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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter Feb 19 2009

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  It’s been a busy week at !  As spring begins to show it’s face in some parts of the country, we’re seeing more car shows, and more people thinking about selling their cars and getting a new one for the summer show season.  So if you have a car to sell so that you can drive something different this summer... Now is the time to get that car sold ! We’re seeing good sales here even through winter.
  Also... if you have a car show coming up this year in your area, please be sure to let us know about it. We have a FREE listing for any car related event so email us the details so that we can list your event for you. Send to [email protected] and be sure to include the Date, City, and all of the particulars.


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Industry and Product News

  In case you haven’t seen it.... we have a “NEWS” section where we publish product information, news articles and industry updates every day.
... See the Latest NEWS from the world of Rodding and Muscle Cars.

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Speaking of getting a new car for the summer.... Fastlane Speed and Rod shop can build you an Awesome 32 Ford Roadster or Coupe at a Great Price...  You have many really great options to choose from.  Check out all of the options available then give them a call at Fastlane !  Check it out now

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10% OFF through the month of March on Battery Disconnect Kits, Cooling Fan Switches, Power Window Switches and Self Canceling Turn Signals .... All MADE IN THE USA ! No cheap imports here !  Order online and get 10% taken off or call and ask for the 10% discount ... Check it out... and get a FREE Magnet with every order

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Phoenix Transmission is a full service transmission shop... you can get a new transmission or any part or service you may need. The great folks at Phoenix are very helpful and always willing to give you the advice you need on your transmission purchase.

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Mopar OEM / Factory Wheels .... Stockton Wheel is known throughout the world as one of the originators of the early "Hot Rod" wheels. If you're looking for the "Nostalgia Look", your search is over.. check out their selection of Mopar Wheels as well as the others on hand.

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We are manufacturers of precision, high quality, reliable gauges for the rodding industry. Over the years we have worked to bring you the perfect gauges for your needs. We have listened and made changes to the design to make our gauges into the quality designs used today... we also have Gauge Panels for many makes and models... take a look

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Get better sound, protect your car's paint finish and get that show car look with a custom thermo-acoustic Dynamat Hoodliner. The Hoodliner's "Sound Soaker" foam absorbs engine noise, delivering a quieter listening environment in your vehicle. In addition, the Hoodliner's 1 mil. reinforced aluminized skin creates a water/oil barrier that reflects up to 97% of radiant heat to protect the hood's paint finish.. For all of the details  Click Here

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Eaton Detroit Springs The Best Ride in Rodding Continues..... Call any other spring source or hot rod shop and they might have 4 Mustang II different coil springs. 4 would be fine if all cars were the same and if everyone wanted their car to ride the same and sit at the same height. .... but not Eaton... we have 23 !

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Hedman's BIG WAZOOS are exhaust tips designed specifically with trucks and SUVs in mind. They are made extra large, for extra large vehicles. Available in diameters up to 4", and in lengths up to 24".This section contains STAINLESS STEEL, weld-on style tips. Chrome finished models are also available... Take a look

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After 3 years of customer feedback the Hot Rod Kit #681 (Sizes -6 -8 and -10) is now available. This new kit combines popular sizes used with Hot Rod and Muscle Cars. Koul Singles are also available in Sizes -6 -8 and -10.These tools take the pain out of making up stainless hose assemblies. You can now take the worse hose end and install it into the AN fitting in less than 10 seconds.

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New from Painless Performance...  66 - 77 Bronco glove box . The same glove box used in our 23 Circuit Bronco Chassis Harness. This glove box comes pre-cut to allow mounting Painless' 20 Circuit weatherproof fuse block. Just one of a continuing line of new products from Painless !

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Chrome plating and polishing by Starbright Chrome Plating on street rods and antiques  We are the leader in handling custom plating and polishing for industrial, commercial and decorative applications. Take a look at our customers great looking cars !

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The time has come for a better way to build two of America’s most cherished icons, the 1955 & 1957 Chevy Convertible, and SAR is your choice for Real Steel EMI ’55 & ’57 Bodies. Complete and accurate, manufactured with today’s technologies including select galvanized panels and resistance welds that meet or exceed ..... details here..

