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Hot Rod Parts Buyer's Guide

The Right Parts For The Right Look

Mike Alexander
Mar 1, 2010
When it comes time to choose the path and style of build you're planning for your minitruck, the right plan and the right parts make all the difference.
If a hot-rod-style minitruck build is in your future then you will definitely want to get your hands on some of the goodies in this Hot Rod Parts Guide! We compiled the coolest parts that will never go out of style, all in one easy- to-use buyer's guide. If you see a part that would make a good fit in your ride, make sure to call the companies listed below.
AccuAir Suspension
AccuAir has quickly become the premier air suspension management provider for the custom aftermarket. The e-Level Electronic Leveling System with TouchPad is the ultimate control system for any air suspension-equipped vehicle. Featuring three user-programmable heights, TruPosition height sensors that provide the most accurate leveling regardless of load, and the industry's first-ever RideMonitor keeps your car level both while driving and parked. These technologies combined with turn-key engineered air management systems will make your vehicle function and perform as good as it looks.

(877) 247-3696
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ATK HP Engines
ATK High Performance Engines Blown 383 Stroker puts out some serious power! At over 600hp and 550lb-ft torque all on pump gas you will get noticed either on the strip or on the street! They start with a Dart Block filled with a Scat 4340 forged bottom end, custom hydraulic roller cam/ lifters, Dart Pro 1 aluminum heads and a Blower Shop 6-71 with dual custom blower specific carbs. Just to take it one step further, ATK backs every engine with a two-year warranty. ATK offers a variety of performance engines from your basic street engine to full-blown race engines for Chevy, Ford, Pontiac, and Mopar.

(866) 721-2315
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Billet Specialties
Billet Specialties' new Profile valve covers are fully CNC-machined billet construction. Designed for the ultimate "hot-rod" look, each valve cover is precision machined from a 45-pound block of 6061-T6 aluminum (small-block Chevrolet) on a multi-axis mill then finished with Billet Specialties' award winning mirror polish. Available for small-block, big-block, and LS Chevy and small-block Ford applications. Step away from the ordinary and take your engine compartment to the pro-built level with Billet Specialties Profile valve covers.

(800) 245-5382
Photo 4/15   |   hot Rod Parts Buyers Guide valve Covers
Coker Tire
Coker Tire continues to offer BFGoodrich Silvertown radial wide whitewall tires in many popular sizes, to serve the street rod and nostalgia hot rod markets. The 285/70R15 now is included in Coker's exclusive BFGoodrich Silvertown radial line of tires. This radial features a 3 1/2-inch whitewall with polyester/steel construction and the original BFGoodrich V-block tread design. With over 20 sizes of BFGoodrich Silvertown Whitewall radials to choose from, there's no end to the possibilities when it comes to mixing and matching to create the ultimate stance. Coker also carries hundreds of vintage bias-ply and nostalgia-style radial tires for collector vehicles from the late 1890s through the mid 1970s.

(800) 251-6336
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Colorado Custom
If you're looking for the perfect piece to complete your custom interior, then look no further. Colorado Custom is proud to bring the true enthusiast an amazing array of billet steering wheels, from one-offs, to club logos, they can do it all. Offering either full billet, or leather half wraps, and the largest selection in sizes around, Colorado Custom is the premiere billet wheel company on the market.

(714) 441-2498
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Concept One
Concept One's new billet aluminum Victory Series Pulley Systems are now available for small- block Chevrolet engines. This all-new, compact design is a single-belt serpentine system that is substantially narrower than any of their other systems and mounts the accessories tightly in front of the engine. Victory Series systems include an Edlebrock water pump, Powermaster alternator, Sanden SD-7 compressor, and a new Delphi aluminum power steering pump with their exclusive Concept One billet Mini Reservoir. Kits also include all pulleys, brackets, alternator fan, compressor cover, chrome mounting hardware, and a Goodyear Gatorback belt and tensioner.

