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HotrodHotLine Newsletter Dec 16,  2010

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... Can You BELIEVE IT  ....  another year  of cruisin, rockn and roll’n and having fun with cars !   That pretty much describes our life here at !   We can’t believe that in just a few days we will be entering our 13th YEAR online.  WOW...  it seems like just yesterday doesn’t it ??   We are so grateful for all that time doing what we love and for all of the friends we have gained over these years.  We THANK you ALL for this great ride ... and we wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.....   see ya soon on the Road ! 


Christmas is just around the corner and there’s nothing better than a  “Car Gift”  ....   We have lots of businesses that have WONDERFUL  gift can  find Gift Ideas in our Buyers Guide under the “Gift” Section.  Look Here


’Twas the first day of December and all through the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, there were jolly hot rodders and cruisers alike spreading good tidings and merry wishes to all. The popular holiday poem doesn’t go quite like this but you can be certain that there was plenty of holiday cheer Dec. 1 for the final Prolong Twilight Cruise of the 2010 year.  Read Story here...

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Frame Boxing Article from the Hot Rod M.D. Most new cars are of unitized construction; they basically have no frame.  However, old style hot rods have either U-channel or hat-section shaped frame rails. The early configurations resembled a ladder and were not very rigid.   Learn here ... all the steps in Boxing your Frame.   Check it out here.

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HUGE  NUMBER OF “SOLDS”  in recent Weeks ......  We normally think summer is the best time to sell a car... but that’s not necessarily the case any more... we have  a LOT of cars SELLING   NOW ! 

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And we can Sell YOURS too !  You DON’T Have to wait until Spring or Summer

Did you know that you an see the most recent “SOLD” cars in our classifieds ?  Just go to the Classifieds,  Click on  Pre 76 Vehicles where you’ll see  Ford, Chev, categories etc... well there is a category  named  “Solds”  When we are notified of a sale we move the ad over to the solds where it stays until the term of the ad runs out. It’s a good way to see recent sales. 

This is the time of year when we are working on our cars ... and we need many products ...  this is a great place to find the new products and services you need, and we have lots more in our  News Section and our New Products Section

Genuine SAR Parts... Full length Subrails. Two-piece construction. Stamped from heavy gauge electroplated steel. Right angle cross sections that lie on top of the outer edges of the floor and cover the outside edges of the frame rails.  Get complete details on the Steves Auto Restorations  subrails and other products here.

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Dolphin 5 and 6 gauge sets..  We are manufacturers of precision, high quality, reliable gauges for the automotive 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.  See here

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This kit uses either a 7.25" DeNominator-II bag which is 2" taller than the Firestone #2600 (245) bag or even up to a #3800 8.50" bag, depending on available room. It mounts INSIDE the frame and over the axle. For Details and a VIDEO Demo Look here

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The perfect sound Damping solution just got easier with Dynamat Custom Cut. Give your door the solid "thud" sound when you slam it and effectively block road noise. Dynamat Xtreme Custom Cut to cover the inside and outside of both Doors on Ford Mustang.  This kit comes in many models... take a look here

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E.C.I.  Hot Rod Brakes  We've done it! ECI has developed a Mustang II/ Pinto BIG BRAKE KIT that's perfect for your street rod. By combining components from existing kits, we can now offer 11" diameter rotors, BIG GM calipers and our aluminum hubs. This kit provides 65% more braking with no wheel offset! No other "Big Brake Kit" can offer this at any price! DOES NOT MOVE WHEELS OUT.  Check it out here.

