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HotrodHotLine Newsletter May 16, 2012

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You can see ALL of the stories we have published this week by going directly to 

The  Hot Rod M.D.   Our huge tech section has literally hundreds of articles from industry experts to help you accomplish almost any task on your project.  So don’t forget to check it out when you start on your project.
Our Tech Editor, Jim Clark, was the first editor of Street Rodder magazine and has authored many tech books on Hot rodding... so he’s got lots to share with you at the   HotRod M.D.


Barn Finds....    We all dream about that fabulous find ... and sometimes they do happen.  Jeff Berry sent us these pictures of a Corvette find .. it had been parked since 1980 ! WOW... We’ll see if we can get more info from Jeff on this great find.  If you see cars along the road ... in fields... or barns ...  send us the pictures so we can all check them out.   You can find our barn and field finds here.

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We are EXCITED...  we’ve been talking to Keth and Misty of Image Street Rods for quite a few months about their top secret NEW product and have been waiting for the day when we could introduce it to our readers....  This is a NEW design for HEADERS ... and made exclusively by Image Street Rods... Check it out here and see what a fantastic new product they have..  it’s been a lot of work getting to this point but these are  fantastic...   get the details here

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As we’re adding some of our stories into the new format, we come across many that we have sort of forgotten about .... then when we read them we think .... WOW ... what a neat story ...  guess that’s why we keep ALL of our stories online forever .. so that they are available to enjoy over and over.  This was sent to us by Bill Neumann... and it’s a great story about a son finding his Dad’s old car..  Check it out..   great story.

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Spring has SPRUNG and cars are selling at ... 
  Everything from Rods to Muscle Cars and more

sold 37 ford4
sold 32 ford4 sold 48 chev
sold 62 chev
sold project3
sold bubble top

And we can Sell YOUR Car too....

Did you know that you can 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

Engine Factory...
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Commitment !
Excellence !
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Pretty Soon .... it’s going to be SWELTERING in your shop or garage !    There’s only one way to fix that....  we hate to work when the temp is in the 90’s or even higher...  and we get so much more done if we’re working in comfort...  what we’re saying is  YOU DESERVE THIS ...  The perfect system to cool down your shop ... It’s   Quiet Aire ...Jack got one last year and it’s awesome.   Take a look

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Flaming River 1979-93 Mustang Front Steer Power Rack and Pinion   with 15.5" Mounting - Blue Powdercoat Finish  The Billet-Power™ Front Steer Rack and Pinion is made from all new components, including a new valve and piston. Our Power Rack offers over 6-inches of travel, which provides the maximum turning radius for classic and street rod applications. Each Flaming River Power Rack is proudly made in the USA,.  Get all of the details and specs here.

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Headwinds®, the leader in custom headlights, introduces their new 7” Tomahawk Hot Rod headlights with the style of the 30’s without being too big or bug-eyed.
 Made from billet aluminum, they feature traditional clamp rings that blend to the housing and have riveted pinch clamps for that classic appearance. Take a look here

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McGard Tough Nuts are designed to last for life. No chipping, peeling or rusting. Guaranteed to keep on shining for years. Our Tough Nuts are manufactured in the U.S.A. to meet the highest O.E.M. standards for safety and durability. They’re triple-nickel chrome plated for lasting beauty by our experienced staff using our own in-house plating technology. Every one is backed by a written lifetime guarantee. Compare our features and performance to our competition’s product, or just ask our customers. You’ll see why more people choose McGard.

