, Undercover Innovations might have a solution for you. Or if you’re tired of looking at the unattractive front of your radiator, let them dress it up. GMs, Fords, Mopars—models are added all the time. Licensed by GM, engraved logos and custom engraving are also available. Valve covers with custom engraving are available, too.
Show-quality stainless steel fasteners are the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. Bling bling for the hot rodder! South Coast Stainless offers a huge selection of stainless steel fasteners with top-of-the-line polishing. Try their polished stainless instead of chrome to avoid the hassles of chipping and rusting bolts.
South Coast Stainless
Features of the new rack-and-pinion: made in the United States, lifetime serviceability, 6 inches of travel for improved turning radius, finned valve acts as a heat sink for lower fluid temperatures, and billet pillow blocks, which allow for adjustable pinion angle. This kit includes: tilt column (floor or column shift available); Grade 8 mounting hardware; wiring adapter; universal joints, shafting, and support bearing; swivel floor mount for easy column installation; power steering pump and billet mounting bracket; and polished aluminum reservoir.
Flaming River Industries
Scott’s Hotrods & Customs believes that the key to enjoying a hot rod lies in the suspension underneath it and in making the decision to never settle for anything less than perfection. Every Scott’s IFS is designed one at a time for each individual customer’s needs and specs. They come complete with everything you need to finish your car off right with the proper components. The front-steer IFS starts at $2,395.
Scott’s Hotrods & Customs
Give your favorite gearhead the gift of “peace of mind.” Automotive electrical systems can be challenging to even the most experienced car builders. Painless Performance Products was founded on the idea that electrical upgrades should be, well, painless! They manufacture everything from switch panels and fuse blocks, plus complete wiring harness kits and installation harnesses, to installing a modern fuel-injected engine in almost any vehicle. For over 20 years, Painless has led the industry in innovation, performance, and integrity.
Painless Performance Products
Give the gift of convenience with a Speedway Motors gift card! Plus, get a free Speedway Motors hat when you order a gift card for $50 or more before Dec. 24, 2012! Use promo code HGG12 when you order. Speedway Motors gift cards never expire and are always the right color, size, and style. Gift cards can be ordered in any amount from $10 to $200.
Powermaster Performance introduces the new Vintage Torque Starter for Ford Flathead engines. The Vintage Torque keeps the appearance of a stock Flathead starter and uses a powerful, lightweight permanent magnet starter motor with a low-amperage draw 1.5kw motor and 4.4:1 gear ratio. At less than 50 percent the weight of a stock Flathead starter, the Vintage Torque delivers 75 percent more cranking power.
RideTech goes both ways, offering coilovers and ShockWaves with impact-forged monotube shocks. Both are available in several adjustable shock-valving options, allowing you to dial in your suspension performance. Prices start at just $550 per pair to improve your ride quality.
Flex-a-lite now offers the Mojave Heater (PN 640) for adding heat to your utility vehicle, truck, or farming equipment. The Mojave gets its heat from the hot water in your vehicle’s cooling system (just like an OE unit) and outputs 12,000 Btu. The unit measures only 12.12x9x5 inches to fit into a wide variety of confined spaces, draws 8 amps, and moves 130 cfm. The design offers several mounting options, and the Plenum (PN 650) provides adjustable louvers and a flange for defroster ducting. A three-way switch and necessary wiring to complete the installation are included.
Are you a gearhead with a garage and a toolbox? This do-it-yourself DVD series is what you have been waiting for. Fritz Schenck holds nothing back while you virtually work alongside him in his home garage. Build a Fiberglass Body at Home and Chop a Model “A” Top at Home, each two-DVD set is four hours long and is $25. See website below for more titles and other cool stuff.
Spritz By Fritz
United Pacific Industries is excited to announce a new LED taillamp for the hot rod and custom car market. Taking its styling cues from the futuristic ’36 Chrysler Airflow, this new LED taillamp features 41 superbright LEDs, a die-cast chrome-plated bezel, and an intricate chrome overlay on the lens (PN STL1004LED). Sold each, and available at your United Pacific Industries dealer.
United Pacific Industries
Avoid the malls this holiday season and get the rodder on your list exactly what they want—a subscription to hot rodding’s premier publication, The Rodder’s Journal, $49 (U.S.), $73 (outside U.S.). They’ll include a complimentary gift card with your personalized message! Call today or visit them online to see their full merchandise catalog for all of your gift-giving needs.
The Rodder’s Journal
Let Smooth Parts solve your mirror problems. Be it replacing your old mirrors or new ones, inside and outside, call or visit their website below for more info. California Mirror Low Visibility doesn’t stay at an angle. Replace with a Smooth Parts Mirror. No new holes to drill—your choice of arm and heads.
Styles to fit: ’28–’34 Ford roadsters
- Easy assembly/storage
- Powdercoated frames
- Stainless hardware
- Seals to body
- Side curtains available
- Official Top of the ’10 Street Rodder Road Tour Car
March Performance’s new Nostalgia Series system is created with a combination of vintage styling and low price; traditional V-belts (shown), reliable serpentine belts, or small-block Chevy short water pumps. Rigid one-piece alternator and A/C bracket, complete with alternator, A/C compressor, water pump, pulleys, and brackets. Power steering kits include a remote or canister pump with belt-adjustment tool and maintenance-free clear or black powdercoating.
Complete your LS-Series install with Energy Suspension’s LS-Series Motor Conversion Set. This set allows you to transplant an LS-Series motor into the most conventional, three-bolt Chevy cars and trucks. This set includes their Hyper-Flex polyurethane, safety interlocking motor mounts (tall or short style), mounting plates, and hardware. Reference Energy’s online catalog for the specific motor mount size required to fit your vehicle. Available in red or black polyurethane and zinc plate or chrome finish for durability and corrosion resistance.
Road-Glide (coilover) and Air-Glide (airbag) suspension systems are available for ’47–’54 Chevy trucks and ’49–’54 Chevy cars. These are complete IFS packages, including the main crossmember, tubular A-arms, 2-inch dropped Smart-Spindle, 11-inch rotors and calipers, power rack-and-pinion, your choice of airbags or coilovers, and hardware. Includes DVD install guide. Direct-Fit motor mounts are available. Update your ride with the best-handling IFS system available. Holiday Special $1,850 (good through Dec. 31, 2012).
No Limit Engineering
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Red Line Shirt Club
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