(877) 785-5397
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Dakota Digital
The RetroTech information systems are truly a reawakening of the retro artistry of the past, coupled with the cutting edge technology of today. Offering an extensive array of features such as: 0-255mph/kph speedometer, 0-9,990 Tachometer, 0-80psi oil pressure, 0-300degree water temp, 8-17v voltmeter, 0-99% fuel level, million-mile odometer, trip odometer, turn signals, high beam, gear shift, parking brake, cruise control, and check engine indicators. Also, several performance indications are standard features: 0-60mph/kph timer, 1/4-mile timer, 1/4-mile speed display, high speed recall, and high RPM recall. Built into the highest quality chromed aluminum panels, these information systems are covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

(800) 852-3228
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Handmade Seat Co.
Jamey "HandMade" Jordan is proud to announce the launch of his new custom interior company offering a full line of "HandMade" hot rod interior products. HandMade Seat Co. was established to give the serious Hot rodder custom options to make the build and design of any interior stand out from the crowd. Beginning with a new spin on traditional "bomber" style seats, HandMade Seat Co. is building new designs every single day to offer many unique patterns to choose from. Or if you want to depart from the standard designs, they will hand-build you a completely one-off custom set built to your exact specifications that will never be rebuilt or sold to another customer even if requested, making your custom set truly one-of-a-kind.

(601) 692-6448
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Kustomshop.Com has developed the perfect "satin paintjob" solution with Hot Rod Flatz. HRF is a pre-flattened ready-to-spray low-gloss color with the desired 30-degree satin primer appearance. Just mix at the 4-parts color to 1-part hardener to 1 part reducer ratio and you're ready to spray. The gallon kit produces 1 1/2 gallons of sprayable material. Hot Rod Flatz is a fast-drying two-component chemical- resistant urethane finish that provides excellent adhesion to properly prepared steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and OEM finishes. Hot Rod Flatz also contains UV inhibitors to protect your finish from fading and chalking like traditional primers. Full color chart now available at

(858) 909-2188
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LMC Truck
LMC's cowl-induction steel hoods give your truck a high-performance look while creating increased airflow for a cooler engine and increased performance. The outside cold fresh air carries a denser air/fuel mixture to an engine's combustion chambers than the warm underhood air. Also, the increased engine compartment space allows you to add on high-performance accessories and gain clearance for those big bodydrops. Made from primed high-quality steel with full inner frame, simply paint and bolt in place. An established company supplying automotive parts for over 25 years, LMC Truck is the place to go for your Chevy, Ford, or Dodge truck or SUV.

(800) LMC-TRUCK - (800) 562-8782
Photo 11/15   |   hot Rod Parts Buyers Guide cowl Induction Hood
Lokar now offers a Chevrolet/GMC S-10 5-Speed Manual Shift Lever Adapter. This allows you to replaces your factory shifter to adapt to Lokar Manual Shift Levers while still using existing factory internal parts. Fits 1993-2003 NV 3500 transmission as well as the 1995-2003 NV 1500 transmissions, requires the use of Lokar's T5 Tremec lever, and fits Lokar's 16-, 12- and 10-inch single-bend and 16-inch double-bend Tremec levers. Made in the USA and backed by a lifetime warranty, this shifter option offers a variety of lever lengths and knob choices to really help you get the right hot-rod look.

(877) 469-7440
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Times being what they are, RideTech has added an "economical" model to their Shockwave lineup. The Black Series is not only an affordable option; it's also the easiest way to install air suspension on your vehicle. The new Black Series Shockwaves are designed around a quality steel-body twin-tube non-adjustable shock absorber, combined with quality Firestone bellows. The Black Series retains the mounting and installation advantages of the original Master Series Shockwave and is designed specifically to fit OEM mounting locations and/or StrongArm tubular control arms.

(812) 481-4787
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Sanderson Headers
Sanderson Headers announces its newest product for 1982-newer Chevy S-10s, Blazers, and GMCs. They offer compact Block Huggers for the Chevy LS1 engine swaps. The tight-fitting design offers great clearance for the starter and spark plugs and dramatically improves exhaust flow and performance. Available in plain steel or a polished high-temp ceramic-coated finish and comes with bolts and a weld-on flange for under-chassis exhaust system hookup.

(800) 669-2430
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Wilwood Engineering
Wilwood Disc Brakes now offers a compact Combination Master Cylinder Kit that features an ultra-compact aluminum short-body for remote or direct-mount installations in six bores for competition racing and aftermarket applications. Perfect for tight space applications, such as bodydropped trucks that can relocate to under the dash! Wilwood offers kits and brakes for many different custom applications.

(805) 388-1188
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