If you're a custom guy or gal, you know just how hard it can be to find good, usable body and trim parts to create the custom of your dreams for cars that are 50 or 60 years old. Sure they're still out there, but at a price, often one that's out of reach for many. One of the most desirable parts for use on all manner of customs has always been the '49 Chevy front license plate guard, yet originals are in short supply. Even most '49 Chevys have had them removed long ago.
So how would you like a brand-new guard? If only, right? Well, The Filling Station has put them back in production. Designed for the '49, though it'll bolt right up to '49-52 Chevy bumpers, a little judicious trimming will see it fit many other makes and models. For more information, contact The Filling Station at (800) 841-6622 or www.fillingstation.com.
Draggin' On ...
Though R&C doesn't cover drag racing, even a cursory glance around the bleachers at events like the Hot Rod Reunion or March Meet is enough to realize traditional rodders love a little old-style drag racing. If that's your thing, you'll love this new release from Nitroactive.net. The Big Drags DVD features rare drag racing footage from four individual films shot in the '60s and '70s all on one digital disk. You'll see exciting highlights from the '64 NHRA Nationals, '68 Nationals, and the '72 World Finals. Interviews with drag racing legends, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme, "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins, Wally Parks, Dick Landy, Linda Vaughn, and more are all here.
Also included is The Wonder of Drag Racing, a promotional drag racing film featuring Kelly Brown, driver of the Wonder Wagon Funny Car. With more than 90 minutes of vintage drag racing action, this digitally re-mastered compilation is a must-have for any fan of drag racing's glory days. For more information, contact Nitroactive at (714) 744-0785 or www.nitroactive.net.
One sure way to improve the look of any engine compartment, even on the tightest budget, is to bolt on chrome engine accessories. Trans-Dapt Performance Products has been in the automotive aftermarket for over 50 years, and introduced their first chrome accessories in 1964, the "Cobra-Head" Scoop Air Cleaner. While chrome accessories may be easy to install, finding matching components can sometimes be a bit more challenging. To make the job of finding matching parts less frustrating, Trans-Dapt offers complete kits that come with everything in one convenient package. Not only do these kits make finding compatible parts easier, they can also save you money rather than purchasing the components separately. Trans-Dapt chrome kits are available for Olds, Pontiac, small-block Chrysler, and small- and big-block Chevy and Ford motors. Each kit includes the most popular chrome engine parts available, and many of these kits are available with either tall or short valve covers. For more information, contact Trans-Dapt Performance Products at (562) 921-0404 or www.tdperformance.com.
Dept. Of Correction
It seems we misread the press release from Superior Glass Works on their fiberglass 1937 Chevy one-piece front end, which we ran in our September issue. The nose maintains stock dimensions and will mate to any steel '37-38 Chevy passenger car cowl. However, we told you it won't accept stock or reproduction grilles, when it fact it very definitely will. Apologies for any confusion caused. For more information, contact Superior Glass Works at (800) 731-9373 or www.superiorglassworks.com.