A variety of fabrics and colors are available to choose from, as well as custom piping, embroidery, and logos. Until now, the only option for owners of these specialized vehicles was to purchase a large, ill-fitting universal cover from an auto parts store. Now, through Coverking’s Bespoke program, any custom or rare machine can have the protection it deserves, no matter how unusual its shape. For more information contact Coverking at (800) 268-3754 or www.coverking.com.
Walden Speed Shop is now offering all the components for Cragar V-belt blower drives for the small-block Chevy. If you’ve been searching for one of these drives you’ll know they have not been produced for decades and the parts are even more difficult to locate. All of the aluminum components in this new version are 6061 billet aluminum, CNC machined for detail and accuracy, then tumbled for a cast appearance.
The billet aluminum is superior in strength and has all the details of the original, and all of the components are interchangeable with the original Cragar drives. This means Walden Speed Shop can supply you with a complete drive kit, or with replacement parts for your original Cragar drives. For more information, contact Walden Speed Shop at (909) 623-3747 or www.waldenspeedshop.com.
Afraid to lift that perfectly painted hood on your ’55 or ’56 Chevy to show off your detailed engine compartment because you know your original notchy hood hinges are going to squeak? Billet Specialties’ hood hinges for these models feature stainless hardware and precision bearings, ensuring smooth operation precision and are made in the United States.
Not only that but they feature 3-D machining and look great from any angle, and are available in three finish options—raw machined, black anodized, or fully polished. For more information, contact Billet Specialties at (877) 240-4187 or www.billetspecialties.com.
SO-CAL Speed Shop released these F1-style headlight and shock mount combination brackets. Investment cast in stainless steel and then polished, they look good while providing a neater appearance than using two separate brackets. Supplied with steel tubes that are welded to the frame, the longer of which passes through the frame boxing plate, they won’t vibrate.
The brackets are supplied with all mounting hardware and fit most headlights with a cup-style mount. For more information, contact SO-CAL Speed Shop at (909) 469-6171 or www.so-calspeedshop.com.
Inline Tube has released a factory reproduction of GM manual transmission shifter lever bushings. This part was used on GM shifters from 1970-79. Earlier ’60-69 shifters also used these, however they were molded to the shifter. Originals are often damaged and this part offers a great quality replacement that fits into the original’s existing hole.
Also recently added to the company’s inventory of quality concourse reproduction parts is a factory-correct, exact reproduction fan for GM alternators. This fits all GM applications from 1964-79. For more information, contact Inline Tube at (800) 385-9452 or www.inlinetube.com.
This bolt-in adjustable stance IFS for ’37-54 Chevy cars from Jim Meyer Racing Products will put the handling, stopping, and steering back in your ride, which will make it the driver you’ve always wanted. It’s supplied with 11-inch GM disc brakes as standard or optional Baer or Wilwood super stoppers, manual or optional power rack-and-pinion steering, and optional antisway bar.
The IFS bolts to the same 10 factory holes that held the original IFS and requires basic hand tools to install it in a weekend at home. It is very compatible with the original engine and all stock components, or any side-mount small-block, and offers increased ground clearance. Only two small welds are required. For more information, contact Jim Meyer Racing Products at (800) 824-1752 or www.jimmeyerracing.com.