Woody’s Hot Rodz of Bright, Indiana, now offers a Full Wood Gasser chassis (starting at $5,500) for ’55-57 Chevys. Now with the all-new Real Deal Steel Tri-Five bodies they are selling, the gasser chassis is a perfect fit.
The Full Wood chassis is fitted with a full 2x4 perimeter chassis that will bolt to any original (all body styles, including wagons and convertibles) or Real Deal ’55-57 Chevy body. Body mounting points are in stock locations as well as the crossmember for the core support. The frontend is a parallel leaf spring design straight axle with new cast spindles and Chevrolet late-model disc brakes, shocks, and all hardware. The rearend is a Ford 9-inch housing with inboard leaf springs. Housings come with axles but without brakes and gears. A heavy-duty rear shock bar has been added for strength, improved ride, and to protect the body. Stock bumper mounting holes are pre-drilled.
Engine and transmission mounts are sold separately for any drivetrain combo.
Woody’s also offers several Rocket brand wheels and accompanying tire combinations mounted and balanced from $1,270.
Woody’s Hot Rodz
Hemi Lakester Headers
Patriot Exhaust Products released their Lakester-style welded header for 331-392 Chrysler Hemis in T-buckets, Model A’s, ’32-34 highboys, and most other fenderless street rods.
Constructed from 16-gauge, 1-7/8-inch primaries with 4-inch tapered cone collectors and 5/16-inch-thick stylized flanges, these headers will give your rod a nostalgia look. Designed to hook up to an under chassis exhaust system, you can convert quickly to open headers by removing the provided block-off plates. Headers are angle plug and D-port friendly and available in high luster metallic ceramic or raw for individual customizing.
Patriot Exhaust Products
Wrenchers Tool Chest introduced an entire line of quality, handcrafted tool chests. Each chest (priced from $1,400-$2,700) is custom-designed and handcrafted in the United States from true solid hardwoods (not veneer). Each tool chest starts with a sturdy 3/4-inch Birch plywood shell, followed with a full 3/4-inch hardwood exterior fused together with solid biscuit joinery, resulting in a 1-1/2-inch-thick chest, tougher than most metal boxes. The sides, front, and rear are solid hardwood, sprayed with five coats of satin acrylic urethane, meticulously hand-sanded between each coat for an ultra-rich finish. The non-slip, rubber-lined drawers are built from nine-ply pre-finished Maple, mounted on heavy-duty, self-closing Blumotion glides for super-smooth operation.
The chests can be sanded and refinished, making it last for decades. There are currently four standard Wrenchers Tool Chest models.
Wrenchers Tool Chest
This polished double remote fill brake fluid reservoir is precision cast in aircraft grade aluminum. You can run your fluid lines from the bottom or the backside of the unit.
Return of the T-Tub
Wintec Fabrication offers its all-new T-tub body, which comes in a variety of package configurations, including the roller you see here. It virtually doubles the interior space of a standard T-bucket.
The new body comes with a full fiberglass floor and removable transmission tunnel, and an operating door on the passenger side is optional. It’s made of hand-laid fiberglass featuring a smooth gelcoat finish that requires minimal time for prep and paint. The top can be ordered in a variety of colors, and Wintec has everything you need to finish the car, from its own bomber seats to spindle-mount brakes.
Performance Online (POL) offers the first power window conversion for virtually any vehicle on the market. POL’s unique cable design allows you to mount the window motor almost anywhere in the door. This unique setup uses the original window regulator.
The mechanism is designed to withstand over 6-1/2 pounds at a distance of nearly 3 inches from the center of the regulator. This effort is enough for most vehicles and provides a nice smooth operation. These kits are available in two- and four-door configurations and retain the original window handle (if desired) for that unique retro look.
Performance Online, Inc. (POL)
GM Performance Parts (GMPP) offers the LS9 supercharger kit. It enables engine builders to use the power-adder behind the Corvette ZR1 on any engine with LS3 heads or the LS3 port configuration, including some engines using GMPP’s LSX-LS3 or LSX-LS9 six-bolt heads.
The supercharger uses Eaton’s advanced Twin-Vortices Series (TVS) four-lobe rotor design for a broader, more efficient performance range. It helps the 6.2L LS9 engine produce 638 hp in the ZR1.
GMPP’s LS9 supercharger kit (PN 19244103) includes the assembled supercharger, fuel rail with injectors, integrated throttle body, and dual brick intercooler. The builder must supply the engine’s LS9’s front drive accessories and drive beltavailable as a kit from GMPP (PN 19243524)and other intercooler plumbing components. The supercharger is not compatible with LS1, LS2, LS6, or LS7 heads, and hood modifications may be required with C5, C6, and some other vehicles.
GM Performance Parts
Steve’s Auto Restorations (SAR) in Portland, Oregon, now offers replacement corners for ’33-34 Fords. SAR now hand fabricates replacement quarter-panel corners to fit your ’33-34 coupe, roadster, or cabriolet. Each corner is 8-1/2 inches tall and includes the outer flange.
Steve’s Auto Restorations