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PST  Catapult® arms are designed to put maximum power to the ground to deliver ultimate performance off the line. Stock trailing arms are flimsy and weak, leading to poor handling and excessive wheel hop. Competitor’s steel lower trailing arms with polyurethane bushings are heavy and don’t allow the axle to move freely throughout the range of motion. PST’s Catapult® Billet Aluminum Lower Trailing Arms solve this problem with an innovative solution that delivers smooth, consistent, predictable handling for your GM A-body.  Check it out here

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 Painless Performance Products -  12 Circuit Street Legal Race Car Harness   with 8-Switch Panel.
includes: push button start, ignition, fuel pump, fan, park, headlights, turn signal and horn..  Tale a look here

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Introduced in 1980, the AOD has been used in nearly every model of Ford vehicle requiring a durable, compact overdrive transmission. The AOD is a good swap choice from the C-4, C-6 of FMX transmissions and shares many common dimensions with these units. Low gear ratio is 2:40 to 1 and overdrive is 0:67 to 1. This trans uses the small block bell housing pattern which fits 250 and 300 6 cyl., 289, 302, 351 Windsor and 351 Cleveland.  Phoenix Transmission  has been providing these transmissions to enthusiasts since 1983 ... Take a look

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Ricks Tanks is the country’s premier manufacturer of hand crafted stainless steel tanks. Since the early 21st century Rick’s has been providing fuel tanks and specialized fuel system components to the automotive aftermarket. Whether your project requires basic features, or technical chambering with staged multiple pumps you can rest assure your product will be hand made with the highest of standards and concourse quality. We have an extensive product line of production fuel tanks specializing in but not limited to mid 50’s through early 70’s muscle cars, and trucks. Learn more here

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Top Line Industrial  knows that it’s the fittings that finish off the look under your hood ... all of the great engine components are wasted if the fittings  don’t look just as good !   Our friends the Baldi family at Top Line have the largest inventory at the best prices...  and they’re the greatest people to deal with too.   Check out Top Line for all of your AN fittings and many other accessory parts... Take a look here

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The ALL NEW Dyna Pad is a four-layer composite barrier that provides excellent acoustic attenuation and thermal insulation. This heavier material utilizes "Dissimilar Layer Insulating"  technology that solves two of the most difficult automotive problems - exhaust system heat and low frequency noise. DynaPad is used primarily on the floor...   Get the details here

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 Hedman Performance The compact, low profile design of Hedman's Block Hugger Hedders is ideal for factory manifold replacement, or engine swap projects that do not have a hedder designed specifically for the applications. HEDMAN's Block Hugger hedders have a low profile design that is second only to Hedman's TIGHT TUBES flat collector hedders. All Block Hugger hedders are available with or without Hedman's HTC Ceramic-metallic coating.  Look Here


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Williams  Street Rods is a custom manufacturer. We specialize in fabricating custom injection molds and custom machined aluminum products. Our facility houses all necessary manufacturing processes to produce our entire line of streetrod accessories. We injection mold parts ranging in size from 1/2 ounce to 5 pounds.  Since custom is our specialty,we are also able to offer one of a kind parts. Thanks to the confidence of our customers we are continually adding to our line. We depend on customer input on all of our new products.   Take a look at our line.

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Koul Tools  Since the invention of stainless braided rubber hose, racers and mechanics have been fighting the problem of installing it into the socket part of the assembly. If your lucky and get a clean cut on the end of that hose, you might get it in. Most of the time a little fuzz appears on the hose end and the battle begins. It is not only time consuming, it can get bloody. KOUL tools has delivered a solution that makes the assembly a snap... see how this slick tool works...

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US Mags brings you wheels that are an  American icon.... US MAGS and Foose Wheels cater to the vintage and muscle car markets. Produced, marketed and distributed by the MHT Luxury Alloys design house, both brands share MHT’s established tradition of quality and style. US MAGS recreates the original styles offered in the 60’s and early 70’s
Check out the cool wheels  here... 

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Wise Guys new 3 Point Integrated Bucket seat has many really great features. New - ISS (Integrated Seating System)
 Fully Integrated 3 Point Seat System
 All Belts Attached to Frame
 Seat Belt retractor attached to Frame
 Shoulder Belt Harness Deploys From Finished Face of Seat
 Recliner Mechanism Cable Actuated
 Meets FMVSS certification (207 & 210)
 Seat Belts Available in several colors
 Multi Density Foam Package
You can take a closer look here

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Performance Plus Chrome Gasoline Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator 1 - 6 psi. Regulates your carburetor fuel pressure from 1-6PSI, Universal Fit.  This fuel pressure regulator can adjust your fuel pressure on carbureted engines from 1 to 6 lbs. It fits 5/16 in. and 3/8 in. fuel line, and includes the fittings.  Take a look here