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Voodoo Blend Leather Rejuvenator Brings Your Leather Back From The Dead ! Take the oil away from leather and your seats start looking like cracks in the desert floor. Not very appealing and not very comfortable, either. So here at Surf City Garage, we found the best beeswax on the planet and combined it with oil-replenishing lanolin The result is our Voodoo Blend formula. Apply it and you won’t need a witch doctor to see your leather come back from the dead. ... Take a look

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Its a Snap Product is set apart by attention to details in the design of each one. Like the new cars of this century, we are giving you the latest innovation of Wiring Harnesses, Power Window Kits, Wiper Kits and Headlights in the industry. We have a wide range of products including: Universal Wiring Harnesses, Street Rod Power Window Kits, Electric Wiper Kits and 7" Halogen Headlights with built in LED turn signal/park lights with a Crystal Reflective Backing that will shoot a straighter beam of light, enabling you to see better. Linear Actuators, Door Popper Kits, Keyless Entry Kits, and many different accessories for your car or truck. Toll Free Tech Support!!!

More News and Articles This week
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We’re really excited to tell you about a Hot Rod Movie in the making by our friend Faith Grainger ...  We met Faith several years ago at the Grand National Roadster Show after having “talked” through email and learned of her then new found love affair with hot rods.   Faith got into our hobby because she spotted a 32 Ford roadster one day and decided she had to have one ... little did she know that a whole community with a history much older than her, came along with the car.  Faith has become a devoted member of our family of rodders and now she’s making a genuine hot rod movie.... and you’ll just LOVE learning about it.

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Looking for his first Love....
Ted Smallwood is searching for his old First Love a ‘22 T Bucket he called the “Orange Crate”. He would like to hear of any history or of the present owner...Can you help him find this missing car?  For details and the latest info Ted has... click here

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 Is your car ready for interior but you’re not sure where to have it done ??  Finishing off your car with a great interior is the touch that makes the difference !  And Finish Line Interiors is the place to get a perfect job. Take a look at their extensive online gallery of fantastic looking cars.... and you’ll know where to take YOUR car.... Take a look

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 At Heinzmann, they speak HOT ROD ! Take a look at some of the great cars they’ve built ! You can have them build you a turn key car or do any part of the job that you want... from chassis, to engine, to body and paint.. Heinzmann is a full service street rod shop.

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We learned this week, of a benefit for a rodder in need in Canada ... Rick Wareham was the victim of a tragic house fire in which he lost his wife and his home. Friends of Rick are holding a benefit on Feb 21 to help him recover from this tragedy and they are asking for your help.  ..For details click here 

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 New perspectives from young designer-builders who will carry the torch forward  One of the challenges the hot rodding establishment has faced as the form enters its 80th + year (don't forget those lakes guys who began kicking up the dust at places like Muroc, Rosamond and El Mirage in the late '20s and early '30s), is new perspectives from young designer-builders who will carry the torch forward.
  See this and many other fantastic rides at the San Francisco Rod and Custom Show.

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For 28 years our family has provided the street rod industry with premium composite bodies and panels. My father taught me to always place an urgency on the customers time and needs, and to deliver nothing but quality to assist their builds. I’m proud to tell you that Downs Industries is once again family owned, focused, and as strong as ever. For 2009, we have some exciting innovations slated for release. We look forward to seeing your creations from our products

Upcoming Shows

  There are still a lot of great shows every weekend around the country... Here are some exceptional shows that are coming up soon.

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Calgary, AB Canada this weekend and Kansas City on Feb 27th as the Autorama and World of Wheels with all of the fabulous cars and family entertainment that World of Wheels is famous for... Be sure to check the details and make your plans to attend the show closest to you.... each show is packed with celebrity cars and special attractions. LOOK

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 FEBRUARY 20- 22  That’s this weekend folks... if you’re within driving distance of San Francisco... you won’t want to miss this fabulous show.... It’s packed with rods, customs and a whole building full of motorcycle exhibits.... Click here for info and directions..

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The National Street Rod Association has an exciting line of shows planned for 2009 ... The kickoff is the April 3 - 5th Oklahoma City Event.. where thousands of Pre ‘48 vehicles and rodders will get together for a great weekend.  ....  Plan NOW

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Good Guys Rod and Custom Association has announced their 2009 schedule and it’s packed with some really awesome events...Starting out with the Orange County Get Together in MARCH.. Check out the details so you can get your registrations in early.  and make all of your plans

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Somernites Cruise has announced a fantastic new schedule for 2009 starting with April 24 and featuring a stop by the Hot Rod Power Tour in June. The folks in Somerset Kentucky always have a great lineup of activities for each months cruise. Check out the latest at 


World of Wheels and Autorama are committed to the future by holding these annual Educational Days where students and instructors enjoy the aftermarket hot rod industry. The events feature guest speakers who share their passion of the industry. Following the reception, students hit the floors of the show to see vehicles, sponsors and exhibitors. For details on how your school can participate ... Click here

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FREE Parts Ads for Private Parties ..... Clean out that garage !