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ENGINE FACTORY has been building quality engines since 1969.  .. You can see and  hear over  75 of our Engines actually RUNNING  on Video... Go to  and click on the VIDEOS  link...then pick your engine !  You can also see our quality machine work and all of the engines we have available.  Take a look here



Flaming River Product News...  Whenever a steering system contains either three U-Joints, a Double Universal Joint or Vibration Dampener, a Support Bearing is necessary. The Support Bearing can be used with either Splined or DD shafts.  Take a look here for more info

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Garage Toys  Four post Auto lifts have become common in households as well as shops all over the US. We are providing the best of the best of the most safe, high quality lifts in the market today.  Made in the USA.   Our collection of specialty lifts including Auto Single post lifts, Pad lifts, Midrise lifts are the best in the business . Check it out here

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Muscle Rods HEDDER & MOUNT Kits are designed specifically for the installation of an LS series engine into earlier model Muscle Cars. Designed to work together, the components in these kits take out much of the component compatibility guesswork to ensure a quicker, safer LS engine swap project.  Get details here

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Heinzmann Street Rods has a huge selection of 41-48 Ford Suspension parts and kits.   We can help you find the best parts for your project and give you information on installation.  We’re car people and we take pride in helping and serving our Customers... See what we can help you with this year..

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“Time Well Spent”  by Roger Jetter ...
Spend enough time under the hood of your car and you’ll know every inch of the engine, everything it’s capable of…Spend enough time in the garage building the chassis and you know what kind of road abuse it can take....  what about when you leave it parked at the motel when going to a show ???   Look here

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Phoenix Transmission  carries  most models of the G-Force transmission crossmembers for automatic overdrive conversions on popular GM vehicles. These crossmembers are the best we have found in terms of strength, fit and finish. These are designed to work with large diameter exhaust systems and fit as tight to the body as possible for maximum clearance. For More

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Saber Cabinets are solid steel cabinets offered at a 40%-50% discount to other comparable high-end metal cabinets. Our cabinets are not the light-weight, flimsy cabinets sold at Big Box stores.  With 1 mm steel construction and double wall panels, Saber Cabinets can handle all of your work area & storage needs. Get details here

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GREAT NEWS!!!    Now available at Trick Truck 'N Rod Shop .....The Altman Easy Latch by Trique Manufacturing.  We are now a dealer for the Altman Easy Latch bear claw latch kit. No welding or body work needed. Works with stock door handles. Easy to install and WORKS GREAT!   Get all the details here

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We add lots of NEWS articles every day Check out our NEWS SECTION HERE.

Hotrodhotline has a HUGE Event Listing Section....
 Check it out here for a show near you. is proud to announce that we will be the Official Online Publication for the  2011 Grand National Roadster Show !  And We’re EXCITED ...  John Buck has just announced that the theme for the show will be  “Route 66”  which is PERFECT for this show..  2011 is looking FABULOUS...   Make your plans now.   Check it out.


Sacramento, California is known as the Custom Car Capitol ... and the Sacramento Autorama in February is proud to showcase many of the finest customs in our industry.   With a huge indoor show loaded with “show cars” .. and a fantastic Saturday “drive in” show so you can bring your ride and hang out with your friends.. this is the premier show of Northern California. Learn More


Autorama and World of Wheels Shows really revv up in January...  with 4 Shows in January ....  Cincinnati,  Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans.... Championship Auto Shows promises exciting entertainment and fabulous cars.  Stay tuned for details on celebrity appearances and attractions at these shows. Check it out now

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Motorama Events in Harrisburg, PA in February is one fun filled event !  Big Al went last year and had a blast. Not only do they have  Hot Rods but they have Sprint Cars,  Remote Control Cars,  Bike Races and tons more.  Check it out and get a discount  by using your Hotrodhotline registration code.   Take a look


 The NorthEast Rod and Custom Nationals is pleased to announce the single most spectacular competition within the indoor car show circuit on the East Coast!!!
With a stunning $10k purse this is a show that will attract the finest in the country.  March 25 - 27th in Philadelphia Registration is open for all car owners and vendors.

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World of Wheels in Chattanooga in January and Birmingham, AL in February promise to be among the best in the country.   Hundreds of the finest cars on the ISCA circuit along with attractions for the entire family.  Check out the details  at

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What could beat  Hot Rods and Muscle Cars at the beach ??   Cruisin the coast of Alabama and hanging out at the beach with fellow rodders ....  What a way to spend the weekend.  You can do it all at the Bama Coast Cruise next May    


NSRA has announced it’s  2011 Schedule and as always they have a fabulous year planned.  From the first show in  April in Oklahoma City to Louisville, to  York and beyond... Check out the new schedule and mark your calendars for next year.