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Spirit Industries is proud to announce a complete Model A Line from Rolling Chassis to Bodies.
Take a look at our 1928-1929 Model A Coupe Body! At Spirit, we're passionate about the cars we build. Turning heads and winning trophies, you can depend on Spirit to deliver quality and value. That's our commitment to you as we do our part to make your dream car a reality.  Now, thanks to all you Rod enthusiasts and valued customers, the Spirit team is thrilled to announce three new body styles into our ever-expanding product line. Take a look

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Rust Bullet  FAQ’s ..
1. What is the difference between Rust Bullet Standard (Gold Label) and Rust Bullet Automotive (Silver Label)?
2. Should I Apply Rust Bullet only where Rust is Apparent?
3. Can I Apply Rust Bullet Automotive with a Brush?
Get the answers to these and other questions you may have about this amazing product.   Take a look here

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The PRO-TEC System is designed to monitor and protect the trailer and it's contents. Any movement of the trailer, or the opening of a door will trigger the alarm. This will cause the electrical brakes of the trailer to be applied making movement impossible in addition to exterior alarms alerting the public.   You can download and view their information brochure here

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Snug Harbor Hot Rods 302 Blue Oval Cruzer
This is a great engine for daily driving or touring. Crisp clean looks and smooth, reliable power from idle to a redline of 5000 rpm.  This SBF sparkles with polished intake, chrome valve covers and oil pan.  The Turn-key kit is assembled with braided fuel lines, Eldelbrock carburetor and fuel pump.  The engine is at home in a stately Vicky or a Cobra Roadster. Learn more here

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Classic Dash Is the dash in your classic muscle car worn out and old? Replace it with these stylish new panels from Classic Dash. Built to replace your current dash and fit like a glove, you have a choice of twenty two different gauge pairing types or you can get these dashes predrilled without any gauges. All of these are available in Carbon Fiber, Black and Brushed Aluminum to fit what ever style you have in mind... take a look

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Eaton Detroit Spring Resto guys - these are for street rodders
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. Well, surprise, not all cars are the same and everyone has their own ideas on how their vehicle should sit, ride and handle. So to help these wise folks, we have developed 23 different Mustang II coil springs.
Learn all about the Eaton Detroit line here

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Doing a classic car, classic truck, or hot rod restoration? Goodmark has the sheet metal, trim, and auto parts you need to complete your project. Goodmark has strived to maintain high quality on all restoration parts whether your project is a Dodge Challenger, Plymouth Barracuda, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, Classic Pick-up, or other classic vehicle.  Goodmark Industries has a huge selection of all types of trim, emblems and other restoration parts for your project..  Check it out here

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NEW FROM  MSD ...The Atomic EFI will fit your carbureted engine. The Atomic EFI was designed to bolt on to any square bore, 4-barrel intake. This includes common 4150 and 4160 designs. These intakes can be found on countless engines for muscle cars and hot rods including small and big blocks by Ford, Chevy, and Mopar. There are even aftermarket intake manifolds to convert LS engines.  Learn all about it here

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SAR Rear Rolled Pan - 1932 Roadster and 5W Coupe Hiboy.  Finishes off the bottom of the body when not using stock gas tank or fenders (specify body manufacturer). Includes 1" wide mounting flange on top edge. Can be welded or bolted to bottom edge of body. 3" tall from top to bottom  Get the details here

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It’s  SHOW TIME .... and you want your car to look it’s best when you’re rolling into a show.   Surf City Garage is the only company that offers  “Enthusiast Grade” detail and car care products.  That’s because it’s founder and owner IS A Real Car Guy.   We tried the Surf City line several years ago ... and now we won’t use anything else... Check out all of the great products here.

