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Performance & Hotrod Business - January '15

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January 2015 • Volume 12, Number 3 Contents Coming in February. . . • Focus on Engine Components • Drag Racing • Custom Tools • Metal Fabrication • Suspensions Never Miss an Issue! 16 Product Focus: Off-Road Products Off-road products can lift your busi- ness to new heights, offering real-world vehicle improvements and good looks to match. 24 Getting Pumped Proper fuel system delivery is critical, particularly in competition & high- horsepower applications. By John Carollo 30 Big & Bold The truck performance market is riding high. Are you on board? By Jef White 36 Project Vehicle Sketchbook: TRUCKS The car of many customers' dreams is a truck. And project pickups, Jeeps and related machines show just how far the market has come. 42 Part and Parcel Long Motor Corp. of Lenexa, Kansas, operates a surprisingly big business sell- ing parts for American trucks, British sports cars and Datsun/Nissan models. By John Gunnell 48 Cummin Clean Congratulations to Scott Bentz of Littleton, Colorado— this year's DIESEL Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee. By Ron Knoch 51 Chassis Directions What makes them different; what makes them the same … By Eddie Wieber 56 Getting Started The latest advancements in aftermarket batteries. By John F. Katz 60 Mountain Mastery: Divers Street Rods Inc. The 2008 Ridler Award-winning team at Divers Street Rods has been turning wrenches and turning heads. By Jake Rishavy 66 Yoo-Hoo, Two – All Over Again Recreating the look of a 1960s dragster. By Julian "Mr. J" Braet 70 Interior Insights Auto Upholstery 101. By Harry Weimann 74 Life Lessons with Jon Kosmoski Or, how to find success in business by trying very, very hard! By JoAnn Bortles 78 Rod Shop New products for Hotrod & Restoration professionals. ON THe COVeR The car of many customers' dreams is a TRUCK… As the truck performance aftermarket evolves with new technology, it becomes more complex; but it is also moving forward with new product introductions and new opportunities for growth. See the full story beginning on page 30. (Photo courtesy DERIVE Systems/Bully Dog/SCT) PeRFORMANCe HOTROD Page 36 Page 51 2 n Performance & Hotrod Business n January 2015

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