A Frame
Wintec Fabrication now offers this super-low Model A chassis for fenderless hot rods, designed with a 3-inch rear kickup on a lengthened 122-inch wheelbase for a better ride. The chassis bolts together using basic hand tools and comes with all of the necessary welding already completed. Standard features include small-block Chevy engine mounts, tube shocks up front (not friction shocks), Corvair steering, a dual reservoir master cylinder with brake pedal, and a rear Panhard bar.

The frontend is mounted suicide-style with a forged, 4-inch dropped I-beam axle. It uses a bolt-in transmission mount/crossmember and comes with a new 9-inch Ford rear with coilover shocks. Wintec also offers a full line of brakes and all the other parts you'll need to get on the road. For more information, contact Wintec Fabrication at (203) 294-1339 or www.wintecfabrication.com.

Mock Shock
Known for their independent front and rear suspension systems, Kugel Komponents has developed an adjustable tool designed to set ride height and maintain ride height during fabrication and assembly of your project vehicle. Their Shock Mock-Ups offer ultimate usability and are great for use in place of coilover or standard shocks. Manufactured from precision laser cut steel, they are silver zinc-plated for durability. Mock-Ups feature mounting holes at both ends to handle either 1/2- or 5/8-inch bolts. The combined hole spacing allows adjustments at 1/4-inch increments and uses a clevis pin and spring clip for easy adjustment operation.

Sold in pairs, Shock Mock-Ups are available in three sizes: short 7 1/2 to 12 1/2 inches, medium 9 1/4 to 14 3/4 inches, and long 12 to 16 3/4 inches. They are sold in pairs and are in stock for immediate delivery. For more information, contact Kugel Komponents at (562) 691-7006 or www.kugelkomponents.com.

Roller Coaster
DSK Auto Products' new Roller Hoop body rotisserie is now available in larger sizes for full-size cars. Just imagine doing all that rust repair or custom floor work with the ability to rotate the body shell around so you're not working upside down! Two large hoops mount inboard to logical locations on the body shell to minimize the stress load. As you roll the body over, the hoops ride on two roller-base units that have a foot brake on each end, so you can stop and lock it in any position you need to get your work done.

When you're ready to move the body shell around the shop or load on a trailer to the media blaster, the rolling caster legs simply pin-lock in place, and you're ready to go! For more information, contact DSK Auto products at (402) 474-2344 or www.rollerhoop.com.

Banding Together
V-Band exhaust connectors have been around long enough to become popular with many car builders and racers. A pair of weld-on flanges and a single clamp create a gasket-less joint with a clean appearance. Deeds Engineering has taken the idea a step further by developing a V-Band with a double seal. The flanges are machined with a male and female pattern to first create a register to realign the flanges in the correct place every time for proper exhaust flow; and secondly, to provide multiple sealing surfaces, preventing leaks and warpage. A step is also machined to allow the tube to seat, making for a quicker and cleaner install.

Also available is a transition V-Band kit to allow tubes of different diameters to be joined together. These new flanges have a machined registration pattern to duplicate the connection accurately. While the band is stainless, all flanges are machined from 1018 cold finish steel and coated in high-luster, weld-through plating, resulting in a stainless appearance. For more information, contact Deeds Engineering at (818) 842-2500 or www.deedsengineering.com.