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Accelerated Racing Products™ has announced the release of its new TorqStorm™ line of billet centrifugal superchargers.  This new supercharger is designed to boost performance while also enhancing the look of any custom car, said the company.
 The supercharger’s unique housing and cover are precision-machined from 6061 aluminum and are available in natural, micro-polished or black anodized finishes.   Internally, the new supercharger features a unique high-flow billet impeller that’s capable of supporting over 500 horsepower while still producing meaningful low rpm boost for improved drivability,  Take a Look

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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.


Hotrodhotline Event Schedule is now Sponsored by Chrome Insurance ... and now when you list your events FREE at you will automatically have them listed in the Chrome IPad app and on the Chrome Event Listing Page

Good Guys Rod & Custom Association is off to a roaring start with their 2012 season.   With a couple of events under their belt they are forging on to another 20 this year... there’s something for everyone in all parts of the country.   Plan now for your trip ... Click Here


National Street Rod Association has begun it’s 2012 schedule and  as always there is a full schedule of fantastic  Street Rod  “Plus” events ... cars 30 years and older are welcome at all events.   It’s time to make your plans for your favorite NSRA events .. so   Check out the entire schedule now


The kickoff for Somernites Cruise was RECORD BREAKING....  tons of cars and people having fun ! The good news is that they have a cruise every month through October...FREE cruising and lots of fantastic family events going on at this HUGE  monthly cruise. Get the details and make your plans NOW ...Somernites Cruise You’ll also want to check out their very COOL new shirt designs in the Somernites online store...


Carlisle Events has an OUTSTANDING Schedule this year....  like the Carlisle Ford Nationals When more than 45,000 Blue Oval enthusiasts converge for the 18th Carlisle Ford Nationals – presented by Gumout Performance Products, June 1-3 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, they will take part in history.  The 2012 event will showcase multiple vendors, special displays, reunions, a downtown parade and a one-of-a-kind gathering of Carroll Shelby’s name sake, the Shelby Mustang.   Check out the Ford Nationals here and then see what else is going on at Carlisle this year


The Syracuse Nationals is right around the corner.. July 20th ... and everything indicates a banner show. The Twelfth Annual Syracuse Nationals was a Record Setter! Every attendance record was broken! The car count climbed to 7,589 show cars. Five Canadian provinces and 40 US states where represented at the NY State Fairgrounds. Over 86,748 fans attended the three day event under clear blue Central New York skies. Be sure you don’t miss the 2012 event ... look here


Tickets to the 10th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA are on sale now! ! The NHRR is scheduled for Father's Day weekend, June 14-16 (Thursday through Saturday) at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The NHRR is a 3-day festival of speed, hot rods and American automotive enthusiasm. Family-fun activities include Hot Heads nostalgic drag racing, the sensational Cacklefest, free Honoree Reception, SoffSeal Show N Shine, swapmeet, vendor's midway and more. Purchase online


19th Summer Get-Together presented by J. Rockcliff Realtors June 2 & 3, 2012, Pleasanton, CA, Alameda County Fairgrounds Over 3,000 All American or American Powered Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars, Street Machines & Trucks. Huge Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral
Vendors & Exhibitors Goodguys AutoCross
Model & Pedal Car Show Kid’s Play Area Goodgals Gallery Over 40 Outdoor Show'n Shine Awards . Details Here


East Coast Indoor Nationals
The Largest Indoor Pre-73 All American Car & Custom Motorcycle Show On The East Coast December 1-2, 2012    300 of the Regions Finest Antiques, Street Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars, Nostalgia Rods, Hot Rods, Nostalgia Drag Cars & Custom Motorcycles  Will Compete For Awards Including $10,000 in Cash PLus Awards in 2 divisions... Learn more here


Good Guys Rod & Custom 15th Colorado Nationals June 8, 9 & 10, 2012, Loveland, CO, The Ranch Events Complex
•Over 1,500 Rods, Customs, Classics and Muscle Cars thru '72
 •Super Sunday Get-Together
 •Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits
 •Swap Meet & Auto Trader Classics Cars 4 Sale Corral
 •Model & Pedal Car Show
 •Kick-Off Party at  Pinkees   Get the details here

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BASF Paint News .How are traditional candy colors made? They are created by spraying a base color, then tinting a clear coat with a dye and spraying it over top. Since dyes typically degrade in sunlight, several coats of clear on top of the tinted color are necessary.