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Good Guys Rod & Custom has announced their schedule for 2011... and it looks like a winner to us !  .   The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will stage twenty-one dynamic events in 2011. The event lineup features eighteen national events for rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage as well as three “Get-Together's” in Northern California which welcome all years   For the complete schedule  click

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If you have a show or event coming up in the remainder of  2010 or if you have your 2011 show dates... please email us and we’ll be happy to post them in our Event Listings for FREE !  Email details to  [email protected]

Congratulations to this week's winner of the My Cool Ride Contest! Donald Harris, of Spotsylvania, VA, 66 Chevrolet II SS. American Collectors Insurance sponsors a contest for all of their insured.  Get a closer look at this weeks winner and find out more about American Collectors Insurance here.

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BASF Refinish News  BASF Glasurit 90-Line Liquid Metal painted SL65 .   You have to take a look at the larger images to get the full impact of this awesome “liquid metal” finish from  BASF.  Take a look here.

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We are finding that our readers really like it when we provide VIDEO of some of the latest product actually in ACTION ...  Here you can see just how the Koul Tools can help you with that mean job of putting ends on braided hose ...  Take a look here at the Koul Tool Demo

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Another Demo Video from our friends at Surf City Garage ...  Check out the demo on the Surf City guaranteed streak free window cleaner... nothing shows the quality of this product better than a video... Check it out.

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DreamRacers ....  what a great idea. Mark Smith is a retired "NASCAR" race car builder. Now he builds steel body miniature "NASCAR" race cars for sick kids in hospitals and cancer care centers. They look just like the real thing and are equipped with play station, tv/monitor, steering and pedals.What a really great way to help these kids .... Check it out here..

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Eaton Detroit Springs has a HUGE knowledgebase of Technical information and often takes questions from customers.  Recently they were asked about Australian Falcon springs... Take a look and then learn more about Springs from Mike Eaton

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So much comes up in our industry about the problem of RUST ...  and with the internet we can show you so much more than could be previously shown in other mediums ...  Rust Bullet has a great article with great demonstrations on preparing metal to protect against and remove rust.  Take a look here.

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Thinking of freshening up your ride with some new Horsepower for next season ?  Snug Harbor Hot Rods has a selection of engine choices for you that offer Pavement Pounding Horsepower... Now that’s what a car guy wants to hear.  Check it out here.

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We continue to add many new businesses to providing you with the only place online you need to find the products and services you need..

Classic Instruments has been creating superior automotive instruments for over thirty years. Located in Boyne City, Michigan they strive for perfection and will not stop until the highest quality is produced.  CI creates anything from race style products in their Velocity Series to the nostalgic look of the Vintage Series and the industry innovative design of the All-American Series. No job is too big or to small, whether it’s a single gauge or a custom six gauge set they are happy to be there to help. CI is dedicated to satisfying its customer’s needs with new products and brilliant designs. Learn more here


Super Fine Shine, inc. The leaders, in handling Custom Chrome Plating & Polishing in Central & Southern Ohio since 1990. Are you looking for "Show Quality" plating at an affordable price? Look no further. We always offer a few different pricing options on everything. We handle stripping of plating, rust, and paint. We ship UPS, all over the country, Learn more


Hot Rod Memories  owned by Jay Ohrberg , in business for 23+ years  Love those old Hot Rod Movies ?  Hot Rod Memories has 400 Titles of those great old movies in DVD. You'll also find 80+ Drag Racing Movies to take you back in time to those good old days. Great Gifts for Christmas or Birthdays ... or Buy some for YOURSELF ! These DVD's are only $25. each which INCLUDES Shipping.  Look Here or give Jay a call at  760-809-0902


The Cheetah is BACK !  Ruth Engineering & Racing, Inc is producing a modern, more street friendly version of the famous Cheetah from the 60’s.  Legendary 60's Racer that promised to give the Cobra a run for it's money The idea was born from the retro-rod industry that is popular now.  Using our knowledge and history of being North East Ohio’s premier Corvette only shop, we have developed a completely unique hotrod for your enjoyment.  Get details here.