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We know you have lots of parts sitting in your garage that someone else needs... You can Sell your parts here FREE too.

Need Tech  Info ???

Our HUGE Knowledge base of articles includes hundreds of articles with great photos to cover almost anything of a technical nature you might want to see... Chassis,  Suspension, Air conditioning, Drive Shafts, Wiring .. and so much more...   Check out the Hot Rod MD before you start your next project.

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This is the place to find all that you need for your project.. You can find ANYTHING you need for your car right HERE   We continue to add many fine businesses to our vendor list.


Centerforce, the leading manufacturer of performance clutch systems in the United States, wants HotRod, Muscle Car and Classic Enthusiasts to know that Centerforce is the place to shop for your next performance clutch. The Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch system was awarded The Best New
 Performance Street Product Award by SEMA

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Kustoms of America is a club that started with George Barris in his teens ..... it evolved over the years with the input of several different owners and directors, but in 2006 Jeff and Pam
Wortman took over and revived the club and it's great shows.   With the huge resurgence in interest in customs, Jeff and Pam have decided to welcome all years... For details... click here


Godman Hi Performance has over 30 years experience in the Performance Hose & Fitting Industry. PRODUCTS: Aeroquip hose & fittings full line R&B Nickel, Black, Stainless Steel .Braided hose, and Black braided hose. Power Steering fittings, Tube-0-Ring in all sizes fits Gm and Ford Pumps and Racks. GM and Ford Snap-on fitting for your fuel rails A/C Units, A/C Driers Polished, A/C Bulkheads Square or inline, and LOTS MORE... take a look


Davviki introduces for 2009 the '33-'34 five-window body style. Using the same steel with hardwood structure proven in their '32 five window, the new model has had great acceptance from traditional rod builders. Davviki offers 11 different body styles. Each package is built to customer specifications, with many custom options available... Check it out.


Rodsters, Inc. is a small family business which manufactures fiberglass bodies and parts for the street rodder. The bodies are designed with the end function in mind, which is a street rod that can be driven for years because of quality construction at a moderate price. Styles offered are a 31 roadster and roadster pickup which can be purchased as a bare body, body and frame combo or as a complete roller.


Moody's Upholstery is excited to announce a new item for 2009. The production of the 1967-69 Camaro Inner Trunk Lid Cover with a perfect fit—You can see it this weekend at the Chicago World of Wheels show where it will be introduced... This is a fantastic new product for Camaro owners . for more


 J & B Microfinish's experienced craftsmanship is put into each piece designed and manufactured. That is why you can see their products and one off parts displayed on high-quality vehicles that are featured in hundreds of nationally recognized magazines. With drive and innovation they are continually adding to the product line and are proud to say they are a dealer for Classic Instruments.. see their line here


Visibolts TM (NSRA new product of the year in 2000) – L.E.D. Lighted Polished Stainless Steel Carriage Bolts. These bolts are a great accent for your custom street rod or daily driver. They are available in sizes ranging from " to " carriage style bolts. We also have oval head bumper bolts, a direct replacement for your 36-41 Chevy and 33-40 Ford bumper bolts. 


AutoRad, LLC specializes in designing and building radiator packages to specifically fit your style of car with the best aluminum radiators for Muscle Cars and Street Rods. period. We also make radiators and core supports for the Tri-5, 67-69 Camaro, and the 66-67 Nova, with more to come in the future. Our radiators are made per order - not mass-produced.

Show Coverage This Week

  Thanks to our amazing Roving Reporters for sending in all this great show coverage. In 2008 we had 1127 Show Coverages... 

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Asphalt Angels show in Virginia

Check out the latest  show coverage s this week...

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Fuzzy and George Barris at Milwaukee

Great Sacramento shots from Bob Choisser

WE want to remind you that has a CATALOG ORDER page where you can order catalogs directly from many businesses It’s a great way to get the catalogs you need from many many vendors.

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More on Hotrodhotline this week

We are adding more and more to our Society of Landspeed Racing Historians website .... many of Land Speeds icons and legends have found us and are contributing their stories and photos... it’s a wonderful way to honor the beginnings of this hobby we all love... Be sure to check in and read the newsletters we post there each week. This week we have a bio from Dick Wells and many other great stories... Look Now.

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We have many very fine Car Dealers who have inventories numbering in the hundreds of cars ... they have many cars listed here on but you can see what else they have at their websites. CLICK HERE FOR DEALERS

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Until Next Time
 Keep Rodd’n and we hope to see you on the road this year...
Jack, Mary Ann
and the Staff at Hotrodhotline


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