CARIZZMA Dye bases break out of this traditional pattern..... Read more here

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Hotronics Products offering FREE Shipping

Battery Disconnects
Self Cancelling Turn Signals
Electronic Fan Switches

These and many many more top quality MADE IN THE U.S.A.  products are avaliable at Hotronics.  We have been working with Hotronics Products since 2000 and have always heard great things about their product line..  Check out all of the fantastic products they have then give Greg at Hotronics a call and get your order shipped FREE. Check out their line here.


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Stainless Steel Brakes  is offering FREE Powdercoating ....on all Qualifying SSBC Caliper Kits or Disc Brake Conversions.   Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation (SSBC) leads the aftermarket industry in offering performance disc brake conversion and upgrade kits for a variety of vehicles: Classic Muscle Cars, Trucks,  Suv's, Street Rods and Customs, Late Model Performance Vehicles.   Read More Here

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Finding the value of a classic car or a list of nearby car shows just got easier (and cheaper). IPhone users can now download an updated version of the popular CHROME iPhone Application, the first app to include a price guide for classic and antique automobiles, for free. The app was originally released in October 2009.
 Instead of carrying a Blue Book, Black Book or relying on limited online information, iPhone users who
download the CHROME iPhone Application can have at their fingertips.  Learn about this cool  App here

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Have you ever seen the “Nibbler” demonstrated at a car show ?  If  not, you are missing out on a fantastic tool.  The Nibblerman is often next to the Hotrodhotline booth at many shows and last year Jack bought one ... well he has not stopped raving about it  !   Take a look at this Demo  VIDEO and you’ll see what a great tool it is.  You can buy one online,  by phone, or you can catch up with Milan aka “Nibblerman”  at a show this summer.

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Finish Line Interiors ...take a look  at this 1956 Chevy
 interior....   Step out of the world of standard automotive interiors and into the world of automotive interiors designed for comfort, functionality and style – and built with experience, quality, and passion!
The work they do is amazing.... check it out

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Heinzman Street Rods  offers many services...and they also have cars for sale from time to  time...1939 Ford Standard 2-Door Sedan For Sale
  350 Chevy Engine, 700 R Transmission
 Heinzman Street Rods Chassis
 Mustang Front End, Power Steering & Disc Brakes
 Heat & Air, Halibrand Wheels with Knock-offs
 Black with Mini Flames, Tan Interior
For details look here

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JR Custom Plating is your Minnesota chrome plating specialist. JR Custom Plating performs professional, custom chrome plating that exceeds customer specifications. Our attention to detail and meticulous quest for perfection is evident in everything we do.  Check out the work at JR Custom Plating now

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Woody's Hot Rodz  doesn't only perform full vehicle builds but we can finish or modify your classic car. Have it "almost there" but need to get a profesionally body-worked paint job? Looking to add the finishing-touch with some new gauges? Need help with your vehicle wiring, suspension or brakes? Come see us, we can get you all fixed up!  Take a look at all we offer

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Garage Shots ..... Where we sneak a peek inside the garage and shops of rodders around the country.  This week, we’re checking out the latest project of Mel Eggleston who lives in Boise, ID.  Looks like he’s got a pretty cool project going... we’ll be looking forward to updates...  Check it out here

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Tom Kanyuk, American Collectors’ Founder and Chairman, has always been into cool cars.  When his family had an opportunity to acquire his Dream Car – an original ’57 Ford Fairlane – they did so without realizing what kind of over-the-top project it would become.  Earlier this year, Tom began chronicling his “Journey of a Restomod,” and you can read all about his entertaining highs and lows here...

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We recently got an update on the story of Roger and Karen Day and the car they owned in 1966 ... sold in 1969  and then “found and bought” back again in 2011.  It was quite a journey and the Days’ have been thoroughly enjoying the car ever since.  Check out the latest here in our Rodders Row... then send us YOUR CAR Pictures.

