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.

Perfect Paint
Summit Racing Equipment now offers a complete line of detailing products to complete the perfect paintjob. From aggressive compounds to mild polishes, the new line of body shop-safe detailing products is designed to give new paintjobs a scratch-free, high-gloss finish. The Quick Cut HD Rubbing Compound is ideal for basecoat/clearcoat finishes, and erases wet/dry sanding scratches, then breaks down into polishing mode to create a smooth, bright finish. The Power Buffing Glaze removes compounding swirls while leaving a smooth, deep finish, while the versatile All In One Rubbing Compound and Polish, when used with a wool cutting pad, can remove sanding scratches after color sanding. Hand Glaze is a great final touch to any new paintjob, spreads easily, and dries quickly. All the above are available in 16- and 32-ounce bottles.

Body Clay is designed for use with Quick Shine Detailer, to eliminate overspray from paint, chrome, glass, and plastic. It does not require strong solvents or a high-speed buffer to remove contaminants and leaves a smooth, swirl-free finish. Finally, Quick Shine Instant Detailer removes dust, fingerprints, and smudges from glass, chrome, and paint. Available in 16- and 32-ounce bottles, it can also be used with Summit Racing Body Clay to remove environmental contaminants. For more information contact Summit Racing at (800) 230-3030 or www.summitracing.com.

Reservoir Knobs
Precision cast in aircraft grade aluminum, this retro-style brake fluid reservoir is available from OTB Gear. The double-remote reservoir is highly polished, and features four 1/8-inch NPT outlets; two on the bottom and two on the back. This allows a number of mounting possibilities and also means it can be installed with no lines showing.

Measuring 3 3/8 inches high, 4 1/4 inches wide, and 2 inches deep, with four 1/4-20 threaded mounting holes, the reservoir is compact. For more information, contact OTB Gear at (909) 595-4995 or www.otbgear.com.

We Have Ignition
The Hot Dot Ignition Link is the perfect addition to Watson's StreetWorks' Hot Dot All-In-One Ignition/Start/Stop switch. The Link is a hot dot to remote control interface relay that allows you to enable and disable the Watson's StreetWorks Hot Dot Ignition Button using two functions on a remote control. Push one remote button and the Hot Dot Ignition operates; press a second button to disable the Hot Dot. The Link takes the place of a key lock to secure your car's ignition and can be triggered by either positive or negative (grounding) momentary trigger signals. Serving double duty, the Link can also be used as a latching on/off relay for 12-vdc, 5-amp maximum loads. For more information, contact Watson's StreetWorks at (860) 859-0513 or www.watsons-streetworks.com.

Brake Time
Wilwood Engineering's new 11- and 12.19-inch Internal Drum E-Brake Rear Kits for '59-64 Chevys are perfect for enthusiasts who have original classic cars, or other specialty vehicles using the Chevy differential assembly, and they complement Wilwood front brake kits. The kits are available in two sizes. PN 140-11827 features Dynapro calipers and 11-inch rotors that work with most original classic car and period aftermarket 15-inch wheels and some 14-inch wheels that are designed to clear disc brakes. PN 140-11828 features Dynalite calipers and larger 12.19-inch rotors that will also work with some 15-inch wheels and all of the larger aftermarket wheels that are so popular today. The brake kit features Wilwood's special internal drum parking brake design that is a snap to hook into the stock parking brake cable system. The kit can be ordered in a black finish with standard rotors or you can upgrade and use red powdercoated calipers and drilled and slotted rotors for excellent braking efficiency and an attractive appearance. This kit will work harmoniously with all Wilwood front brake kits. For more information, contact Wilwood Engineering at (805) 388-1188 or www.wilwood.com.

Fifth Column
Classic Performance Products has introduced a five-way adjusting tilt column for street rods and early Chevy trucks. Made from paintable stainless steel tube, the columns are available in 30-, 32-, and 33-inch lengths. This steering column works with a standard 1-inch DD output shaft and accepts any '67-94 GM steering wheel or aftermarket adapter. Column shift columns come with both three-speed and overdrive shift indicators. For more information, contact Classic Performance Products at (714) 522-2000 or www.classicperform.com.

New from Sacramento Vintage Ford is this Vintage Wiring Kit for hot rodders and restorers who are looking for a do-it-yourself wiring kit that has that old-school look. The kit includes just about everything needed to re-wire a hot rod, car, or truck and includes a '40s-style black fabric-covered wire loom with a double red tracer just like the original harnesses. Also included is cloth-covered wire in 10, 12, and 14 gauge for headlight, parking light, taillight, brakelight, turn signal and flasher, dash, gauges, one-wire alternator charging system, ignition, and horn. All wire terminals are vintage in appearance as well, and an easy-to-read instruction booklet is also included. The cloth wire looms and cloth-covered wire and terminals are also available separately. For more information, contact Sacramento Vintage Ford at (916) 853-2244 or www.vintageford.com.

Nostalgia Ain't What It Used To Be
New from O'Brien Truckers is this nostalgic disc brake kit, combining Wilwood disc brake stopping power with a drum brake appearance. It uses a traditional-looking backing plate that incorporates an attractive and fully functional cooling scoop with what appears to be a Buick-style finned brake drum. Hidden behind the backing plate is Wilwood's Dynalite Pro Series Hub Kit with front-mounted, billet four-piston calipers, pads, vented rotors, and a set of custom caliper brackets.

The perfect combination of traditional looks with modern stopping capability, it really is possible to have the best of both worlds. For more information, contact O'Brien Truckers at (508) 248-1555 or www.obrientruckers.com.

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