Classic Components Chrome Plating specializes in chrome plating  of  hot rod, muscle car and classic cdar parts.  Our goal is to provide fast service with a superior, show-quality finish. We offer traditional chrome plating and restoration of aluminum, steel, die cast/pot metal and brass for your BUMPERS,  Moldings, and trim. See how we can help you with your plating needs.


This is what you’ve been waiting for ....  See Your Paint Job before you actually paint your car ...  This is technology to the ultimate in the rodding industry.  This awesome software actually shows you paint AND graphics on your car so that you can tell how it will look.. It’s AMAZING ...  Check it out and be sure to look at the DEMO....  Take a look here.


Garage-Toys ....   The name says it all..  everything you could possibly use in your garage... from Lifts made in the USA, to  really cool Pitstop Furniture ,  to cabinets, tool boxes and so much more...  Plus check out the special Holiday Offers...  We know you’ll find something here that you just can’t live without....


Wait until you see what this new advertiser has.... has compiled a huge archive of Ford Photos, Prints, Advertisements and made them available as  Posters, Prints, and even Canvas or Sign form.  Hot Rods,  Vintage Racing,  Salt Flats, and more...Starting at only $39.99, there are literally thousands of images to choose from ... these are GREAT...  take a look now


 WHAT IS-- Shineseal™ Aluminum Sealer ?
•What is Shineseal™?  Shineseal™ is a complicated blend of several chemicals resulting in a proprietary formulation.  •How does it work?  When Shineseal™ is applied correctly, a CHEMICAL BOND is formed on the product that it is applied on, thus NO chipping, cracking or peeling can occur.  More here


Is YOUR  Business represented here ??  Why NOT ???   You’re missing out on over 60,000 potential customers every day.... our rates are VERY affordable and effective.  Call today  877-700-2468 ask for   Mary Ann

We have TONS of new show pictures online this week...   and .. If you take pictures at shows you attend....  we’d love to share them with our visitors...  Send to ...     [email protected]  

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Wow look at the turnout at the John Force Holiday show !  Roger Rohrdanz got some great shot.

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Tom Poremba went to a show in Ballston Spa, NY

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The County Fare run in Virginia from Chuck the Slacker

Goodguys Scottsdale was awesome.. Bobby Royal got lots of shots.

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Better late than never category for this Frog Follies coverage from Butch Pate

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High Roller Show in Florida

 We add new shows every day so keep checking back for the latest.
See this weeks shows here !   We list the shows by the date we have posted them but do have the show date in the description. so they are not in order by the date of the show, but by the date we posted them.  .

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 Spirit Industries (December 15, 2010) Is proud to announce our Model A line. From Rolling Chassis's to Bodies. Model A Coupe, Sedan, and Sedan Delivery.  Spirit has been in business since 1994 and offers all kinds of packages from frames  to rolling chassis.  Spirit takes pride in our work. We have spent hours engineering our Model A's.  Learn more about Spirit and our full line of products.    Click Here

We are adding RECORD Numbers of Cars For Sale so check back often to see the newest ads.

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We continue to sell more cars and list more private party cars than any other online venue... You can see new featured ads

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

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This is a great time to clear out your garage of those old parts you won’t be using this year... because  someone else NEEDS them !   People all over the country cruise through these parts ads...  there could be a guy a few miles away who needs those parts you want to sell... and they don’t know you have them.... so LIST YOUR PARTS FREE !  Help a fellow rodders and get some extra $$$ in your pocket.


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  You can order catalogs from many of your favorite companies right here at    Just go to our  “Catalog Order Pages”  and click on the link.  Some catalogs can also be downloaded or browsed online...  Take a look   we have 7  pages of catalogs to choose from  and many downloadable catalogs too !  has  28 Different Sections where we have Articles about all kinds of things for our Pre 76 Car Enthusiasts !   From Hot Rods to Muscle Cars and Beyond.... we have the largest and most frequently updated source of information, news and just plain fun for Rodders...

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