THE SHOP

November '18

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2 THE SHOP NOVEMBER 2018 CONTENTS // November 2018 // Volume 21 Number 6 80 TURBOCHARGED Innovation, versatility give the market a boost. By John Carollo 88 OLD & NEW Diversity in the Pro-Touring market is keeping it out front. 94 LIVIN' THE DREAM Inspired by Henry Ford, Greg & Leah Stelse now have the shop(s) they always wanted. By John Gunnell 100 A SUMMER POWER TRIP The competition diesel market finds horsepower & torque at all levels. By Ron Knoch 104 PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS A roundup of go-fast parts. 6 THE WAY WE WERE Are 'Day 2' accessory upgrades still a viable approach for shops? By Larry Weiner REST YLING 17 TURNING CONTACTS INTO CONNECTIONS How to make the most of meetings with suppliers. By Jason R. Sakurai 22 STRENGTHENING THE SHOP-SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP Solid partnerships are a two-way street. By Dino Perfetti 26 FENDER FLARES The latest over-wheel introductions. 30 NEED HELP? JUST ASK! When it comes to business, no one needs to go it alone. By Josh Poulson 34 THE BENEFITS OF GETTING INVOLVED Make it more than just a job. By Jared Cohen 38 A BOLD CHOICE Bright leather interiors are becoming more accepted at all levels. By Courtney Pahlke 42 RESTYLING PRODUCTS Accessorize any ride. 54 WELL-OILED MACHINE How a detailed business plan helped shape success for a central Florida restyler. By Patricia Kaowthumrong FEATURES \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENTS \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ DRIVER'S SEAT ..................................................4 AFTERMARKET ALLEY .....................................126 AD INDEX ......................................................127 ONE MORE THING ..........................................128 ON THE COVER Consider project vehicles an introduction—an introduc- tion to new products, new designs or a new take on a classic approach. The SEMA Show and other events are the places to see the latest innovations come to life on amazing projects that spark the imagination. Here's where it all starts. See article on page 66. (Cover illustration by Matt Bernal/Bernal Auto Style) 2018 PROJECT VEHICLE SKETCHBOOK • SUPPLIER RELATIONS • PRO-TOURING NOVEMBER 2018 THE SHOP TSNOV-FC.indd 1 9/27/18 3:10 PM 2018 PROJECT VEHICLE SKETCHBOOK 66 Moving the industry forward. SHOP TOOLS & EQUIPMENT ELECTRONICS & TECHNOLOGY 60 AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE UPDATE These 'flashy' cars will be here later than promised, better than you thought. By Andy Marken 114 AXC GETS A NEW SPARK Welding school added to learning center's automotive course offerings. By Tony Thacker 118 TRUE (PAINT) CONFESSIONS The seven deadliest sins of spraying. By JoAnn Bortles BUSINESS 122 BE A PARTY PLANNER Steps for putting on an offsite event. By Tom Smisek

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