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Ready to go back to College ??  “Centerforce U”   that is ....  This is a really informative Video provided by the folks at Centerforce that will give you the skinny on Clutch operation and performance.   We know you’ll like this ... Check it out here.


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..

Cobra Imaging is a  leader in the technology of water transfer printing; providing the opportunity to restore your vehicles interior dash, bezels, and trim mouldings in the traditional look of wood grain or to a more contemporary looks such as carbon fibre, etc.
Used in the automotive industry for years to apply decorative patterns to vehicle interiors, this technology is as durable as it is beautiful. With this process you can customize and restore your interior, engine and wheel components giving them that wow factor.
We have patterns in wood grains, carbon fiber, camouflage, skulls and more, and with our ability to match custom colours the  possibilities are only limited to your imagination. Contact us today and see what we can do for you  Learn more here.


A BIG Welcome to Goodmark Industries... where you can restore your ride and restore your passion with the finest in restoration parts. Goodmark Industries is a leader in restoration sheet metal and trim for classic cars and trucks and now also offers a brand new line of quality refurbished O.E.M. and new aftermarket vintage wheels and wheel accessories. At Goodmark, we strive to produce the best reproduction parts available on the market and at an affordable price. With over 100,000 square feet of stocked warehouse space and a nationwide network of distributors, you are never far away from a Goodmark restoration part or accessory.  Check out their line


Bebops Glassworks,Inc, .Athens Tennessee, is one of the nations leading manufactures of high quality fiberglass body for your custom and classic street rod, or restoration projects. Fiberglass body kits, fiberglass fenders, fiberglass street rod trailers and fiberglass street rod bodies are just some of the items we manufacture in our new state of the art facility. Check out their line here


Accelerated Tooling, LLC has a passion for cars and racing. We are equipped to manufacture both stock and hi-performance engine parts and are servicing the automotive, racing, performance, construction and off-road industries. In addition to making many types of OEM and after-market parts, we have specialized capabilities:
Our "TORQSTORM" Billet Supercharger IS A direct replacement supercharger offering 500+ HP, made from the finest components.  Take a look here


Dealer Inquiries

Performance Plus Connection is a business whose goal is to offer the best products at the most competitive pricing so your racing, street rod experience, and whatever your project can be fun and affordable. Our company specializes in Thermal Heat Control items, Electrical switches and connectors,  automotive tools, and other products that you need to provide optimum performance and safety in your ride... whether it be a race car, hot rod, muscle car, or your every day driver.
We guarantee fast, reliable shipping with personalized service.
   Check out our product line here


BMS Navigo The Brown family have been manufacturing enclosed trailers for the better part of 27 years. We take pride in our craftsmanship, durability of our trailers and our ability to perform for you. Our range of options is many and we will build your trailer to include as many or as few options as you need. From car trailers, to race trailers, to commercial special use trailers ... gooseneck or hitch pull, and ... your interior can be as plain or as elaborate as you would like. We would like to work with you to provide you with the trailer of your dreams.   Check out our line here


Many of the ideas that helped develop  New Classic Chevy, came directly from consumers just like you.  With all NEW bodies from Real Deal Steel and NEW Tri-5 Chassis from Woody's Hot Rodz and Art Morrison Enterprises many enthusiasts will now be able to realize their dream of owning a classic Tri-5.  Whether you are building an all new car or rebuilding an original body, was developed to make finding and buying the needed parts that all Tri-5's need an easier process.  First, it is all we do.  We ONLY sell parts for Tri-5's.  Second, we have grouped items into packages to save on searching for every little item needed.. take a look


Shiny-Hiney is a family-owned and operated source of affordable, high-quality, as well as easy-to-install LED taillights and retro-look accessories.  Being car enthusiasts ourselves, we understand the need for dependable and affordable products along with reliable support and service with integrity. You will notice that our website is  family-friendly (we are SafeSurf rated).  We respect the diversity of other vendors but understand that car restoration can be a family project. We invite you to surf our site and see what we have to offer.


