There are a multitude of rods and customs being built and updated all across America, and if you're like the staff at R&C, you are trying to keep up with the latest and greatest parts being offered by a growing number of specialized manufacturers.
It doesn't matter if you like nostalgic hot rods, high-tech luxury rods, '50s customs, '90s customs, '50s hot rods, or classic trucks. We're sure you want the best and safest parts that are currently available. Many of today's rods are sophisticated machines with all the options that you can find on a brand-new production car. Every year an abundance of new parts is offered for comfort, appearance, and performance. In this section we are going to show you some of the latest and greatest parts that are available, to keep you informed. Maybe you'll even find a few parts that you can incorporate into the car you're currently building.
RB's All New Chassis
This complete Serious Hardware(r) 1947-55 1st series rolling chassis will fit under your Chevy Pick-up, Panel or Suburban. Designed as a lowered chassis. Ours is narrower for wider wheel and tire combo. Features include bent tubular crossmember and frame rails, shim adjustable tubular upper control arms, tubular lower control arms with true lower ball joint. Power rack, springs, shocks, anti sway bar, 11-inch disc brakes, integrated brake pedal assembly with 9-inch power booster located on the outside of the frame for easier exhaust routing. Small or big block motor mounts, transmission crossmember, Ford 9-inch rear end with 3.0 gears, shocks, leaf springs, body/bed/cab mounts, bumper bracket mounts and running board brackets. $7499, 800/426-6607, www.rbsauto.com. Wheels and tires not included.
Denny's Aluminum Driveshafts
Custom-built steel and aluminum driveshafts for street rods, race cars, and 4x4 trucks. All shafts are high-speed balanced and tested for a smooth, trouble-free ride. Transmission slip yokes, pinion yokes, U-joints, hardware and many hard-to-find driveline components. Denny's Driveshafts, 1189 Military Rd., Kenmore, NY 14217, tech line 716/875-6640 and orders only 800/955-1872.
Flaming River now offers an easy method of removing your steering wheel for anti-theft purposes as well as driver clearance entering and exiting the vehicle. Available in 5-bolt, 6-bolt and 9-bolt designs for Flaming River tilt columns as well as GM columns. Flaming River Industries, 800 Poertner Drive, Berea, OH 44017, 800/648-8022.
Street & Performance
LS-1 aluminum custom water neck, 360/45 swivel or straight, both are o-ring and come complete with thermostat. When it comes to being number one, no one beats Street & Performance in engine looks and performance. We are the industry leader in aluminum and fuel injection with a long list of firsts in product developments for the street rod and musclecar market. Street & Performance, 1 Hot Rod Lane, Mena, AR 71953, 479/394-5711, fax 479/394-7113.
Denver Specialty Center
Celebrate 25 years of business with us. Our catalog offers a wide display of the many parts we carry and the many lines that we are dealers for, at competitive prices. If you don't find it in our catalog, ask us. We'll be glad to help. Thanks for the 25 years of your business. Catalog $3.50. Denver Specialty Center, 7801 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80220, 303/399-0677, fax 303/388-1612.
Matching Front And Rear Street Rod Brakes
Street rodders rejoice-you can now have matching front and rear disc brakes on your ride. Kits include our Force 10 two- or four-piston aluminum calipers and 11-inch - 14-inch Turbo slotted rotors with Xtra Life plating. Rear kits available with billet aluminum mechanical parking brake. Rear calipers can be mounted at either the 3 or 9 o'clock position to either match or contrast the front caliper. Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation, 11470 Main Road, Clarence, NY 14031, 800/448-7722, fax 716/759-8688.
SoffSeal-your source for quality weatherstripping and rubber detail items for your street rod or custom. Get your all-new SoffSeal catalog with hundreds of new items added. All products are backed by our 100 percent lifetime guarantee. Check us out online. For quality you can trust from the name you know-choose SoffSeal. Catalog $3. SoffSeal, 104 May Drive, Harrison, OH 45030, 513/367-0028, fax 513/367-5506.