We’re happy to announce that long time advertiser, Classic Instruments is now one of our Premium Advertisers... this means we will be bringing you more of their fine products here at  When a company is an innovator, and leader in both design and function like Classic Instruments,  there’s a lot of information that our readers really want to see ... and now we’ll be able to bring you ALL of the latest and greatest from a very fine company !


Since 1974, Pete and Jakes has stood at the forefront of the Hot Rod movement. Starting in the seventies and moving into two thousand and beyond, Pete & Jake's will continue to be the first in quality and innovation leading the way and setting new standards in this exciting and rapidly growing market. We carry a full line of Chassis, Frames, 4 Bars, Ladder Bars, Axles, and many other true Hot Rod Parts. We guarantee you the Best Quality, The Best Service and the the Best Tech Help... check out our full line of products.   Learn more here


Formed in 2002, Classic Dash is the original maker of molded ABS composite dash panels. Recently, they acquired Thunder Road, the instrument panel maker that emerged about three years ago. With a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and now called Classic Thunder Road, the Nevada-based firm offers hundreds of dash models for Chevrolets, Fords, Pontiacs, and Chryslers. Using thermo-forming machines and a vacuum process that operates at 320 degrees Fahrenheit, Classic Thunder Road molds sheets of ABS composite into modern, clean and stylish instrument panels   Take a look here


Tuff Stuff Performance Accessories is a family-owned and operated company that has been in business over 35 years. Tuff Stuff produces premium quality, made in USA, chrome plated, polished aluminum and powder coated alternators, starters, water pumps, power steering pumps, master cylinders, power brake boosters and related accessories for the custom, hot rod, and muscle car markets. All Tuff Stuff products are made from new – not remanufactured - components. All polishing, chrome plating and powder coating is done in house, in Cleveland, Ohio, along with hand assembly and testing. “Our Chrome Will Get You Home” is more than just a tag line – it is your assurance of premium quality and long term dependability that is built into every Tuff Stuff product . See what they have for you


We’re breaking records for car show articles this year already..  Thanks to our fantastic Roving Reporters who are doing such a great job ... If you have pictures to share with your fellow rodders  you can upload them at   if you have questions email us   [email protected]

See all of our show coverage here

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Blissfield Cruise from Bill & Cathy Barrand

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Chevy Hall of Fame from Ray Ballard

Bob Steinhaus at Bellacinos cruise

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Classic Warehouse show from Machelle Lima

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Cruisin Grand with Joe Kerr

Garterbelts and Gasoline from Noddy Watts

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Big Al was cruising in Florida

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Shake Rattle and Roll Chris Hunt

Vintage Air Open house from Richad “TooLow”  Haas

This is just a FRACTION of the shows that came in this week
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.  .

We’re starting off setting records this spring .....    Check out the new listings every day and if you have a car to selll.....   We can help you

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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

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Just Two of our recent Car Guy Homes...  Check them all out now... and if you have a home or commercial property that is looking for a  Car Guy Owner... we can show it off for you.

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Million Dollar View in the Ozarks for only $240,000 includes a huge shop... and a great rambler in Washington for $309,000 are among recent Car Guy properties listed here.  Check them out.

  We’ve  ALL Got Parts.... and we all NEED Parts...  that’s why you should be checking  out the Parts Section of our Classifieds ... AND .. those parts you’ve been tripping over all winter...  the ones that you keep moving out of the way when you’re working in the garage ???   Yes... THOSE ONES....  You can sell them right here. The Ads are FREE ....  and there’s probably someone a few miles away who needs those parts... but they don’t know your HAVE THEM....  Unless you advertise them here.

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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.


We also want to remind you about our  EMPLOYMENT Ads .... If you have a job opening in the auto industry this is a great place to advertise it ...  we have many talented people in our readership who may be looking for a job.Check it out here


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Don’t Forget....  has  TWENTY THREE different section with New Articles Added Every DAY....  Check out the categories below to find some great stories and pictures.

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 Almost all of what we have at Hotrodhotline is sent in by our Readers... so if you  have show pictures,  a story,  something interesting to share... we’d LOVE to post it for you... Just send to  [email protected]


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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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